Jessie, thank you for taking the time to feedback. It’s reassuring to know that there will likely be a new theme to test changes in and sufficient time and notice to update code if required.
I’m a very low code Knackster, mainly CSS for coloured buttons, sticky headers, borders and the like.
Currently just under 100 active scenarios across eight clients.
Have been waiting with baited breath for a more modern usable look and feel. Can’t wait! We’d much prefer to stick with Knack than try one of the other tools out there that do look and feel well, but don’t compete with Knack on functionality.
What was good about the new builder roll out, was being able to copy an app and switch on new builder on the copy to see how it goes. Not sure if that would work in this case since you’ll be rolling out regular changes but something like that would certainly help, in our apps that have been customised with code.
Hi Knack team. Great to hear about the new theme coming. One of my biggest needs currently is the option to add toggle options when using multiple steps forms. Meaning when adding more than one sub-item you may consider moving to have an empty table raw to fill with a toggle option to add more lines instead of filling forms on a child page. This will improve dramatically the end-user experience.!
Sorry not to have responded before now - I think my concern is both finding any potential issues and time to repair - and what are clients going to say when you need to do this / are they going to be happy to pay for the time?
Most of us (even Expert Network members) are No Coders and so any actual coding we are forced to do is not by choice. Several of us have a set of more or less standard code snippets we use for a variety of things (I always start a new app by copying in a more or less standard set of CSS for example which provides classes for coloured buttons, a standard background, settings for List view etc). However we are generally NOT experts in either CSS or JS and so may not be that well placed to work out any issues.
Personally, my personal ideal would to be able to build apps with no code in them at all.
Hi @Fabi - reports are on our radar, but not specifically an area we’re focused on at the moment. With that said, we’ll be exploring opportunities with this body of live app work to update the plugin tools we use, such as the one that generates our report views. Hopefully this will afford us some quick wins for report enhancements.
Thanks for the feedback and look forward to hearing more about what you need. Please be sure that your requirements/user stories are covered in the feature requests category!
Thanks for expanding on that concern! We’ll keep this is mind when planning the feature releases.
Something we’re considering is the possibility of flipping the plan shared above. So we could release the new theme first (in beta, that you’d opt-in to). This would allow us to make the foundational breaking changes that we’d then build on iteratively, while allowing older apps to remain intact with their existing code.
The benefit there for you, would be that you can decide at what point you want to bite the bullet and make the switch to this new theme, without having to constantly go back into code and update it every time we release a small feature that requires a new structure.
Check out this new post on our first feature we’re working on for the live app updates: Live App: View Link Styles, and let us know what you think over there!
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We’ve got another feature in the works! On the heels of View Link Styles, we’re creating similar global style options for Menu Views. Please check out: Live App: Global Menu View Styles, and let us know what you think over there!
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