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RE: About Me & My Project
My name is Fajar Siddiq from Singapore
I'm currently on #STAYATHOME during the Pandemic Times.
I made this DIY Face Shield Project
https://www.producthunt.com/posts/fajar-siddiq-diy-face-shield-2Click here for full video
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RE: [Feature] Letter Themes 🖼
How to enable to people to make blocks inside templates?- need help with that
cos blocks and templates are kindof the same thing 2:03 PM templates made of blocks
Instead of blocks, the term ‘component’ - everyone in design knows this word
It will be very tricky to combine modules from different templates, as they may have different styles associated with them
RE: [Feature] 📱 Device Preview
Awful to have 2 scrolls - one inside a preview, and one for the main area:
[Chris Konings]:After playing around with the Letter UI I've had some initial thoughts on improvements.
When designing or in 'editing' mode I think it would be nice if we didn't have the restrictions of the device box, **currently we are scrolling twice
- (1) one to see the full device and once to see the email within the device - could we remove the device size restrictions and have a default size for the email
- (2) that is endless height depending on how much content you have -
(1)Definitely agree with this. Personally from using it, I really hated scrolling inside that stupid device constraint!
(2) good point, Ann has mentioned this too that 600px is the max width, so that works
iPad devices can be shown in Preview only. Don’t think it’s needed in edit mode
Agreed! So we need a way to switch between edit and preview mode. How could that work?
If the device is shown, would it be like the existing device view, so it's scrollable within the device?
[Feature] 📱 Device Preview
• Is ipad really need it? It looks desktop and iphone serve the same function. Those are Preview, yes?
The idea was to have the ability to switch between devices:
However this implies the editor is completely WYSIWYG. Maybe this would be better as a separate preview mode. iPad isn't completely necessary either - I think it looks nice, but not useful.
• When we want to offer ’preview options (desktop, ipad, iphone). Just wondering not all people have apple devices and if they have a laptop, supposedly they can use Letter already correct?
Good point, I suppose we could make them generic - desktop, tablet, phone?
[Feature] Letter Themes 🖼
Here are some scraps of the thoughts behind the Theme and Component concepts in Letter:
Packages or Themes?
- In addition to these components, we also have a 'packages' or themes section in the menu, where people can install themes from. This pattern is seen in VS Code, Framer etc.
Here's a sketch of this flow:
- User clicks on the packages menu icon, and it shows a list of available themes.
- Upon clicking install package, components from that package appear in every other menu (e.g. headers/footers...)
It's open to change!!
Theme vs Style vs Content
Content and Style are better! Or maybe 'Style' could be 'Theme' since then we could have individual styles related to content sit inside the content panel with what may be less confusion?
Here I am thinking what is the difference between style and content, and using 'theme' and 'content' may be better - what you think?