Updates

Updates

Updates

Features, fixes & improvements.

Features, fixes & improvements.

Features, fixes & improvements.

December 1, 2022

Introducing Scroll Transforms in Framer. Design expressive landing pages with complete control over the scroll position. Transform any style while scrolling, or select specific sections for fine-grained control. Scroll Transforms in Framer are powered by Motion, the best animation library on the web. And for the first time ever, you can unleash its full potential right from within Framer, without having to write a single line of code. It’s magic. Be sure to watch the video to learn more.

  • New Effect: Scroll Transforms

  • New Effect Trigger: On Scroll

  • New Viewport control for all Effects

  • Scroll Transforms can be nested

  • Scroll Transforms can be sequenced

  • Mix with Scroll Animation and Appear

  • Mix with Interactive Components

November 30, 2022

A page being pasted into a project
A page being pasted into a project
A page being pasted into a project

With this update you can now copy and paste Web Pages across projects, allowing you to add new Pages to your site faster than ever. Copy a Page by selecting the Breakpoints you want to copy or use the context menu in the Pages Panel, then paste in any project. You are now able to copy & paste the following across projects:

  • Web Pages

  • Breakpoints

  • CMS Collection Lists

  • CMS Detail Pages

Along with this feature, Layers now retain Breakpoint Overrides on paste within the same project or across projects and Text Styles now automatically flatten when pasted across projects.

November 29, 2022

Motion
Motion
Motion

This update is all about animation performance. We’ve made many optimizations to Framer Motion, the magic engine that powers all animations on your websites. The updates ensure your site animations perform incredibly well on many more devices—especially older ones—and we have more updates here on the way too.

  • Up to 4X higher animation framerates on low-powered devices

  • All animations are more energy efficient on mobile devices

  • More low-powered devices now enjoy 60FPS animations

  • Magic Motion animations are 20% quicker to start

  • Smart Component animations are 20% quicker to start

November 15, 2022

Page Panel
Page Panel
Page Panel

This update brings UI and UX updates to Pages and Breakpoints, plus a set of big performance improvements to your websites. We’ve focused on simplifying the properties we surface on Breakpoints, avoiding common issues with properties like Opacity, and making Breakpoints easier to differentiate from Frames. Plus, we’ve shipped new Motion optimizations that will make your animations even more performant—and we have more performance improvements coming soon.

  • Removed Opacity, Visible and A11Y from Breakpoints

  • Hidden Border and Shadow from Breakpoints

  • Improved property ordering within Breakpoints

  • We brought back the ⇧S shortcut for Stacks

  • Added parent selection shortcuts to the context menu

  • Fixed Layout Guides being broken on Breakpoints

  • Fixed issue where images could not be overridden in Breakpoints

  • Fixed Component name jumping upon renaming in isolation

  • Fixed a Component creation bug with Effects

  • Fixed a layout bug within Components containing links

  • Added tooltips on hover to the left panel tabs

  • Up to 25% memory improvements for published sites

  • Many Framer Motion performance improvements

November 9, 2022

This update brings the magic of Motion to Framer with Scroll Animations. Add high-fidelity effects and animate variants within specific sections, like switching your topbar to a different theme on your landing page, or playing a video only when it’s visible. This unlocks a new level of interactivity, and we’re very excited to see what you’ll be able to create with it. Find a full list of changes below.

  • Added Scroll Animations with Section support

  • Renamed Scroll Targets to Scroll Sections

  • New indicators for named Sections in the Layer Panel

  • Improved naming of Effect Triggers, like In Layer View

  • Scroll Variants are now always visible in the Effects menu

  • Offset Y can now also be used as offsets for Scroll Animations

November 2, 2022

Framer Layer Panel
Framer Layer Panel
Framer Layer Panel

This quality update brings canvas and layer panel improvements. We’ve updated the Component symbol throughout the app to differentiate it from Grids. Plus, we’ve made Primary Breakpoints and Variants more distinct in the left panel, making it easier to see if you’re editing the primary or an instance. Breakpoints will now also show the ranges in the layer panel. See the full changelog below.

  • New Component icons throughout the app.

  • New UI for differentiating primaries from instances.

  • Adding new Styles now shows previously added ones.

  • We now show tooltips when hovering truncated Text Styles.

  • We added 2 new CMS conditionals: Greater Than and Less Than.

