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Hey Dirk Schulze!... thanks a lot for your answer :-)
Just I didn't remember I wrote my comment about it. In fact, I've been all this past months fighting against Illustrator, trying to find solutions to each of the increasing number of discouraging issues and aging of its nowadays unintuitive and prehistoric tools, compared with modern and cheaper design apps.
Sadly, the only answer I've found for it and all the other questions is move to the 21st century and leave behind 1990's. It means, learn new and more efficient software that could save my life and career (as didn't made Illustrator in last months)
I know illustrator is a big dinosaur, and change even the smallest tool functionality almost impossible. That's why I think it should be sent to de Elephant Graveyard and give him a splendorous retirement.
For Adobe, to really compete against the myriad of new 21st century design tools, should to start from the ground up with a new and light design tool... without all these ton of useless complex and unintuitive functions no one uses.
Good luck Adobe!... I've been a loyal user for decades, my job as a free lancer needs cheaper and faster tools to improve productivity and creativity, not frustration and years of "feature request" writing and voting. It's fun to see how nowadays, there are still people asking for a decent "isometric" grid option... when isometric design is something of the remote past.
I've been trying for years to find a decent procedure to export Illustrator graphics to reuse in HTML projects, but I've only been successful to use SVG as static images. So following I’ll describe some issues and proposals to help us simplify the process.
1 - "CSS Properties" panel incoherent: After carefully name each element and create all the CSS class styles, the SVG is exported using object names as Id. So I’ve to rewrite the SVG or the CSS to replace the Id with Class names or vice versa.
2 – After exported SVG, the new style classes generated are named in a numerical way (for example “st27”), so I’ve to manually rewrite each class in a meaningful way.
3 – Classes multiplied by each element in the SVG: If for example, I have 100 elements sharing the same colour, I get a CSS sheet with 100 different named classes to “paint” exactly the same colour, so just one class should be enough. Again, for efficient design and coding, I’ve to manually rename all 100 classes with a unique meaning one.
4 – Proposal 1: A more powerful “CSS Palette” tool… having options to export CSS as attached file, not embedded inside the SVG file, and ability to edit/rename ID and Classes.
5 – Proposal 2: Some document “outline view” tool to quick see the hierarchy and attributes of the SVG/AI content. “Layers” panel could do the trick, but thumbnail images makes it too large and difficult to navigate, so a simple and basic semantic tree view could be enough.
Thank you! Hope you could find my ideas useful.
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Sooo... I think I've found the solution (at least in 2 mac and 1 pc in my office) Well, really not an Illustrator solution, but invest more money updating all my computer's hard drive with a SSD.
In fact, it was not Illustrator alone that were unusable, Dropbox also was terrible, needing sometimes two hours to start and sync. So after lose months of work fighting against software, I decided to replace the HD of an old MacBook Pro from the late 10's, with a SSD drive. My MacBook started to fly... and became an ultra-powerful machine for Adobe CC. I did the same with the rest of computers. Now I can work faster than ever before.
I'm not a conspiranoic... but, why suddenly, software that worked smooth in our fast computers, start to slow down? Why seems that the only way to solve it is to pay for a new SSD hard disk?
Freezing, spinning beach ball, mouse doubleclicking by itself and absolutely useless tools. 3 hours to redesign a thing that was done in 2017 in minutes. Ah!... and constantly speeding fan... never stops. I'm working on a 2016 iMac with Mojave
Same over here, both on Mac and Windows. After last April update... more than 20 minutes to start to work safe. Even after starting, screen freezes, "Program not responding" messages, menus needs seconds to unfold, and nothing is interactive and intuitive anymore... constant blank screens and freezes, and everything needs seconds to react to my mouse actions. In fact, I remember faster responsivity with 90's Coreldraw in a 200 pentium machine.
I suspect it's the collateral effect of today's fast and cheap programming to keep time deadlines. Developers know their software can use all the power of computers, so don't think about optimisation. Usually I've to wait for more than hour to get Dropbox synced, while fighting against other concurrent apps to get all the machine resources.
Obviously, all the answers I receive are: "change your hard disk for a SSD one" It seems that software companies are confabulated to make SSD brands to sell their stocks.
hehehe... sorry, now I remembered all those improvements asked by loyal users for years on grids, to make easier to create Isometric Illustrations. All the design programs that appeared in the last years, all had it as an alternative grid... easy to customize and fast to use..
Now Isometric Illustration has vanished in the memories of old trends... no one more uses it, and Illustrator is still giving only as option the completely complex and time waster 3D Grid... something that after such years I've been absolutely incapable to use with success
Even it hasn't any way to lock both Horizontal and Vertical values... you have to do a so "creative" and "intuitive" thing like type manually the numbers two times... or slide unaccurately the sliders two times. Its exactly like the infamous "Free Transform Tool"... it can't do nothing similar to a "free transform".
I remember in late 90's Corel Draw was able to do deformations, distortions and "transform each" complex operations just right over the objects, visually and dragging their bounding anchors in real time.
That's why I'm afraid that we will never see these improvements... to solve all this, Adobe should need to rebuild Illustrator from zero again
I had the same problem when working in Windows. Now I'm working on Mac and there is no "Home" icon... instead there is an "Illustrator" text. Not a good usability solution for "agnostic" designers that are jumping from Mac to PC...
anyway, I wish all Illustrator usability fails were as easy than these!
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