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Create Responsive Adobe XD Prototypes Using Anima
Create Responsive Adobe XD Prototypes Using Anima

Control how your designs look across different screen sizes

Avishay Cohen avatar
Written by Avishay Cohen
Updated over a week ago

Using Anima, you can now create fully responsive designs that can be resized in the browser preview, synced projects and generated code.

If you’re using XD’s Responsive Resize, you probably save a lot of time. Having a responsive behavior inside your design makes it easier to design for multiple screen sizes.

We’re thrilled to announce that Anima Prototypes fully support XD's Responsive Resize.

How Does it Work?

An element’s responsive constraints are set in relation to its nearest parents. A parent can be an artboard/frame, a group, or a component/symbol.


  • If we want a background layer to stretch full width when its parent, the “Homepage” artboard, gets wider, we need to select Left, Right from the Responsive Resize

  • And if we want it to keep the same distance to the top of its parent at all times, select Top

Responsive Resize inside Groups and Components

As mentioned, the responsive settings apply in relation to the element’s closest parent. This means that if the elements are inside a Group or a Component, these too need to have responsive settings applied to them.


Inside this Navigation group (Parent), we want the:

  • White Background to stretch the full width

  • Foodie logo to stay 30px from the left corner

  • Group of navigation Links to stay 30px from the right corner

  • The entire Group (Parent) to stretch when its parent (the artboard) is stretched

We can achieve this by adding the following resize constraints:

Figma Example:

  • Header elements are all grouped together

  • Set constraints to top right and left

  • Entire header stretches along with artboard

Once all constraints are set, click “Preview in Browser” in the Anima plugin to see it come to life!

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