A tutorial for creating a design linter specific to your team.

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What is Design Lint?

Back in 2019, I released a Figma plugin called Design Lint. My goal was to help my team, other designers, and myself to find and fix errors in our work more easily.

Design Lint loops through layers you’ve selected to help you find missing styles. When you write custom lint rules, you can check for errors like, color styles being used in the wrong way, flag components that aren’t published to your library, mark components that don’t have a description, and more.


Our blog has moved to our main website! Check us out on discord.com/blog to stay in the loop about future posts.

With the release of the Figma plugin API last year, the design team at Discord saw an exciting opportunity.

Around the same time as the Figma plugin beta, we were working hard on improving the accessibility of our dark and light themes. Neither theme was passing our accessibility bar and so we were working hard to address it.

In order to guarantee our new color mapping was working, we needed to design every new feature in both themes. …


Our blog has moved to our main website! Check us out on discord.com/blog to stay in the loop about future posts.

You’re waiting for your multiplayer match to start, or maybe you’re entering the boss room when you hear the Discord notification sound.

Now you’re faced with choices: You could ignore the notification, which the enticing *bloo-bloop* makes impossible, stop everything you’re doing and go buy a second monitor, or spend several seconds alt-tabbing to Discord to read it, and then several seconds alt-tabbing back into your game.

Regardless of what you choose, this isn’t an enjoyable experience and it’s…

Daniel Destefanis

Product design manager at Discord, living in Chicago. https://twitter.com/daniel__designs

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