Updates

What’s new.

Updates

What’s new.

Updates

What’s new.

June 12, 2024

30% Faster Loading
30% Faster Loading
30% Faster Loading

Today we’re introducing performance improvements to project loading. When opening your projects today you might see a little modal asking you to optimize your project. This is safe, and we won’t touch your layers or content. It will make your projects up 30% faster to load. Framer used to do some heavy computation when loading projects, mainly computing hashes for SVG graphics, so we knew which ones were unique. With this new update we can now skip these, resulting in a big speed-up. Please let us know if you encounter any issues.

June 6, 2024

Today we’re introducing CMS Pagination, supporting both Infinite Scrolling and a manual Load More button. To add Pagination, simply select your Collection List, click on Pagination, select one of the two options, then pick how many items to load. Pagination also works with existing Limits and Start Offsets. Both the Spinner and Button are completely customizable, and you can pick any Variant for their Loading states. The Spinner itself is just a layer with a conic gradient and a Loop Effect, so you get full control. Adding Pagination helps make your blogs and changelogs much faster to load, especially when they contain dozens of items.

  • Infinite Scrolling with custom Spinner component

  • Load More Button with custom Button component

  • Enjoy freeform positioning of both components

  • Design your own Loading and Hidden states

  • Make your CMS Pages much faster to load

Performance Update
Performance Update
Performance Update

This update introduces a series of advanced site performance optimizations, especially for larger websites. Optimizing your site is now up to faster. Further enhancements include faster loading times, improved handling of nested links and HTML errors, and improved Core Web Vitals. Additionally, page preloading has been streamlined to reduce network usage and energy consumption, ensuring faster interactivity post-page load. See the full list below.

Site Optimization
  • We’ve made optimization up to faster on bigger sites

  • We now catch more nested links and invalid HTML errors

Core Web Vitals
  • Improved INP by working around a React bug with suspending during hydration

  • Fixed an obscure issue affecting LCP on text-heavy sites with Breakpoints

Mobile Images
  • Added lossless image resolution, for cases with visible image artifacts

  • Added <img decoding="async"> to keep animations smooth on load

  • We’ve made <img sizes> more precise in various edge cases

  • Fixed <img loading="lazy"> not always working in Firefox

  • Fixed <img sizes> not always working in Safari

JavaScript Loading
  • We’ve made page preloading smarter by preloading only links visible on the screen, and only on fast networks and devices. This results in loading up to 50% less JavaScript, and makes Framer sites consume less energy and network, further reducing CO2 emissions.

  • We’ve ensured scripts added into <head> can no longer delay Framer JavaScript bundles, which is important for fast interactivity (think menus and components) after the page loads

  • We’ve lowered network priorities of scripts and script preloads, allowing browsers to prioritize images while loading pages, resulting in a much better loading experience

May 30, 2024

AVIF Image Format
AVIF Image Format
AVIF Image Format

Framer automatically optimizes images, resizing them to make them smaller when needed, and converting to modern formats with better compression. Today, we’re introducing support for AVIF, a new image format known for its superior quality and efficiency. The AVIF format is widely supported by modern browsers and offers smaller file sizes while maintaining high image quality, often up to 50% smaller than JPEG and even WEBP, the previous format we’ve been using. Starting today, every Framer site will automatically benefit from AVIF support. There’s no need to republish your site, the transition is seamless and will roll out gradually.

May 29, 2024

This update significantly enhances the Framer CMS, making it more robust and better equipped for handling larger sites. Now supporting collections of up to 100.000 items, it eliminates the previous errors associated with large collections, especially when uploading data from large CSVs. Additionally, the update reduces the amount of data needed to open a site, significantly boosting overall performance on larger sites. Plus, it paves the way for a lot of exciting new features currently in the works. We announced this change might bring incompatibilities with custom code components back on May 6th. The majority of third-party toolkits have been already updated since then, but if you have incompatibilities with your own code component, here’s a page with some examples on what changed.

May 28, 2024

Motion Update
Motion Update
Motion Update

Our open source animation library Framer Motion powers all animations in Framer. Motion already splits every animation frame into distinct read and write phases. This way, all reads and writes are batched together, as mixing them can trigger unnecessary style and layout recalculations. Today, Framer is introducing deferred keyframe resolution. This ensures that when animating unknown values or animating between different value units (think PX values and % values) we defer the start of the animation until the next animation frame and batch these reads / writes. This is similar to how CSS works in the browser, and is incredible for performance. So good, that when animating values that need to first be read from the DOM, Framer is now 2.5× faster than before. And when converting between value types, it’s a whopping faster than before. Additionally, we’ve done some more work to move other features on the Motion render loop, like Relative Overlays and Custom Cursors, which all contributes to smoother animations on effect-heavy sites. To enjoy these performance improvements, simply refresh and republish your website—that’s all it takes.