[wp-docs] Nomenclature for WordPress interface
Michael D Adams
mikea at turbonet.com
Thu Jun 2 18:09:39 GMT 2005
That was/is an attempt to do the same. It did not garner much response.
On Jun 2, 2005, at 4:40 AM, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> WordPress control panel ("control panel" where the context is obvious)
Could you explain why Administration Panel and SubPanel don't strike
your fancy? This isn't meant as an offense, it's just that you
dismissed SubPanel with the implication that it was obviously bad
(i.e. without any explicit reason). I don't see anything wrong with
the term (though I'm biased; either I'm an early adopter of it or I
coined it - I don't recall). I'm just curious about your thoughts.
> Any of the administration pages. Example: "On the '''Plugins'''
I'd avoid any use of the word "page" at all cost (hence the panel
terminology). It's already confusing from a user's standpoint (Page
as is Post v. page as in webpage). I realize that's exactly what the
administration section is - a bunch of pages with which a user
controls his or her site, but consider talking about the Manage Pages
Page or the Write Page Page... (ah: in re-reading I see you've noted
this already. My tastes say that Write Page SubPanel is better than
Write Page page :) )
> A text entry control. Example: "The description you enter in the
Will people recognize "field" as an input? I have no clue if people
will or not. Is textbox not well understood/not user friendly?
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