George, I respectfully disagree with you. I don’t think it is bad UX to have multiple windows. There are different ways to achieve this from a UI standpoint and can be done correctly ( just look at Visual Studio where you have panels that can only go in certain places). Visual Studio is probably the defacto standard for IDEs. You want to say that is bad UI/UX? Yes, Dreamweaver could get ugly but you know what I could put my ftp window and DMX extensions on one monitor and have my code/design window all on another monitor and I could make my workflow the way I wanted. It’s great to have multiple monitors and I could not work if I just had a 13" laptop screen. Yes, you can go overboard with too many windows but you can also limit efficiency by not having the ability to see all your content.
In earlier versions of Wappler I understand why you would want one application window, keeping everything contained and like you said, not have to go looking for everything. Wappler was presented as a simple to use application. It still is and you and your team have done an awesome job; it’s a game changer. However, you can’t just keep adding new features and keep that same mindset. I mean come on, you have windows now that when popup they cover other content, you can’t expand them to see all your content or move them around, and you have horizontal scrollbars sometimes and other times you have to cursor over through your text to see your overflow. That is good UX?? If I could simply expand that window, I could see all of my content without having to find it or scroll. For us that have multiple windows, we can arrange things where we want them so that we can customize our workflow.
Sometimes I don’t get it. You have an awesome community here and the Wappler team is great with helping us and you are open to suggestions. But for a lot of us to request something that we feel would make us work more efficiently and then you tell us You just don’t want to?
I have a company that develops warehouse management software. As an owner and project manager/developer, my role is to envision the software and develop it with my team. Our customers use our software everyday as their job. We don’t. When they suggest something, we listen and most of the time implement it because like I said, they use the software everyday and we don’t. They are the ones paying for it and I try to give them what they want and keep them happy because my livelihood depends on it. Yes, I sometimes say "no, that is a bad idea because… " and list out the reason. They depend on us to be the expert but when it is something that will increase their productivity and make our product better, then we try to give it to them. I hope you can understand our point of view. There are some very talented developers here and understand good/bad UI, but when a lot of us are suggesting a better UI, maybe we are on to something…
Wappler is awesome, and the team is awesome and keep up the awesome work that you guys do. Thursdays are the highlight of my week.