North and South Photoblog

What happened to user-friendliness?

Posted in Uffe Nordholm by uffenordholm on May 3, 2008

A long time has passed since I last tried uploading a picture to this blogg, and I feel slightly ill at ease over it.  A blogg is meant to attract readers (or in our case viewers) by being updated on a regular basis, and I have failed the viewers on this point.

Yet, I must fail the viewers once again. And probably for a good long time to come. I was out earlier today, taking pictures for the sole purpose of uploading at least one here, and found no problem with transfering the pictures to my laptop, editing the selected picture was a breeze (even if I did end up merging two separate exposures into one). Saving the two-layer XCF as a PNG is a trivial matter with GIMP.

But when the time comes to upload the picture to WordPress, I find myself with a problem I don’t seem to be able to overcome. I have now tried three times, and each time Firefox has crashed. No explanation or error messages, just suddenly not ‘there’… Although I cannot claim to know much about the inner workings of Firefox, I do wonder if the new GUI WordPress has is not to blame for part of this unwanted behaviour.

I guess the new GUI we have to use to upload pictures is meant to be ‘user-friendly’ but for me it turns out to be most unfriendly.

Before anyone tells me to upgrade to the latest Flash, I wish to point out that I did just that before posting my previous entry. As far as I am concerned, I would be better off with a GUI built with only HTML.


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