As you may have noticed, we just launched some improvements to our design tool!
- Text rotation on all products – this was previously only available on binders
- Consistency with our product page – we recently changed the layout of our product page to make it easier to purchase and now our design tool matches and provides a consistent user experience
- Fixed several usability issues.
Let’s walk through all the changes.
This will allow you to do this:
Ok, now onto the rest of the changes!
The screenshot above shows the new layout containing two design objects: an image (“sun_18″), and text (“This is a test”). The first thing to notice is that there are two distinct main actions:
- Customize it!
- Choose your style and color
By clicking on “2. Choose your style and color”, the panel slides up and displays the product options. Clicking on “1. Customize It!” displays the design tools again.
The toolbar contains all options for manipulating your images and text.
Different icons and options will automatically be displayed depending on what objects you have selected (text or image).
Here’s a list of all the available icons are:
Above the icons are two menu items, “Edit” and “Arrange”. The Edit menu contains basic actions that allow you to cut, copy, paste, delete, and change background and border colors.
The Arrange menu provides more actions for centering and aligning objects, rotating, resizing, and sending to front/back.
When you are working with many objects in one design, the order the objects are stacked in determines which objects appear on top of which when the objects overlap. We’ve made it easier than ever to change the order of your objects. Simply drag them where they need to be!
In the left corner of every object is a textured grip area that you can grab with your mouse and drag. In the example above, we are dragging the blue circle image above the red circle.
Posting For Sale
The Post For Sale button has been changed to a link. You can still find it under the design controls area, next to the Email links.
The button was too prominent and was a bit confusing to new users who simply wanted to customize and purchase an item for themselves.