I’ll preface this by saying I am a big fan of Sparkle. It has allowed me a level of web construction beyond plug and play and without having to learn how to code HTML.
But there are a few seemingly small things that I would love to see improved/added.
First off, Button Sizing. When I make a button that I want to only include the element in, say for a mouseover effect to reveal something or to quasi crop some Unicode element, I find the Button sizing to be confusing, unintuitive, and limiting. I don’t know what is even possible when it comes to changing this mechanism but it would be amazing to be able to make an SVG a button with no box crop, and have text behave in boxes more or less how it behaves in adobe programs maybe with the addition of more text controls.
Sencond is Parallax control. This feature has confused me for years and I’ve avoided using it because of lack of control over it even though I would love to implement parallax elements in my sites. I understand I may be trying to use this feature not as intended but I would love to be able to use the “fixed in the window” feature to hold a background image in place without it stretching the image and wrecking the resolution while having it set to full page width and allowing some level of control over what part of the image is displayed in Sparkle and not having to crop the image outside of sparkle, re-import, and try again. This issue paired with trying to make the site look consistent across mobile and desktop I have found to be impossible no matter what workaround I try. And for reference, I’m using images that are 14,500x14,500 or 10,250x14,500 so I can’t imagine how the input image resolution is an issue with almost 16k image sources.
Third, and I realize this is specific to a certain use case, but more control over images and galleries would be amazing. being able to click on an image and have it go into a gallery (I know this has been requested before but here’s my vote also) and control over the side to side arrows of a gallery. Also, I don’t understand why images descriptions behave differently/ don’t display as gallery descriptions do.
Anyways that’s all for now, at the end of the day I’m a fan and user of sparkle but would be greatly incentivized to purchase a new update if at least one of these points were addressed