Framer Component Library
When it comes to designing and building websites, efficiency and consistency are key. This is where component libraries come into play to speed up your workflow on Framer.
A Framer component library is a collection of reusable design elements (called components), such as buttons, navigation bars, forms, sections and many more.
These components are pre-designed and organised for easy integration into your web projects. You could compare this to a list of building blocks that make the design and development process smoother - you only need to add the blocks to build your website.
There are several component libraries on Framer which you can check on our Resources page. To use a component library, you typically follow these steps:
Buy the component library: check that the library has the style you’re aiming for and the kinds of components you want to include in your project before buying the whole library.
Integrate into your project: most component libraries come with documentation and installation instructions. You include the library in your project, which will then give you access to all its components so you can drag and drop them into your project.
Customisation: you may want modify the components to match your project's style and branding. This is where you can get creative, adapting the building blocks to suit your unique design.
Reuse, Reuse, Reuse: now comes the fun part. Whenever you need a button, a form input, or any other UI element, you can simply use the pre-built components from your library. No need to reinvent the wheel each time you start a new project.
There are a lot of advantages in using a Framer component library for your projects:
Efficiency: the primary benefit is efficiency. Designers and developers can work faster, as they don't have to create every UI component from scratch.
Consistency: A consistent user interface is critical for a positive user experience. Component libraries ensure that your design remains uniform throughout your project.
Large-Scale Projects: component libraries make even more sense when you're working on large websites with numerous pages. They help you to ensure you keep your design consistent and save you valuable time.
Team Collaboration: If you're working as part of a team, a component library ensures everyone follows the same design guidelines, reducing inconsistencies in the final product.
Now that you know when and how to use a component library for your Framer project, you can check all the libraries that are available to pick from on our Resources page.