I designed the Design System of my current company with Sketch and I'm using Zeplin to share it to others, but Zeplin needs invitation and Sketch a program license, so they're not enough. We don't have a pattern library yet (the code side of the design system), so people who are not designers can't really make use of the design system. Which tool would you recommend to share a design system internally, so that people can refer to it?
Figma. It requires no extension, free for individual use and accessible with single link.
+1 Figma. I originally used Sketch + Zeplin + InVision DSM + Confluence, but I bit the bullet and converted it all to Figma. In retrospect, it was well worth the effort, because otherwise it was a synching nightmare.
yeah too many tools mate. even reading all of them gave me a slight heart attack. I'm also considering to switch to figma but I'm kinda skeptical with the symbol -oh sorry 'component' based symbols.
Zeroheight has been stellar in documenting our Design System.
This looks great.
I'm building a design systems site for our team with Vuepress. Ideally it will contain both working code samples and direct-embeds of frames from Figma. Haven't figured out the best way to have it share a stylesheet with our main web app yet, but I'll get there.
Julia, I am about to release a product that helps solve this problem. Would you like early access?, would love your thoughts!
Can I email you or DM on Dribbble?
I would be interested too. We're building a design system from scratch. Currently using Sketch/Zeplin. But what we need is a way to report versioning it so that developers are on the same page and can update the code as well.
Abstract is really good for version control and connects to sketch. It is based on branch systems that derive from master files. This means that multiple people can collaborate and work across different parts of a project and keep versioning in check.
Awesome! I will post back to this thread shortly. We are on our last sprint before early access. If you have a way to DM you, I can send more details.
Just DM'd you on Twitter. just reply whenever you want to get in touch. Thanks :)
I'm also interested.
So you want to share a design system without invitation into a tool that provides functionalities around design systems? O_o
You can try to achieve that with Sketch Cloud, maybe? But i would strongly recommend Zeplin, Sympli or similar applications. Because they will hold your one and only truth.
Thing is you will need to update the system. So it makes sense to have one truth, that might be Zeplin, Sketch or something else. But i wouldn't recommend another system that holds your Design System also. You will need to take care of them both. Which one is the recent state? Why is this or that not in it? Where will i find the latest assets, and so on...
Instead of following the wishes of these people i would recommend to invite them into your eco-system. The reason is simple tell them my thougts above. A Zeplin account is free so you can invite how many people you want (I think).
They should register once and its done. Or. You will update both systems for the next couple of months, what is more effective?
Maybe i can help way more if you help me to understand why?
Maintaining Sketch and Zeplin is already a lot for every update, so you're probably right. Thanks