This ain’t progress
The WordPress.com desktop app is a nice way to keep your blogging world neatly in one place. In my earlier review I mentioned shortcomings in media handling (Blogging with the WordPress.com app). Now it seems these shortcomings are also showing up in the in-browser version and in the WordPress Dashboard editor.
Take a look at the two images, see if you notice the problem.
Did you notice that in the top image there is a size option which is missing in the second screen capture? Both of these come from the Dashboard editor.
In my decades of work in software development I learned early on that the surest path to failure is an inconsistent and confusing user interface.
I have found no explanation or reason for this behavior in the WordPress editor. In the desktop app there is no sizing option. What is the reason for this giant leap backwards? Why would WordPress want to confuse its users? Why take options away that are used to enhance the look of blogs and sites?
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