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What’s Next for Adobe XD CC?

Today we announced Adobe XD 1.0, representing a foundational milestone on our continued journey to deliver the complete solution for UX/UI designers, as well as the creative professionals, stakeholders, and developers they work with.Similar to the beta period, we’ll continue to deliver regular updates that bring new capabilities and refinement based on your feedback. Over the next couple of months, expect to see more progress across design, prototyping, and sharing capabilities.

Design

We’re working to provide the essentials in core design tools to remain fast and focused on UX design. Support for underlining text, switching between point and area text, layout grids, and JPG export are coming in the next few months, with further support for adaptive and responsive design, plus tools to help with management and reusability of assets.

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Prototype

Beyond screen-to-screen transitions, you need a set of rich capabilities to truly communicate design intent. You will see progress on overlays (transitioning elements on top of an existing artboard) and scrollable areas within an artboard soon. Following that our goal is to enable higher fidelity micro-interactions and support more gestures and interaction types.

Share

Most design projects involve collaborating with developers for implementation. Creating documentation and outlining specs takes valuable time away from designing. To help this process, you will be able to publish design specs in the next release of XD, enabling developers to view flows and get measurements, colors and styles from your design — all in the browser.

Third-party Integrations

In addition to what’s included with XD, we are enabling integration with third-party tools to extend and customize XD. For the first wave, you can expect to see interoperability with Zeplin and Sympli, providing teams with a choice in design to development workflows. We are also planning to add plug-in support, with the ability for anyone to extend XD with additional tools, commands, and panels.

Thank You

We are excited to release XD 1.0 today, but we are even more excited about its future and how you will use XD to design, prototype, and share your creations. As always, we encourage you to tell us what you think or reach us on Twitter (@AdobeXD).

Thank you for your continued support, and we hope you join us on this journey to build the complete solution for UX design.

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  • By Jack - 7:20 AM on October 18, 2017  

    Really happy to see this leave beta, though hugely disappointed with the release – there’s no new additions.

    So sad to see y’all drop the ball on this one after such a promising start (especially now Invision’s announced their own desktop app for designing and prototyping).

    • By Peter Flynn (Adobe) - 3:04 PM on October 19, 2017  

      We update XD every single month, so each update is just an increment. We rolled out lots of new features last month, and you’ll see a whole slew more in the November release too (like layout grids and design spec publishing).

    • By LTGS - 10:20 PM on October 19, 2017  

      Super excited about the Invision Studio app (https://www.invisionapp.com/studio). I’m requesting early access. I agree that the XD team dropped the ball – in my opinion by putting too much focus on artwork design and not enough on prototyping. They should have prioritized the prototyping stuff before the artwork design stuff.

    • By Kyle @ Adobe - 1:27 PM on October 20, 2017  

      Hi Jack,

      Thank you for the note. We are glad to be at 1.0! With this release, we added support for adding linked and unlinked raster graphics into XD from Creative Cloud Libraries. You can see it in action here at (2:05) in our new tutorial: https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/how-to/web-mobile-app-ui-ux-design-basics.html#create_your_high_fidelity_design

      The 1.0 release also includes email notifications for commenting on shared web prototypes.

  • By Sarah Sorensen - 8:53 AM on October 18, 2017  

    I’m happy to hear about the ability to be able to deliver design specs to the developers as that is a huge time sink. But until there is more microinteractions and UI animations this is still not my go to prototyping tool. I currently use UXPin, but am looking forward to eventually switching to XD. You’re just not there yet but please keep at it.

    • By Kyle @ Adobe - 1:28 PM on October 20, 2017  

      Hi Sarah,

      Glad you to hear that you are looking forward to checking out design specs! As you may have read above, we are working on micro-interactions and UI animations. We’ll let you know when we have more developments to share in this area. Thank you for using XD!

  • By Alex V. - 9:18 AM on October 18, 2017  

    What’s the point of CC subscription if you have to pay extra just to export code/assets via Zeplin/Simpli. This should be built-in the XD.

    • By Raghavan - 11:15 PM on October 18, 2017  

      Alex: Adobe is providing support for developer workflows. We are starting by providing measurements and style info first and then will get into assets as well as code snippets. Please let me know if you would love to participate in our pre-release program so that you can participate in that journey and also influence how it gets built.

      • By Dave - 8:43 PM on November 8, 2017  

        Hi Raghavan,

        I would like to participate in your pre-release program and help influence how it gets built. Please let me know how.

    • By Kyle @ Adobe - 1:32 PM on October 20, 2017  

      Hi Alex,

      Thank you for the feedback. We continue to work on making it easier to go from design to development with XD.

      We heard from customers about how crucial tools like Zeplin and Sympli are to their existing workflows, so we are thrilled to be working with these partners.

  • By Tyler H - 10:44 AM on October 18, 2017  

    Lahary, Looks exciting. For this to be my prototyping tool of choice, it needs a feature that Balsamiq has. The ability to quickly add symbols to the workspace by name using only the keyboard. I’m in an artboard, hit a keystroke, begin typing the name from the library, hit enter on the suggested item, and voila. It’s right in front of me for positioning. No scrolling through a library or external kit to find what I’m looking for.

