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  1. Component States to Development (Design Specs)

    How can we export Hover states to development?
    In the specs there is only one state in the component. How will development see all states?

    273 votes
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  2. Ability to view FULL color palette and character styles AND exported assets in Asset panel in Design Specs (Maybe a SEPARATE ASSET ARTBOARD)

    I've just spent TWO HOURS with one of your support reps because I could no longer see the color palette info for my artboards when I selected them in Design Specs view online. At the end of the TWO HOURS (during which I had to share my computer with him so he could try to see what the issue might be), he told me this is the expected behavior because the colors had been added to the Assets panel and I'd marked my assets for export (as you do, so the developers (devs) can download the assets they need).

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    1 vote
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  3. background colour for assets in dev inspector needs to be adjustable

    Most of our assets are white as we have a dark background on our app and this makes the asset view in dev mode totally useless.

    Please give use a darker colour or allow us to pick one that works for us.
    Alternatively give us a list view option with label names so we can see what we are doing.

    1 vote
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  4. Reduce the header & footer on the shared Development files.

    The huge header and footer (ESPECIALLY THE FOOTER) on the bottom of the display area of a shared Development (export for Web) mockup is ridiculous. PLEASE reduce it significantly!

    WHY is are the header and footer so huge? We're not trying to show-off Adobe XD. The Software Engineers I work with could care less about Adobe XD! They want to see a spec'd mockup that they can use. I'm trying to show-off a mockup and most of the screen is taken up by useless, space-hogging Adobe XD stuff.

    2 votes
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  5. Sort design tokens the way it's arranged in the assets panel

    The Design Tokens feature is a welcome and useful addition.
    However I was surprised, that the colors did appear in a completely random order in the stylesheet. I had intentionally sorted them in my assets panel.

    I mean sorting them alphabetically would have been a conclusive choice too, but scrambling them is bad.

    2 votes
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  6. Download assets as JPGs from Design Specs

    Please create the option to download assets as JPGs from design specs. As of right now, there are only options to download as PNG or PDF. JPG seems pretty odd to exclude. Additionally, it would be great if you could have the ability to control your batch export preferences.

    104 votes
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  7. Comment on overlay layer

    When adding development notes to an overlay page, the pins are fixed to the page behind the overlay causing the pins to be in the wrong position when you have a scroll-able modal overlay. It would be helpful if the pins could be fixed to the overlay itself so the pins stay in context.

    2 votes
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  8. Show component name in the design specs

    It's great to have the component at last. But now I need to communicate the component name with the developers. for example: the values of a certain text are not interesting - they only need to know its class (is it H1, H2...?)

    Swatches already have the name (only on hover, why?) in the specs, so it's obvious you did recognise the need for that.

    40 votes
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  9. Remember previously selected flow view setting in Design Specs

    It would be much better if setting highlighted on the screenshot with red square would be remembered every time I open the page

    2 votes
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  10. Export SVG group as individual object

    The developer mode currently is exporting my SVGs as various individual files, although I'm grouping them in .xd file before exporting.

    This is giving me headaches, as often Developers will send e-mails requesting the images corrected to program the front-end of a webpage. This highly affects the workflow and productivity, as I have to go by every single one and export as .png.

    This happens often when I need to edit icons and vectors in XD on the fly, by adding new elements and grouping them together. Would be nice if grouping these modifications would be enough to export them…

    2 votes
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  11. Xamarin/and or Firebase plug-in

    My devs are using Xamarin. It would be nice to share my file with them in a way that makes it quicker for them to code my prototype. This might be dumb but I thought I might as well ask.

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  12. Export entire prototype as a User/Wire Flow type diagram

    It's very easy to create linked "prototypes" within XD - thank you...

    However, the way a prototype is viewed makes seeing the "flows" that exist within it very hard.

    What I would like to see is a way to export all the artboards with the prototype "linking" arrows visible and nicely rendered as a large diagram...

    This diagram would be similar to the concept of "Wireflows" (https://www.nngroup.com/articles/wireflows/) and enable an easy way to produce another type of design deliverable.

    I appreciate that the design specs feature sort of allows this, in that you can see see all artboards,…

    78 votes
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  13. One dashboard for developers

    One dashboard with al prototypes for developers. Select project and see al specs. (zeplin) Now it's only send a link to developer.

    5 votes
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  14. Code snippets for buttons in default and hover states

    Is there a way to view code snippets for buttons in their default and hover states when a prototype is shared with developers?

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  15. Display component names in development prototype

    When you develop a design system in XD the structure of your components should be visible in the specs panel of your development prototype.
    If you build sensible components in XD with a clear naming scheme you can communicate a lot of context to the developer.
    In order to collaborate effectively teams should aim to share class or tag names between prototype and frontend code.

    4 votes
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  16. Convert Paths to Images

    I sometimes Illustrate directly in Adobe XD, please allow us to Rasterize or Select which Paths should be downloable for developers. I spent too much time manually exporting paths

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  17. Delete all unresolved comments.

    I have very old comments that might have been resolved before, but i can't delete or find out where are the comments, there is no way to delete or resolve this comments, clicking on them it gets me to the wrong artboard and I can't replicate the actions to make this comments appear, either give us the option to delete this comments or improve the display of this comments inside components.

    1 vote
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  18. Preview graphic on the sidebar when clicking on an element on the artboard

    Sometimes designers forget to name their layers and hand them off via the design spec sheet. It would be nice to be able to see a preview of the graphic on the specs sidebar when you click it on the artboard.

    For example I click an image on the artboard, and the spec sidebar it tells me that i've clicked on Group 114, but I'm not exactly sure if it's the graphic that I need because it's a grouped layer. I know I can right click to view layers, but it would just a be a whole lot more convenient…

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  19. Export XD assets panel to SASS

    I'm a developer and I need to turn a designer's design into css code.
    The assets panel now has only one group of colors. But the css divide the colors into background-colors, border-colors, and font colors.Can the asset panel add these groups so that they are consistent with the web code?

    7 votes
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  20. Preview feature in Design Specs

    It would be nice to be able to see a preview on the sidebar of the element that you clicked from the main artboard. That would make it just quicker for devs to download what they need, especially when clicking on layers that are buried beneath other layers. I know you can right click and select the layer you need, but sometimes layers aren't named properly, and it'll just be a great quality of life improvement to be able to preview what you are clicking on the main artboard. Most design spec platforms already have this feature.

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