Basic | Overview | Expanded section
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 (pic) 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 (pic). 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 will be in the beta. Not to worry.