very good. these all need to be addressed. the experience of the folio
builder panel is bad... I have so many ideas of a redesign in my mind, but
I'm not in charge. maybe this thread can turn into a design ideaas for the
good start, Peter!
Am 23.10.2011 00:30 schrieb "Peter Villevoye" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
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Thanks to you both,
I do have an account (I can log into the DigitalPublishing site, as well as the general Adobe site)
I am running CS5 and have updated with:
AdobeDigitalPublishing-All.dmg as well as
All of the DP panels open and the features work, still trouble loggin in.
Maybe there's another patch or update that I'm needing?
Don't trust the "Update" button in the Folio Builder panel (another buggy and therefore useless feature...) It points to a page where only 'fresh' and not 100% up-to-date complete installs can be found. For now, use, trust, and refer to this URL and especially the "Update" section (halfway the page):
This separate/modular installing and updating of extensions, tools and apps is necessary. It prevents that users who already work with ADPS, inadvertedly produce folio's that don't run on older viewers (which they need to update first, before updating all tools inside of InDesign).
Getting it to work can be Rocket Science...
Feel free to openly discuss any improvements or behavior changes you'd like to see made to the folio builder panel. We value comments and suggestions from people actively using the products in the field. I have several usability improvements I'd like to see made to the panel, it just becomes a tradeoff between increasing stability, usability and new features. Input on these forums does get listened to and acted on.
I think one very tiny change might already help (both new and routined) users to distinguish quickly between the several states of the panel: make the article bars less high. There are not only more than enough articles in a regular pub to be happy with more entries in the panel's view size, it also helps to instantly see that you're in the 'other' state. And maybe the Layout state might sport a different ordering of the two obvious thumbnails, leaving a tinted gap in the pane for the missing layout(s). In that way all states are easier to distinguish and understand.
It also frees up some space to design a bit more explanantory and helpful navigational bar at the top of the panel. It's clumsy, having to navigate so often and carefully through such a cryptic interface.