This looks insanely cool. The ability to update styles across artboards and documents is massive to me. What I'm currently unsure of though, is how this will effect version control. An issue I've been trying to solve recently. Might post an Ask DN about this shortly..
Version control has become super important for me lately. I'm currently using Folio + Gitlab when I want my devs to have the latest versions of my Sketch files.
Interesting. I tried Folio out a while ago when it was first released. Have you found it to be very stable over time?
Been using it for about 3 weeks and I haven't seen any major hiccups. I don't push new versions more than 2-3 times per day though.
The visual comparison is nice, but I'm hesitant to say Folio is a vital part of my flow just yet. I could probably get by on SourceTree.
Been using it for a couple months now with my team (using Github on the backend). We very quickly ran into issues with files over 100MB, and spent about a day enabling LFS. We also regularly run into sync errors (including just now, as I write this).
The good news is it uses git on the backend, so these problems are solvable manually. But as it stands, it's not for the faint of heart.
That's my only main concern with it, cheers for the reply, I'll look into LFS :)
InVision LABS has to be working on design VCS, right?
As well as the cure for cancer.
This is a really exciting approach, but it looks like it'd be really frustrating on teams larger than a few people.
For instance, what if multiple teammates made conflicting changes to the same style? Is there some merge magic planned for the future?
Looks great! I'm a bit confused about the Styles panel now. Is it exactly the same thing as Create Styles in the Library panel?
They've just updated it to remove the Styles panel. That clears that up.
This looks like everything I've been dreaming of. Where's the discussion forum?
Yes yes yes! InVision finally appears to have plugged the most major deficiency Sketch had compared to Illustrator CC for our UX design workflow. I'm testing out building a Shared library right now and while there are still some rough edges, it's all extremely promising. Hats off.
Has anyone tested the shared library option?
After I click "Create New" and choose a location, the "Create Library" button is still greyed out.... am I doing something wrong?
Had that problem too. When you go a step back and click on import and import (the unvisible) libary from your choosed location it works.
Did not test it with team members but seems a bit buggy.
Same thing happens for me. The update wasn't even showing for me, I had to delete the Craft manager and re-download it just to get the update.
Same here. Had to manually uninstall Craftmanger. But got it working eventually. One thing I've noticed is that it doesn't update the symbols inside the parent symbol. If I changed the color of an icon symbol inside my bottom nav symbol, the color change doesn't update to the library. Am I missing something??
UPDATE: It's working now. Maybe Box sync was super slow.
Scared me for a second there. Glad it worked out.
I only tried a simple one but I meant to fully test it with more complex nested symbols.
Sorry for the scare :) More good news, when importing it's smart about the symbols and doesn't duplicate if the symbol is already in the doc. Yeah!
Yup! I get the same results.
Hey James, try the 1.3.1 update we pushed few hours ago. This issue should be fixed.
This looks awesome! A little worried about an overzealous designer not following proper approval channels and having things get mucked up on the fly.
This is a huge win and looks way more convenient & reliable (due to picking your own cloud service like Dropbox, which actually has a working backend…) than Adobe CC Libraries
The icon updates are quite nice. Much easier to grok :-)
This definitely looks useful, but it's not working on my end and looks nothing like it does in their announcement http://jmp.sh/2NwDFWF
Hey Tim, we pushed an update 1.3.1. and the issue you had should be fixed. Please update and check :)
Seems like they're still working a few bugs out. I'd be careful when working with important files. All of my styles duplicated on first use
Does this have InDesign style colour management? Meaning if I update a colour in the library, it will update all throughout the document.
Would really like to know if I could feed Sass into this so our current living styleguide (type, color palette, icon library etc) can feed what our designers have access to in Sketch.
Talk about a killer feature. Right now I'm having to maintain two design systems - one in code and one in Sketch. A way to unify that would be a huge step up.
This is so good. So this works with any cloud service that can sync your folders?
Thanks! Yes, each shared library can be saved anywhere that you and your team already store your shared design files. Hope you enjoy :)
Holy guacamole, this is perfect! Keep up the great work InVision! :)