New Editor Feedback

I just used the new editor for the first time, publishing a quick project, and starting a longer one.

Short version: I like it.

I particularly like being able to edit my images via Pixlr. Rotating and cropping on the fly were ideal.

Longer, less-positive version:
  • The "unordered list" and "order list" buttons added neither bullet-points nor numbers.  All they did was indent the text.
  • There is an "intuition breakdown" adding images to steps - when I wanted to add images from my library, I thought I couldn't, until I discovered that the library can be accessed via the "Upload Images" button.  The "Upload Images" button ought to be renamed "Add Images".
  • When using the "Upload Images" pop-up, the actual image upload function did not work.  I clicked the button, and nothing happened - no error message, no wait symbol, nothing.

This is all experienced using my desk-top PC, running Windows XP and FireFox.

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mikeasaurus4 years ago
Thanks for the feedback. I've encountered a few of these myself. These have been passed onto our Dev team to investigate and add to an upcoming release to fix.
Kiteman (author)  mikeasaurus4 years ago
Cool. I haven't delved into the deeper corners, like embedding videos, but I may soon, and I'll add more feedback as necessary.
pseaton Kiteman4 years ago
Yes, thank you for the feedback! I was a little concerned about your point #3 above; I haven't heard any reports about uploading not working at all so I thought I'd follow up. First things first, does the uploader look like the attached screenshot when you first open the modal?
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Kiteman (author)  pseaton4 years ago
Yup, looks exactly like that. When I click on the Upload button, I can see the "press" animation happen, but nothing else.

Kiteman (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
Oh, wait, it's me, not a bug!!

I hadn't realised that the "browse" button is the same as the old "choose files" button!

OK, scrap #3 as a bug, re-title it as a failure in intuitive use. Probably a new user wouldn't have had the problem, but habit-bound me just didn't make the link. maybe, while you're relabelling buttons, that could be renamed "choose files" or "choose images" as well?
pseaton Kiteman4 years ago
Indeed! I'll poll people on that one. I think "browse" might be more globally understood than the "choose files" that's been our norm, but I wonder also if "Browse" should be the bright orange button until you've selected images, then "Done" could turn orange instead.
Kiteman (author)  pseaton4 years ago
Ah, the Ivan Pavlov school of web design...
pseaton pseaton4 years ago
Not to belittle your other points by the way! A fix for #1 is on its way out the door, and we're working on changing those button labels soon....
Can you try your error #3 again after refreshing the page? What exactly doesn't work? Sometimes when uploading lots of images the pop-up scrolls to the bottom and you can't see the upload progress until you scroll back up.
Kiteman (author)  mikeasaurus4 years ago
Never mind, see my reply to pseaton.