New selection color and status update

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Hi there! I am happy to announce a new small release. Read on for the list of changes.

New selection color

Two weeks ago I’ve asked for you to help me choose a better selection color and you did! See this forum topic for more details. I feel that our little experiment went well and I’ll try to do more of this in the future.

Here’s the color that you’ve chosen. It’s a conservative choice but I think it works well and it’s consistent with the overall look of the wireframes:

New Selection Color

Staging update site

As a first step to a more close collaboration with you I’ve created a new update site for development versions. This update site will provide all the usual updates, but also 2 or 3 development versions in between.

I don’t encourage everyone to use the development version, but I intend to ask some of you to test out the features that you’ve requested. Here is the update site URL:

Other changes

  • Auto-open exported PDF and PNG file using the associated program. (Please let me know how this one works for you)
  • Fixed an intermittent error in batch PDF export

What’s next

For the last two weeks I’ve tried to bring the printing support up to the level with PDF export. I think that good printing support is important having in mind that paper prototyping technique is often used along with tools like WireframeSketcher.

What I’ve discovered so far is that getting printing right is hard but getting it right on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X at the same time is even harder. I am buying a new printer just for this task and hopefully I’ll have a working solution in 2 weeks.

If printing support is important to you then you can use the above update site to test out the current version. Things are expected to work this way:

  • Both screens and storyboards can be printed.
  • Screens are centered on the page and scaled down to fit the page.
  • Storyboards are printed one screen per page.

Note that unlike with PDFs printing is done using vector graphics. This allows for a high quality output but in some case can create problems with fonts. So look close at how texts are printed when doing your tests.


As usual to update to the latest version of WireframeSketcher just use the Eclipse update manager.