Design Specs Made Easier with Adobe XD

Simplifying the design-to-development process.

Image source: Adobe Stock / Twin Design.

by Adobe Communications Team

posted on 01-23-2019

Even if you’re a ride-or-die Photoshop user, you should know how Adobe XD is changing the game.

Maybe you want to build all of your content and artboards in Photoshop, but use Adobe XD to wire and prototype interactivity. No third-party plug-ins needed.

Or, maybe your team is slowly migrating from Photoshop to XD. You may not know that all of your legacy work — including existing specs — remains intact, but is fully editable in XD.

For designers, the days of manual design specs are over

With XD, you simply select the artboards you want, and then easily share them out to the web via a public or private URL. In just a few clicks, it’s done.

Image source: UI kit Responsive Design by UI8.

Developers are finally in the driver’s seat

Developers can take control with the ability to easily access design specs, choose the file format, and view the user experience workflow to get a deeper understanding of the intended output before diving in.

Image source: UI kit Responsive Design by UI8.

Image source: UI kit Responsive Design by UI8.

Speed and performance on both sides

These are just a few of the ways Adobe XD is making the design-to-development process easier. When compared to other tools, the biggest advantage across the board is the superior speed and performance it offers.

Plus, no one can argue with free. If you’re a developer, you don’t need a license to use XD unless you’re working with multiple design specs from the same designer. It’s as easy as downloading the product for free.

See for yourself how Adobe XD is the fastest way to design, prototype, and share work, or check out some tutorials and dive right in.

Topics: Creativity, Design

Products: Photoshop, Creative Cloud