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Hi everyone! I know I said we wouldn't have an update this week, but we ended up being able to carve out some time to dedicate to adding a few of those long-requested-but-not-so-high-priority features that have been sitting in our GetSatisfaction forums for a while.
So without further ado, here's what's new this week:
We're making great progress on the web app, with real-time-collaboration being very close to being usable.
I also plan on picking some other low-hanging-fruits this week, like adding link support to Menus, List and Trees for instance.
We are also doing a long-overdue round of reskinning of the app (it won't be very different, just a bit cleaner and more professional-looking. We had all of our icons made professionally, and they look very nice!). Come back next week for updates, or check the pre-release version in the next few days if you're curious.
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Thank you! Yes #2 (arrow heads bug) seems fixed in the pre-release.
#1 is really up to individual preferences. I personally like the old method better. Especially when I use it in storyboard mockups, it attracts enough attention so people know we are now in a different tab. The new way is too subtle. I’ve got a few clients who were slightly confused by this change.
The best way is to make it an option: subtle highlight vs. colored highlight. Or, at least make the new highlight more significant.
Just my two cents. Thank you for the great work.
[Hi Samson, how’s this? http://skitch.com/balsamiq/n8dtu/easier-to-see-selection-on-tabs – I made the borders thicker and the label moves a little bit towards “the content area” when selected]
I found some weird behavior since upgrading to this build. For example:
1. The green highlight of selected tab is gone. Now it’s harder to see which tab is current.
2. Save a mockup, close Balsamiq, and re-open the mockup, sometimes the arrow heads are gone — they become line-only, or one of the 2 heads is gone, or flipped. Very strange.
I’m using the Windows desktop version.
Hi Samson, #1 is true. I hope you’ll grow to like the new look. If not, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
#2 I just fixed in the pre-release version: http://www.balsamiq.com/products/mockups/desktop/next – I’ll merge it into the main build with the next release (in a day or two). Sorry about that.
Is selected tab highlighting gone for good?
Love the button backgrounds!
[Never say never, but that’s the plan, yes. Less color = less distractions. I hope you’ll grow to like the new look. Otherwise, let us know!]
Am I now able to use my Mockup templates in Dropbox, too ?
How should the path be for this scenario ?
[Hi Stefan, is this what you’re looking for? http://is.gd/4Niph%5D
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Backgrounds for buttons? Awesome!!! I don’t have to use boxes for that anymore. You might call these low hanging fruit, but they will go a long way. Great.
There is a minor bug with the new icon border. By default the border is checked but new icons don’t get inserted with border. You need to toggle the state twice to get it to work.
[Yup, working on it. Thanks Michael!]
Well done, Peldi!