Sketch has made the process of designing websites quite effective and simple. It focuses on user interface design exclusively and eliminates the need to worry about editing a plethora of other settings that make it difficult to use a simple application. Being an excellent alternative to Photoshop, Sketch creates everything in vector which makes it even simpler and more efficient to use. Sketch plugins are gaining popularity among website designers and developers to design visually-appealing and functional websites. It is overwhelmed with features that enhance the productivity of businesses by extending website functionality. These plugins allow you to customize and extend the way Sketch works. We’ll share some of the useful Sketch plugins we’re using, which you can easily manage your site.
If you are concerned about saving time, Dynamic button is the perfect choice over any other available Sketch plugins. It is especially designed for large and heavy sites where the need for documenting many interior pages arise. The presence of Symbol in it allows you to set global properties for an object that gets generated quickly to every instance in the artboard, for example: buttons and inputs.
The Style inventory plugin for Sketch gives an overview of all your used styles and helps you merge styles of similar layers into one. After finishing the design part, the web designer needs to deliver assets and styles to the developers. However designing the layout without knowing about the colors, size and text used in design is a complicated task. The use of this plugin is quite essential for this purpose.
It is by far the most useful plugin when it comes to dummy data generation and prototyping. Being extremely easy to use, the plugin saves a lot of time. It will allow you to generate any type of data that might be required, from names to plain text content.
The measure plugin for Sketch is by far the best measurement and design specs tool which allows you to measure and get the sizes, margins, and coordinates within layers relative to the type of measurement you are working with.
The plugin is very easy to use and one can easily interact with it via interface or keyboard shortcuts. It really comes in handy when you are collaborating with other designers working on big design.
It is quite annoying not to have keyboard shortcuts for switching in between pages. Page Switch plugin by Sketch assigns some sensible shortcuts like:
Command+I = next page
Command +k = previous page
Command +’ = to prompt a page to select
Coomand+p to create a new one
Magic Mirror is a Sketch plugin that adds Perspective Transformation to Sketch so that users can create other distorted effects to the UI design. There are other graphic design tools like Adobe Photoshop that Sketch users need to consult before making use of Smart Object feature.
Designed for advanced Sketch users, Sketch command comprises various scripts and features built for Sketch app. These commands are strictly directed on features like control, layer effects, alignment and page guides. These commands really do well if you know how to use them properly.
Modern web design relies on layers. These layers are featured with multiple elements like text, color, vector artwork, graphics and so on. Sort layers can sort various elements of layers based on text, layer name and even position of layers. It is designed for complex design work and is very easy to use. However, if you are not used to dynamic layer organization, the interface may take a little time to get used to.
So, which one do you think is your favorite and how is it going to help your business? Whether it is in the terms of quality or time, the plugins presented above will definitely make your work more efficient.
Nola Arney is a senior web developer at HTMLPanda who possesses several years of expertise in web designing and development. She is proficient and holds profound knowledge of Sketch to HTML conversion and sketch related plugins. She is also passionate about writing informational blogs on her field of expertise. All her writeups are well-researched and visionary.