Session notes: RSS widget, reader, gallery layout, inline link toolbar, pasting links – Macnchrome, Calypso iOS, iOS app

RSS Widget author feed

Feed broken. Thought maybe because I used /author/ryan/ without feed/ at the end. Changed to /feed, still broken. Removed and readdded, still broken.

https://test.wordpress.com/author/ryan/feed/

Reader invoked when scrolling techcrunch up

When scrolling tech crunch, the reader often invokes. This happened multiple times during my session. It also happened once with the account screen. Seems to follow thumb location. I usually scroll with my thumb aligned beneath reader.

Also, lots of #scroll-bleed.

Gallery Layout

Clicking layout while images are still uploading results in the dropdown auto closing.

Inline link toolbar

The inline link toolbar is a boon to flow, except when I’m rearranging lists. It blocks visibility of list items, adding frustration to sorting.

Cutting and pasting links

Links lose their href after cutting and pasting. I experience this often when sorting lists. #frustrated

About to cut:

Pasted:

The href disappears.

Deleting drafts while editing, Calypso iOS

When deleting a draft from the editor, the restore/don’t restore dialog flashes briefly before redirecting on to the posts list. Confusing and awkward.

iOS app

The keyboard disappeared during an ios app edit session. Going into three dots and back resurrected it.

Floating pencils in customizer

So confusing.

Funky store dropdown labels, Calypso iOS

The labels are all lowercase and don’t match the headings.

An upsell in the posts list leads to those store screens.

#desktop, #editor, #galleries, #inline-link-toolbar, #inline-toolbar, #ios, #links, #macos, #mobile, #phablet, #reader, #rss, #session-notes

Session notes: reader, editor, free domain claim, gallery ordering, editing links – Macnchrome, iOS

Free domain claim

How do I get rid of this notice without claiming a domain I don’t want?

Reverse gallery order

Wishing I could click to reverse order.

wp-admin accommodates.

If I didn’t have wp-admin as fallback, I’d work around this by changing the sort order in my source app (Pixave) and reuploading the gallery. Reuploading is my go to workaround for media bugs and awkward flow, impacting quota.

Appending to link text

Here’s a bug we’ve lived with in WP and Calypso for years. It still frustrates. Appending or prepending text to a link requires moving in from the boundaries and juggling characters.

Calypso editor on iOS

  • The reload time after switching to another app and back to the browser is 10 seconds-ish of jerky loading.
  • First taps are slow to process. Double taps are often required.
  • Tapping plus to add media will focus the editor, put the cursor inside, and then open the modal over the course of a couplefew seconds.
  • I tend to wait a couple seconds after tapping anything before tapping again as I might interrupt something.
  • Post preview wouldn’t load.
  • #scroll-bleed behind the preview modal.
  • Cancelling preview takes you back to the editor instead of  to actions.
  • A draft started with Calypso on iOS didn’t show in Calypso macnchrome until I edited another post. Then the draft showed. I also experience this with drafts started in Ulysses. The provokes data loss #anxiety-flow.

Media library

Clicking the pencil icon also selects the image. I expected to edit without selecting.

Links in reader

In the iOS app reader, links within post content open in a pop up that is kind to context. Calypso’s mobile web reader follows these links, requiring browser back nav that sometimes stomps #vscroll.

Video drag-and-drop insertion

A video dropped onto the editor inserted off screen, at the top of the document. I probably scrolled down without clicking into the editor to position the caret. I thought the insert didn’t work since it happened offscreen, so I inserted again after positioning the caret. I saw that I had an extra video at the top when I previewed. I’m used to Ulysses where the caret follows the cursor during drop.

Notifications Search

Wishing again that I could search notifications. 🙂

#desktop, #domain-mapping, #editor, #ios, #links, #macos, #media, #mobile, #reader, #session-notes