I'm thinking... create buttons and elements to be re-used within sections that are already symbols.
Hope that makes sense 😬
Much needed. For now, I have to rely on copy/paste, which is a steady source of mishaps
A blog post from 2 1/2 months ago talks about on this being on the horizon. Is there a beta program available or an update on what's happening?
Really don't understand what the secrecy is all about - other than to frustrate and annoy your *customers* from making important decisions based on a public roadmap.
webflow could learn a thing or two from https://clickup.com on how to actually include customers in your vision week in and week out - rather than frustrating and alienating them with exclusion and drip feeding.
There is a stark difference between the confidence the clickup people demonstrate in their product and what I can only be described as uncertainty and fear in webflows drip drip approach because "oh no but our competitors would be onto us".
I thought the new mantra from recent financing was about being more inclusive? Does that not apply to customers?
This is not just about nested symbols - but a general roadmap approach and inclusive one at that - so we can plan our futures as well. Surprises might be the right approach for a consumer HARDWARE company like Apple to "delight" their customers - but it sucks for planning SOFTWARE features and deliveries and being largely in the dark.
With 30+ years in this industry my feedback comes from a place of believing webflow is one of the most amazing pieces of technology I've used or built - ever. Blows my mind what it can do in a browser and has made a technology accessible to people who wouldn't otherwise had access to it. That's inclusive.
I'd like to see the management of the process - from a customers perspective - rise to the same level of blowing my mind.
In development 🤘🏼
We need this. It's an absolute must. If Webflow wants to be the best way to build for web and stay a leader in modern web design, we need features like this to achieve maximum flexibility with our layouts.
Just tried to do this today.
We have symbols for vertical rhythm to a page - providing consistent vertical spacing throughout our pages.
I tried to place one of these symbols in another symbol and was unable to do so. It would be nice. Until then, I had to simply use the class tag - but not everyone's use case is so simplistic.
This is essential for our company, please add asap
This is absolutely needed!
Please, Webflow, give us the gift of nested symbols.
Just realised symbols can't be nested and that sucks!
Really hope this is coming soon, I'm working on a template that will be resold to businesses in the same industry. I have developed a private page where all the information of the individual customers can entered, and using a nested symbol system, the information would automatically populate the website.
With the current system, the same information appears in multiple symbols but as it can't be nested, each symbol has to be individually amended.
Hey Webflow Team - please prioritize this. It would make using Webflow so much easier and efficient.
I'm out of votes, but if I had another, it would go to Nested Symbols.
Yes, please. This would be an enormously helpful feature for creating an efficient design workflow.
I'm out of votes but want to add this would be a game-changer :)
This absolutely must exist for any sort of Design System implementation. It's a huge headache to try and manage symbols otherwise.
Yes, in Webflow your CSS classes are essentially your Symbols (from Sketch) or Components (from Figma), so this is not a 1-to-1 analogy. But There are many real scenarios where you need to nest something like a social footer (4 items) inside a set of cards (10 items). Currently, you have to manage either one or the other. And that makes revisions to a larger site very time-consuming. Much more time-consuming than on Sketch or Figma.
Would love to see this added as well.
Please move this up the backlog... I'm using webflow to generate react components and right now I've got to duplicate elements containing nested symbols if I change them on one of my pages, otherwise my generation tool throws a fit.
Yes please! I've gotten used to creating Symbols/Components in design tools like Figma and Sketch. This will make it more efficient to apply design updates across the board, instead of having to create a unique symbol for every instance.
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