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Can you publish directly from XD?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 14, 2016 Mar 14, 2016

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I am looking forward to trying out XD, I have a project a simple responsive website for friends band, basically a playable music playlist. My question is can I publish directly to the host server (root) from XD? Or do I have to export to Dreamweaver or Muse?

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Adobe Employee , Mar 14, 2016 Mar 14, 2016
Hi Diggaditch8,XD is a prototyping tool that allows you to export assets to web design software. You will still need to use a web design tool such as Dreamweaver and Muse to create and publish your websites.Thanks,Preran

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 14, 2016 Mar 14, 2016

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Hi Diggaditch8,

XD is a prototyping tool that allows you to export assets to web design software. You will still need to use a web design tool such as Dreamweaver and Muse to create and publish your websites.

Thanks,

Preran

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 14, 2016 Mar 14, 2016

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Thank you Preran, when you export to Dreamweaver or Muse, are the prototype links still intact or must they be re-linked, also do you export one art board at a time?

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 14, 2016 Mar 14, 2016

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I don't think the prototype links are intact. You will have to relink them using code in Dreamweaver or Muse.

For exporting artboards, see Adobe Experience Design (Preview) Help | Export design assets

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New Here ,
May 18, 2016 May 18, 2016

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It doesn't seem like you can access any of the components, or original imagery once in Dreamweaver or Muse, in order to reconnect pages or use XD's actions.  The link between XD and other Adobe products in order to publish as an actual web page seem like an integral part in making it an extremely powerful product.

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New Here ,
Dec 29, 2016 Dec 29, 2016

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I wonder if the principal reason for not having direct access to the original assets created in XD is related to the fact that Adobe wants to keep XD a low footprint software that can run quicker than other Adobe products.  XD seems to be simply a wireframing/mockup type of software that is only used to show clients and nothing more.  I agree with erict78393367 that it would be immensely more powerful if you could connect what you do directly to Dreamweaver or Muse.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 26, 2017 Apr 26, 2017

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I agree with erict...
Unless this software can export to Dreamweaver, it's only a substitute for a notepad and pen.  I would be expecting the export of CSS and HTML files before this software graduates from Beta.

-Bryce

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 26, 2017 Apr 26, 2017

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If you'd like to see this, you should upvote it in UserVoice: Export whole artboards (or entire project) as HTML – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs

Thanks,

-Elaine

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Participant ,
Sep 25, 2017 Sep 25, 2017

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Exactly correct. Publishing assets from a program like XD is really useless in the grand scheme of things. Dropping into angular seems like an event handler away.

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New Here ,
Dec 27, 2019 Dec 27, 2019

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where do you get muse?

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 27, 2019 Dec 27, 2019

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Hi there,

 

You may check out this article: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/muse/kb/install-Adobe-Muse-2017-0-4.html to install Adobe Muse.

 

Hope it helps.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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New Here ,
May 05, 2017 May 05, 2017

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Do you plan to allow to publish from Xd directly in the future (like some plugins for Sketch)?

Related question, do you plan to open Xd for third party plug ins?

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Adobe Employee ,
May 05, 2017 May 05, 2017

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Publishing from XD directly into what format?

Also, you can upvote for extensions here: Allow Adobe XD to have third party plugins/extensions – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs It's something we're interested in, but we need feedback as to what types of extensions you'd like to see.

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-Elaine

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Explorer ,
Oct 25, 2017 Oct 25, 2017

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This program looks really cool... but that's about it. It seems counter intuitive and adds way more cost to your customer. Why would you spend all this time perfecting all the looks and links for different size mobile and tablet devices JUST to show your customer. Now that they have paid you to perfect everything, they now have to pay you or another web designer to do everything all over again. What if the capabilities of the designer or their design software can't match what the customer has already signed off on. What if you now miss a link or something especially with a complicated site. How easy is it for the web guy to go thru your prototype and figure out every little thing you did for them.

Can't MUSE set up a simple wire-frame mock up just the same? Yea it won't look that pretty but the end result is the same AND faster. I would rather set up my site in MUSE and make all the tweaks for the customer in MUSE and perfect it. Then when they OK it, all I have to do is publish it. It's hard enough (especially for small business) to get someone to pay you enough to do their website in the first place, forget about getting them to pay you to do it twice.

Doesn't seem like a good idea for web design "mock-ups". I don't know about mobile apps and such. Maybe it's better for that. But for web design, no thank you.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 13, 2018 Mar 13, 2018

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Adobe just sent out an email update titled "Photoshop to prototype. Now in Adobe XD CC."
Link: Everything A Photoshop User Needs to Get Started in Adobe XD | Adobe Blog

It relates to importing Photoshop prototypes into XD.

I disagree with prioritizing the importing of design elements (Photoshop to XD) above the exporting of workable HTML, CSS and image files (XD to Dreamweaver).

Without the ability to export from XD, it's still just a glorified alternative to hand-sketching a design, and might be useful when selling the end product to a client.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 18, 2019 Aug 18, 2019

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Agreed - it seems pretty pointless to be honest - and as one comment said, Adobe have removed Muse but not replaced it with anything comparable, yet subscription costs don’t seem to reflect the reduction.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 01, 2020 Jun 01, 2020

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Even this long into the pointless situation, I still see it as remarkable within this thread--regarding publishing directly from XD--that even Adobe employees are still recommending completing the projects in Muse. As designers, we should still have the tools to complete projects for clients, rather than relying on a handoff of prototypes to developers/coders. Many of us don't have the luxury of such a team environment. MUSE, PLEASE.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2021

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Sorry, I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to add one more note. I have just completed my first site with Sparkle Pro app and am very impressed. Imagine, designing a site and then getting to publish it or export the html! And like Muse before it ... no real coding required, although tweaking is possible. Am considering this for our university's Mac lab possibly this summer.

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