Happy to announce: Anima’s new blog is live

We’re excited to share with you all that we’ve published our brand new in-house blog. Our new blog is a place where curious minds can stay up to date with everything design, code, design to code, and all that’s in between. A place where we showcase all of Anima’s latest features, how-to’s, and latest trends.

Anima was created by designers, developers, and product managers, who understand the struggles that come with the handoff process. Instead of seeing ideas materialize, too much time is spent explaining every step to one another.

With that in mind, we understand the importance of being…

Save valuable time. Get React code directly from Figma in just one click.

Overview ☝️

Anima is a design to development platform for designers and developers to iterate quickly and translate designs into developer-friendly code.

For the first time, you can get code for your Figma design, and you can do it from right inside your browser. Just take a moment to process that.

💻Developers: get code from Figma

As developers, we understand the value of clean, reusable code. The new Chrome extension for Figma allows you to simply select a design element, click “Get Code” and instantly get HTML, CSS, and React code. #mindblown

3 reason to use the Chrome extension 🔥

  1. Save time — stop translating UI from scratch.

Translate Sketch designs into developer-friendly React code

Overview 👇

Anima is on a mission to help designers and developers collaborate smoothly and deliver products faster, with nothing getting lost in translation.

Anima helps designers to create high-fidelity prototypes right from Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma. When it comes to developers, Anima helps by converting design to React code, and saves precious time by automating front-end developers’ grunt work.

The end result? A clean component-based code that you simply cannot believe you didn’t write yourself.

Read on to find out just how easy it is to get React from a Sketch design.

How To Export Code ❓

You can Export code in two different ways…

Developers, now you can quickly import Sketch designs directly to Anima and get code instantly — without ever installing Sketch

Import Sketch designs directly to Anima and get React/HTML code instantly

Overview 😎

Anima is here to help Front-end engineers deliver faster by automating the grunt work. Teams can convert Sketch, Adobe XD, or Figma into React code and save precious time.

Developers often do not have access to design tools such as Sketch. From now on, you can import Sketch designs to Anima, and get component-based, clean code for the design. All you need is the Sketch file and nothing more.

In this article, we go through the simple steps to import a Sketch design file to Anima and get the code.

What is Sketch?

Sketch is a design tool for Mac that designers use…

Access React code in CodeSandbox and navigate better

Anima is a design-to-development tool that allows designers to create high-fidelity prototypes from inside Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma, and export HTML & CSS in a single click.

Here at Anima, we are constantly working behind the scenes to improve your user experience. From today, you can access your React code using CodeSandbox, making it easier than ever to navigate the code and see it up and running!

What is CodeSandbox ?

CodeSandbox is a platform that allows you to edit code online, speeding up web development. …

Get developer-friendly HTML code from your Figma design

Overview 👀

Anima lets designers create high-fidelity prototypes with Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma, whilst allowing developers to export developer-friendly code in a matter of a few clicks. The end result is a clean code which is why developers love to use it.

Exporting your Figma design to HTML is geared more toward developing high-fidelity prototypes and websites. In this article, we will guide you through how to do this, what it looks like, and just how easy it is.

How To Export Code?

You can export HTML code directly from Figma, or alternatively directly from Anima’s web app, here are three ways in which you…

Anima for Figma is now 10x faster!

We are excited to introduce Instant Preview in Figma, giving you the power to turn your designs into Developer-friendly code faster than ever.

With Anima’s new Instant Preview, you can preview your design as code right inside Figma, and instantly.

What is the difference you ask?!

Previously, Anima uploaded your design and opened up your default browser window to preview your design. This upload process was preventing the preview from showing up instantly.

Now, Anima converts your design to code and the preview shows up instantly.

It completely changes the experience of using Anima for Figma 🤗

Automatically generate HTML from a Sketch design


Anima allows designers to create fully responsive prototypes that look and work exactly like the finished product using their own design tools (Sketch, Adobe XD, or Figma).

Developers can export these designs as HTML & CSS, or React code, in a matter of a few clicks. Anima gives you component-based, clean code that developers love to use.

This article takes you through how to do this, what it looks like, and just how easy it is.

How to export code

There are two ways in which you can do this, either by exporting the code directly from your design tool (Sketch, Adobe XD, or…

Designing for different screen sizes is essential for creating the best user experience. In this article, we will show you how to create responsive prototypes with Figma and Anima.

Turn your Figma designs into responsive prototypes

Responsive prototypes in 3 steps:

  1. Apply Constraints
  2. Connect Breakpoints
  3. Share responsive prototypes

1. Apply figma’s Constraints 📌

Constraints show how elements should respond as you resize their Frames. This helps you control how your design looks across different screen sizes and devices.

How to do it? It's simple— Pinning elements!

  • Constraints relates to the containing Frame.
  • You can’t apply constraints to Groups.
  • Left / Right / Top / Bottom / Center — Will keep the layer size fixed and pin it…

Download React components; group layers; convert to image, and code quality improvements

Anima is here to help Front-end engineers deliver faster, by automating the grunt work. Teams can convert Sketch, Adobe XD, or Figma into React code, saving precious time.

In our previous blog post, we introduced Anima’s new Code mode.

We improve code quality and developer tools on Anima on a weekly basis. Check out our latest updates.

Grouping with multiple-selection

Have you ever received a design file that you had to convert to code, only to find out that the hierarchy in the file is not what you had in mind?

Well now you can change how elements are grouped regardless of how…

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