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Adding Text Box Autoheight to Autolayout in Figma

Lesson 65 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

Adding Text Box Autoheight to Autolayout in Figma

Lesson 65 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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65. Adding Text Box Autoheight to Autolayout in Figma

<b>In this lesson we will take a look at auto layout and autoheight for text boxes in Figma.</b>

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction to Figma Essentials

02:53
2

Getting Started with Figma Training

03:06
3

What Is Figma For & Does It Do The Coding?

03:46
4

What's The Difference Between UI And UX In Figma

05:22
5

What We Are Making In This Figma Course

09:18
6

Class Project 01 - Create Your Own Brief

04:01
7

What is Lo Fi Wireframe vs High Fidelity in Figma?

02:34
8

Creating Our Design File & Introducing Frames In Figma

08:29
9

The Basics Of Type & Fonts In Figma

10:51
10

Rectangles, Circles, Buttons And Rounded Corners In Figma

06:50
11

How To Use Color In Figma

05:45
12

Strokes Plus Updating Color Defaults In Figma

09:28
13

Object Editing And How To Escape In Figma

01:47
14

Scale vs Selection Tool in Figma

02:39
15

Frames vs Groups in Figma

09:24
16

Class Project 02 - Wireframe

03:00
17

Where To Get Free Icons For Figma

09:10
18

Matching The Stroke Of Our Icons

05:16
19

How To Use Plugins In Figma For Icons

04:31
20

Class Project 03 - Icons

03:48
21

How to Use Pages in Figma

08:31
22

How to Prototype in Figma

10:46
23

Prototype Animation and Easing In Figma

10:53
24

Testing On Your Phone with Figma Mirror

05:40
25

Class Project 04 - Testing On Your Phone

03:51
26

What is Smart Animation & Delays in Figma?

08:44
27

Class Project 05 - My First Animation

02:01
28

Sharing & Commenting on a Figma File with Stakeholders

07:10
29

Sharing & Editing With Other Ux Designers In Figma

06:58
30

How I Get Inspiration For Ux Projects

06:39
31

How To Create A Mood Board In Figma

05:33
32

Class Project 06 - Moodboard

01:26
33

How to Work with Columns & Grids in Figma

13:54
34

Tips, Tricks, Preferences, and Weirdness in Figma

07:21
35

Color Inspiration & The Eyedropper In Figma

06:34
36

How To Create A Color Palette In Figma

09:02
37

How to Make Gradients in Figma

07:09
38

How to Create & Use Color Styles in Figma

08:01
39

Class Project 07 - Colors & Columns

04:00
40

Fonts on Desktop vs in Browser in Figma

01:30
41

What Fonts Can I Use? Plus Font Pairing In Figma

06:01
42

What Common Font Sizes Should I Choose In Web Design?

11:30
43

How to Make Character Styles in Figma

06:36
44

Lorem Ipsum & Placeholder Text In Figma

04:28
45

Useful Things To Know About Text In Figma

09:35
46

How To Fix Missing Fonts In Figma

02:42
47

Class Project 08 - Text

05:19
48

Drawing Tips And Tricks In Figma

09:38
49

Squircle Buttons with ios Rounded Courses In Figma

02:48
50

Boolean, Union, Subtract, Intersect and Exclude with Pathfinder in Figma

07:25
51

What Is The Difference? Union vs Flatten In Figma

03:36
52

Class Project 09 - Making Stuff

03:29
53

Smart Selection & Tidy Up in Figma

08:40
54

Do I Need To Know Illustrator With Figma?

04:15
55

Tips & Tricks For Using Images In Figma

06:11
56

Masking & Cropping Images In Figma

09:12
57

Free Images & Plugins For Figma

02:31
58

Do You Need Photoshop For Ux Design In Figma?

10:40
59

Class Project 10 - Images

01:17
60

What Is Autolayout & Expanding Buttons In Figma?

10:27
61

Class Project 11 - Buttons

01:15
62

Auto Layout For Spacing

05:47
63

How To Use Constraints In Figma

08:22
64

Combining Nested Frames Auto Layout & Constraints in Figma

11:54
65

Adding Text Box Autoheight to Autolayout in Figma

08:27
66

Class Project 12 - Responsive Design

02:19
67

Nice Drop Shadow & Inner Drop Shadow Effects In Figma

05:56
68

Blur Layer, Background Blur & Image Blur in Figma

05:57
69

How to Make Neumorphic UI buttons in Figma

07:37
70

Class Project 13 - Effects

01:53
71

How To Save Locally & Save History In Figma

05:42
72

What are Components in Figma?

