Working on the Backup Settings window.
I think the original design from the version 1 got many things right.
It provided a good at-a-glance overview of the backup configuration, split settings logically and tucked away the minute details. It did have one problem - it was tall. So tall, in fact, that I got several reports that it didn't fit on screen :-|
V2 adds several new options to the backup config, so this doesn't make things any easier. After looking at few options, including paged, tabbed and two-column, screenful layouts, I circled back to the v1 layout.
To compress it vertically I've done two things - got rid of the group boxes (frames) and collapsed radio button groups into a single line with the current selection.
This gives us the middle screenshot (
) that shows the config window in the "overview" state.
Clicking on a "Change ↓" button expands the radio button group and allows changing the setting
without leaving the page
. Latter is pretty nice to have, because ... well ... because it's simply faster and more convenient.
Expanding a section gives the screenshot on the right (
). To collapse the section, there's a little button in the section header on the right hand side. I'm not 100% convinced it's really needed nor that it's the best solution, but that's how it is at the moment.
I forgot the "how to handle deleted files" section, but it
be in the beta. Not to worry.