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What is this blue icon on the artboard for ?

Participant ,
Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

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Can someone tell me what this blue icon is on the left side of my Artboard please

 

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Community Expert , Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

That is where the viewable bottom of the artboard is. Any content below that line is not initially visible and the user will need to scroll to view it. The line is adjustable. It's initial value is what initial size of the artboard when it was created. 

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Community Expert , Sep 29, 2022 Sep 29, 2022

To add one more thing to what @Chris W. Griffith said, keep in mind that the line is the bottom of the screen so if you're designing a webpage you won't be able to fill that entire screen with your page content. That's because the web browser UI will take up some space (plus the phone's status bar, etc). So for websites count on seeing less than that before having to scroll. If you're designing an app, be sure to include the phone's status bar, etc for a true idea of how much content will fit be

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Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

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That is where the viewable bottom of the artboard is. Any content below that line is not initially visible and the user will need to scroll to view it. The line is adjustable. It's initial value is what initial size of the artboard when it was created. 

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Thanks Chris for the explanantion. I just couldnt find an answer, you have fully cleared up my question now.

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Sep 29, 2022 Sep 29, 2022

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To add one more thing to what @Chris W. Griffith said, keep in mind that the line is the bottom of the screen so if you're designing a webpage you won't be able to fill that entire screen with your page content. That's because the web browser UI will take up some space (plus the phone's status bar, etc). So for websites count on seeing less than that before having to scroll. If you're designing an app, be sure to include the phone's status bar, etc for a true idea of how much content will fit before they have to scroll.


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Sep 30, 2022 Sep 30, 2022

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Thank you, @Chris W. Griffith and @Dan Rodney, for your contribution to this post. Your collaborative effort is really appreciable. 

 

Thank you for your presence in the XD community.

 

-Harshika

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Thank you to all for explaining what this is

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