Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » As a UX designer, Gutenburg is not ready

  • As a professional product/ux designer working for a large e-commerce platform myself – I am here to tell you Gutenburg is not user friendly or ready for anything but a beta. I’m also a longtime wordpress theme developer and front-end developer. WordPress, look at these negative reviews – listen to your users, the design is not meeting the needs of what users are trying to achieve. While I appreciate the need and desire to modernize it, it’s hard to use. A basic principle of UX – don’t make anything important more than two clicks away you guys are really stretching that concept. I really don’t understand the decision for “add block” to have all of the accordions with that many options organized the way they are…and why is a button a block? I tried adding a button, it didn’t work right so I gave up and turned on the code editor and hand-coded. While this design may look pretty, if people are having a hard time using it then what is the point? Things that were once simple to do in the WordPress editor now appear to have lost their common sense to try and be too fancy.

Viewing 3 replies - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • 100% agree. Gutenberg seems rushed and poorly designed for beginners and experienced users alike. So much functionality and intent is hidden in the UI. The devs obsessions with “distraction free writing” has pushed key functionality to the sidebar or top bar of the post editing page.

    😰

    andraganescu

    (@andraganescu)

    Hi there, thanks for the review.

    > why is a button a block

    In Gutenberg everything is a block, that is what enables the diversity and complexity of blocks to work.

    I would say that as an UX designer your feedback will be put to best use by contributing it to the Gutenberg project, a lot of the points you make are valid (like, “A basic principle of UX – don’t make anything important more than two clicks away you guys are really stretching that concept”) but reviews here are not actionable things unfortunately.

Viewing 3 replies - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • The topic ‘As a UX designer, Gutenburg is not ready’ is closed to new replies.