Beautifully seamless design hand offs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 16, 2019

Beautifully seamless design hand offs

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Zeplin

Zeplin is used by our product, UX design, and content strategy teams to hand off designs to the dev teams. Zeplin allows our dev teams to pull specs, assets, and code snippets directly from the design itself, which makes the cross-department collaboration and communication so easy. Zeplin contains our design system which keeps our UI components consistent across the product.
  • Beautiful, clean, easy to use, easy to navigate interface. Zeplin looks great and feels intuitive from the start.
  • Zeplin is especially fantastic as a collaboration tool. You can easily annotate designs with unobtrusive comments, allowing teams to ask questions and make suggestions easily.
  • Zeplin keeps our designs very consistent. For example, it remembers colors and font styles and makes it easy to build a style guide.
  • Our design team uses Sketch to make mockups, which must then be imported to Zeplin. Basically, it adds another tool to the chain and more accounts to keep track of.
  • The plans are a bit expensive. The product ultimately feels worth it, but I think it could be priced more cheaply.
  • Internal navigation is sometimes difficult to figure out (e.g., the order of different screens and overall user flow).
  • Much smoother hand offs between UX design / content strategy / product and the devs, putting all necessary design info in the same place as specs and code snippets.
  • The Slack integration is really handy and makes it faster and easy to see updates / comments in real time.
  • Zeplin improves communication between the design and development teams, allowing them to more easily "speak the same language" when working on a new feature.
These other tools are really helpful products for creating and sharing wireframes / prototypes. However, Zeplin is the best tool for the actual hand off between the design and development teams once the design is actually ready to share. Zeplin fills this gap and improves the communication and efficiency between departments.
Zeplin is really a wonderful tool for handing off designs to more technical teams. It makes it super easy to share specs and collaborate on designs at a high level. Zeplin's integrations make it especially great for teams that already use Sketch, Slack, etc. While Zeplin feels clean and easy to use, it might be too lightweight for very large / complex teams.