Designer-Developer Handoff with Pagedraw

Gabriel Guimaraes
Mar 15, 2018 · 2 min read

As a React developer, I receive a Sketch file from a designer at least once a week. Either with some requested changes to an existing screen or with an entirely new screen that I have to implement. This is one of the most common workflows Pagedraw was built to address, so here is a video showcasing how that handoff process works in Pagedraw.

Our component library has been previously imported into Pagedraw and tied to our codebase

In this case we are building a movie review app called Movietime. We assume our component library has already been previously imported into Pagedraw and tied into our codebase, so the components are already stateful and interactive. If you want to learn how to build the component library, check out this guide.

Here you can see the live app. If you wanna follow the tutorial you can also download the Sketch file here.

These steps can be done by anyone (designer, developer, etc):

These steps have to be done by a developer with knowledge of the React codebase:

From now on, in order to maintain your app, you:

And done! Sketch to production in 10 minutes. =)

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