Allow duplicate colors in assets panel
When making two items the same color, then they merge on the colors palette and the second item is lost, ie. If you have a color for Title and a color for a Sub Title, if the Title is set to #FFFFFF and then the Sub Title is set to #FFFFFF, then the Sub Title is removed and the two merge.
This is useful in some instances, but not always, I would love the option to be able to choose NOT to merge items in the color palette.
I've also been annoyed by this on numerous occasions. If I'm making mockups for a fickle customer and need to be able to change the colour of some elements but not others that have the same original colour, it's a tedious task and the "slightly different colour" option is sloppy and shouldn't be relied upon.
XD Version 188.8.131.52
Windows 10 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.615)
I often name colors based on their "element" role in a design; for example, banner text foreground, menu background, etc.
This enables me to change element or similar colors "on the fly" to test out different designs. (Similar to having styles)
As the "Color Asset" management paradigm exists now, you can only have *one* instance of a color, so if I want to replace, say banner text (which is white) with orange, and select "highlight on canvas" and then "edit" the color, *all* white text gets replaced, a nasty side effect for a large project.
I understand the concept of a color palette for a project, but it sure would be nice to be able to treat *each* color as a truly individual color rather than simply part of a global palette (no duplicates)...
Yes, there is the workaround of using "slightly" varying colors, but that is a crutch, not a solution for true design.
I'm unable to store two identical colors or typeface assets in my assets panel, the + icon gets grayed out. I presume this is a bug cause it is obvious why we need to be able to store several assets that carry identical properties. In many cases one color can carry different applications, a border color could be a border on buttons but also the background color another place in the UI. We should be able to add as many identical color assets as we want due to this so the developers and other receiving shared files can read the text in the assets panel and learn how to apply etc.
Totally agree. This is annoying.
We got a huge white label project with many different customers. All got the same XD file with a bunch of predefined color codes they can customize.
The user might even not recognise that he lost color names if he selects the same value.
Why can´t this be up to the user?