Version Control for Shared Prototypes
We need to have version control for prototypes so when developers are reviewing the prototype, they can look back at a previously shared versions of the prototype.
XD needs to allow client feedback to be monitored.
- Designs sent to client
- Client comments on XD link with changes.
- Design changes made and link is updated.
- Previous comments remain, but the design has changed. No reference to previous designs. Client cannot see what they were talking about, especially when using the pinned comments.
- Developer handoff link replaces design link, so client cannot see previous amends.
XD should promote version/link control.
Ability to add lots of links (which would work as design review round 1, round 2 etc.)
So the story is as follows. I created a link and shared it with clients and received many comments.
I removed art-boards and did some changes, and updated the link. But i lost all previous comments which i had to ask the client to rewrite the comments.
Having history for created links would work just fine
This would be great !! - at the moment we have to create multiple versions of a design document just so that we can share those versions different versions.
It gets pretty complicated manage these files and links
Any updates on this idea?
Seeing from the Shared Unified Link a previous version?
Basic like we have a revision history of the file is adobe creative cloud, we should have the ability to see the history of changes to prototypes.
Julien Aramino commented
Also it would be great to have the possibility to compare different versions of a screen. Side by side for example.
Ceci Lia commented
Version Control is key as part of our Quality System management. Without it, I need to look at other design tools.... which is a real shame.
Jeromie Clark commented
This. I'm managing QE efforts on internal projects, where Xd prototypes are the source of truth for UI validation.
Once I start doing any kind of certification testing based on those prototypes, I need to know that the reference prototype is locked down. Last minute tweaks are a reality, and I really need to be notified of any changes to the reference prototype, and to see some kind of audit trail that lets me know what changed and when. Visual history would be ideal, but even just a list of dates, committers and comments would be enough, in the event that I need to go back and understand why something failed (e.g. why did the prototype show one behavior, but we shipped with another, etc.)
Right now, I'm totally dependent on someone using an artificial process on the honor system (slack channel notifications, email, shoulder-tap), which means that we're fighting human nature on a process that will invariably break down under pressure.
[Deleted User] commented
I just noticed this Post is categorized at "Sharing on the web".
Nevertheless i think both parts, prototyping and sharing, should connect somewhere and maybe this way we would be able to have a backup as well as a more flexible way of handling different versions of the prototyp.
[Deleted User] commented
This would be such a great help.
Sharing my XD-files with other cloud users allows them to edit the original file which can be dangerous especially when I can't comprehend what changed during my last session. The possibility to jumb back to the XD-file 'last edited on dd.mm.yyyy' could be a lifesaver.
Possibility to see the previous versions if you update the prototype link by mistake
+100 Managing shared links is so difficult with XD. Due to how XD works currently, sometimes I need to create new links for prototypes, and this results in the old links becoming outdated. Since there's no way to redirect old links, managing old shared prototypes becomes untenable. If there was version control, it would allow me to make sure that everyone with a prototype link has the most recent version since the link would always be the same.
Chuck Howard commented
it has to be better than zeplin!
Zachary Newton commented
This is something that would be so beneficial! I need this for corporate projects.