The making of TSW WebCoder 2013 part 5 – The new Settings dialog

April 20, 2012

Several power users have been requesting a re-redesign of the Settings dialog for the last couple of versions of WebCoder. The most common complaint was the dual-tab layout, where you would have to click one tab to access a range of other tabs. When I initially designed it, I thought it was a great idea, because of the many settings already offered by WebCoder, but as these power users pointed out, it made it a bit hard to discover all the configuration possibilities and navigate between them. Therefore I decided to re-structure the settings dialog for WebCoder 2012, in compliance with the most common user change requests.

WebCoder 2010 Settings dialog

First, a screenshot of the settings dialog currently found in WebCoder 2010:


WebCoder 2012 Settings dialog

And here's one of the same settings, but in WebCoder 2012:


Hopefully this new way of showing the settings will be appreciated by everyone. Feel free to let me know what you think of it :)

Please note that the settings dialog above is still a work in progress and may not be completely identical to the one you will find in the final version of WebCoder 2012.

Disclaimer: WebCoder 2012 is still far from being done. These blog posts are merely to show you what this new version will be like and to give you an impression of the development process. I hope to have the final version of WebCoder 2012 ready in the third quarter of 2012, but nothing is certain yet!

Kasper (TSW) @ 7:02 pm in TSW,WebCoder

2 Responses to “The making of TSW WebCoder 2013 part 5 – The new Settings dialog”

  1. gudbergsen says:

    it looks good. It gives a much better view of the setting possibilities than the old system of multiple layers of tabs did

  2. Kasper (TSW) says:

    Thanks, I think so too :)

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