Layout Grid (Columns, Rows, Margins, Gutter)
Have an ability to display a grid/guides mainly for web design use cases.
As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve delivered Layout Grids in the November release of XD. We’d love specific feedback on Layout Grids as we continue to grow, so I’m closing this feature request. If you have specific additional functionality you’d like to see in the Layout Grid feature, please do file it as a new feature request in the Design feature area!
Great to have the new grid feature, but I'm really missing rows/baseline grid. Vertical rhythm is important! :-)
Kevin Neal commented
The layout grid feature is great, really helpful. I just feel it is missing one option - the ability to set a maximum width of the entire grid (including the margins)
Often you'll be designing on the 1366px artboard but only want the content to be, say 1200px. I know you can set a large margin to replicate this but it feels counter-intuitive doing this. and if you then scale the artboard the grid will scale, if you could set a maximum width the grid could stay anchored to this number regardless of artboard size
Finally a grid system.... If I want to use a 960 grid with Col - 60px, Gtr - 20px, Margin - 10px on a 1366 Web layout. I would have to minus the margin from the grid ( 940px ) to get the correct gutter and column width.
So, my margin would be 213px not 203px....
1366 - 940 = 246 / 2 = 213px Left and Right Margins..
I hope this helps David...Since there's no option for contain to Artboard
New layout Grid in latest version is fab, thanks. But I cannot see where you can set the overall width this should use. I would like my grid to be 1440px, 16cols, 10px margin and 20px gutter. However, if I change gutter width it just alters column width and visa versa. Seems impossible to set a column and gutter width which expands the overall grid - I am missing something?
Cyrill Studer commented
Holy sh**! Finally here! Thank you!
Harold Vergucht commented
A lot of responsive designs are made with responsive grids.
Like many designers I use the 12 columns system. Together with margins en gutter settings. Als guides and rulers.
Don't really like the pixel grid. Because it never works out the way you want.
Мария Коломенская commented
Hopefully after few years when XD release grid system it will be at least good to use. Thin like in Photoshop (not massive like in Sketch), allowing to have vertical rhythm.
Мария Коломенская commented
Just can't use this app now because there is no grid system. Feels like nobody can use this app without grid system. This is the second thing every designer do after creating the artboard. Second! And it's still not here.
I was quite excited about XD when you sent me the email and I watched the vids.... finally something to rival sketch but sit inside all our normal CC design flows.
Unfortunately I just sat down, created my first new project file ready to set up.... literally the second thing I would do after creating a new file is set up my grid system.
So after a few minutes of looking for it I'm thinking - "Surely its here somewhere.... but, oh.... no.... you haven't added it yet!!!! What the heck???!??
Seriously though - who signed off on your MVP dev plan - without this feature XD is pretty hard to take seriously.
I would literally just drop in something similar to Adobe Indesign - that has excellent layout tools.
Yep, layout grid - everything else is a great improvement on 'sketch' - why no layout grid though beggars belief.
Then rollovers + interactions on objects not just between screens.
A customizable layout grid is the MOST needed design feature! OVER PROTOTYPING!
AdminCorey Lucier (Adobe) (Admin, Adobe) commented
Don't blink. Next release (you won't be waiting long). :)
Not sure how / why you would launch a product with no ability to add or create a layout grid. This is design 101!
Is there a timeline when this feature will be added?
Syed Maroof commented
Please release this feature asap at least a Ruler so we can start using XD
Any idea how long this will take?? Just tried to switch to XD (again) from Sketch... and there's no layout. aaaaaaaaaaargh
No grid system or guides... Are you serious??
Well your out of Beta and it still isnt here? What are you guys doing over there at Adobe honestly. This legit is the ONLY reason people use Sketch over your products and the fact that you didnt include at least a rip off of sketch is just sad and I have honestly lost all faith in this project. I have downloaded it every time there was a new update, and when i saw no grids I uninstalled. Get your shit together, and if its not clear by all the comments here well then I have no hope.
Saw the announcement that XD was out of beta and immediately came to see if grids had finally been implemented. I'm surprised to see that it's still work in progress. XD is still an unsuitable alternative to Sketch without grids.
Scot Clark commented
it's pretty much the first step for designing anything digital. Foundation, bootstrap.... don't use square guides. There is no css for that.
It is the top 3rd most voted feature of all features. I was excited at the announcement today until I saw, still no grids. It's still beta if it doesn't have layout grids.
Can we have some insight as to what could be the reason it's taking so long for a basic feature? It's such an important aspect of designing a digital layout that to not have it, respectfully is kind of a joke.
If XD is to be used for a project from beginning to end, it has to have Layout Grid panel like Ps or Ai and the ability for snapping to baseline grids.