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What about CSS Sculptor 3?

Thread began 4/23/2009 2:47 pm by Joe Lowery | Last modified 9/01/2009 1:02 pm by Ray Borduin | 11354 views | 41 replies |

Joe Lowery

What about CSS Sculptor 3?

We're in the planning stages for CSS Sculptor 3 and I'd like to hear what you'd like to see. I'll be sending out a survey later this week to a number of customers, but I also wanted to solicit feedback from the community in general.

Let us know what you think could be improved in Sculptor and what new features you'd like added. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

Best - Joe
Joseph Lowery
VP of Product Management, WebAssist

P.S. If you'd rather not post publicly, drop me a line at jlowery@webassist.com

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iainmacdonald331081

Hi Joe -

Just having a look for something else, and very good to see you using a vBulletin forum now!

Have just upgraded to CSS sculptor 2, and am mostly liking the built in support for faux columns, which should be a big time saver.

Not sure how typical I am, but I mostly use the tool as a starting point, which invariably gets customised to a greater or lesser degree - column widths, background colour etc.

A couple of little improvements that would be useful :

1. Make the generated / supplied background PNGs for the faux columns the original editable ones - that would make it easier to tweak the column widths and colours.

2. In layouts that use the background image for the faux columns, a matching background colour is also added to the rule for the columns - as this is a duplicate of the colour used in the PNG, would it make sense to drop it from the rule, so that if its changed in the PNG, that's it done, rather than having to edit the PNG and the column background colour?

Only little, but probably useful tweaks.

Cheers,
Iain

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Joe Lowery

Thanks for the feedback, Iain. The background PNGs are generated on the fly, so there actually is no editable version available. The best thing to do is go in and reset your widths for a different page and regenerate the image.

And I think you're right about the bg color value being redundant. Thanks.

Let us know if anything else occurs to you.

Best - Joe

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Originally Said By: Joe Lowery
  We're in the planning stages for CSS Sculptor 3 and I'd like to hear what you'd like to see. I'll be sending out a survey later this week to a number of customers, but I also wanted to solicit feedback from the community in general.

Let us know what you think could be improved in Sculptor and what new features you'd like added. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.  




Said it before

Must have.....

System to create Content Boxes
Click where you need them added - set number to be added, margin, padding etc, - Click - Done!. Allow formating of content across box groups.
Allow more than one style of content box in the same content div (ie allow prefix to be added to box name to make them unique)
Not having this option is like being given a magazine layout where you have to use the same width for content on every page - can't stress enough how important this is.

Ability to style lists - both as Nav and in text - also include your new menu sytem at a discount rate to all purchasers of CSS S3

A Comprehensive UNDO system

Would also be nice - Look at supporting some sort of grid - take a look at 960.gs framework



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Paul

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mike271728

I agree with Paul content box support this is a must I have managed them of a sort with v2 but an easier way would be a huge selling point.

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webmaster359615

I forgot one thing when I took the survey: It would be useful if the CSS created could be revealed while still in CSS Sculptor to allow hand editing. User could then add properties not covered by CSS Sculptor as well as tack on our own styles.

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Joe Lowery

Thanks for these detailed comments, Paul. As I think you've noted elsewhere, you can already add content boxes - divs - in Sculptor and set the properties, but it's one at a time. What if you could multi-select the added divs and set the properties all at once? Would that still give you what you want? Or is the ability to add multiple divs all at once just as important?

- Joe

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mike271728

Personally I think to add mutiple divs at once would be useful also but it does sound good being bale to edit multiple divs at once if they are to be the same in most respects this would be an incredible time saving feature.

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steve89430

Footer

The ability to create websites like this overview.htm

where the footer remains fixed to the bottom of the page at all times no matter what the content. So when you add more content the footer moves down.

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Joe Lowery

We already offer that option for any of our presets in CSS Sculptor 2.x.

Best - Joe

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