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What is Zeplin?

Collaboration app for designers & developers. Supports Sketch and Photoshop (on beta!).
Zeplin is a tool in the Graphic Design category of a tech stack.

Who uses Zeplin?

258 companies reportedly use Zeplin in their tech stacks, including StackShare, N26, and Banksalad.

240 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Zeplin.

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Zeplin Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Zeplin in their tech stack.

Adam Neary
Adam Neary
Engineer at Airbnb · | 9 upvotes · 373.7K views
React Storybook
React Storybook

The tool we use for editing UI is React Storybook. It is the perfect place to make sure your work aligns with designs to the pixel across breakpoints. You get fast hot module reloading and a couple checkboxes to enable/disable browser features like Flexbox.

The only tricks I apply to Storybook are loading the stories with the mock data we’ve extracted from the API. If your mock data really covers all the various various possible states for your UI, you are good to go. Beyond that, if you have alternative states you want to account for, perhaps loading or error states, you can add them in manually.

This is the crux of the matter for Storybook. This file is entirely generated from Yeoman (discussed below), and it delivers the examples from the Alps Journey by default. getSectionsFromJourney() just filters the sections.

One other hack you’ll notice is that I added a pair of divs to bookend my component vertically, since Storybook renders with whitespace around the component. That is fine for buttons or UI with borders, but it’s hard to tell precisely where your component starts and ends, so I hacked them in there.

Since we are talking about how all these fabulous tools work so well together to help you be productive, can I just say what a delight it is to work on UI with Zeplin or Figma side by side with Storybook. Digging into UI in this abstract way takes all the chaos of this madcap world away one breakpoint at a time, and in that quiet realm, you are good down to the pixel every time.

To supply Storybook and our unit tests with realistic mock data, we want to extract the mock data directly from our Shared Development Environment. As with codegen, even a small change in a query fragment should also trigger many small changes in mock data. And here, similarly, the hard part is tackled entirely by Apollo CLI, and you can stitch it together with your own code in no time.

Coming back to Zeplin and Figma briefly, they're both built to allow engineers to extract content directly to facilitate product development.

Extracting the copy for an entire paragraph is as simple as selecting the content in Zeplin and clicking the “copy” icon in the Content section of the sidebar. In the case of Zeplin, images can be extracted by selecting and clicking the “download” icon in the Assets section of the sidebar.

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Vulcain Duquesne
Vulcain Duquesne
Product Manager · | 1 upvotes · 5.2K views
atSparks42 GmbHSparks42 GmbH

We use zeplin as an interface between designers, developers and stakeholders for sharing, improving and discussing designs Zeplin

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Zeplin Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Zeplin?
InVision lets you create stunningly realistic interactive wireframes and prototypes without compromising your creative vision.
Avocode is a cross-platform app that helps designers and developers collaborate and easily handoff designs. Avocode comes with 14 days free trial.
Adobe XD
A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
It delivers all design components and assets to your team members where they work enabling quick commenting, implementation, and testing. It supports your team by connecting each team member with the collaboration and automation tools they need to work more efficiently.
Figma is the first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. It keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools.
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