If I wanted to create a New Website and change the background color in the "New Website" dialog to #0066ff, I currently have to convert that to decimal: 0, 102, 255 -- PITA!
A workaround is to use the Color Schemer -- but that's also a bit PITA!
Also, the radius modulates with object dimensions when those dimensions approach the radius value. That's a problem, too. What if I want a small rectangle with a large corner radius? It's very difficult with the current implementation. I have to fight the programming to do it.
Otherwise it's darn cool -- nice implementation of shadow, bevel and glow! Really dresses up the object.
We can align objects TOP, BOTTOM, LEFT and RIGHT, but no CENTER (vertical & horizontal).
How about adding more background options such as:
I can't find this option anywhere. I think this needs to be added.
Works great and integrates with VSD very nicely.
Just keep an eye on CoffeeCup because many new things are coming out regarding responsive site building. Just saying ...
1. Alignment! Would be nice to be able to create one shape and duplicate it (can, currently be done) and then position the first one precisely and the last one precisely in one dimension, and then use Horizontal/Vertical alignment, and distribution tools to get all the others arranged and spaced, based on the first two placements. That would save a LOT of time! Also, a make-all-selected-shapes-the-same width/height/size. So, also, the ability to select more than one shape.
2. Ability to use arrow keys to nudge the shapes into place.
3. Something like Ctrl-Drag to copy a shape. I.e. I would be able to hold down the Ctrl key (or Alt key) and click on a shape and drag it, and the original shape would remain in place and I would be dragging a new shape. Another grand time saver!!
4. I notice that when I drag a shape, there is a running mouse coordinates update in the lower left or the status bar. This is pretty much useless [unless I can consistently click the same position in the shape when I drag it], the mouse position doesn't really tell me much, because I can't use the position in comparison to the position reading on my last drag-and-drop. I.e. the position of the mouse pointer is of no use unless it is in consistent relation to the shapes coordinate system. There are two ways to make this happen:
a. Make it so that I can hit a key, or hold down Alt (or Ctrl) and have the mouse pointer consistently land in the center of the shape.
b. Even better: show the position of the top left corner of the shape (or bounding rectangle of the shape) -- and even betterer, also the lower right corner of the shape (or bounding rectangle of the shape). Also, things like distance from the top, right, bottom, left, would be grand [there is a lot of room on that status bar -- at least on my monitor, there is
5. Guide lines! Then I could drag a vertical guide line onto the canvas/stage/client area/editing area/or-whatever-the-heck-you-call-it area and have my shapes snap to it (so also Snap to Guides). Same with a Horizontal guide line.
6. A grid, with snap-to-grid.
And, actually, if you just added guidelines and/or grid-lines, along with a snap-to feature, that would be a major improvement! Then I could get the size on one shape, make copies, then line them up with guidelines/grid-lines. Also, a distribute shapes would be grand -- which would require the ability to select more than one shape, which would be awesome!
And as for the rest, there are plenty of alignment options in VSD. Under VIEW you can turn on horizontal and vertical alignment lines, or even a grid. And guess what, objects 'snap-to' them! Works for me anyway. As far as the mouse coord system, I find this useful too. Especially when using the guide lines because it tells me exactly where the corner of my object is when I place the mouse there. Very handy.
Every program has its learning curve, and there are probably multiple ways of doing almost anything. But I find that VSD is very well put together for the purpose it was intended for...to be easy to use and affordable.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
This is my personal site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
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