Category: Ideation

  • Elevating content in the Site Editor

    Most of the features in the Site Editor focus on editing templates and template parts. The only content you’re able to access and edit is your homepage. It was necessary to build this way to get the project off the ground back in the day, but now seems like a good time to consider how […]

  • Revising the presentation of key Site Editor features

    The Site Editor is a powerful tool, but the user experience lacks some coherence and a sense of hierarchy. Template management and editing has central focus, despite the fact that it’s a product area that has proven difficult for some users to interpret. Impactful features like style and menu management are hierarchically relegated, and consequently […]

  • A more visual template creation experience in the WordPress Site Editor

    A number of recent developments in the block editor present opportunities to refine the overall flow. Let’s take a look. Two steps forwards, one step backwards Originally, the number of templates a user could add was very short, and defined by a static list in the codebase. But thanks to the hard work done in […]

  • Ideating on editor on-boarding

    Today I shared a design concept exploring an update the editor welcome guide in WordPress. The main purpose of this exploration was to ideate on how we might include appearance and accessibility options, so that users are able to create a preferred experience straight-away. Read more on the WordPress Design Blog.

  • Ideating on a centralised site management interface

    In github issue #36667 we’ve most recently explored solutions that present access to areas like content, navigation, and template management via dedicated access points. Taking a step back, you notice it may be possible to instead combine much of this into a single interface, which has numerous benefits: Reduces the cognitive load – users only […]