All very good questions! We have a vision for what our developer handoff is going to look like, and we're working on getting this up and running for you. In the short term, your devs can install XD and use our measurement tools (Learn to draw simple lines and shapes using the drawing tools in Adobe Experience Design).
However, in the long term, you'll want to rely on our developer handoff workflow, which you can upvote here on UserVoice: Generate specs / measurements / style guide for developers – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs
We also shared a vision for what this might look like, so check out this presentation from MAX this past November: Adobe MAX 2016. Day 1 Keynote (Chapter 3) | Adobe Creative Cloud - YouTube (start around minute 24).
Hope that helps!
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 :Feature summary | October and November 2017 releases of Adobe XD
This is only a start and we are working on enhancing Design Specs.
We’re looking for your feedback on the feature.
With design specs now you can achieve the below points which was your concern: You can refer to the blog for more info: November Update of Adobe XD | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe
2. Element dimension and distance measurements
3. Color codes of all elements
4. Font type, size, and color of text elements
1. Asset distribution/extraction is not yet rolled out but planned for our future release.
Stay tuned for more updates!
I completly agree with Dashanan on this point.
We also work with front end developper but mostly freelancers. We currently deliver organized PSD files.
They can identify every task to do that has been pointed previously.
The only ways to actually use adobe XD in a workflow are :
- working with devs who already owns a XD licence
- exporting ourselves all the deliveries for the devs
What could be helpful is that XD could export a file that can be opened without program (a kind of standalone), including all the objects needed (elements / fonts). The file has integrated elements for measurments, color codes and font size. In an additionnal folder you could find all the objects in SVG / PNG.
Maybe i am a daydreamer !
The recent integration with Zeplin (https://blog.zeplin.io/zeplin-now-integrates-with-adobe-xd-cc-726c8a4b2f22 ) might exactly want you are looking for. I have found using Zeplin a great solution for communicating with my developers. Since there is also integration with Sketch, you can have a mixed design team
Thanks for the tip, i heard about it but actually never experienced it on our projects. We ll give it a try soon.
The licence can be pricy for some freelanceers but if it is cost efficient on the long term its a win win situation.
Thanks again !
Infortunatly i work on Windows, and it is actually not yet available. Dammit
Without complete set of basic features .
how can anybody use the Software for their work , knowing fully well that designs made in XD will not be easy to code as their would be lot of manual work. even simple basic features like Horizontal and vertical Flip is missing in the XD.
But hey Adobe you have goldmine in your closet .
Just Update Freehand MX software that you have into a XD like software . you will rock. as Freehand by far is the best vector software ever and most easy to use . with added UI design capability , freehand may rock. but XD looks far from it