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I have a suggestion on how to improve this penpot community forum –

there’s too much whitespace! Please compress it a little. Discourse’s typical stock forum is usually very compact, and that’s nice. Finding a good balance between form and function is one of the chief responsibilities of designers, so it’s doubly important that Penpot make good decisions for its community forum. :slight_smile:

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I didnt even consider this but now that you’ve said it I 100% agree! +1

It keeps crashing every 5 minutes and there are several extremely cumbersome bugs, mostly tied to components. If it weren’t for that, I’d say my experience has been great so far! Just to be clear, I am not complaining, hehe. I’m genuinely impressed with how capable Penpot is, despite the crashing and bugs.

I’m hoping the bugs get some priority, as most of the essential features seem to be already implemented. I’ve seen some friends and colleagues shy away from Penpot because of the bugs/unpolished feel.

I did switch to Penpot to be able to use team/collaborate with my friend specifically, and I wonder if maybe users who do not use team/collaborate experience less crashing and bugs. If that is the case, then I hope teams/collaborate gets more love too. I’m only guessing on this because of three assumptions: a) syncing between clients is prone to more errors, b) I believe most designers work solo, and c) my friend and I have noticed that things glitch more when we are editing together.

My two cents. :slight_smile:

Hi @DougalMGU. Thanks for your feedback. Now bugs and improvements are in our high priority and the team have been working in finding and fixing them. About component more specifically, the team is doing a rework on it, you can see it here: Where is my component?

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The fontweight (dropdown)menu needs to be a bit intuitive. I find it very difficult to navigate through a long list of numbers (100, 100 italic, 200, 200 italic) to find the correct weight. I’m attaching a simple suggestion. Would be happy to see it live :slight_smile: