On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 8:10 AM, Valerie <valerie_vk@...> wrote:
> And another iteration:
It is still overly complex. When I look at the various toolbars, the
first thing that comes to mind is that nothing else in inkscape
functions like this. With regard to on-canvas controls, look at the
Selector tool. One click on an object brings up handles for scaling, a
second click toggles to rotation and skewing handles, but nothing on
the tool controls bar changes. The node tool has on-canvas controls
for nodes and their handles as well.
Here is a video (I just posted in a similar thread) that is for
on-canvas control added for align and distribute in the app Laidout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APGguBZOl10 Realistically, the less
fields one needs to enter, the less buttons on a toolbar or dialog
that one needs to mess with will in the end make for a much better UX.
Again, I'm not trying to speak negatively about the work that has gone
into thinking up a useful UI so far, I just have a hard time
envisioning it integrating well as it's currently proposed. Currently,
the level of complexity involved (so many UI elements) make it feel
more scattered than the current suboptimal solution we already have.