Great way to improve the workflow between design and development teams
December 23, 2018

Great way to improve the workflow between design and development teams

Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Zeplin

We've been using Zeplin for a few years and it has proven to be one of the best tools for User Experience and User Interface Design. Furthermore it helps us, while working as developer partners for agencies, to better understand layouts provided and be more assertive since it offers ways to export assets and even CSS code to better specify little details like colors, font size, margins and much more.
  • Has both a web app and desktop app
  • Great integration with Sketch
  • If you're developing the front-end, it really helps providing assets and layout specs
  • The web application doesn't offer ways to create new projects like InVision or Marvel
  • It could have a prototyping tool to navigate between screens
  • The mobile website doesn't work as well as it should
  • We're using the free plan, so it fits in our needs, although we're limited to create only one project at a time
  • Sketch has some plugins that offers exactly what Zeplin does, for free
  • The integration with design apps (Sketch, Photoshop, XD) and collaboration (Slack and Trello) helps our team to better communicate and be notified on every update
Zeplin is great to inspect and share user interfaces, specifications and assets, perfect for developers. Tools like InVision and Marvel are much better to create prototypes for both developers, coworkers and even stakeholders, but they don't have this kind of feature (inspection) as Zeplin does.

So each of them can be used for different purposes, offering different approaches to share and interact with layouts for apps and websites.
It's great if you need to work with interfaces created by partners or agencies, since it offers a great way to inspect and understand the specifications. Also, it's a great way to create style guides to create a really solid user interface. On the other hand, it doesn't offer a fluid way to navigate between screens like other prototyping applications like InVision and Marvel.