This is just an idea I have had. And I would like to know community thoughts. I am not 100% sold on it myself- but I think it may be very useful for some live situations.
The idea is to have some basic nodes that also have input editors "inside" the node itself always showing.
So if you had a slider node- the slider would always be shown, inside the node body, you would then connect the output to whatever you wanted like normal. On a slider node you may also want a min/max value port, and a value input port as well (for redundancy).
This would allow us to drive performances simply and quickly without having to click into any nodes input editors. There could be a few simple style UI nodes like this, I can think that keyframe timelines could also work well with this style of node. Would be great also if they were resizeable, so we could easily make a video switcher right in the editor, and the main slider could be nice and big!
I'm not suggesting this for every node, just for this special class of node, to allow greater speed of using Vuo in a live-coding environment.
Detachable input editors is a FR of mine- but I think this could function together with that in tandem. Detaching the input editor would mean that you wouldn't see clearly where the data was going, this way you can easily see where it is connected to, and may be good for new users!
What do you think?