—Too many hours at the desk – doctor shakes his head and sighs—
With Xoom in hand, I wonder whether sufficient tools with tablet capability are available to facilitate mobile practice of information architecture. (As you may have noticed if you’ve read my posts on Gliffy and Websort).
So today, I am stepping beyond the well-trodden discussion of the relative utility of WordPress as content management software and asking a much narrower question:
How well might WordPress.com serve for managing content via tablet?
This test focussed on content management beyond publishing pages or posts. Namely, managing tags, categories, contributor permissions and user interaction from the Dashboard.
All can be done quite easily, after pinch expanding the view to access the buttons which are really too small on the tablet. Thanks to Edward Kim’s No Root Screenshot It, I have pictures to share.
WordPress it’s a complex tool, it’s like the back of a digital SLR… but that doesn’t work on a phone
–Matt Mullenweg, on announcing imminent simplified WordPress version, reported by Bobbie Johnson. I believe, though it might only be hope, that Matt was speaking of simplified write/edit interface, for managing content via phone or tablet. No dates though.
My request: Simpler, okay, but please don’t lose important structural functionality. I use headings and bullets more than in-line styling.
Cannot recommend it:
It was a nightmare for me, but that might be because I’m too wordy and I don’t get my words right first go.
With QuickPress on Xoom tablet you can:
- Compose a sentence – but don’t try to change after you leave a line.
- Easily add comma-separated tags.
- Pinch enlarge/shrink.
- See a screen that looks like it should be easy to use. For example, following is the screen after I had typed a few lines: