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As Nancy OShea said, XD is design and prototype... not code. I know many people want the holy grail app that designs and builds a website (or app)... but so far I've really never seen one app that's good at everything from design to producing code. I'll never say never... but I haven't seen anyone do it yet, and would honestly be surprised if I saw someone finally do it.
Before the EOL, Muse was a pretty good prototyping tool. But unfortunately the code Muse generated was horrible to work with. At least with Dreamweaver and Bootstrap components I can assemble a standards compliant prototype in a couple of hours. No exporting required.
Dreamweaver is more of a code/production tool, and not a good design tool. It's very restricting and time consuming compared to XD when it comes to designing/prototyping.
Yes thank you. Helpful information.
Yes, thank you. Helpful information.
This has helped to clear a lot things up – I genuinely thought Muse was the answer, but now Adobe have scrapped that. Spark would be an ideal solution if you could specify which URL it goes to, rather than a very unprofessional looking generic Adobe jargon-filled URL...
"Spark would be an ideal solution if you could specify which URL it goes to..."
Adobe Portfolio supports custom domain names. And your paid Creative Cloud plan allows you to create up to 5 Portfolio websites which includes free hosting and unlimited pages.
Hi Nancy, thanks for the reply – it's really appreciated.
I've looked at using Portfolio too, but this is for a client - not myself and it also doesn't have all the functionality and options that I need. In an ideal world(!) I'd design it in XD, be able to export it so that Dreamweaver can read it and do the interactive functions from there – Muse was great for it – I didn't need to know how to code!
Thanks again for your advice...
I have just found avocode.com. i do not work for them. it seems to do a LOT of what I was looking for in terms of developer handoff. gets the css styles and the basic DOM structure, ready for the devs (me) to plug in data placeholders/variables
Avocode is quite similar to XD's "Share for Development" feature, which is included with XD at no extra cost. It's not exactly the same, but similar.
I will look deeper into the Share for Development thats in XD. as a developer, what i initially saw on a test from XD was not great. Avocode is looking better at this point.