Inkscape Fill and Stroke Panel
2010-07-27 3 Comments
Inkscape’s Fill and Stroke panel is rather large and wider than the Layer and Align and Distribute panels I use often, causing the whole sidebar to take even more space away from the canvas area.
Screenshots of Inkscape 0.48pre1 (edited to remove rendering glitches on the color sliders):
So I wondered how this panel could be made more compact. Rough mockup:
The fill-rule toggle buttons in the top right of the original are mutually exclusive, so I reduced them to one icon for toggling here. Never once had a use for them. The legend for the color sliders doubles as combobox. For the Wheel mode, there would have to be either vertical text or an icon. Sliders with labels right on them save space, but the contrast has to handled with care, of course. For whatever reason, Inkscape uses two visual styles of comboxes, I used only one in the mockups.
Integrated gradient editing: