How Table Views provide smooth scrolling

“How do I move around my contacts? I just scroll through them” — Steve Jobs, first iPhone presentation.

The exact moment Scrolling was first demoed by Steve Jobs

The big idea behind the recycling Table component is that it can present infinite content items all while providing a smooth scrolling experience.

Tables allows smooth scrolling even with infinite datasets.
Common response to a choppy scrolling experience

How Tables prevent bad user experience

What this means to you and for Sketch to Code

Figure A. — All Cells have the same sub-components and the sub-components are laid out in the same way.
Figure B — The resulting Storyboard, as exported by Sketch to Code, has only one Prototype Cell.

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