Generate specs / measurements / style guide for developers
What definitely needed in the Design community is to ease the design-development delivery-review phase. To unload both of the sides.
A lot of different platforms, tools, plugins were meant to do that and none of them is fully unloading and simplifying that process.
PNG Express, Specking, Avocode, Markly, Zeplin, Craft, Marketch etc...
I believe there is a need in having some specifications delivery service, styleguide generating service.
+ Measuring distance from text line height (because that's how developers do), not font size.
+ Ability to adjust the UI on the go with automatic sepcs changing
+ Ability to select and automatically calculate the parameter type (dp, px, pt, em, sp) with defining default
+ Automatically generated colour palette. And when you change the colour in palette it changes everywhere in the UI.
+ Font styles
+ Generating assets
+ Generating SVGs
We’re pleased to announce that our Design Specs feature is now available as a Beta in our November release. You can read more about it on our announcement blog post here: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/november-update-of-adobe-xd/
The Design Specs feature is just the first step for us in this space, and we’re looking for your feedback on the feature. In order to focus on the feedback, we’ve created a new feature area that you can target when you file new ideas: 09 Design Specs. Please remember that you should file one idea per submission, so that we can better aggregate your feedback.
This is a big must and would really go a long way to distinguish from Sketch.
Neeeeed this. The Sketch-Zeplin string is the last thing keeping me from fully going #XD4Life. Maybe soon? Maybe? Bueller?
This feature would be a milestone in the deleopment. We working with a huge team of developers and really need this feature. Or the possiplity to use Zeppelin etc. This should come soon.
Yup. Count me in, if somehow text can be dealt with appropriately. Make it match dev environments. So frustrating.
Victor Szilagyi commented
Ditto to what Joshua Solomon said, I want my team to use it, but getting designs made in XD over to engineering is not great at the moment.
Michael Thacker commented
It would be really nice if xD supported a way to show the measurements as callouts. This way I could hand the design images to development. It's especially important when we deliver new design elements.
In AxureRP, we have these in a library and can also generate a specifications document to hand to development.
Agree. This would actually make the difference for XD
Kyle Krukar commented
We're basically begging you.
Joshua Solomon commented
I am pushing our creative team toward XD but their biggest push-back right now is the functionality they get from Scketch + Zeplin. So, having Zeplin like functionality inside of XD would be a huge push forward in the XD adoption here.
Colin Miller commented
Yep! Gone are the days when you can just throw a bunch of graphic assets at a developer and say 'build it'. Documenting styles, colours, measurements is essential.
Zeplin does this well, however, to have these features incorporated into the Adobe suite would be game changer
See https://zeplin.io/ for an example of this feature request.
Calin Balea commented
BIG UP TO THIS!
The design tool of the future MUST include the entire design worflow - design, cloud sync, prototyping, collaboration, specs and hand-off. Jumping between multiple apps to complete this workflow is so exhausting and unproductive.
Regarding hand-off - please do not make the mistake of other tools - do not force devs to sign up to Adobe only to be able to access the specs. That is absurd... it creates so much friction and drops the adoption rate in most companies. Devs don't want to sign up to yet another service - a design tool that they never use... because, you know... they are devs not designers - only to get code hints for a design. A lot of devs prefer to measure using a ruler tool or just eyeball the layout rather than creating an account.
We must allow guests in spec mode, just as we do in Comment mode.
And one last thing: in Spec mode we need a visibility toggle for the layout grid. Otherwise the dev won't know if an element is a col-4 or col-5 width...
We need a feature that automatically gives you the design kit prepared our designs. Also can be added app animation feature for mobile applications.
When is this going to be live!? I saw it at Max so I know it's in development!
Thomas Hallgren commented
This should be part of the Grids/Guides feature.
Ven Francis commented
+10000000 to this... unless zeplin will hit the thing first, then it's fine.
Thiago Vieira commented
This is one of the must-have feature that is still missing. Please give a rough estimate when this will go into your sprint planning.
please, please, please! I waiting for this feature more than year! It is only one issue without which our company can't use XD at work :( With XD I just can't deliver design specs to developers.
Support Zeplin, pls, and XD will be perfect for me
A tool so you can measure margins and elements in percentage instead of pixels. It will be easier when you give measurements to the programmers.