AMA: Adobe XD Free Starter Plan

over 1 year ago from Kyle Galle, Design Marketing, UI/UX @ Adobe

  • Radley MarxRadley Marx, over 1 year ago

    When will XD have guides, grids, layouts, and rulers?

    User preferences?

    Since it's AMA... what's up with the 10pt #acacac text on #ddd background in the Character Styles pane? How did that make it into a production app?

    4 points
    • Kyle Galle, over 1 year ago

      Hi Radley, thank you for the feedback. XD has both layout and square grids, more details here. The team is actively working on guides. I would upvote the feature request here so you'll be notified as the team makes progress. On rulers, I would upvote this request here.

      For user preferences, the team has worked to keep options visible instead away in a menu or dialog. Are there specific preferences that you want to set?

      3 points
      • Talin WadsworthTalin Wadsworth, over 1 year ago

        Jumping in on the 10pt #acacac question: Good catch! Definitely one that's been bugging the team. You try and account for all scenarios, but one slips through the cracks every once in awhile. I'm going to have the team tweak this in an upcoming build

        4 points
      • Eric Patrick, over 1 year ago

        For user preferences, the team has worked to keep options visible instead away in a menu or dialog.

        How come? Isn't Adobe pretty much built on power users, which are going to want more options than somebody playing around on their first day?

        1 point
        • Kyle Galle, over 1 year ago

          Hi Eric, we've made XD approachable for everyone. This is based on discussions with the community. The team will continue to add depth and functionality to XD; however, the team has made the decision to not have preferences for now.

          0 points
        • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, over 1 year ago

          How come? Isn't Adobe pretty much built on power users, which are going to want more options than somebody playing around on their first day?

          I think it's time to start accepting the fact that many people who use modern day design tools are not really power users like they needed to be before. That is because on many occasions new interfaces are merely a copy and paste of existing design trends with slight tweaks, also demanded by trends. It's not supposed to sound shady, but I think that this is true. You can see that all those features that we have lost from transitioning away from photoshop but it was fine because we didn't have to use them anymore. Do you know what I mean?

          1 point