06:19
73

Updating, Changing & Resetting Your Components

07:47
74

You Can’t Kill Main Components In Figma

07:22
75

Where Should You Keep Your Main Components In Figma

05:02
76

Intro To The Forward Slash / Naming Convention In Figma

08:55
77

Class Project 14 - Components

00:44
78

How To Make Component Variants In Figma

06:41
79

Another Way To Make Variables In Figma

06:14
80

How to Make a Multi Dimensional Variant in Figma

11:13
81

Class Project 15 - Variants

01:41
82

How To Make A Form Using Variants In Figma

12:52
83

Class Project 16 - Form

01:27
84

Putting It All Together In A Desktop Example

19:44
85

How To Add A Popup Overlay Modal In Figma

03:03
86

How To Make & Prototype A Tool Tip In Figma

07:26
87

What are Flows in Figma?

05:39
88

Slide In Mobile Nav Menu Overlay In Figma

03:55
89

Class Project 17 - Prototyping

01:10
90

How To Pin Navigation To The Top In Figma

10:17
91

How To Make A Horizontal Scrolling Swipe In Figma

06:36
92

Automatic Scroll Down The Page To Anchor Point In Figma

04:50
93

What are Teams vs Projects vs Files in Figma?

05:18
94

How Do You Use Team Libraries In Figma

11:03
95

The Difference Between Animation & Micro Interactions

02:55
96

Animation With Custom Easing In Figma

25:36
97

Class Project 18 - My Second Animation

01:54
98

How To Make Animated Transitions In Figma

12:34
99

Class Project 19 - Page Transition

01:31
100

Micro Interactions Using Interactive Components In Figma

05:54
101

Micro Interaction Toggle Switch In Figma

04:23
102

Micro Interaction Burger Menu Turned Into A Cross In Figma

04:23
103

Class Project 20 - Micro Interaction

01:35
104

How To Change The Thumbnail For Figma Files

04:10
105

How To Export Images Out Of Figma

07:40
106

How To Share Your Document With Clients & Stakeholders

07:09
107

Talking To Your Developer Early In The Figma Design Process

03:55
108

Sharing Figma With Developers & Engineers Handoff

06:07
109

What Are The Next Level Handoffs Aka Design Systems

03:18
110

Class Project 21 - Finish your design

04:57
111

What Next?

06:08

Lesson Info

Adding Text Box Autoheight to Autolayout in Figma

Hi, everyone in this video, we are going to cover something that we already know called an auto layout. We're gonna do something called a double auto layout. That's a name I made up. Um, but we're also going to look at something that I didn't make up something called auto height for text boxes. So the auto layout part is the stuff we already know. Ok. It means we can kind of reorder these things, we can duplicate them, we can play around with the spacing of them. Ok. So that's one of the perks of auto layout. We're gonna double down on the auto layout so that when we adjust things like text. Ok. Uh Add more stuff. Can you see, look, it expands out and pushes the rest of them out? There is something called auto height on a text box. All right, let's jump in and I'll show you how to make it. All right, to get started for this one. I'm gonna draw out another. Well, I'm gonna duplicate this frame, make a reviews page and just kind of get the working parts together. I'm gonna do it in speed...

