As you may know, Scratch 3.0 came out on Wednesday! Yay! Or not. I’ve never actually met someone who really loves Scratch 3.0. I was excited for it, but it could really use some more work.
1. Fix the loading bugs now!!
I’ve seen several Scratchers whose projects don’t load the blocks! In two videos, someone reported they’ve been working on a project for months, and now they can’t work on it because there are no blocks! The project runs fine, but they can’t edit it! This is crazy.
2. The blocks are WAY TOO BIG!!
I know they want it to be more mobile friendly, but I tried Scratch out on my iPad Pro this morning, and IT WAS TERRIBLE!! Whenever I tried to move a point in the vector editor, it thought I wanted to make a new point. I got so frustrated, I threw the iPad down, and switched to the desktop. Point is, the Scratch editor will never be good on mobile. At the very least, please make there be an option to shrink the blocks.
3. Move the stage back
This isn’t a big problem for me, but I know a lot of other Scratchers who are extremely mad about this. I’m afraid Scratch will remove a lot of good users by making this change. It’s really not that hard to change back (just make a userscript and change the flex order to 2 on the block editor), but not everyone knows that.
4. Stop the Lag!
Scratch 3.0, maybe it should be called Snail 3.0. It’s really slow. In this video, the account nav takes so long to load, the user thinks their account is gone. And in several projects (I had one, but I lost the link), Scratch 3.0 slows it down enough to be unusable, even in turbo mode.
5. Switch the colors of Control and Events
This isn’t that big of a topic in the community, but this is my personal opinion. In Scratch 3.0, the events category is
#ffd500, a yellow-orange color, and the control category is
#ffab19 a weird orange-brown thing. In Scratch 2.0, events is
#ca8135, a brown color, and control is
#e4a826, a yellow. Point is, they flipped the colors! This is so confusing!