Publish Your Website

Introduction

You have created a beautiful responsive and interactive Website or High-Fidelity Prototype in Adobe XD using Anima and now you want to publish it.

With Anima, you can publish your website in 3 easy steps:

  1. Create a Draft
  2. Sync Draft
  3. Publish Your Website

    You design in Adobe XD, and we take care of the rest:

What you need

Publish Your Website

Step 1: Create a Draft

Once you have created your website, click Preview in Browser to verify that the website looks as desired.

This will create a Draft of your design that only you can see.

To preview Anima’s prototyping features:

  1. Select existing Anima Project/Team from the dropdown menu or create a new Project/Team
  2. Select artboards you wish to preview
    —If artboards are not connected by links or Breakpoints, only the select artboards will upload
    —If artboards are connected by Links or Breakpoints, selecting only one will automatically upload all connected artboards
  3. Click Preview in Browser. This will open a private draft of your Adobe XD document in the browser.

Preview in Browser

About Drafts Previews

  • Only you can see and edit your Drafts
  • The design will not appear in your Anima Projects until you Sync to it
  • Each Draft has its own version number and you can always roll-back the live version to a previous Draft

Step 2: Sync Draft

Once you are happy with how your private draft looks in the browser and want to share it or start collaborating with others, you need to sync it to a Project.

Create New Projects from the web app

Step 3: Publish Your Website

Now that your website is Sync’d, you have two publishing options:

  1. Get a free Anima Public Link
  2. Publish to your own Custom Domain.

Get an Anima Public Link:

  1. After you Sync your Draft, click Share,
  2. Enable and copy a Public Link to share with anyone

Publish to Your Own Domain (Pro Plans only)

  1. Follow this guide to create a CNAME record that points your domain to our servers
  2. Next, go to your Website Settings and click Add Domain
  3. Enter domain and click Add
  4. In the top right corner of the Website Settings page, click on Publish to www.yourdomain.com

❗️Important:

We are not a Custom Domain provider. You first need to get a domain from GoDaddy, Google Domains, or any domain provider.

Share Published Website

Publish to Your Own Domain