Dependency Graph of Bindings
Can one show which events / property changes trigger the change of a specific binding, which triggered the event / property change again etc?
Photoshop Export Plugin
There are problems when the source file changes over time, and the already exported .qml files & graphical assets should be updated. Designers should ideally be educated to e.g. retain layer names.
- ‘Explotion Diagram’ or just grid of names that show the assets
- Logging the Actions done in Photoshop to allow mappings of assets independent from names
- View in Photoshop that shows the existing .qml file as e.g. semi-transparent overlay
- Can one somehow mark a button as a button in Photoshop already? * Is Photoshop the right tool ten? Better use Adobe Illustrator
Ideally Designers should be educated & be working closely together with the programmer, but that’s just often not the case (e.g. when they are working for another company).
Interaction Designer / Flowchart Editor
A tool that let you quickly prototype simple flows between screens etc
- Often this is done as wireframes. A component set that shows e.g. everything grayish would help here
- People use Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Powerpoint …
- Needs to be graphical such that Designers, non-technical people can use it * Simple things like ‘if you click here you go to state 2’ should be done without editing .qml (can be a specific element for this purpose)
- Things to check out : Balsamik, Adobe Illustrator
What is it meant for?
- Right now not useful for Designers (too limited)
- Not enough for programmers either
Problems Quick Designer faces
- Expressiveness of QML
- Imperative code
- Make a new format for static stuff only (Qt Designer alike) * Could be #pragma designer
- Put dynamic stuff in second file * Merging of both files e.g. by inheritance, property aliases
- Anchoring does not allow you to select target anchor
- Show anchors as e.g. dotted lines (Adobe Illustrator shows guides)
- Create anchors when e.g. snapping + control key