Boy I'd love to be able to turn off Adobe's built-in interface elements, or sometimes to use some but not all.
A truly flexible platform for building apps allows for a custom UI; when we were weighing Adobe vs. Woodwing, the most important thing Woodwing had going for it was the ability to turn the woodwing-ness of it off and build your own navigation.
Every Adobe app is identifiable as an adobe app; this is not a great thing for developers or users. The relatively large footprint of the Adobe chrome is also a big negative for me. Mostly, though, it's the inflexiblity here. Everything about DPS is pretty flexible, except this.
(Everyone else's suggestions are great -- buttons in MSOs is a limitation I'm hitting this very moment.)
yeah, I totally support that! the viewer interface does not help of you have
your own ideas... but then, nested interactivity (and other things) are
needed to create real user experiences.
without that, we only add interactivity to horizontally and vertically
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I'd like the Adobe UI to be revealed only after a prolonged tap, not after a simple tap. For me this should be a higher priority than options to suppress/change the UI elements, though I don't disagree with the idea.
I think it takes time for developers and users to build a decent convention in this area. In the beginning of the web, a link was automatically blue and underlined. This helped and learned new users to easily find their way. But eventually users know it by heart now and they even don't mind if it looks different.
Would it be wise to omit the solid interface already ? Should it be an option ? Could it be a guideline to follow, like: "You must offer some form of interface (temporarily, upon user-action, or permanently) to the following displays/panes..." ?
I'm happy with the Chrome, but would very much like a long tap to bring up the navigation.
I'm also happy with the fact that everyone recognises its a DPS app because it creates a consistent UI between apps
I think the ideal would be to have some form of control panel that allows some user-control over these elements. Even if it's simply being able to supply our own png's to replace the various elements on screen in the same way we can pick our splash screens and viewer icons.
Theaking the chrome/interface is already part of the Enterprise Edition, so it's technically possible but commercially restricted to the proud owners of such a contract...
Let's be honest, even the Enterprise Editions don't allow you full customization. Simply the adding / editing of icons / disabling of this strip.
If there's one thing about DPS that prevents me from renewing my annual Pro License, it'll be the lack of customization of the Chrome in the future. We really need the ability to make our apps completely unique visually. I'm surprised it hasn't been customizable from Day 1.
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