Auto layout for different screen sizes
Subform allows a designer to design on 1 art and it will translate to ALL sizes without having to manually resize for every viewport.
That is dope! You guys need to get on that.
Matt Talebi commented
It will be great to get auto-layout feature similar to Sketch/Figma - if I have a list of items and want to re-arrange, it's quite a hassle.
Adding this feature will make it much faster to prototype things such as table sorting or accordion style components.
After just trying XD's initial tutorial I viewed the shared file on my iPhone and was disappointed to find the layout does not adapt to other screen sizes.
After some searching I found this thread and have just viewed the videos in Subform and am excited as to just how well the program has been thought through.
As several other have said - combine the XD with Subform and then you'll have your Photoshop of UI!!
Good lord I just don't understand how this feature gets glossed over. And it's making me wonder how good designers are at actually designing things--you'd think for a design program, someone would say "wow, document flow and flex box has been around for a bit, why not add that to our program to make design much easier?"
That sounds way better than constantly moving stupid boxes of elements around every time you make a tiny change to hierarchy.
agree. one design fits any screen: iOS, Android, etc.
This idea should be renamed in Design with layout engine.
Some development platforms use some form of layout engine that automatically places elements on the screen according to a ruleset. These is the future!!!
Benjamin Farkas commented
Wow, I just checked out that link. Christ. If it was a ready to go product, I'd use that instead of XD. I'm with Olga - Adobe, buy out before it butches XD!
Olga Agafonova commented
The Subform layout engine looks robust -- I'm definitely supporting them on Kickstarter.
If I were Adobe, I'd buy them before they become a formidable competitor to XD.
Stuart McCoy commented
Just what the title says. Buy out Subform (https://subformapp.com/) from its owners/developers (they're self-funded so they might welcome the offer) and roll it into Adobe XD. There are some amazing layout features, object states, and all around good ideas about product design built into this little app.
Stephanie Seitz commented
I agree - something like the Auto Layout plugin on sketch would be such a timesaver!
animaapp has also built a plug-in for Sketch that's doing this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v393LgriWCs. Game changer. Let's get on it.