    • By Kyle @ Adobe - 1:35 PM on October 20, 2017  

      Hi Tyler,

      Thank you for the suggestion. If you have not already, I would check out our UserVoice site (https://adobexd.uservoice.com) where you can vote for and suggest new features. Please feel free to add your suggestion there.

  • By Souheil Mechlawi - 1:26 PM on October 18, 2017  

    I am glad you’ve finally made a full release but where are we with scrolling lists, dropdowns, modals, accordions, and sections that are fixed from scrolling, like a nav bars? These elements take too much time and effort to create in Xd, sometimes aren’t even possible. Definitely not at the “speed of thought”. Not everyone’s designs involve “Repeating Grids” you know 🙂

    • By Kyle @ Adobe - 8:27 AM on October 24, 2017  

      Hi Souheil,

      Thank you for the feedback. We are actively working on these areas and will share more when these features are ready.

  • By Stevo - 4:57 PM on October 18, 2017  

    Since Adobe XD is now out of Beta, how will the developers see the measurements if this feature is not even out yet? o.o

    • By Kyle @ Adobe - 8:29 AM on October 24, 2017  

      Hi Stevo,

      Measurement functionality for developers is coming in our next release.

  • By Mikhail - 9:46 PM on October 18, 2017  

    WDF Adobe? Did you set the price before releasing “design specs” or Zeplin integration for developers? Now they have to buy Xd because they need just view all dimensions/colors/etc? Not good Adobe, this is a totally wrong step if you want to populate Xd in the professional area.

    • By Kyle @ Adobe - 8:31 AM on October 24, 2017  

      Hi Mikhail,

      Similar to how shared prototypes work in XD, you will be able to a Design Specs link to developers even if they do not have XD.

  • By usama - 11:56 PM on October 18, 2017  

    At the adobe max, a lot of us were expecting at least to see the fixed header / component feature…

    • By Kyle @ Adobe - 8:34 AM on October 24, 2017  

      Hi Usama,

      Thank you for the feedback. With 1.0, we added support for adding linked and unlinked raster graphics from CC libraries. We are continuing to work on adding more prototype functionality.

  • By Lautaro Ferreyro - 12:56 PM on October 19, 2017  

    Keep it up. This is looking really good.

    • By Kyle @ Adobe - 8:34 AM on October 24, 2017  

      Much appreciated Lautaro!

  • By Glen Lipka - 4:24 PM on October 19, 2017  

    What happened to the collaboration features? It’s been a year since the announcement. Is it real or not?

  • By LTGS - 10:09 PM on October 19, 2017  

    MUSIC TO MY EARS:

    >>> You will see progress on overlays (transitioning elements on top of an existing artboard) and scrollable areas within an artboard soon.

    Without these two features, prototyping with XD is a non-starter. I’m hoping this happens by January 2018.

  • By Patrick Tartaglini - 1:11 AM on October 20, 2017  

    I was so exciting about the release… and so disappointed when i opened it… It feels like cutting only the beta users. i can’t really see an improvement!

    Don’t get me wrong: i love adobe xd, but it really has to improve: I was really looking forward to import gifs and videos, which are so necessary nowadays! Many people where crying over the internet in the last months and i really thought you, adobe, would hear it.

    I just hope that you are already working on updates and make us all happy the next days hopefully!

    Best from germany!
    Patrick

  • By Stevo - 9:49 PM on October 20, 2017  

    When are you planning to release this?

  • By Scott Ruth - 6:10 AM on October 25, 2017  

    So excited to see you publish some concrete details about your roadmap. All of the new features mentioned in this post are things that I have wanted and voted on in UserVoice. Can’t wait!

    Many people are talking about InVision Studio, and it does look promising, so I hope you’ll stay competitive.

    One final point… I’ve read critical remarks from others that you shouldn’t focus on design tools so much. I understand that people want more robust prototyping features (so do I!) but I just want to say that the design tools are wonderful. A few things are lacking, but I love how many details you’ve paid attention to. It’s so FAST to put a design together in XD. Simple things like rounding corners, changing font names and font weights, applying fills and borders are wonderful. The assets are super powerful, way better than Sketch, I’m just waiting for a library system so I can reuse them more easily.

    In summary, this is a great roadmap, keep up the great work focusing on BOTH design and prototyping improvements.

  • By val bertignoli - 9:20 PM on October 26, 2017  

    Sticky Header anytime soon?!?!

  • By Clark Piggott - 2:31 AM on October 30, 2017  

    Designing in XD is for me, the best prototyping software out there. It is definitely missing some key elements:

    1. Scrollable elements, Hover spots, Sticky headers and interactive modals.

    2. Scaling images within a mask would help!

    3. Re-naming elements in your styles, colours and symbols.

    4. Ability to have an assets, workflow document and symbols tab for a single project.

    5. Foldering system for symbols

    Otherwise I am very happy with the direction in which XD is heading. Having design/prototyping/sharing/dev tools all in one application would be a treat!

    Keep up the good work!

  • By John Mcmillian - 6:41 AM on November 16, 2017  

    I have just discovered XD after using Photoshop for years. It is definitely the way I would like to prototype from now on!
    There are some elements I would like to see:

    1. Scaling images within a mask

    2. Reordering artboards (similar to Illustrator)

    3. Re-naming/grouping symbols

    I like it so far and can’t wait to see how it grows!