Don’t get me wrong. I love any performance update! Although Coda is not in our top list anymore but fixing performance could definitely make it look more fancy again.
Here are a few examples:
We have a database of clients, their case studies, testimonials, etc. I tried to create in Coda a section which randomly generates the brief about the client with the logo (link from Wikimedia). Not possible because most of the logos are SVG.
Instead of case-studies in PDF, we wanted visitors to select one of our services from a drop down field and this to trigger a sellection of case studies and on click to show a properly looking case study with the client’s logo, some GIFs for more visualisation. Well… not possible in Coda as it doesn’t render the logo and if it does (randomly) it is just in various size every time.
Another example is when we want to make something like a portfolio list of clients (their logos) which are generated by selected criteria. Well, most of the company logos are now in SVG…
Another one is when we wanted to make things a bit nicer in a database and add icons. They are either SVG or GIF or Lotties… neither work well in Coda.
I wanted to create a bug-tracking in Coda where users could have their own profile page including selecting an avatar from a drop-down… not possible in Coda, no.
Sizing an image on the canvas from a table for an insight/news… not possible in Coda.
Using icon/gif to style a bit a cards category… not possible.
I probably have about another dozen of abandoned cases because of the poor look and the imposibility to make it look like from 21st century in Coda.