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  1. 2 hours ago, Mark Oehlschlager said:

    @MEB @KipV

    I would hope that Publisher remains focused on the use case of Desktop Publishing, and that if Affinity wishes to create a Web/App UI/UX prototyping  tool, that they would either extend Affinity Designer or, better yet, create a stand-alone application dedicated to the purpose of Web/App UI/UX workflows. 

    Or I wonder about having that persona in both Designer and Publisher? The weird thing about prototyping tools is that they occupy this middle ground between layout and drawing. Also worthy of pointing out Publisher will also be a drawing persona and does good and layout (which the other two products don't do all that well.) This is why it made more sense to me to work it into Publisher, but like I said putting it into both apps might be an answer as well.

  2. @MEB To me it seems like the most logical way to start a layout tool in 2019 (as opposed to 1999 or 1985 when prototyping tools were not really around yet) is to build prototyping in (along) with eBook support. Also modern computers have so much more resources these days that adding the additional functionality wouldn't be a problem it seems (as long as it is split into different personas so it doesn't become bloated.) I am sure if it makes sense for a company like the one which makes Sketch to only have one product instead of an entire suite of products working together.

  3. Is Publisher going up against newish tools like Sketch and Adobe XD? In many ways those tools are layout software so it seems like similar to what Publisher would do. I have spent far less time with Publisher then I have with the other Affinity tools so it's hard for me to know how much it competes with prototyping. What I have seen so far it looks like it is more of a competitor to ID and Quark.

  4. I think the new icons are a big step forward from the Adobe icons where they just slap two letters on a square and that is the only design decision they rely on for a decade. For the people who like the triangles they had several years of that design they were able to look at. We know for icons and logos abstraction is king. They are designs that need to scale down and still work, zooming into a part of the icon helps achieve this. The 3D effect is the icing on top.

  5. 29 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

    But the "Edit in..." functions stent supposed to require a save, nor a reopen, based on how they work in Photo and Designer today.

    Even when you work with a persona you still need to click "developer" or "cancel" so I think that is similar to clicking save in P/D so that doesn't work automatically. I haven't messed around with Publisher much but I would guess that you need to be on the page you want to edit or select the page you want to edit before click the "edit in" button. Somehow it has to know what you want to edit before it sends you there. I don't think you would want to send an entire book to P/D you would want to just edit one Photo or Illustration from that app and then move back.

  6. 23 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

    My (possibly incorrect) understanding of Edit in Photo and Edit in Designer (from Designer and Photo respectively) is that one would (say) start in Designer, then issue Edit in Photo, and when done would issue Edit in Designer to go back.

    When I've used Edit in Photo from Designer and then done a Save in Photo it wants to save to disk.

    That is the way Publisher works for me. I go edit in Photo/Designer move one of the photos on the page, click save and when I open the file back up in Publisher the photo appears moved as it was in Photo/Designer.

  7. 1 hour ago, jmwellborn said:

    Smooooooth.    And what a nicer 3-D icon!     And fresher colors too!!    And a nicer size!!!   Lovely Christmas surprise!!!!

    Thank you, Affinities!   With best wishes to all of you for a happy holiday season.   

    I also thought the 3D icon was amazing! It's a subtle effect so I have to wonder if the people who said they prefer the old icon have noticed that. I liked it a lot more when I saw that.

  8. Doubling the size wouldn't be make them big though. It would make them go from microscopic sized to almost approaching medium size. When I read an article on the new Photoshop I saw that they were catching up with some of the exclusive Affinity features and also adding many options for change the size of icons so if this doesn't get addressed Serif might have some problems. The first retina display on a Mac came out about 6 to 7 years ago so this ultra high res tech is actually brand new at this point. I would have expected it many years ago. The current size is also wasteful on a 27" display. Nearly half of the toolbar is just blank so it would barely be taking up any more space!! The current amount of screen space is like what... maybe 2%? So doubling it would be going up from 2% to 3%?

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