The ghost editor design has been bugging me since I started using it. I’ve got an ultra-wide monitor, but the same probably to normal wide-screen monitors. Basically, there’s a lot of horizontal space, and it’s not being utilised at all. Say I’m making a new post:
If I want to add a few tags, which I’m guessing will be done on almost every post anyone makes, or upload a post image, I have to click on the settings on the right. However, the settings slide-out menu obstructs the publish button, so I have to quit this menu to go back, to simply press the publish button.
Similarly, the useful nav menu on the left disappears if you’re doing something. Whenever you’re done, you have to completely change the view back to the ‘stories’ to then select what you actually want to do (create a new story etc).
There’s no good reason to hide these menus. There’s plenty of space, they’re used frequently that hiding them behind other components just means I’m constantly opening and closing them and it completley interupts workflow. On mobile, where horizontal space is limited - this design makes perfect sense. On any wide-screen monitor it’s frustrating. Simple to fix too! When the screen is wide, just show them:
Note, you can still update and publish with the settings menu open on the top right. Including the “Publish” button in the menu at the top would make a much more streamlined user experience.