Hype AutoLayout (inspired by Figma)

This little extension was initially more primitive and inspired by the following thread. It then turned into a template and now it has become a full extension after reading an article on the Figma auto layout feature.

This extension helps with positioning elements using a stacking order. It should be assigned to a group using data-auto-layout using the value vertical or horizontal. You can use the data-auto-layout-margin to set the margin between elements. This extension supports symbols, groups and elements. It evaluates the height of each direct child in the group you assign this to. If you want to deviate from this behavior you can use the default class name hypeAutoLayoutSize on a container within one of the children to set the height. If you don’t like the selector name or already have your own you can set it on an auto layout group with data-auto-layout-size-selector as a valid query selector qualifier like (for example) .card. Furthermore, there is an extension wide setting to replace the optional size selector HypeAutoLayout.setDefaultSizeSelector.

PS: Would love to have a IDE preview in the future for this



Code repository on GitHub


Version history
1.0 Initial release under MIT-license

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Latest version can be linked into your project using the following in the head section of your project:

Load only the extension:

<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/worldoptimizer/HypeAutoLayout/HypeAutoLayout.min.js"></script>

Load the extension combined with its dependency:

<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/combine/gh/worldoptimizer/HypeMutationObserver/HypeMutationObserver.min.js,gh/worldoptimizer/HypeAutoLayout/HypeAutoLayout.min.js"></script>

Optionally you can also link a SRI version or specific releases.
Read more about that on the JsDelivr (CDN) page for this extension at https://www.jsdelivr.com/package/gh/worldoptimizer/HypeAutoLayout

Learn how to use the latest extension version and how to combine extensions into one file at


Incredible work absolutely love this.

I am driving an eLearning project in work based on this ‘stacking layout’ cleverly put together by @MaxZieb.

The design team will be producing the graphics and I will be using the above template to develop the skeleton :skull: eLearning application through hype :fire:

The app will be used to help new starters find their feet in the company during induction using a ‘smart poster’ design. Users will scan a ‘smart poster’ that has a NFC tag embedded in it to launch ‘hidden gems’ (useful facts about the company) on their phone…using this great template as a starting point.

I will circle back over the coming 4-6 weeks to share my progress.

Thank you @MaxZieb for running with this and doing an outstanding job at developing this awesome template.

-Stephen :ireland:

Some prototype screenshots from the project.