Oh man, all these new changes are so exciting…and coming at the worst possible moment for me. I only just now got around to flipping over to “real” Legend and turning on Beta…so much has changed, and I haven’t even had a chance to scrub through my old buglists…I haven’t even looked around on the new forum yet! Overwhelm!
The new CSS-based editor is really enticing because of how it blows the lid off customization possibilities. But…it’s pretty hard to use and intimidating otherwise for laypersons. I know CSS when I see it but to make any real changes aside from color I’d have to pull up W3schools.com every time 😄 Perhaps “under the hood” features like this should be stashed behind an “Advanced Controls” pane, or only available to top-tier subscribers? I can just imagine a casual user opening that menu, seeing “code” and freaking the fsck out. Instant uninstall.
As much as this level of configurability is awesome, it’s also distractingly overwhelming and kind of just a hassle to hunt around for all the options. So when I went to turn vertical lines back on, and realized that they actually were already on, just at a very low opacity, then I had to hunt through the “colors” Pane to fix that…which I only could do because I already knew that control existed previously. A new user would never think of that. I think it would make a LOT more sense to group display controls together by the UI element. Give the basic color picker and either a slider or a text-entry box for opacity.
As mentioned before I haven’t properly re-evaluated all my previously-logged bugs, but noticed one is still present just in my first 10 minutes of playing around: parent-items’ ‘expand’ carets still shift outward when you toggle “align indents” on, putting them inline with the carets of the next-indent-level-up, which is really disorienting (and makes no sense).