Focus v2 demo video

Here is the current state of the Focus v2 project, a re-think of Distraction Free Writing:

I would like to propose that we immediately merge this into core for 4.1.

Some of the bullet points:

  • Current Distraction Free Writing (DFW) interface is too much of a transition.
  • Current DFW doesn’t give you quick access to everything (you feel trapped in it).
  • Current DFW isn’t very discoverable.
  • New DFW (Focus v2) triggers on keyup (discoverable).
  • New DFW transition is seamless. Things you don’t need while typing just go away. Your scroll position is maintained. It’s the same editor, whereas before it was a separate one.
  • New DFW gives you instant access to all your metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. boxes and everything else, with a wag of the mouse, a TAB press, or a tap.
  • Best of both worlds!

Not mentioned in the video is that the old DFW button now is a disabling toggle for this mode. So it’s Auto/Off, instead of On/Off.

#4-1, #dev-notes