[wp-design] A Quick Sketch

Michael Heilemann heilemann at mac.com
Wed Feb 16 21:25:54 GMT 2005

Using Joen's PSD file (which almost killed my poor Powerbook!), I 
quickly moved around some of the elements (I hope the list can receive 
these files) :

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And here it is with a few numbers that I have some notes for:

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1) I don't think it should be called 'Write Page'. It's too 
indistinguishable from 'Write Post'. My girlfriend wouldn't necessarily 
understand the difference.

2) (sorry for the order of the numbers) First of all, there should be 
no difference between the buttons in terms of using bold and what not. 
Secondly, it's my opinion that 'save' should save the entry in the same 
way that 'save' in any application would, and not 'save and close', 
which is what it does now. Preferable it should save using that 
XMLHttpthingamabobber, letting the user know of a successful save 
somehow (not a popup box for the love of God!). If this is implemented, 
there should also be a visible indicator of whether or not you have 
saved the entry you are working on yet... I personally think we should 
implement autosave as well, but I'll throw that up for discussion. 
Publish should save, publish and take you to the post permalink.

3) Trackback, time, post slug, custom fields and what not else should 
all go in under 'Advanced Options'. Pressing the arrow / link will 
unfold it (dynamically of course) and allow you to make the changes you 
want. Furthermore, the 'edit time' should have a button that brings up 
a calender instead of the current method. Something like this (which I 
ripped out of Squarespace):

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4) I think the title should have a much larger font in the input box... 
Makes sense I think :)

So anyway, just some quick thoughts. I've cropped off the preview 
window because I didn't want to spend time with it, but I do think it 
should be there, and I think it should be a) dynamic and 2) support 
Markdown and Textile.

- Mike

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