Maybe something like that feature in editors where as you drag an object, it can snap to align to something else on the canvas? Or, the existing alignment buttons, but only touch the x value or y value, and not both.
Also, having a long list of those dates in a stack makes box selection more desirable too
Looking at this I thought it would be so helpful to set grid lines for a space if I wanted to (much like photoshop or illustrator). And using a keyboard short I could toggle the lines on or off. And if the space has set grid lines, I could possibly choose the option to snap the cards to the grid lines. And maybe eventually the person who creates the space can decide how far apart the grid lines are, ex: vertical 100px (or 1 block for some common easy to understand notation), horizontal 400 (4 blocks) px etc).
I am discovering very quickly that as random as my thoughts are I like them aligned visually. So I am spending an exorbitant amount of time making them look like a straight chain or cards by going in to align them to the top or to the left each time haha.
yea, that would be dope. right now it is a little fiddly and you have to get creative when trying to align things (like, first align these cards vertically, then carefully select this row of cards to align horizontally). and as soon as you want to edit something, you end up with one card that is not quite aligned and live with it
i’ve been thinking of ways to tidy up my space and i found that aligning by the center of the cards looks the best for me and i can easily read through and find what i am looking for when i have a long column of cards.
so i think it would be neat to have more options for aligning, and i made a quick sketch on excalidraw to explain
I think i would like to use both, but aligning options more than shift + dragging.
and about the alignment options, i understand you want to keep things minimal and easy to use but please consider which would be ideal with your design:
6 options that are self explanatory with no text like the 6 on the left
or more options hidden behind a click that maybe used repeatedly.
good feedback, if i did nest things behind a click it would be sticky: i.e. if you decide you want to see all the options , then the next time you select things all the alignment options will be shown to you with the need to click again
I could accomplish that with the alignment buttons that @xea noted (in fact, I used excalidraw for these mockups ).
Related, but also intersecting with a separate important topic: I’d like a way to move cards with the keyboard. This would enable a way to be precise, and also make Kinopio more accessible. It doesn’t seem like there is a way to select cards with the keyboard, right? I can focus on cards and edit or delete them. But if I could select them, it would then open up the context menu where I could do more like add a frame, add checklist, or move via arrow keys.