AutoHTML | Figma Plugin Docs

Welcome to the documentation website for AutoHTML – a simple tool for turning Figma designs into code automatically.

AutoHTML Plugin

Core Ideas

I started building this tool when I initially learned Figma. As a designer familiar to Frontend development it seemed redundant to perfectly define components with Auto Layout & constraints, just so developers can redo the styling and markup of these components completely from scratch in their desired JavaScript Framework. While I know that this approach may not be applicable for all kinds of components, if you use modern unstyled UI libraries like headless-ui or radix-ui it can actually work quite well together. In fact that is how I am using it a lot myself.

Figma's features as the base

The goal of the plugin is to reuse as much as possible from Figma's layout and component features and build a user-friendly add-on that gets the code out of it. If you are planning to write your own code, I think you, as a developer should not need to learn an additional complicated page builder app just to get some basic code as a starting point.

Predictable Code output

If you structure the design appropriately, you should get readable and reusable code output: Layers will be HTML elements, components will be components and so on. It will be beneficial to have a basic understanding of Figma as a developer or to have a designer nearby that has a basic understanding of how HTML & CSS works. This way the design can be prepared easily.

Code for Every Flavor

In modern Frontend development there is an overwhelming number of well maintained frameworks and libraries to choose from. To address this I try to cover the most important ones. You can get code in HTML, React, Vue, or Svelte along with styling options such as regular CSS, Tailwind and more.

Components & properties

In Figma there are a lot of easy to use features to make components more reusable. While this is mainly designed to simplify the usage of these components inside Figma, it can be also reused for code generation. Chances are that you need similar properties in the design and the actual code. And keeping namings aligned from the beginning may help for communication.

Quick Start

Ready to roll? Just select a layer in Figma, tweak the settings, and voila! Get the plugin. (opens in a new tab)