Frustrated with the horrible interface I am looking at when writing a post on WordPress.
So decided to build a minimalist editor plugin...
Full view: http://cl.ly/5Vq5
UPDATE: This baby just got a name and a landing page! If you want to get 50% discount upon launch: http://artsyeditor.com
UPDATE 2: The idea validation process had been hugely successful, and you can find out every bit of details in my blog post: http://artsyeditor.com/2011/04/how-did-i-get-38-willing-to-pay-customers-before-writing-code/
about 2 years ago
Been there...thought the same thing. Way to just dominate it @stephenou . Making web UI's better, one at a time... ;)
Love it! Please let us know if you build it out!
Looks just like Byword.
@adc Thank you. There are definitely usability issues on the web. I will solve WP's editor first, and let's see what's next. :)
@alagoon Yup, I am building it. And I will keep you (and everyone on Dribbble) in loop.
@evanwalsh Indeed, the way the formatting box works (only show when text is selected) was inspired by Byword.
Byword is fantastic for writing, but there are many more specific problems existed on WP's editor, such as how links and images are added (I'm sure no one likes the pop-up approach). And my goal is to combine the two: have powerful features behind a distraction-free interface.
Sweet! When will this be available to download? :P
@Erica It is still at design phase. So it will be still a while to be ready. But I'll keep you in loop!
Note: 46% of 50+ people I talked to said they were already willing to pay because it will solve huge problems (adding links/images will be a lot easier, they can customize the way it looks, etc.) and their writing experience will be more enjoyable. This will be a premium plugin (with possible free version, we'll see). Price is yet to be determined, but the responses I got had been around $10-$15.
What do you guys think? I'm open for any suggestions. :)
This baby just got a name and a landing page! If you want to get 50% discount upon launch: http://artsyeditor.com
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