Usability improvements and other small changes

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Hi everyone!

This is a quick update that brings some important usability changes. Please read on.

Thumbnails in Palette View

The biggest change I decided to make is to display big thumbnails instead of icons in the Palette View. This change was prompted by seeing one of my friends trying to use WireframeSketcher for the first time. It was a very useful (and painful) experience that made me see problems that I would never see otherwise.

The same widget can be named differently by different users but there is a much better consensus on what a widget should look like. Here’s what a new palette layout looks like:

Palette Thumbnails

Note that you can always switch to small icons layout using Palette’s context menu.

Other changes

  • Added support for ${screen-name} and ${screen-path} expressions in wiki text. These expressions let you insert the name and the path of the screen file in any text. If you ever wanted to display the name of the file in all your screen you can now easily do it by placing one of these expressions in a reusable master component.
  • Made arrow keys adjust values in size and position fields in Properties View
  • Decreased the default increment of nudge actions to 1px. Shift modifier now nudges by 10px instead of 20px.
  • Added a visible “Add Screen…” button in storyboard editor:
Add Screen Button


As usual to update to the latest version of WireframeSketcher just use the Eclipse update manager. The same applies to WireframeSketcher Studio!