[wp-design] A Quick Sketch

Khaled Abou Alfa khaled.aboualfa at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 13:39:59 GMT 2005

Out to lunch just got back. Right let's start. 

Styling the actual border imho isn't going to destroy how someone
persieves it, unless it's a completely radical change. If it's white
and has a thin border around it then it's not such a drastic change. I
think we should have both mocks and see what works and what doesn't. I
think it'll become much more clear once we've done that.

On the subject of the size of the text box, I'm with Joen on this
completely. Large sizes would confuse, but from my pov it would also
make it look less tight and uniform. There's no need for it to be that
unless it's a stylistic thing, in which case I'm not that keen on it

Also on the subject of the input box I really liked what Chris D did
on his mock up which was have this oval offset thing rather than a
square box. It was smaller and tighter.

As for collapsing items I like the cookie idea. The though process I
guess would be to not overwhelm the newbie user, but provide
everything there for the more hardened user once they get there. Thus
not cluttering the design and potentially scaring the user. I know I
was like what the hell are all these things all over the place when I
first started using wp.

As for the help buttons, I really like them, because they're
strategically placed at areas that are confusing for the new user.

In terms of the blue link, I just liked the colour on the grey to be
honest. Might be an idea to use that on the collapsable sides rather
than the blue background? I've got to play around with this a little
more.Maybe later on tonight.

On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 14:14:58 +0100, Joen Asmussen <joen at noscope.com> wrote:
> Michael Heilemann wrote:
> >>http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/mysterymeatnavigation.html
> >>
> >>
> >
> >I don't think you can properly apply the term 'mystery meat' here. Mystery meat, in my opinion, is something that makes no sense at all, where the only way you can find out what it's supposed to do is by clicking it.
> >
> >What we're doing is saying: Here are some advanced options. You might not need them, but now you know they're here if you do.
> >
> >If we save display options in a cookie, I think we should go for individual collapses (perhaps within a single 'advanced' collapse :)
> >
> >Sketch, sketch, sketch, spam, spam, lovely sketch.
> >
> >
> I'm working I'm working! :)
> >I must really disagree, and refer to--as an example--Flickr's inline editing. By and large I agree that we should stay away from widgets as such, but I'm not quite ready to throw in the towel on this particular issue :)
> >
> >
> And I don't feel as strongly for this one to defend it to death :) If
> you all really think this is a good idea, then I have no problem of
> letting that one up to you.
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