  • Fixed Frame names changing to Round when hidden.

  • Fixed selection boxes on displays with a non-rounded DPR.

  • Fixed the Discord community link in the main menu.

  • Fixed a bug preventing copying layers in View Only mode.

  • Fixed the “Learn More” link in the Variables modal of Components.

October 28, 2022

You can now select a custom CSS cursor for any element of your site. To do so, select a layer and click the ➕ menu in the Styles panel, then choose Cursor and pick one of your liking. Once the site is published, hovering on the element will display the custom cursor, which overrides the browser’s default.

This CMS update introduces Conditionals and Transforms, unlocking a new level of control and flexibility. This allows you to do much more with your content, like only displaying banners or videos on specific posts, adding prefixes and suffixes to your text variables, formatting dates, and more. Showing and hiding content per item now requires less unique fields, making your collections more scalable and easier to maintain. Be sure to watch the video above to learn more, or remix the demo project to give these new features a go. Happy publishing!

October 26, 2022

In this release, we’ve updated the font picker with previews of your web fonts, making it easier to decide which typeface to pick for your site. We’ve also simplified the UI, providing more emphasis on web and custom fonts. Lastly, we enriched text styles with alignment options.

  • The font picker now supports previews for web fonts.

  • Web fonts are now prioritized when designing sites.

  • Local fonts are still available on canvas pages.

  • Text styles now include text alignment options too.

  • Removing a text style doesn’t reset properties anymore.

October 20, 2022

Today’s release enables you to add YouTube videos in the CMS. Click the button in the Rich Text toolbar or paste a YouTube URL to add your favourite YouTube videos alongside your content. It utilises our blazing fast YouTube component from the Insert Menu – with customization options for thumbnail quality, tint color and corner radius.

October 12, 2022

Image Fill Popout
Image Fill Popout
Image Fill Popout

This update brings automatic image optimization to your CMS images—ensuring faster loading times. We also now support alt text attributes for CMS images, increasing the accessibility of your blogs, changelogs, portfolios, and more.

  • CMS images are now optimized, improving loading performance.

  • CMS images now support Alt Tags for accessibility.

  • We updated the Image Fill control with property labels.

  • Grid gap values now respect your nudge settings.

  • Fixed issue where layers with effects became hidden on resize.

  • Improved handling of backdrop and z-index within overlays.

  • Updated the generation of your website to include less JavaScript.

This update adds the ability to copy and paste layers and styles between multiple projects—even between your browser and the Framer desktop app. We’ve also made it easier to replace and customize images. See all changes below.

  • You can now copy and paste layers between projects via the context menu.

  • You can now copy and paste layer styles between your projects.

  • You can now copy and paste between your browser and the desktop app.

  • Pasting an image with a Frame selected will now set its Image Fill.

  • Double-clicking a Frame with an Image Fill will open the Image pop-out.

  • Images pasted via context menu will now be inserted below your cursor.


The Slideshow component allows you to create infinitely-looping and auto-playing slideshows with ease. You can find it in the Insert Panel, add it to your website, and connect it to content on the canvas to get started. Add controls like arrows and dots, or customize the layout, style, and transition options. Looking for an example? Have a look at our demo project, which you can remix freely. This component joins the Carousel and Ticker family of interactive components, and you can learn more about the differences between the three in this article. In short, the Slideshow auto-plays and loops infinitely. It shares layout options with the Carousel, but it also allows you to customize the transition options, and pick the current item to start with. It also gives you control of Overflow, which is a powerful way of creating more flexible slideshows, as is shown in the video above, and something the Carousel can’t do. And unlike the Ticker, it includes manual controls and page snapping. Be sure to watch the video or join the Discord if you have questions.

October 4, 2022

This update brings many experience improvements, small yet impactful quality-of-life features, and general bug fixes. We’ll list some of the highlights below.

  • The Layout tool includes 2 new Grid presets: Grid Row and Grid Span.

  • The Layout tool has new shortcuts for the most common presets.

  • The default layout of any Frame turned Stack has been simplified.

  • Breakpoints turned Stacks have better default layout options.

  • Effects can now be edited and customized across breakpoints.

  • Creating Fixed or Absolute layers no longer prevents layout inheritance.

  • Switching between Stack and Grid now maintains your Stack layout.

  • When deleting pages, we now allow you to replace all links.

