AdobeXD is awesome, right. Especially the Repeat Grid feature and possibility to populate it with real data from .txt. What I miss though is something that will generate the data for me in .txt as it's quite tedious to do row by row manually. I think guys from Adobe are working on this feature and it will be integrated in the app. Until that, feel free to use this little handy web app.
This app is serverless so all the functionality and generation of .txt is done on the client side. We can say it's a JAMstack app. And I'm using Netlify to host it for free. Let me know what you think firstname.lastname@example.org
As designers, we make things functional and beautiful. It's indeed complex and more difficult than it sounds. To achieve great designs, you have to know the context. That's why real data is crucial for designing webs, apps and interfaces. It gives you the context.
Designing with real data also helps you see behind the corner and tackle states that are not obvious at the first sight. And when you see real data in your mockups or prototypes, everything just becomes more real and easier to understand.
AdobeXD is a new kid on the block. It was called Project Comet but now it's Adobe Experience Design. It's still in BETA but let me tell you, it's rad. I seriously think it's a game changer in our industry.
Why? The smart product managers at Adobe took a look at the market and connected the dots. And with they resources – magic happened. You get a tool where you can do all these things: design, prototype and share. Your current flow is probably jumping from Sketch to InVision all day long. AdobeXD changes that, radically.
What's more, it doesn't introduce any new UI, it's pretty much like Sketch so you will feel at home right away (again super smart move). The difference between Sketch and AdobeXD though, is some rad features that make designer's life easier. One of the best is definitelly repeat grid which magically copies your elements into rows and columns and you can edit them all at once. There is a lot to discover, dive in and check out the best articles about AdobeXD.