Notes from my past couple weeks-ish of sessions.
Instagram widget auth flow
So I tried Cmd+click to open auth in a new window. After completing instagram auth in the new window, I was redirected here.
The widget is not added in this new session.
I added it in this new session and hit the same auth blocker.
I went back to the original session. It is not authorized. I Save & Publish and then reload the customizer, still blocked at auth.
I couldn’t find a workaround.
Editor layout after AYS
After triggering AYS
Content area disappeared
I think this happened while typing.
The only thing in the console was
Switching to HTML and back to visual fixed it.
Like, video overlap
#undo-reflow after hitting Cmd+z.
The familiar frustrations of:
- embed reflow
- undo reflow
- vscroll loss when an embed is selected and you click another embed
- having to switch to the html editor to move embeds
- waiting for embeds to load every time I re-enter a post
- reflow, reflow, reflow
Idle editor wish: Outline of headers for easy jumping around. I use this a lot in Ulysses.
Lists of links
Today’s frustration: Links losing their href on paste, last mentioned here.
Also, the inline link toolbar gets in the way when rearranging lists of links. Whenever I work with lists of links, these two bugs/behaviors make for #frustrated.
Back button vscroll respect
Audit back buttons for vscroll respect. Losing vscroll kills browsing flows. For example, I prefer wp-admin themes flow to Calypso themes flow. Calypso loses your vscroll place when you return from the theme details page to /design. This makes for awkward theme browsing flow. wp-admin remembers your place in the /themes list as you navigate in and out of theme details.
wp-admin uses a modal for theme details, which flows much better for me. It respects vscroll.
I’ve had trouble with scrolling /posts/ several times today. Posts stop loading into infinite scroll. Sometimes the loading placeholder gets stuck showing. The screen becomes inured to clicks. Chrome gets CPU happy.
I spent lots of time in the editor today, waiting for embed reflow. Embed reflow is the #frustrated. I work tweets into my posts, a not at all uncommon thing.
When I paste a tweet into a post with several embeds, reflow dances my vscroll. I lose my place and can’t remember what I was doing. Over and over.
Alt text flow
Wishing I could add alt text from an image modal. Make alt text available to drag-and-drop image flow. I encounter this lack all the time when writing about disability. Lamenting the lack of an image modal right now as I work on…
The Segregation of Special
Blockquotes and embeds
Adding stuff after embeds is frustrating, particularly if there is a blockquote nearby. My attempts at creating a new line between embed and block quote get block quoted.
Today’s editor flow harshers:
- Editor unsaved changes #ays
- links losing href on paste
- inline link toolbar getting in the way of list editing
- can’t blockquote lists without using html editor
Wishing I could toggle embed expansion so I can edit my posts without all of this reflow grief. Reflow and vscroll loss every time I Cmd+z or paste in another embed makes me wish Ulysses would hurry up and release editing of published WP posts.
Posts at the top disappear when I scroll back up
If I don’t touch anything, they’ll wink back in after 30-ish seconds.
To move an embed, I:
- flip to HTML
- scan tag soup
- cut the embed link
- flip to visual
- paste the link (If I past while in HTML, the embed won’t unfurl.)
The bug where links lose their href when cut and paste pushes me to the html editor, where this greets me.
Working with embeds
I want to get at the underlying link so I can visit it and copy it.
An inline embed toolbar? An embed modal?
Sometimes embeds don’t load
Embeds can be slow to load in. Sometimes they don’t load at all. The links for the embeds don’t show, giving the appearance of vanished content.
Remember size of notifications comment box
Wishing the comment box remembered the size I set with the drag handle.
In the comment box, ping backs display with “Reply to” followed by a link that is partially offscreen. The link is followed by an ellipsis, which makes me think the link has been truncated, although that’s not the case here.