Press This in-person meeting summary 10/28/2014

  • We’re going to integrate the media modal
    ** We will make smart decisions on how much to show and what pane to show on the modal (if a site is pressed, default to a “tab” showing the images from the site)
  • We’re going to make it easier to add to bookmarks from a phone
  • Looking into custom keyboard characters to make those using markdown to use it with less effort
  • We’re going to add two tinyMCE buttons to the mobile layout: Link and Quote.
  • We’re going to look into browser extensions for mobile.

I’m sure I’m missing a few things. Feel free to add on.

Press This Meeting, 2014/09/30

(I sure wish I could use our PT to create posts like this.)

Embed mockups

Started styling for embed UI

So far, just an oEmbed iFramed object and a video:

I need to research native WP video/audo/playlist UI before I mess with that. (we should probably use that for uploaded media if it’s nice on touch devices.


Media galleries mockups

I decided to avoid trying to replicate how the gallery could look when published and focused on making interacting with it a breeze on any device (hopefully). This means I opted for the familiar same-sized square grid accompanied with a label and options.

How it could look on larger viewports:

And on smaller viewports (vertical in this case):
smaller viewport

After selecting an image:
selected image

I’d love to hear your thoughts on these interactions. Thanks!


6/4 meeting recap

1st public version!

  • core architecture of the plugin/tools as an as-pure-Javascript app as possible
  • currently AJAX driven, but ready to be switched to using the WP-API endpoints as they become available
  • is backward compatible with the current versino of the Press This bookmarklet as bundled in WP, but also bring its own, more powerful one with it
  • can blog any web page found online, blockquoting an excerpt, including a selection of in-page images to choose from said images are augmented with meta data to sort them in the order the site advertises to be best
  • overrides /wp-admin/press-this.php and its behavior, so that we’re 100% backward comaptible
  • overrides the bookmarklet JS code provided in /wp-admin/tools.php

3 modes
1) direct access: quick post of sort, more to come with media and formatting tools
2) modal: when accessed via new bookmarklet code: will show in an iframe within the visited page itself
3) popup: if the currently visited page is SSL but the target install is not, we open Press This in a popup instead. We also do that if the”legacy” bookmarklet code is used. It’s pretty awesome for Pressing from your sweet smartphone.

Next steps

  • formatting and media upload tools (+editor)
  • de-selecting a picture (if none wanted)
  • embeds
  • Direct access permalink location

5/21 meeting recap

Overall, a pretty quick meeting. We’re getting closer.

Install user flow

I really want to look how the bookmarklet, extension, and app are installed this week.

User color scheme

We should look at pulling the user’s admin color scheme.

A/V embeds

Mockups/design needs to be addressed.

Desktop Modal

Screen Shot

  • Added minimal WYSIWYG
  • Added modal toggle button (needs a bit more iteration)
  • One image selected for featured/first image with left/right buttons to cycle through other images