Basic principles
Responsive design

Responsive design

Just a couple of decades ago, designing websites meant placing pixels on a fixed canvas without much thought for how it would adapt to different screens. Today, things have changed with tools like Figma. Designers can effortlessly make components responsive, and AutoHTML seamlessly integrates with these features. This makes collaboration between designers and developers a whole lot smoother.

The plugin does not default to responsiveness. However, with a well-structured and prepared design, a seamless transition to code becomes possible with solely Figma's native features. Ensure your design is prepared appropriately to leverage the plugin's capabilities.

Auto Layout

Figma's layout features seamlessly align with coding principles. Specifically, the Auto Layout functionality draws inspiration from the flexbox model in CSS. This allows you to effortlessly stack multiple frames either vertically or horizontally, with the option to apply precise gaps between them. The translation of these layouts into CSS is intuitive and efficient. To gain a deeper understanding of how Auto Layout functions, I recommend exploring the comprehensive documentation on this feature (opens in a new tab).


Constraints in Figma allow you to precisely align an item both vertically and horizontally within its container. This functionality has similarities to the principles of absolute positioning in CSS. To deepen your understanding of constraints in Figma, I encourage you to learn more (opens in a new tab) about it.