I want to thank Aaron for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts.
I love WordPress. My life changed because of it. It’s part of who i am today.
Looking at the WordPress app for iPhone i felt there is something missing. The simplicity and freshness of iOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. 7.
I created this mockup to highlight my idea and changes to the current WordPress iPhone design. My goal was simple. Create something new. Make it look familiar.
Current design (left). Mockup design (right). By Stefanos Kofopoulos
Think of it as upgrading from iOS 6 to iOS 7 and then to iOS 8. Simpler. Crisper. High contrast. Works on all iPhones and screen sizes running iOS 7 or newer.
All items calling for user interaction come with an explanatory icon and legend. Text can be translated to resonate with international users and complement the icon. Vice versa too.
In case of text only interactions (eg Settings, Edit) a different color is used. Strings translations will complement the difference in color and resonate with users too.
All elements and graphics used are iOS 8 native. Except the Reader and Notifications icons i created.
Stays the same. Theme colors apply. The improvements here include:
- Edit menu moved to left. Where it usually is on iOS 8 table view and lists.
- WordPress color (#464646)
Design overhaul based on iOS design language. The improvements here include:
- Contextual ordered items (icons and typography)
- iOS 8 like table menu with fav icons for each site
- Different functions follow same design language (add button)
- WordPress color (#464646)
Design overhaul matching WordPress app and iOS design language. The improvements here include:
- Theme support matching Nav bar color
- Clean. High contrast icons with legends
- Simple. Unified content creation icon. Content can be video, photos, text. Older icon implied text only.
I would love to hear your thoughts. Design files are available for everyone. Made in Sketch 3.1 though.
Hey y’all! I would like to formally introduce myself!
I’m Hugo, a Portuguese designer (originally from Lisbon), living in San Francisco. I’ve been working for Automattic for two and a half years now – mostly on WordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/ specific UX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. design – and recently joined the Mobile team contributing to the mobile apps (so far mostly iOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads.). The first thing I got the pleasure of working on was the New User Experience flow for the app (something you’ll only see when you first install the app or remove all accounts to start over).
Working closer with the community is exciting to me and I’m hoping to get more input to make further design (UX/UI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.) iterations to the apps!
More posts soon! Cheers!
Summary of this week’s dev chat. chat log.
- WPiOS 3.1.4 heads up
- WPAndroid 2.2 check-in
- XML-RPC check-in
- New welcome screen/signup/connection flow discussion
WPiOS 3.1.4 heads up
We denoted that we’re doing some work to stay compatible with iOS6 and the upcoming iPhone 5. This release is due to be submitted today.
WPAndroid 2.2 check-in
The app was released for the BlackBerry PlayBook last Monday. There have been bugs with the release but we’ve issued bug fix releases. Now another issue has arisen and we’re prepping yet another bug fix release. The announcement is still due so we’ll make sure we post it asap (today is the plan). Look for it on the WordPress for Android Blog!
Max is doing the final review of the XML-RPC patches the mobile team has worked on (Jorge). There’s a write-up post on the status of all API An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. enhancements going into 3.5 just below this post
New welcome screen/signup/connection flow discussion (was labeled “Sign up tweak”, among others, in the meeting)
Matt had brought up that our current welcome screen in all the apps has three options where most apps only have two – sign in or sign up (and perhaps one or two ways to sign in using a third party like Twitter or Facebook). We discussed this and after going back and forth for a bit seems like we all agreed the following would be best:
- Sign up screen has two options (may be buttons): Connect Blog, Sign Up (copy is very likely to change)
Connect Blog has 3 fields, the WordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/ specific log in screen is gone.
- URL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org (optional, with a placeholder that hints at the field only being necessary for self-hosted blogs)
- Username (just saying “Username”, not trying to specify .org or .com)
- Password (see ^)
This new flow would be a good opportunity to…
- Use the same Geolocation toggle for both .org and .com.
- Be consistent about actionable buttons (right now you log in automatically with a wpcom blog, but .org you need to press Save to continue).
- Revisit the welcome screen – maybe we can make all the Connect fields visible when you first launch the app (not hidden behind a button).
- Update/add error messages for the sign up flow to aid the optional URL field and provide a smoother set up altogether.
Please join us next week for the mobile dev chat, 15:00 UTC Wednesday.