Looks nice, and I will get use to the new location of the couple of things that have moved but (there is of course a but!) loosing the center element is a pain! Very useful little tool. And loosing the ability to adjust background images by sliding the Position: Adjust: is a real pain and you can be fiddling for ages.
I want a simple clean design in my website. I am lost in a lot of the complexity already being forced into my site. Any chance we can keep the Old Style Panel renamed basic Style panel and have the Beta as a new Tab called Advanced Styling Panel. I just want a simple text block and images site that will look good in multiple devices.
Webflow put hosting and design in the same program if they make the design interface to complicated then I will have to find another design/host option. Hope webflow realizes that not everyone that uses their app are aspiring to be fancy web designer. Some of use are small business owners wanting direct control over his site or just can’t afford to hire a firm to design his site for him.
0% ok with this. This new UI changes nothing. Only the look is changing. Order of things, longer lists. There is nothing that is securing a better visual language, better Ui and a system to scale better in the future. It’s even been presented as a small lifting before a complete overhaul.
Visually, everything in the new panel comes with less contrast. A lot of things are designed for the sake of graphic designs, alignments make “blocks” instead of… sense. Some labels are closer to fields that aren’t their fields, some dropdowns are still unnecessary, some new icons don’t make sense at all. This new panel is more complex, more difficult to read and more difficult to work with.
I welcome the recent changes very much, I enjoy long dopdowns for things like Transform, but because of all the rest, I still am unable to use the new panel.
Of course you’re going to use it if you’re obliged to, because you have no choice.
Yes, very annoying, this is one of the few things I switch back to the old panel for, it was super useful to place your cursor in the field and click upon down once and get the exact current size for the element, very useful when you want to add some minimum or maximum sizes, not sure how I will get round this now as quickly.
Hi everyone. Thank you all for your patience around this new design. It’s getting better and better with all of your feedback and bug reports. Read our blog from January about some of the other hidden gems.
We will be deprecating the old style panel on Tuesday, March 19th. With this being our last week, we have already/will be introducing a few new cool things made possible by the changes made for the new style panel.
Option/alt+drag on an input to change the value. This means that your right hand never leaves your mouse. We are adding a few more enhancements to it this week to allow you to hold down Shift to change the value by 10s, plus better value rounding so you don’t have to be too precise. @Helen this means you can Option+drag on the BG image positioning inputs to move the image around in its container. Try this now
Shortcuts to the spacing popover. Hold down Option/Alt when clicking on one of the preset setting values to set it to the opposite side of the box as well. Hold down Shift to set that value to all sides. Try this now
Magic inputs. Your starting width and height will now match the “natural” size of the element you add to canvas. Moreover, when you change the unit from px to % we will auto-compute the approximate conversion for you. @allthingsGJD this should resolve your concerns. Try this now
Default values will be placeholder texts: We found the default values annoying too. That’s why we’re changing it so that they’re actual placeholder text. Coming this week
Color popover scrolling: We’re working on allowing you to scroll the swatches section of the color popover so that you’ll be able to scroll if your list gets too long. Coming soon
Outside of the color popover and when the designer is scaled, I do feel like there’s another hidden bug around these popovers that we haven’t figured out yet. We have found it very difficult to reproduce this with any other popover, which makes it very hard for us to fix. @davidghs and anyone else with the popover issues, would you be able to DM me with a video of this happening at 100% scale?
@alexanderwong@dapitts08 Unfortunately, our designer as a whole do not fully support 175% zoom/scale – we know that might be frustrating as the problems there are not as apparent in the old style panel, but we’ll make sure to add optimizations for it in the future into our backlog.
To be clear, I use the designer at the default 100% scale. The loom video I posted is with the designer at 100% scale. Again, the issue IS NOT scale. So many people have posted the same issue. Not sure why you keep latching onto this idea about scale. Am I missing something here?
HI @dapitts08. I believe your issue will be fixed once we implement scrolling for the color popover. The only other reproducible bug is when the designer is scaled. Hoping to get more video content for this issue outside of these two parameters, to see if there are any other sneaky bugs afoot.
Thank you for clarifying I think we’ve confused some similar issues with popovers as identical. There’s a lot to keep track of with the new style panel but I can assure you that we’re working on fixing all of the popover-related bugs
thanks for the response…yes scrolling will definitely help for the color popover. but i’m not sure if you notice in the video that depending on what other panels are open, the position of the color popover changes. if the effects panel is open the popover is positioned below and cutoff. if that same panel (effects) is closed the popover opens above instead of below.
edit: also i tend to work with a lot of my panels closed. there are so many variables of whether a panel is open or closed and the positioning of the popovers so I am sure it can be difficult to reproduce on your end.
popover opening from below when effects panel is open:
I just got a notification that this will be the only panel option soon.
There are still a couple things that are really broken with this panel that I’m sure others must have mentioned by now, but I’ll do it here:
The ‘Auto’ values (say, for div width) do not zero out when clicked. So if I click on the box to type 20 instead I get “au20to” os something. Using Safari on OSX 10.13
When dragging margins with the arrow box, often a glitch will happen where the side panel switches to the navigator on some div unrelated to what I was just manipulating, and I am left unsure if I screwed something up.
These both happen to me everytime I use the Beta panel, very quickly into the workflow, so I figured they were well known. But anyway, they are still occurring so I really would like to put my voice in for waiting until the more glaring, workflow-interrupting bugs are fixed before making the new panel the only option.
Hi guys, please allow us the option of keeping the legacy version until this is finished (first), then tested and ready for production release (after). All I want from webflow’s UI is a reliable, functional tool that’s efficient to use.
Webflow’s product and sales pitch is based around a tool that offers a simple UI for development. As I write this I’m still only able to see lower than the typography tab less than 1 time in 10 of attempting to get the scrollbar to pop up when mousing over the the RHS of the screen with a trackpad (works flawlessly in the current style editor). Artificially mandated deadlines or not, no-one absolutely NEEDS this new set of controls, so I can’t understand the rational for pushing so hard to release an unfinished product that still has such fundamental usability bugs. A “When it’s ready” approach can often pay big dividends with long-term customer satisfaction.
I have so many questions along the lines of why are Webflow putting so much development time into changing something that everyone was happy with and no-one was asking for in the wishlist, rather than focusing on much more desperate concerns like:
Security: User permissions for team accounts - currently anyone can edit or delete any site or asset in the account without restriction
Security: Stop files still being publicly accessed online at their old URL after they have been deleted
Security: 2FA for content editors rather than risking a site being compromised? (Ecommerce increases the risk too)
Security - Unsubscribe email headaches?
Necessary functionality - Table Support
Necessary functionality - Unpublish pages without having to republish the entire site (removing job postings, news articles etc without having to push out partially finished page changes)
User experience - Having files hosted on the site URL rather than a random webflow domain
Speed and scalability - Re-integrating Fastly for HTTPS sites
SEO - Lot’s of possibilities with keywords, content writing guidance, file naming and slug naming conventions etc?
Maybe there’s a desperate need for pushing this out so quickly that I’m just not seeing? I’d just love to see more focus on the basics.