Introduction to libraries
We use several Adobe XD libraries to serve the consumers of the Red Hat Design System and other web tools. Depending on your needs, you may request an invite to access one or more of our libraries. Each library is updated regularly so rest assured you will always be working with the latest colors, character styles, components, and more. To learn how to use libraries, watch the following video.
All of our libraries are maintained in Adobe XD and Adobe Creative Cloud. They need to be installed so you can use features like Component States and Prototyping. Once a license is granted, Associates can install their desired app(s) from within Adobe Creative Cloud. Contact your manager for further assistance if necessary.
Our design system includes the following libraries.
- Design system kit - Themed assets used to build Red Hat web properties
- FTS starter kit - Flexible Template System (FTS) patterns that can be customized in XD and built in Drupal
- Brand icon library - Icons created and used by the Brand team
- Product logo library - Current collection of product logos
Library vs. kit
A library is how XD manages and distributes colors, character styles, and components that were created in XD or imported from another design program. The term library is generic because it can include anything whereas the term kit is more specific like a kit of parts built for a single use case, for example the Design system kit. A kit is also a library, but we use the term kit to identify a specific collection of elements used for one purpose only.
Request an invite
Ensure that you have XD installed and your Adobe account is in order before requesting an invite to access our libraries. When ready, contact us and tell us about you and what you are working on in relation to what libraries you want to use.