[wp-hackers] WP 2.7 menu sidebar
wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Sat Aug 23 13:20:57 GMT 2008
I think my problem with all this is that I seriously question the
wisdom of doing a radical interface change in 2.5 and then almost
immediately doing _another_ radical interface change in 2.7. It makes
WP look like something done by people who are just playing around.
Choose an interface, and then use it. Quit batting your users around
like a toy to a bored cat. Geeks (that's us) love this kind of stuff;
but Joe User HATES it -- DESPISES IT, actually. I can think of a few
non-techies who would throw up their hands in disgust at this.
As far as I'm concerned, that choice has already been made. We've
made our bed and now we need to sleep in it. If we wanted to do this
stuff we should have left the 2.5 interface alone, knowing that we
wanted to do other stuff almost immediately down the road.
Again, I'm a geek; I'll deal with it. But we're yanking the rug out
from under our users (and, again, plugin authors). IF this is really
going to happen, so be it; but we then need a moratorium on further
GUI redesigns for a while -- I would say two years _minimum_. Choose
wisely, and don't be short sighted -- we're all gonna be stuck with
what we choose now.
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