On 8/26/05, Alan Horkan <horkana@...> wrote:
> > > Not sure why exactly their is an expectation that Inkscape would incl=
> > > HTML export.
> > Did you ever do mockups of web-sites? :)
> I have briefly read tutorial about using vector graphics programs to
> create graphics for web page designs. I also recall an inkscape user
> doing a write up of how they created their graphics in Inkscape and then
> later sliced them in another program and then turned it into a web page.
We even have extensions for slicing by guides
> Is this a very common use case?
Yes, IIRC Artemio (http://artemiolabs.com) creates all of his sites in
Inkscape. Btw, does anyone know why his examples were moved away from
Showcase page at http://www.inkscape.org?
> Is is something the Inkscape developers should really be taking a closer
> look at? Inkscape is very much a general purpose drawing tool at the
> moment but it would certainly be interesting if someone found a target
> market and made inkscape really great a doing a particular task.
Well, the fact is that many (half of?) designers prefer vectors over
bitmaps at drawing stage. This way of doing web-design still requires
graphics optimization stage, which probably should be done outside of
Inkscape anyway (mogrify from ImageMagick would do the trick), while
bitmap people are usually happy with their GIMP/Photoshop in this case
The other fact is that Inkscape is the sRGB-only beast based on W3C
standards - web standards, so improving it for web-oriented design
would be pretty natural.
And finally, I see not many use cases for exporting selection other
than in sake of exporting a bitmap that should fit a cell in a
<table/> ;) We have discussed it ca. half a year ago in a thread about
redesign of "Export bitmap" dialog.