View Poll Results: Do you think this is an improvement over the current UI?
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6 Feb 2012 8:08 PM #1
This is a mockup showing a few of the ideas we're working on for Designer 2. We're thinking about moving the Project Inspector to the left of the UI and move the Toolbox to the right.
Base - Left Hand Inspector.jpg
Keeping in mind that this is a work in progress and that some of the stuff you see might change, what do you think?--
7 Feb 2012 4:05 AM #2
I would prefer a customizable UI For example I would align all three containers next to each other and not above each other (like the properties and project container do right now).
7 Feb 2012 7:23 AM #3
I'm glad to see that even these little details are being looked at, as usual the Sencha team is hard at work to make our lives easier and it is greatly appreciated.
I like the project inspector to the left, it feels more consistent with the way that more default IDEs present project navigator.
The config inspector options on the bottom-right are directly related to what is selected in the project inspector though, so I think having those separated requires a little extra mental effort, or at least a little more effort for our poor tired eyes.
All that being said, dockable/floatable/(auto-)collapsible panels would be really nice for the layout of the panels.
7 Feb 2012 7:35 PM #4
What we're trying to achieve is a set of sensible defaults to get by until we get to the real endgame (as you rightly say).--
8 Feb 2012 6:40 PM #5
As someone already said, it is more "standard" as other IDEs does (eclipse, netbeans, Delphi).
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9 Feb 2012 12:32 PM #6
Coming from a M$ Visual Studio 2010 background, inspectors (property editors) are on the right and the toolbox is on the left. You can't please everyone until you implement those dock-able panels. I vote to keep them where they are in the public beta as you've introduced many hundreds/thousands of devs to that way of working with the tool. Again, low priority stuff.
10 Feb 2012 5:55 AM #7
I second the vote of leaving them as they are now.
That is what most Designer people are used to.
Though I do like the idea of all the panels being dockable on one side.
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15 Feb 2012 2:28 PM #9
15 Feb 2012 2:47 PM #10
Any chance we will be able to import or change colors for the text editor? I miss the dark background!