Overlay positioning below "fold"
I would like to be able to position an overlay so that it is connected to a specific element regardless of whether that element is below the "fold". For tooltip, dropdown menus, and other interactive elements, overlays are awesome. However, in doing responsive design work for enterprise applications, there are many instances where a dropdown or tooltip will appear below the fold.
As of MAX of this year, we’ve enabled component states, which will give you the flexibility you need to be able to create flyouts, dropdowns, and other interactive elements that will be contextual to its placement on the artboard. Check it out on letsxd.com!
It's definitely not the ideal solution, but it is possible to create overlays for things like tooltips and have them positioned where you want them to be below the fold. You need to read this page for specifics: https://letsxd.com/guides/component-states-common-use-cases
That said, the better and more intuitive solution would be to use the prototyping workspace for handling below-the-fold objects the way it already does for those above-the-fold. The current approach feels exactly like what it is – an inelegant workaround.
I can't believe this still is an issue! I don't understand why the heck the overlay should work only above the fold? I have seen so many cool features implemented during the last year, but it is ridiculous we can't make dropdown menu in footer (to name just one example).
Dion Raftopoulos commented
Nope! this wasn't fixed Elaine... Please sort this out, how are we to prototype realistically if we can't show overlays past the page fold??
How do we contact these admins outside of this? they seem to mark things complete as they didn't understand the issue (or didn't want to fix it) and never revisit to check if the issue persists.
This is not complete, I cannot put an overlay below the fold. I have to drag the viewport further down and looks really bad just to work around this issue. Why was this marked as complete?
Paul Brown commented
This is not complete - I am still not able to place overlays beyond the fold!! This is a basic requirement, please fix it
This feature is not complete. Overlays exist, but the request is to be able to place them anywhere on a design, not just above the fold. Please revisit!
Feature is not complete. Unfortunately, can't upvote this because Elaine locked it when she marked it complete. Please take another look at this request. This is crucial to being able to use the overlay feature.
This is STILL an issue! Please can you just allow overlays to work below the fold!!!
Not complete. Please fix.
This is not complete, I've been using Adobe XD for about 3 months now. Every day I find new issues that are really affecting my day to day use of this programme, overlays, exporting to pdf, colour handling, full-width preview modes, embedded video. All really standard stuff that you would expect from UX software.
And all these issues seem to be years old, what's that all about.
I do not really want to move back to sketch but it's getting that way.
Has this been fixed as I cant up-vote it!
Jessie Lacey commented
This is still an issue? Sucks! Come on, this is not "complete".
Claus Hingebjerg commented
You cant solve a broken feature by adding a different feature... Please fix overlays below the fold indstead of inventing something new.
Lana Jones commented
I would agree with the commenters that this feature is not complete. Allowing Overlays below the fold is a must.
This should 100% be part of the Overlay functionality. As mentioned below, the complications of components start you have many elements with many states that function on different layers. I have a side nav within a main page that has 11 different overlays or art pieces associated with it and building 11 different components on top of each other only to have to turn them all on or off would take forever. Building them as separate art boards and using overlays would work PERFECTLY, but I cannot use an overlay below the fold. Seems silly.
Matt Worsham commented
This isn't complete. Component states are awesome for sure... But, Overlays anywhere on the artboard seems like an easy ask.
Imagine having a map with 15 clickable hotspots. Each hotspots allows a pop-up with more information. Now imagine having to create 15 states to account for each pop-up. No thanks.
Overlays are much easier in this scenario, so I'd say this feature is not complete.
James C commented
That this functionality wasn't considered a must for MVP is a black mark against all of Adobe. Whatever PM convinced the higher-ups this was the "intended functionality" for anyone but the devs who couldn't make it work (or didn't want to try) should be blacklisted from ever working on tech products again.
Adriano Fernandes commented
Please XD team! This is simply an essential feature when it comes to interactive interfaces. Overlay below the fold NOW, please!