Smart Layout, a new Welcome Window and Projects on the Mac—What’s new in Sketch?

It’s been a busy summer for the whole team here at Sketch and we’re not slowing down yet. While we’re working hard on the next big features for Teams, we’ve also been focusing on some really exciting updates to the Mac app — Smart Layout, a new Welcome Window, and Projects support.

With Smart Layout, you can say goodbye to manually resizing Symbols to fit their overrides, or building multiple Symbols within the same design, just to accommodate different sizes of the same component. Now you can create reusable Symbols that automatically resize to fit their content.

And, with the recent launch of Sketch for Teams, Cloud documents and Projects on the web, it was only a matter of time before we brought full support for all of these features to the Mac. In our latest release, we’ve updated the Welcome Window to accommodate them all.

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Featured plugins

Color System Plugin

Set up light and dark color schemes for your design and switch between them while you work. It even integrates with your Document Colors in Sketch!

Data Populator

Populate your design mockups and prototypes with meaningful, grouped data using JSON keys and say goodbye to Lorem Ipsum for good.

Learn

What happens a lot when designing a Navigation Menu is that you want to override the content of a label, in the old Sketch we needed to resize each item and reposition them. Thanks to Smart Layout we can easily override the label and it will update the layout accordingly.

Smart Layout in Sketch 58 — Navigation & Dropdown Menu Tutorial

by Silvia Bormüller
 


Videos

Sketch guides: Smart Layout

by Sketch

Get an overview of how Smart Layout can supercharge your Symbols and turn them into reusable, responsive components that resize to fit their content.

Up and Running with Sketch

by Envato Tuts+

Envato has put together this free course with over two hours of content that should have your ready to start you next design project with confidence.


Resources

Root Wireframe and
design starter kit

This wireframe kit from Bunin UX includes 180 components and 120 website blocks to help you quickly create wireframes, user flows and more. And it's been built with Smart Layout. 😎

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SocialSizes

A comprehensive collection of image and video templates for Social Media, including Instagram, Facebook and Apple's App Store.

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Method Wireframe kit

Build prototypes in seconds with this wireframe kit containing 120 ready-to-use blocks from the folks at Craftwork.

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