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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.

Specs:
+ 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
etc.

Styleguide:
+ Automatically generated colour palette. And when you change the colour in palette it changes everywhere in the UI.
+ Font styles
+ Generating assets
+ Generating SVGs
etc

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    feature-completed  ·  AdminElaine (Adobe) (Admin, Adobe) responded  · 

    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.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        James, Stevo, Like Prototypes Design Specs too picks up only artboards connected to the home artboard. I'd suggest you wire up the screens and then update the Design Specs link

      • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes! FInally! Good job, although it seems to have trouble with documents that have a lot of screens. My file specifically has 40+ screens and only a few screens appear in the design specs. Please fix as I'm now having to make multiple files for the devs. Great progress otherwise!

      • MaMaLy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd love to see a solution soon that works for Enterprise customers whose companies have chosen not to permit sharing. We need a way to exporting a local file that shows the specs that we can share on our internal, private networks. So sad that we can't take advantage of this powerful feature, and that your largest customers are still left drawing design specs by hand.

      • Qaz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add the feature to download assets for design specs

      • Sumesh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Was too excited but it faded as soon as I tried using it. Its only sharing in creative cloud.

      • Tyson Johnson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! This is beautiful. I am quite literally shaking with excitement. I have only tested it on a couple prototypes but this is freaking amazing. As an avid user of Adobe products for over 20+ years, I have never been this excited for a feature. Thanks again and keep up the awesome progress. I am looking forward to more and more improvements. Now I get to go and kick InVision, Sketch and Craft to the curb!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        YES! TY for hard work! keep improving it! should be good developers have the assets in the inspector to pick them. Thanks!

      • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If guys at adobe are having a hard time we can help you develop and design it

      • Erez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a crucial feature for design teams. Our team is holding off the move to XD until it's available. Any ETA?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Excuse me, when will have this inspector for developers feature? it is crucial!!

      • BLCKBRDDGTL-T commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Something akin to a "code mode" to gives developers access to the code that can give them info such as basic CSS.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As others mentioned, I've also expected to be included in the October's release on Adobe MAX. Currently the handover between Designers and Devs is quite painful and seems that the easiest way is to use Sketch (with Measure plugin) because it exports html and automatically generates the code for text styles, you can click and see dimensions and distances... really helpful :]

      • Joann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We love XD, but cannot transition our team until we have this feature.

        The ability to add plugins like Zeplin would be a workaround if this feature is not going to be released soon.

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