On 1/31/07, jiho <jo.irisson@...400...> wrote:
Inkscape could benefit from a similar approach, but it surely needs
lot of thinking first. My humble opinion is that beginner vs.
advanced profiles won't work because one can be quite advanced in
some areas (eg node editing) and beginning in others (eg. color
management). Furthermore, a beginner and an advanced users
essentially have the same goals, it's just that the beginner does not
know how to achieve them and restraining them in a limited or a less
accessible functionality mode won't help them. In addition, as
someone already mentioned: how can one know when he is ready to
switch to advanced mode?
Exactly my thoughts.
On the contrary, CAD/technical, diagramming, GIS, artistic, child
modes could be very efficient in exposing only the "right" features
to the user or exposing the same features differently. Indeed,
depending on which kind of work you do, your _goal_ is different and
the application can help you achieve it.
Agreed. And as a first step towards this, let's make it easier for the
user to make such "profiles" for himself. We really need a "Save as
template" command which should be very easy to program based on the
"Save a copy". All it has to do is just go to the templates directory
in the save dialog, to save the user from wading there on his own
(which is confusing and different on different platforms). Any takers?
Inkscape. Draw Freely.