August is in full swing, and with it comes an update to Adobe XD that includes several new features that will make collaborating and staying organized even easier when designing and sharing your prototypes. You’ll now be able to reorder your elements in the asset panel, which allows you to better break down and find your colors, symbols, and character styles. This latest update is also sure to delight your developer, as it’s now possible to hand over a design spec to them and give them the power to download it directly in the resolution and file format of their choosing, right from a web browser. There’s new functionality in dealing with stakeholders, too — it’s now possible to grant and remove access to your prototypes after they’re published to the web.
Keep reading to see our new features in action, and be sure to tune in to Adobe Live, August 20, 21, and 22 (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m PST) to see top UX designers using these latest features in Adobe XD.
New to XD: Reorder elements in the Asset panel
In the July release of Adobe XD we enhanced the Assets panel to enable renaming colors, character styles, and symbols. With this latest release of Adobe XD we’re taking things one step further, allowing you to reorder elements as you see fit by dragging one or more items in the list to a different location.
This makes a big difference in staying organized. For example, you’ll be able to organize your assets by primary and secondary colors, break down symbols by background image or icon set, and order your character styles by H1 tag hierarchy. “Being able to reorder the elements in the assets panel allows me to be more efficient when designing,” said Leah Sung, a junior visual designer at Poshmark.
“I can move the frequently used assets to the top for quick access and also navigate through the elements easily when they are organized by similarity and function,” she said. Check out the feature in action in the video below.