mode. So, uh I'll see you in a sec. All right. We paused here only just got started. I'm like, can't hang the green, the gray. Ok. So adjusting your kind of uh, presets. Ok. You can go in here and you can say actually way too green Dan. And I probably want it to be darker as well. Here we go, hinder green. So now it's adjusted there and anywhere else I've used it. Where else have I used it? There we go it in that menu there. All right. Now, speed designing, jumping back in. Oh Man. Smart select. So good. All right. Back on. All right, you're back. That is my little review thing. OK. So what I want to do like at the beginning there, I want this to be able to stretch up and down and kind of play with the spacing. So we're gonna do a double auto layout. Hey, OK. So to do the double auto layout, um actually we're going to start with uh auto height. OK. So we ignored this in the earlier one. You might have been like, hey, he didn't tell us what that one did. So this one here auto with OK. We know that goes on forever that way. And this one here is like a fixed size. So it means that when I draw it out, OK, there's, you know, it's got a height, the text can kind of expand out of it, but that's the, the height. There's like a fixed height on that. What we're gonna do is do an option. There's this one here. Ok. So it's kind of like a fixed width, but an automatic height. And you see the cool thing about it, it sucked that up to the bottom there and it just means the height is going to get bigger. See the height gets bigger that's going to be handy because that blue box is going to be what pushes the outside frame out. And basically it's exactly like we did with the uh where are we, these things? OK. This one pushes left and right. OK. So it's pinned. You know, we've used the constraints to the right and the bottom. This one's gonna do something slightly different. All right, we need this to be this parent frame to be auto height. Let's call this one reviews. OK? And we need this parent like we did before with the that kind of like transparent black box. We said make it auto height and it worked. It kind of works. It is gonna work. Ok. But the trouble is actually let's see if it works without anything else. It's hugging contents. So my auto H box can, can you get bigger? It does, hey, it works job done except with this stuff. So what it's saying is when you've got more than one object, we're kind of back to that list. Remember that NAV list we made, sorry, I'm zooming out. Uh Was that NAV list there it is there. So remember we had a couple of different things. OK. When we do one thing, it just works. OK? Like that. When we have a couple of things, it ends up trying to stack them or where's the parent frame of this one frame? One? Or we can go left or right? OK. Great. So we want up and down for this one, but all of these objects need to be just like one group. So I'm gonna undo lots of undoing. Please hold the way up. So basically what I want to do is stack just this part and all of this top stuff. So I'm going to grab a U and all of that and just make it a unit. I could group it, I could turn it into a frame. Let's turn it into a frame. Let's go. You are a frame a slightly different way. I'm doing it over here in the layers panel or you could right, click it here or use your shortcut. So now there's actually only two things in this list. So it's going to go. Now, parent frame, let's make you what it out. Kind of sucked it in from that side there. It depends like it's trying to remember. It's trying to hug the contents like my t-shirt. So this text box here just needs to help push this out. If you need it to be a certain width, it's still uh the flexible height. Ok. Or order height. So now if I have somebody that has a really long, uh, review, ok. It adjusts nice. Ah, so that one there is really handy, especially for this type of big boxy T stuff. So let's get it to be more than one. So we've done an auto layout already and we used it. Ok. Mainly to stack these two things inside. Now we're gonna do some more stacking. So we're back to our uh double auto layout. So we've got this thing here. It's a frame, OK? But it's been converted into this auto layout, which is going up and down. OK? So what we're gonna do is is explain that this parent container, auto layouts the things inside of it. So what we're gonna need is a parent container for two of these. OK? So these two the inside guys, so we need a framer on the outside and we can do that by saying let's create a auto layout. So this is the double auto layout that I was mentioning. So these guys, OK. This review just here, let's say this one uses auto layout to f to stack these things inside of this, this outside auto layout stacks. These guys who happen to be also auto layouts but don't have to be OK? So I've got this one. I need another one. So I'm gonna go, you select them commandee the little when you're using an auto layout, the little pink dot Appears. I wish it kind of did. It's kind of useful. Right. But commandee commandee, look how good we are and the nice things about it again, we can apply it with the spacing so we can drag it. There we go. Type it in using 24. Ok. And when these adjust, when I adjust a copy and paste a couple of them, I don't know what it's doing. All right. Text. Select the text. I don't know why it's not like the text. All right, nothing's working. I think mine's frozen. It does happen. People yours might freeze a lot more than mine. This is like the first time mine's frozen. I'm gonna close it and open it back up. I'll be back in a sec. Alright. We're back. Let's see if I fixed it. Peace, peace, peace. It's working again. All right. So we went a bit deep on this one. Hopefully again to help explain some of the fancy stuff you see about fig a around and it's kind of like, oh my goodness. Imagine if it could do that. We know how now, OK. We've combined two things. There's new auto height, OK? For text box. And plus we've gone uh two layers deep for auto layout, there's an auto layout operating on this o there's an auto layer operating inside of this kind of frame, but there's also one operating on the total outside. So we're going to call this one, our review stack. All right. That is gonna be it for this video. I will see it in the next one.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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