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Component Architecture in Figma

Thomas Lowry
Thomas Lowry, Designer Advocate at Figma

This blog post explains in detail how Figma's component artictecture works and what makes the system unique from other tools. In Figma’s component system you can access the layer stack of every instance of a component. This can have a huge impact, across the span of an entire design system because it can help keep components contained and reduce the number of components required.

The high level topics covered include:

  • Nesting Components
  • Instance Swapping
  • Masking
  • Cropping Components
  • Text Components ... and more!

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