Design specs empower you to share design properties of your files with the developers. By publishing design specs, you provide key information like object height, width, size, alignment, relative spacing between two icons (objects), colors, and typography.
When you publish design specs as public links, you can also restrict access through password protection. To password-protect an already shared design spec, see Password protect existing prototype links.
When you publish design specs as private links, you can invite internal and external reviewers.
You can delete published design specs using the Manage Links option in XD.
To create a public link, click the small drop-down button, and select Anyone with the link can view option. Select Only invited people can view option to create a private link.
XD sets the default units of measurement based on the option chosen in the publish dialog box.
- iOS: Default unit is pt, assets are available in 1x, 2x, and 3x.
- Web: Default unit is px, assets are available in 1x and 2x.
- Android: Default unit is dp.
These default units are not editable.
When you are ready to republish the design specs, click the Share button and click Share for Development. After republishing design specs, you can continue changing your design.
If you have any issues publishing or viewing published design specs, see Workarounds for common design spec errors.