[wp-hackers] 2.7 Wireframes

Jane Wells jane at automattic.com
Wed Oct 1 20:08:13 GMT 2008

Hi everyone. Most of you don't know who I am (long-time listener,  
first-time caller, etc), but I work for Automattic doing user  
experience stuff. I worked on the usability testing and crazyhorse  
prototype over the summer before coming on full-time, and have been  
following the threads related to crazyhorse/2.7 with great interest.  
I just posted a PDF with some wireframes over on the wordpress.org,  
for anyone who is interested.

I posted them with the hope that seeing what we're working toward  
will help with some of the feelings people have expressed about not  
knowing the final design. To that end, the wireframes will and won't  
help. They outline the basic structural goals, and some layout  
niceties that haven't been implemented yet, but they don't include  
any visual/graphic design, as that is being worked on currently. When  
we have pretty visuals to show, we will.

I've been doing 2.7 previews at events like BlogWorld Expo and  
WordCamp, and so far the response has been overwhelmingly positive. I  
know that there are some people on this list who aren't feeling it  
(as one poster so eloquently put it), so I hope the wireframes will  
help illuminate what we're planning. And if you still just don't like  
it, well, please try to at least be nice when you flame me. :)

The wireframes are posted here: http://wordpress.org/development/ 

Jane Wells

P.S. The menus were not decided by the navigation poll. The poll  
helped us get an idea of what people preferred and how they thought  
about the functions in the admin panel, and some respondents made  
great suggestions. We take in everyone's opinion, but the final  
decisions aren't being made by the "committee" of 4000 respondents,  
but by the core dev team. 

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