[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #28784: Improve the Customize experience on mobile

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Wed Feb 11 07:00:52 UTC 2015

#28784: Improve the Customize experience on mobile
 Reporter:  celloexpressions  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement       |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  4.2
Component:  Customize         |     Version:  3.4
 Severity:  normal            |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch       |     Focuses:  ui, administration

Comment (by ryan):

 My reflex was to like the header approach, probably because I love context
 and that one has an Add a Widget header. My phone is distracting. I like a
 context reminder to help me get back into a flow. But then I thought I
 might expect the entire header, not just the arrow, to take me back with a
 tap. Tapping a header to go back doesn't make so much sense, so now I
 might have talked myself out of header.

 The "You are Customizing" reiteration in the icon approach feels
 comforting, but I lose it on the last screen. This gives it a modal feel,
 which I tend to not like. I like the stacked UI both here and in header.

 The modal immediately struck me as my least favorite, and it remains so.
 It did make me think about the "Save & Publish" button. Is showing it on
 the final screen (as the other two approaches do) appropriate? Should
 "Save & Publish" be ubiquitous? Would ubiquity make us use this button as
 a Save Draft, forgetting we're publishing every time we tap that button?
 After some gymnastics, I landed on, "Eh, showing it everywhere seems
 okay." :-)

 I like the two stacked approaches better than the modal approach. Modals
 have a dead-end feel that I don't care for. Also, I tend to like headers.
 They comfort with easier reorientation when I jump back into the flow
 after chasing an out-of-WP distraction. So, a stacked UI with headers all
 the way through? Since I'm afraid that having the back arrow next to
 header label might frustrate me as I fail to not habitually tap it like
 one big button, I think I'd prefer back nav in the bar.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/28784#comment:29>
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