Weekly dev chat summary for Sep 30, 2013

We didn’t follow the usual pattern for the dev chat this week since the majority of the contributors couldn’t make it, and instead opened it up to potential new contributors. — Chat log.

Featured Images discussion

@lonchbox (Pancho Perez) joined us to chat about some ideas he’s had for a better iOS app experience, in particular setting Featured Images.

The discussion was mainly around the placement of the feature and how important it is to editors when using a theme that supports it. We went over the reasons as to why it’s in the Settings tab currently but ultimately agreed that there may be a better home for it somewhere more prominent in the main post editor. Wether this be a button in the tab bar, a graphic overlaying the post, or something exciting like a parallax top headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. we’re not sure of. Do check out Pancho’s post as it brings up some interesting concepts. @hugobaeta later tweeted and it looks like we’ll be looking at solutions when outlining the visual editor project.

We’ll circle back to the status of the apps next week. Join us in #wordpress-mobile at 16:00 UTC on Monday, October 7!

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