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Published : Apr 26, 2023
Apr 2023
Assess ? Worth exploring with the goal of understanding how it will affect your enterprise.

Design tokens are a useful mechanism for defining standard elements in design systems. But, keeping those design elements consistent across media such as mobile apps or web frameworks is an increasingly formidable task. Design token translation tools simplify this problem by organizing and automating transformation from the token description (in YAML or JSON) into the code that actually controls rendering in a given medium such as CSS, React components or HTML. Style Dictionary is an open-source example that is widely used and integrates well into automated build pipelines, but there are also commercial alternatives such as Specify.

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