Yeah, the author of these article bring it to the right point. The UI needs more love!
Guys, good ideas in the last posts. I think we are now much more flexable with the current UI state. In my eyes it's more like a framework, we have single panels in one big stack.
We can freely decide what the content should be!
Is there a good reason why we should splitting the text panel in smaller pieces? I think for space saving we have the collapse feature of every panel. Furthermore I like a.l.e's idea to create a new panel type (CONTENT). It's a context specific panel. That means, if you want to edit a text frame you have only text related settings inside these panel. If you want to edit an image frame you have only image related settings inside.
The PP can be split in to single panels GEOMETRY, COLOUR, TABLE, CONTOUR, GROUP, SHAPE, etc.
Furthermore we have other single panels like: LAYER, PAGES, ALIGNMENT, whatever....
In example my personal panel order would be:
- CONTENT (text and image)
- then the other panels, because I do not use as often as the others above
btw: the latest GitHub Version supports theme files now, based on qss structure + auto inversion of icons for dark themes