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  1. Show Layout Grid in Development Share Link

    Show layout grids on artboards when in development mode - how this feature (https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/inspect-design-specs.html#Viewandinspectlayoutgridproperties) was removed as a feature with update 24.x boggles me...

    46 votes
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    21 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Switch between grid and flow view for Share for Development

    There has been a recent change to the share for Dev view. We relied on that view to express flows. Now it is in a grid similar to Zeplin. I get the change, but not the removal. It would be great to be able to switch between the two. This way individual assets are still quickly accessed and the flow can also be expressed. Our devs were looking at the linking and able to view the overall flow. This was determined to be extremely helpful.

    88 votes
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    feature-completed  ·  65 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Publish Character Style Names in Design Specs

    When you are working with many different fonts it's handy to name them to keep check of what you are working with. However when uploading the design specs to hand over to the developer, it lists the font styles WITHOUT the custom names.

    Please can you upload the style names too?

    80 votes
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    feature-completed  ·  10 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Extract / Export CSS for development feature

    Nothing more complected simply add Extract css from design as given in illustrator its very important other wise now day's it's simple to design in XD and very difficult to Develop application from xd assets because of no css export option in it, Please include this.

    693 votes
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    84 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With the August 2019 release, we’ve enabled the ability for developers to copy css attributes from design specs links.

    Thanks for the support and keep the feedback coming on how we can further deliver more value through such code snippets in XD

  5. Allow editing shared specs links' titles - use case for derivative files.

    If I make derivative files from a file that was already shared as a specs link all derivatives will have the same title on the shared specs screen.

    Confusing to devs and clients and a common use case when working on products.

    1 vote
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  6. Option to publish all screens even without prototyping

    If I started prototyping and publish design specs without the prototype linking all the screens the design spec shows only the screens that are linked in the prototype. The specs link doesn't get updated even if I remove all the links.

    371 votes
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  7. Collapse the property inspector on design specs

    When on the smaller screens (desktop and mobile) the Asset panel takes up a large space of the screen. Create possibility to collapse and open this, or make more mobile friendly.
    To be able to use to whole screen to only view the artboard, click on elements and see their specs on mobile and have space to create comments.

    4 votes
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  8. Get assets on design spec mode

    On the design specs mode, I should be able to direct developers to where a specific asset is. Sometimes I want to attach a link to an asset (if it's common use, a logo hosted on S3 for an example), sometimes the dev needs to be able to download the asset (be it an image already scaled to 1x, 2x, etc or the code of an SVG to embed into a page) and the third case is that I need to attach some free text (for example a path on our local server or the icon code on font awesome…

    190 votes
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    25 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi All,

    With XD’s 11.0 release (which happened moments ago), we’ve made this feature live.

    You can now save time and give developers the ability to extract and download assets from Design Specs. Mark layers as assets for export and send as a Design Specs link. Developers can download all the assets in the file format they need

    As always, please do let us know about what you think of this feature and feel free to log the improvements that you’d like to see in this workflow as new requests at https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests?category_id=323330

    Thanks,
    Harish

  9. Single link for design specs and prototype

    Great to see design specs working! Will add some ideas for it here. The first of them is:

    As a designer, I need to send to developers a link with the working prototype and another with the design specs. Would be great if I could share a single link and design specs and prototype worked as tabs on that page.

    107 votes
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    14 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is now available in the latest design specs links published from XD 21.0 onwards.

    Now you can share a single design specs link with developers that includes both prototypes interactions and design specs. This saves your developers time as well as enable you to better communicate your design intent.

  10. Design Specs for Enterprise customers

    I'd love to see a way for for Enterprise customers whose companies have chosen not to permit sharing to be able to take advantage of the Design Specs feature. We need a way to export a local file that shows the specs that we can share on our internal, private networks. Without this, your largest customers are still left drawing design specs by hand.