  • Fixed issues when combining Scroll Speed and Scroll Appear effects.

  • Using CMS Colors or Numbers for styling now works in published sites.

  • Changing text content in variants no longer causes unwanted animations.

  • We’ve simplified the linking property panels within Components.

  • We’ve added keyboard shortcuts for alignment and distribution.

  • We’ve added a setting to align to the parent or the selection.

  • We’ve simplified the navigation components in the Insert Menu.

  • We’ve refreshed the educational tooltips within the property panel.

  • We’ve improved website generation to prevent layers becoming hidden.

September 23, 2022

This release adds support for Bulleted and Numbered Lists in Text Layers and the CMS. You can now structure your content in new ways with Lists that integrate seamlessly with your existing Text Styles and CMS content.

To start writing a list you can type a hyphen ("-") or any number, then hit space. Lists can be nested as deeply as you’d like, and will automatically match the color of your text. To exit out of a list, you can hit enter twice, or use Shift+Tab.

September 19, 2022

We have significantly upgraded the HTTP capabilities of our hosting. We have added HTTP/2 support to the Framer subdomains (e.g. framer.website), and all sites will now always automatically be redirected to HTTPS. In addition, we’ve upgraded our CDN to support HTTP/3 in order to improve performance. This should make websites load up to 30% faster in modern browsers.

September 15, 2022

We updated our Carousel component with two new Sizing options: Columns and Rows. This allows you to make responsive Carousels, as you can choose to show a fixed amount of content per breakpoint. For example, you can set Columns to 3 on Desktop, 2 on Tablet and 1 on Phone. The component now also includes a Radius property, allowing you to clip the contents within if you have Padding set to 0. If you want to play around with these new properties, you can remix our demo here.

September 13, 2022

This Framer update brings support for Viewport Height. Design expressive landing pages with sections that adapt to the height of your browser, for consistent browsing experiences across various devices. Combined with existing features, like Sticky positioning and Scroll Speed Effects, it allows you to design entirely new types of websites.

With this update you can now use CMS variables for your page title and description, improving SEO performance and results of your Framer site. By setting up your site Titles and Descriptions with data from your CMS entries, each individual article will have unique relevant metadata for SEO and useful information when sharing.

In addition to Title and Descriptions – CMS variables can now be used in Custom Code fields. This allows you to implement Structured Data using JSON-LD, giving your pages special search result features and enhancements for content like events, articles, books, and more.

This release adds support for Fixed and Absolute positioning within Stacks, unlocking all-new layout setups and simplifying existing ones. Pin layers to the Viewport regardless of your page set-up, or use absolute positioning within Stacks to break out of its flow.

July 29, 2022

Redirects are useful if you need to permanently route traffic from an old path to a new URL. There are several use cases, such as reorganising the URL structure, replacing pages with a new design or layout and securing alternative paths in the case of a typo. You can now create redirects directly inside of your Site Settings. Simply input the old URL and input the path you wish to redirect it to.

July 26, 2022

We’re excited to introduce two brand new interactive components: Carousel and Ticker. Both can be found in the Insert Panel, within the Basics section. Simply drag them onto your web page, connect them to layers on your Canvas, and customize the properties to get going. Design smooth CSS-based carousels that can be scrolled, swiped, and navigated between using either arrows or dots. Or, use the Ticker component to create infinitely scrolling sections that connect seamlessly. Both are highly customizable, and powered by Motion. Bring your websites to the next level without writing any code.

July 21, 2022

Framer offers built-in analytics to help you gain insight on the performance of your website. These analytics are privacy compatible, live, and accurate. However, in order to gain a more detailed overview of activity within your sites, you may want to consider integrating another tool such as Google Analytics and combine the insights together. You can now integrate GA with a single click by pasting the tracking ID into your settings. Framer will automatically generate the script for you, which means you no longer require any code knowledge!

July 12, 2022

This update brings new Linking features and workflow improvements. You can now create links that smoothly animate to any section on your page, and define whether or not to open them in new tabs. Additionally, we’ve added helpful little indicators to layers with links, and you can now use the L key to quickly add a link to any selected layer—allowing you to add links solely using your keyboard. This makes linking in Framer faster than ever.

