I'm working on a web-based editor that lets people include shapes, images and different kind of objects on an interface. Considering this, they must be able to resize the objects, place them anywhere they want on the screen and save.
Each of the objects the user may add include all or some of the following options:
- Stroke color / type
- Fill color
- Send to back / Send to front
- Object information
- Ability to resize
In the original design a toolbar containing these options is placed on the top part of the canvas where the person is working, and if he scrolls, the toolbar remains fixed. See the following example though the options are not the same...
What I would like to do is:
- Avoid using a fixed toolbar and bring the options closer to the object.
- Unclutter the interface considering we already have another toolbar.
- Enable the person to modify the size of the objects without difficulty.
So I came up with this:
and would like to know:
- your overall opinions.
- What do you think of the resizing handle? Some people at the company think it's bad not to have handles on the other corners... and I'm wondering how useful they are.
All of your comments and/or references will be appreciated.