[wp-hackers] 2.7 Wireframes

Alan Castonguay alan at verselogic.net
Thu Oct 2 23:07:50 GMT 2008

Page 13, Collapsible Navigation Column

This feature would significantly reduce the dislike I have for the  
left sidebar navigation: wasted horizontal space.

On Oct 1, 2008, at 4:08 PM, Jane Wells wrote:

> 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/2008/10/wordpress-27-wireframes/
> Thanks,
> 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  
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