Pattern creators needed for testing of new pattern maker!

Crumpet 8/30/2015 07:01 pm 2867

Hi everyone,

I need people to help me test the new pattern maker before I open it up for wider testing :)

Here are the requirements:

  • You must be a registered user on
  • You need to be on a desktop or laptop computer. This pattern maker has the ability to support touch screens but I need to make a separate mobile template for it to be usable.
  • You need to have experience using the current pattern maker
  • Your web browser must be modern enough to support the "HTML5 canvas." Don't worry f you're not sure whether your browser is suitable, because there's a requirements check when you log into the pattern maker.
  • You'll need to keep in touch with me when you encounter any problems or bugs

At this stage of the testing I am only looking for problems with existing features. I am not asking you for new feature suggestions yet.

If you are interested, please send me a message and include what operating system (e.g. Windows, OS X) you are on, and what web browser(s) you use.



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Sep 14, 2015 1:47 pm

Am I too late? I'd love to test it out!

Sep 12, 2015 3:23 am

Notice for all pattern maker testers: based on a report I received, some of you may still be experiencing the bugs I mentioned. Unfortunately I am going out of town until Friday so I won't be able to push any fixes until I am back. You can still try out the new pattern maker but keep in mind that I will not be able to fix anything until I return. I'll have Internet access, but to work on the pattern maker I need specific software that only my own desktop computer can run, and it's too big to bring with me.

Sep 8, 2015 2:21 pm

Testers, please note: there is a bug related to undo/redo and sharing patterns, I will be fixing the sharing part tomorrow and hopefully the undo/redo too, once I'm able to see which order of operations causes the bug. In the meantime please be careful about which patterns you edit.

Also, the new pattern maker renames duplicate filenames but the old pattern maker doesn't, so if you swap back and forth between the two you might find that one of your patterns has the same filename as another one. I will see if I can change this behavior without affecting the people who are only using the old one (which is most people).

Sep 3, 2015 2:12 pm

@Crumpet: Ok, I probably won't get a chance to "professionally" test it, because of school, but I'll definitely try it out

Sep 2, 2015 3:29 pm

Thank you to those who have volunteered yesterday/today. I'm going to be uploading an updated version of the tester app tomorrow so I will contact you then with the details. I've fixed some bugs and improved it.

Sep 2, 2015 9:50 am

i'm game. i work on both a windows 7 desktop & 10 laptop n use chrome browser.

Sep 2, 2015 9:32 am

You can count on me!

I will help in any way possible.

Windows 7

Sep 1, 2015 2:55 pm

@Snakecharmer121: I've made huge progress on the mobile template today, so hopefully you'll be able to test it soon! The main thing I have to figure out for mobile is how to make all of the pattern viewable without requiring it to be tiny. Most phone browsers have poor support for scrolling.

Sep 1, 2015 5:37 am

Wish I could but I only use my phone

Aug 31, 2015 11:45 am