wetracker is a single page application, organsed as a series of tab views, each containing a number of ‘widgets’ organised in a grid in the view. Each widget in the the interface is independently placed within a grid layout. You can reorganise the widgets in any way that suits your working preferences. Each widget has a border, in each corner you’ll see a small arrow icon. Select and drag on any of these to resize the widget. The neigbouring widgets will move to compensate for the change. Widgets cannot go beyond the bounds of the screen horizontally, but the space will grow vertically to accept the new layout. Grabbing the header bar of the widget will allow you to move it freely within the grid. Again, other widgets will automatically move to accommodate the new layout. While dragging, the final location of the widget will be displayed as a dotted line, allowing you to see the effect of your change before dropping it.
Note: The widget layout is not stored between sessions at this time, any changes made will be lost the next time you refresh the application.
Note: It is not possible to add or remove widgets from a layout at this time.
Widgets typically include some common features, already mentioned is the border with resizing controls. Many widgets will also include a toolbar, which can be attached to any of the sides of the widget body. More complex widgets will include control panels, again attached to one of the widget sides, which will contain controls specific to the element the widget is responsible for.
See the subsequence sections for details of each widget type, it’s elements and function.
The main screen is split into three sections, the Transport, the Tabs, and the main Tab Pages area.
The transport contains controls that are generally common enough to be applicable at any point in the process of creating music. This sticks to the top of the browser window, making the controls always visible and accessible. See Transport for details of the controls available.
The tabs section lists the pages that are currently configured. Each page contains it’s own set of widgets, in it’s own layout, often specific to a particular aspect of song creation. By default, WeTracker presents a song editing and instrument editing page, the default layout is described in the documentation as a guide, however, this page setup and layout may change if you’ve customised the view.
Note: Currently it is not possible to add or delete tabs, or store changes to the page layouts.