Do you find that you tend to have a lot of items on your screen and it is a pain trying to move them around in a way that they are synchronized with each other? How many times have you had to move one item, then another to line it up, and then another, etc. only to later add an element to the screen and have to move everything again?
You have several options:
- You can select each element individually each time – colossal waste of time – especially if your design has a lot of elements.
- You can perform a drag-select movement, in which you click on the screen and drag around all the elements you want to select. This can be inefficient because you sometimes will select unexpected items and then have to deselect them or you may not grab everything you thought you were grabbing. Then, you have to hold SHIFT and try to add the missing elements or press CTRL to remove unwanted elements. It is even more complex when items are on multiple layers.
- You can group the elements and click once to select all the items and move them together.
Without grouping your screen items, the selection process can be a true pain and time waster if you are designing screens.
This is where grouping comes in.