Adobe XD: New capabilities for supporting design systems

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Adobe XD

Adobe Experience Design is one of the most recent programs in the Adobe catalog. It is a program that is part of the Creative Cloud platform. In this case, unlike other programs of the firm, it is not a tool with which to design as such. But it is a tool to present drafts.

It provides us with all the tools we need to work with prototypes of web pages, apps, and many others. In this way, we can present these drafts online, allowing navigation that simulates the user’s real interaction. It is something that will help us to determine the proper functioning of the web we are designing.

Adobe Experience Design is a good option to take into account when we are developing projects, it will also help us when determining structures in the creation of a web or an app. It also provides us with the key functions to be able to develop such drafts. What is surprising is that it is not a design program, as there are others in Adobe, since the design tools are somewhat scarce. But in this case, the idea is to check the operation of the web or app.

Today’s Adobe XD update includes a few other improvements which Adobe has outlined in a blog post alongside more information on creating design systems:

Artboard guides: Guides can now be added to any artboard by dragging them out from either the top or the left side of the artboard

Keyboard and gamepad triggers: With this release, users can now assign keyboard triggers to simulate desktop-based experiences

Polygon tool: The new polygon tool makes it faster to create a multitude of shapes, including triangles, rhombus, pentagons, and other polygons with up to 100 sides. When combined with auto-animate, the polygon tool makes it easy to morph between different shapes. 

Uppercase, lowercase, title case, and strikethrough: Improvements to text formatting options include the addition of making text uppercase, lowercase, or title case, as well as being able to define text strikethroughs. Support for superscript and subscript text will arrive in a future update. 

Permissions and sharing: It’s now possible for those with the link, but without permission to view, to request access from you. You can review each of the incoming requests and decide whether to grant access to your work. 

More plugins: With over 150 plugins now available, you can now see a summary and detailed descriptions for each plugin, as well as search based on keywords.

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