I have a few ideas for ways to improve Rapidweaver so I thought I would add them here and see what other ideas might emerge.
When I used Freeway it included a ruler measurement down the side of the page so items could be accurately matched, not just by sight but with cold hard numbers. Being able to see that two items were exactly the same distance from the top or sides by measurement would be helpful.
In a similar line of thought and probably more Mac like, how about giving us guides that automatically tell us when certain elements are in line with each other. I recall iWeb had this ten years ago and Blocs App has this. You see it in Apple Pages, iBooks Author and other Mac Apps.
The colour picker used in Rapidweaver makes it hard to organise colour palettes and keep records of what is used and where. This is particularly bad if you have a site with sections that include subtle shifts in tone. Hmm which light grey did I use over there?
I would like a built in means to label colours with names that make sense to me and group them according to site projects, but also have them accessible for other projects if they might be useful.
Think of it along the lines of the current FTP bookmark system in RW. You have the details for FTP uploads or exports that can be named as you like but you can also access the details for any other project quickly and easily without having to see them permanently.
In Freeway you could choose a particular orange or blue and then label it with your own description. At the moment we can’t even delete colour samples that were previously dragged down for reference, let alone name them and these carry over across all projects. It’s a mess…
Taking this a step further, how about something that offers suggestions for complimentary colour combinations? Yes I know there are Apps that do this but to make this efficient it should be inside Rapidweaver.
How about a nice history palette like you find in other graphics or design Apps? Instead of pressing undo repeatedly I’d like to view the history of changes and just click on the appropriate step to go back there if I don’t like something new.
I’m interested in thoughts and other suggestions.