WordPress: All this space is yours.

WordPress: All this space is yours.

“All this space is yours. Except the Author’s text. Attempt no UI there.

It’s simple. Don’t block the text. Especially when two thirds of the webpage are empty whitespace.

I re-read sections of text as I write, and the editor’s toolbar in WordPress is constantly in the way.


This is the first entry in a new category here: Bad UIs. Finding poor UI decisions is easy (just use a computer), fixing them not so much. Convincing maintainers that there’s an issue in the first place: even harder. Someday I’d like to make a difference in this realm, but for now I’m going to document what I see.