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January 17, 2017 admin

Introducing Auto-Layout for Sketch

Why do we need Auto-Layout?

We need a way to define and see how our design looks on ALL screen sizes, not just iPhone 7.

This great tutorial by Pablo Stanley was created the day of the release

What is Auto-Layout for Sketch?

A Sketch Plugin that integrates seamlessly into Sketch and enables defining and viewing different iPhone/iPad sizes including Portrait/Landscape.

Defining Auto-Layout is a piece of cake

As well as generate an overview of all screen sizes for all artboards at once:

Generated overview of all screen sizes

How does one use it?

  1. Download the free plugin:
  2. Open the .zip and double click “AutoLayoutPlugin.sketchplugin” to install
  3. For each layer define its constraints
  4. Generate overview to make sure your design looks awesome on all screen sizes
  5. Go have a beer with your developer and celebrate all the time you saved back and forthing 🍻
Step 3 — Use simple pins or advanced constraints, it’s up to you!
Step 4 — Generating an overview allows to easily see how it looks on all screen sizes