AMA: What’s Next for Adobe XD?

over 1 year ago from Rich Lee, Adobe XD

  • Kyle Galle, over 1 year ago

    Hi Dan, thank you for the list!

    Support for 2X with quality settings is on the roadmap. It will be the same options as you see for PNG. Are you looking for more than this?

    For SVG export, are there specific features in the Illustrator export that you need more than others like minification? You can also lend your voice here

    For Layout Grids, we are looking at how to make it work better with design frameworks like Bootstrap.From your post, this request might be the one to vote for here

    Symbol resize is on the roadmap and you can vote for it here

    For animation, could you tell me a little bit more about what elements you want to animate and if use any other tools to do that now?

    1 point
    • Dan RodneyDan Rodney, over 1 year ago

      2x JPEGs typically should be compressed more than 1x JPEGs, so being able to individually set quality would be extremely useful, otherwise I'd have to do two separate exports (each with a different quality) and merge the results.

      SVG export (these are all features found in Illustrator's "Export As"):

      • Ability to minify the SVG but keep ID's (useful for coding animations)
      • Being able to control whether width/height are coded (Illustrator's poorly named "responsive" option).
      • Converting text to outlines upon export (without having to convert the design).
      • Controls for whether CSS or presentation attributes are used

      Animation is being much more heavily used in websites again, so I want to be able to animate anything on a page. While I will probably code a webpage using GreenSock or CSS animations, I want to be able to incorporate animation into designs at an earlier stage (because it's hard for clients to envision how animations will work or affect the page). It could be animations of any type, including scrolling and parallax animations.

      2 points
      • Kyle Galle, over 1 year ago

        Thank you Dan for the quick clarifications!

        On the JPEG export, I see how that improvement would streamline your process. I didn't discover a request in Uservoice for this use case so please feel free to add it here

        Thank you for also laying out the export options that you want to see in XD. I added it as a comment in the uservoice request around SVG export here.

        For animation, we do support vertical scrolling in prototypes but I hear you on wanting to show parallax in your prototypes. You can upvote it here.

        For other animations, check out our feature request page here If you don’t see one that matches your need, please feel free to add it.

        1 point
      • Demian Borba, over 1 year ago

        Thanks for your detailed feedback, Dan. Just wanted to mention that we did a live stream yesterday on our Facebook page covering SVG workflows in XD. If you’re interested, you can visit the page to view the recording. Stay in touch!

        3 points