    105 votes
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    9 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We seem to have missed marking this done when it was actually completed! For those enterprise customers who have sharing disabled, you can now work with your CSM to enable local publish. Please note that none of the services will be connected, which means that you will not be able to comment.,

  11. Design Specs, hard to view specs of grouped/layered elements

    Hard to view specifications of every element in a group/layer. For developers it seems better not to group anything, so they can view every item and layer (like overlays, highlighted text, etc.). But even then one cannot see all colors of the layers in one element (when you show different states of button, you add a 30% black overlapping layer on top of a color). A solution would be to show all layers, and make them selectable.

    33 votes
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  12. Show the layer names on design spec mode

    When the developer clicks an element, the layer name is not shown. Today he can only see the type of that layer ("Rectangle", "Text", "Group", etc). If the layer name was shown the designers could append information on that layer like the asset name or the color variable that should be used on that element.

    69 votes
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  13. A text with multiple styles only the first one is show on design specs

    For an example, when I have some bold text inside a paragraph, the design specs for that paragraph should state that not only that text is Arial 12px but also has some bold inside.

    45 votes
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  14. Copy CSS attributes

    As Sketch already do... Possibility to copy css attributes by right clic (like gradient attributes,...) and paste it into a code editor.

    705 votes
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    44 comments  ·  10: Developer Handoff  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With the August 2019 release, we’ve enabled the ability for developers to copy css attributes from design specs links.

    Thanks for the support and keep the feedback coming on how we can further deliver more value through such code snippets in XD

  15. Design Specs link - Display unique Typographic Specs within one textbox

    See attached Screenshot for reference;

    If a designer has set up multiple fonts / weights / sizes within one textbox, the design specs link can only read one spec per textbox. This forces the designer to change their workflow by setting up every heading/ paragraph etc. within a new textbox, to allow the developer to read all the specs.

    We need to be able to see the unique specs for typography (font name, weight, size etc) wether or not it's set up in one textbox.

    Also for example, suppose I have one sentence in which only two words are bolded,…

    2 votes
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  16. Design Specs: Publish layout grid

    Show layout grids on artboards on the design specs pages.

    11 votes
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  17. Multiple Color in Text - Design Specs

    If there is a paragraph where there text color is not everywhere the same, on the design specs you can view only one color and not the second one.

    It would be nice and handy especially for the developers, to be able to see/pick all the colors that are used inside a paragraph placeholder on the design specs mode.

    4 votes
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  18. Make Styles panel collapsible, or add fullscreen mode in Design Specs

    When viewing design specs on smaller screens, the top, right, and bottom panels take up too much space. I recommend making the right panel collapsible, the bottom panel shorter, and the top panel transparent like the bottom one.

    9 votes
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  19. Update design spec when publishing prototype

    Use case:
    Developer asked me for a link for specs, and when I gave it to him he found out that screens differ from prototype. It was because I forgot to update both links.

    Proposed Solution:
    Enable automatic update whenever prototype is updated, via some kind of toggle button/ checkbox.

    My thoughts on problem:
    Since I cannot directly edit specs link, it makes sense to update it only when I edit current state of prototype - the prototype is current, valid state of app. Therefore it makes sense to give us some kind of automatization for this process.

    Thanks, you're…

    8 votes
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  20. Put Comment Feature in Design Spec Public Link

    Why is the comment feature not allowed in the Design Spec Public Link? Why can't it work the same as Prototype Shared Link? Why is it only in the Private Link?

    I want a place for my team to review my screens from a bird's eye view without having to invite them.

    And the email invite is crap because it only works if it's their adobe email account. But what if they don't have an Adobe account? Then it doesn't work. So now I don't feel confident sharing any private link because it's highly likely they cannot access it.

    I…

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    We’ve delivered comments in design specs. Arun has mentioned:

    Commenting feature is present even for the Design Spec public links. When you publish a public Design Specs link from latest release of XD and share it with your team, they would be able to open the commenting panel and add provide feedback. Please note that commenting feature is available for both Public & Private links.

    Private links is a secure way of sharing your designs with team members. When reviewers click on the invite email, they would be taken to Adobe sign-in page where they can choose to sign-up in case their email does not have an adobe ID. As soon as they sign-up, it would automatically be associated and would provide them access to view your private design.

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