We have improved the pasting of text in Framer to improve your writing experience. From copy-pasting between Text elements in Framer to bringing your own structured copy from editors like Notion, we’ve covered the most used workflows for long- and short-form text editing using your semantic HTML, Inline Styles, and Text Styles. This also includes pasting text from online resources. For example, you can copy your essay from Notion and paste it into an empty text element, and we style it according to the default or even your own defined Text Styles. The pasting functionality will always respect the HTML structure of your pasted text and map it to your project’s Text Styles.

June 28, 2022

Introducing the new Quick Actions menu. Easily navigate around your project, find specific pages, jump between components, change preferences, invite collaborators, and discover new actions and their respective shortcuts. Open the menu from anywhere by hitting ⌘K on macOS or ⌃K on Windows. Use the cursor or the arrow keys (↑ and ↓) to select items, then hit enter. You can even publish your website, or open any specific web page you are currently viewing on the Canvas.

June 23, 2022

We’ve added the ability to filter your collection lists in the CMS. This allows you to keep your content in a single collection, yet customize how that collection is presented on each of your web pages. For example, if you’re creating docs for your app, you might want to filter articles per topic on your homepage. Or when creating a blog, you might want to filter your blog posts per category. Watch the short introduction video above to learn more, or check out our free template to get started.

June 16, 2022

Today’s release adds the ability to add Overlays to content in a CMS Collection List. This is especially useful for websites like portfolios, where you might like to show a full-sized version of your art of photography on click. We’ve prepared a simple template for you to get started with. It includes a grid-based layout of photos, each with a subtle hover state and an overlay. Because all content is sourced from the CMS, all edits made to the first item will instantly apply to the entire grid. This makes it incredibly easy to iterate and play with hover states, overlays, and effects. Try this free template to see it in action.

June 14, 2022

We’ve rebuilt our YouTube integration to load up to 10x faster, based on the Lite YouTube Embed project from Paul Irish. Instead of loading all YouTube embeds instantly, we now load an optimized preview image. This can save up to 800kb per instance, making your site load much faster! This new component is now available from within our Insert Panel. If you’re already using YouTube videos on your web page, you can simply update them via the Assets panel (see below).

The new YouTube integration comes with two new properties: Thumbnail and Color. If you enable Thumbnail, we’ll load an image as a thumbnail prior to loading the entire embed, which means faster loading times for your web page. The Color property allows you to customize the YouTube embed tint from red to white, which will affect the hover state of the play icon too. We’re using the component on this very Updates page—as well as on our Learn page. We’d love to hear your thoughts! Let us know on Discord.

June 1, 2022

Framer now supports a new type of shadow: realistic. Realistic shadows are automatically layered for you, whereas, unlike box shadows where you have to add individual shadows to a layer. This lets you design higher fidelity, lifelike shadows using Diffusion and Focus.

Diffusion allows you to control the “elevation” of the layer. Lower values replicate the shadow of a layer sitting closer to the page, and vice versa. Focus allows you to define the overall blurriness of the layered shadows. Don’t worry if this doesn’t click right away—the easiest way to learn is by playing around with these values.

May 30, 2022

All Text layers now support three fill types: solid colors, linear gradients, and radial gradients. Simply select any text layer, head over to the Color property, pick between one of the three available fill types and customize as you see fit.

You can use the on-canvas controls to select the color stops and edit your gradients. You can also use Shared Colors as your color stops to sync your text gradients across your web pages.

May 24, 2022

Alongside the Framer Sites launch, we introduced a new Layout tool that allows you to design flexible, responsive layouts. Pick from one of our presets: Columns, Rows, Wrap or Grid, draw your layout onto your Desktop breakpoint, then customize further via the property panel.

Today, the Framer Sites Beta is coming to an end. We’re rolling all features into the main version so that everyone can enjoy publishing, breakpoints, effects, CMS, styles — and so much more. Check out the launch page we made to celebrate the release! And you’d do us a huge favor by helping spread the word. We’d really appreciate an upvote on Product Hunt or retweet on Twitter.

April 12, 2022

We’ve added support for Overlays to Framer Sites, allowing you to design video overlays, modals, toasts, banners, slide-in sidebars and much more. Select a layer on your web page, then click on Overlays near the top of your property panel. This brings you into an edit mode, where you can customize your overlay. You’ll notice a backdrop being applied by default, and you can pick between a bunch of animation presets too. Note that each layer you draw or paste onto your Overlay can have their own Enter and Exit animations too, allowing for expressive customization. Be sure to give the playground demo a try too!