[wp-hackers] Compose Screen

Terrence Wood tdw at funkive.com
Fri Jun 24 19:31:00 GMT 2005

Skippy, thanks for kicking this conversation off... this is what I was 
looking for the other day, not the hoopla about how WP is managed.

Terrence Wood.

On 25 Jun 2005, at 1:41 AM, Scott Merrill wrote:

> I really don't like the movable widgets in the new post interface.  The
> old screen wasn't perfect; but I think it was acceptable.
> To put my money where my mouth is, I mocked up a static "Compose" 
> screen:
>   http://www.skippy.net/blog/wp-content/post.html
> At 1024x768 resolution, most of the important stuff fits above the 
> fold.
> Items to note:
> * I've removed the sub-menu for "Write Post" and "Write Page".  This
> screen is just "Compose".  From this screen you choose what the final
> disposition will be.
> * The post-slug field could use some javascript magic to automatically
> fill in, based on the post title.  Obviosuly previous posts of the same
> name will alter the post slug; so maybe AJAX here?  Or remove this
> option altogether?  After all, options are bad.
> * There's still some wiggle room for shuffling things around above the
> post composition field.  I realize I forgot to put the comments/pings
> checkboxes back in -- they probably should go after the date section.
> * There is only a single SAVE button.  Next to that you choose what
> you're saving.  Since Pages live in the posts table, and since lots of
> people ask to be able to save drafts of Pages, I think this works 
> well.:
> everything is saved as a draft until you choose otherwise.
> (This does not address the request for Pages to be categorized, despite
> using a unified interface...)
> I'm sure lots of people on this list will be happy to tear this 
> proposal
> apart, since it's only a modest step beyond the original post screen.
> Please show me something substantially better.
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