I use Adobe Muse and really liked a lot of the XD features for web/app designs but came to learn it’s only a prototyping tool. I build small portfolio websites for my own personal creative work, I don’t need another step in the process and I don’t want to learn Dreamweaver.
So I ask the Velara 3 hive mind… does this plugin turn XD into a web design/publishing tool, bypassing the need for Dreamweaver?
Does WebExport effectively turn XD into a web publishing tool?
Some people like to code by hand, some people like to use editors like Dreamweaver and some use a combination of hand coding and tools. From feedback, discussions and feature requests it appears to be a mix of all of that.
I’d rather use something like XD and publish a site from the design, code in an external editor and to link to that JS file.
One of the official goals of Web Export is to be able to author a web page or a web site from within XD.
In my opinion it’s a work in progress but it’s getting there. The playlist below shows a sort of history:
In the next few releases you’ll see some support for Behavior Blocks (name subject to change).
So like other web publishing tools you’ll have a way to “drop in” functionality into your projects and reuse that later. You can add what isn’t supported using the elements panel and markup inside (similar to innerHTML).