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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!

Thanks,

-Elaine

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  • Kevin Neal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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

  • Ivan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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?

  • Harold Vergucht commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A customizable layout grid is the MOST needed design feature! OVER PROTOTYPING!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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?

  • Lesje commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any idea how long this will take?? Just tried to switch to XD (again) from Sketch... and there's no layout. aaaaaaaaaaargh

  • Eric commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Oink commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    it's pretty much the first step for designing anything digital. Foundation, bootstrap.... don't use square guides. There is no css for that.

  • Mark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    are you serious?! arguably layout grid is even more important that guides - this is where all your work starts! this is such a basic feature, I'm surprised it's still missing.... we need comprehensive grid system tools added asap. thx!

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