[wp-hackers] Suggested IA/UI Changes to the Admin Area

Cadu de Castro Alves cadudecastroalves at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 22:13:30 GMT 2008

I agree with Otto.

I liked the new admin interface, but I think you could use the same WP
2.3write page/post architecture. I wouldn't like scrolling down the
page to
much just to select simple (but important) post options. You're doing a good
job, but I think it can be improved.

Best regards,

Cadu de Castro Alves

On Feb 15, 2008 6:20 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 1:52 PM, Stephen Rider
> <wp-hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
> >  I think I like the new admin interface, overall. :)
> I really, really hate it myself. But only because the usability of it
> has dropped to basically nil.
> The Write posts page is now almost completely unusable. Why anybody
> thought it would be a good idea to have to scroll up and down the
> whole page every few minutes I do not know. Do the people testing this
> thing not do anything but write posts? I have to scroll off the screen
> to screw with categories or tags, the post box is less wide than it
> was before, there's a lot of wasted blank space (not everything needs
> 20 pixels of margin on all sides, fellas, some of us can see clearly).
> What's more, the sidebar space is completely empty and wasted, why not
> put some of the items below the fold back up there? Better yet, why
> not let ME drag them up there and leave them there? That would be
> awesome.
> What happened to the drag and drop on the Widgets page? It's one thing
> to have an alternative method that is non-javascript friendly, it's
> another to get rid of a perfectly easy to understand interface and
> replace it with something that should have been rejected on sight. The
> drag and drop from the main area to the sidebars area needs to come
> back.
> I like the new uploader, I don't like the integration with the editor.
> Those buttons are barely visible, took me lots of searching to find
> it.
> Anyway, I forsee a lot of dashboard replacements/plugins coming out if
> this is let stand. I mean, this is simply beyond the pale. I don't
> mind new looks, but you're supposed to *add* functionality, not remove
> it.
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