Opening The Kimono – We Have Some Widget Interface Work Left To Be Done

August 19, 2008

After spending some time building Vidlisting widgets myself and working with others making widgets today, here is my report card.

I think that we have come a long way on the individual widgets due to the recent focus on simplifying the interface for individual widgets. We found that people can quickly and easily build the individual widgets, change their design, retitle them, and add extra content. That said, we clearly need to invest more time in the horizontal and vertical bar-style widget creation interfaces. 

For example, it appears that we “lost” the ability to call previously made horizontal and vertical widgets in our interface redesign (you could do easily do that before the redesign). Also, the widget reporting and the shared media interfaces share a common usability issue so we’ll do a bit of work there as well.

Our plan is to get started on this work after we get the new functionality out the door later this week.

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