Kevin Geary did a 3h first look into cwicly. You can find it here: WDD LIVE 014 - Cwicly First Impressions (Workflow UX, HTML Inspection, Viability) - YouTube
There are some key takeaways for me, I would not like to go away.
Section and its wrapper working is counter intuitively for me. Also want the background to go all the way… running into this also… and having the real website width shown.
Missing the Container (from former experiences…)
Buttons: it should look like a button (otherwise I can use any text thing and make it a button) and should ask for the link more prominent, as that is the thing most button are made for. Maybe with 2/3 class / preset styles to choose from (And maybe inline-flex as default…)
Columns jumping design sometimes to rows.
Helping to start:
When open the backend page/post, default open WITH Cwicly Navigator docked on the left side, remember when closing where it was for next time. Can we hide the obnoxious Gutenberg navigator?
Explain better, why using Gutenberg Blocks with Cwicly may be a not so good idea. If you query and pick a Gutenberg block for example.
Cwicly Settings with Templates & Global Parts jumping out of settings to Cwicly Themer, and “Parts” to Gutenberg Editor (their Themer). Why?
Cwicly Settings is an opportunity waiting to happen, where a lot of stuff from all around the plugin can find a place to also very easily been found if searched for:
Should have the Role Editor here. Or for example should have the possibility to change default px with rem/ em etc or the great font chooser. Could bring the global styles into the setting, as you build them (mostly) only once.
Classes / Presets:
That part is definitely easy to do stuff wrong and should be easy to do right.
Maybe let me choose in settings, if I am looking for a more “traditional” classes workflow w/o the differentiation with presets/page classes/. But even the cwicly class workflow is definitely complex. It is like an old Ferrari you have to take care a lot or you will blow the engine compared to an modern Bentley GT, you can drive smoothly or ride like a super sports car. You could get inspiration from Bricks on this.
Stuff that would be great:
- custom tags, the tag works with “enter” instead of picking the chosen tag.
- query / filter beginner mode
What not to forget: I really like Cwicly. It has a great idea, it has super friendly team. I would love for it to win over a lot more users. For that I think there are still some peculiarities that are still to iron out. Go for A+.