Before I start talking about WP I’ll introduce myself. My name is Mark Finlay and I’m involved in the Open Source Desktop Project, Gnome. I mostly do usability and user interface stuff. I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half and started on Advogato but got frustrated not being able to customise it or have people comment so I am now using MT on my site
Being a big open source head I hated having to choose MT because I couldn’t get involved or really even provide any feedback. It’s also a bit of a beast and OTT for a single user site.
Anyway, I was recently pointed at WP. I was totally shocked to see something so incredibly mature and featureful and yet so elegant and open source. I thought it would be a least a year before the open source community came up with anything to rival MT, but it seems that we are almost there with WP. Great work guys.
Anyway, I’m hoping I can provide some constructive usability feedback, mostly about the administtration interface. The visitor interface is really already very good, and as a blogger myself I’m mostly interested in the admin side of it. My usablility experience is mostly recently in widget design but I’d done a lot of broad usablity and user interaction reading so I should have some useful things to contribute.
I’ve checked out and installed the latest CVS to make sure that I’m commenting on the latest work.. this post is getting long, so I’m going to post this much and then post my actual feedback in the a reply.
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