Design, Prototyping, Collaboration - everything's simpler now with the features in the latest XD update. Here's a quick summary of what to expect when you update to XD 30.0. You can download and install the update from the CC desktop application or download it using this link.
With Stacks, resizing layouts and content got a whole lot easier!
Stacks take the idea of fixed padding forward by extending that to object groups. The distance between objects in a stack is maintained even when you resize, reorder, move, or insert objects.
In Stacks, you select an object group and convert that to a Stack in the Property Panel.The bottom layer of the group is automatically chosen as the background layer.
Stacks save you precious time that would be involved in manually adjusting spaces when resizing or reordering objects. Combine that with the power of nested groups and components, and the possiblities start piling up.
For more information on stacks, see https:/helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/create-dynamic-designs-with-stacks.html
Horizontal, Vertical, and Multi-directional scroll
Scroll groups go above and beyond what you could previously achieve with scrolling in XD. With Scroll groups you can create scroll groupings within an artboard that scroll independent of each other.
Going further, you can now create scroll groups that scroll vertically, horizontally, and in both directions! Whether you are planning to create a carousel, a scrollable menu, or simulate a GPS application, things got a whole lot simpler!
For more information on using scroll groups, see https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/create-scroll-groups.html
Design Tokens - Customize names of Colors and Character Styles
Always dreamt of using of real-world names like “Adobe Red” or “Adobe Heading 1” for colors and character styles in your design? Custom color names and character styles,or Design Tokens, as they are referred to in XD, help you take that leap.
As a designer, design tokens make it simple for you and your developers to reference colors and character styles by real world names instead of Hex Codes and default names. It also means that you and your collaborators have to arrive at a consensus on the nomenclature.
And yes, the customized names are also available to your developers from the shared design specs.
For more information, see https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/create-design-tokens-in-XD.html
Allow resharing of shared links
The sharing workflow got even more flexible. You can now allow anyone with the link to access and review your document. This way, reviewers with whom you have shared the link can pass on the link to other reviewers. All that you have to do is set Link Access to Anyone with the link as shown in the image below.
For more information, see https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/share-designs-prototypes.html#link-access
We have received several reports where some individuals in the community are posing as Adobe Employees. These individuals are falsely representing who they are to gain your trust, and possibly access to your computer or personal information by offering to help troubleshoot issues.
Here are 3 Easy ways you can identify Adobe Staff:
➊ All Adobe Staff have a RED ADOBE BADGE below their profile picture and an Adobe logo after their username. This staff badge is visible on Adobe Staff profile pages, original posts and reply threads.
➋ Genuine Adobe emails are always email@example.com
➌ Adobe Staff will never ask you to share your passwords or sensitive information in the Adobe Community. Adobe employees will always direct you to communicate through an official Adobe channel to set up support sessions.
Report abuse or suspicious behavior to: firstname.lastname@example.org
During this challenging time, you and your teams need seamless ways to work together. To make it easier, we are extending unlimited use of collaboration and sharing features in Adobe XD to all plans, at no cost, until October 2020. Additionally, saving to your computer is included in all plans, even after October.
Existing users can continue to use Adobe XD as usual. If you are a new user, download Adobe XD https://www.adobe.com/products/xd.html to get started.
In October, these premium features are available for unlimited use on paid plans and available on a limited basis on the free Starter plan. You can visit our Compare plans page for more details.
Let us know if you have any questions, and we will do our best to help.
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