What type of repository do I need?

This will help you know which repository version you'll need to collect design tokens within Specify.

Updated over a week ago

As we are currently working on a new format of design tokens, we have two different kinds of repositories.

Classic Repository β€” Local Styles

This is the legacy repository. You can synchronize your design tokens from Figma local styles, frames, pages, or documents with this.

  • This is compatible with all of our parsers β†—οΈŽ as an output.

  • Aliases, modes, and collections are not compatible with this version

πŸ‘‰ Check out this article β†—οΈŽ to know when to use local styles, frames, or local variables in Figma as design tokens.

Advanced Repository β€” Figma Variables, Styles & Tokens Studio

This is our new version that is suitable with our new Specify Design Token Format. Our format is compatible with the DTCG format, Tokens Studio, and Figma variables. It's now also possible to synchronize your local styles from Figma along with your variables.

  • Aliases, modes, and collections are available in this version.

  • Collect your design tokens from Figma Variables and any JSON hosted in Tokens Studio format thanks to the Specify Figma Widget β†—οΈŽ.

  • Check the list of the new parsers existing for this version in our documentation β†—οΈŽ

  • Discover our new token table inside Specify that lets you see your aliases and modes.

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