Hi! The current UI of Paleta is pretty good, but it has some weak points:
- The initial state seems empty and unwelcoming.
- The main view feels a little clunky/cluttered, and a little out-of-place among other GNOME apps.
- It feels like the app tries to be both a color extractor and palette manager at the same time. Paleta would benefit from focusing on color extracting, which is its core functionality. There are already some very good GNOME apps for palette management. Having a way to store the palettes for later is still useful, though. :grin:
Based on this, I have created a mockup with some design suggestions. I haven't reinvented the wheel, as the sidebar is a really good layout solution, but it has received style changes. I have given the image view some padding to make the it feel more airy.
The biggest design change is probably how the palettes are stored for later. Instead of a separate section with the ability to create custom palettes from scratch and name, this design uses a bookmarking function. This is more in the scope of the app, as the main use case for saving a palette would be to quickly store it for later. Naming, categorizing and editing palettes is a use case that deserves its own app.
I realize that the changes I suggest are really big, but they don't necessarily need to be implemented all at once. If you think some of them are unnecessary / out of scope for the app, you can just implement the things you like. These are just suggestions, after all :smiley: