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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.

+ 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

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

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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:

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

    What about the XML feature? I mean to show the XML code for the developer to use

  • Nasir Mahmood commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is a great need for Design Specs to be distributed locally, not just public URL. And also to Prototype, the local prototype export is required, these are highly needed features.

  • Jinyi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, thanks!

    When I tried to publish the Design Specs link, it says "Public link". I wonder whether the Design specs link is private or public?

    I'm working in a company (in a sensitive industry) with very strict NDA, this is very important for me to know.


  • Vaclav commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi all,

    great! But if I want export design spec and assets like icons... what I have to do? Do I have to export assets manualy and then publish design spec? Thanks

  • 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!

  • Stevo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    finally, but it doesn't seem to work when I have 500 screens.

  • 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!

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