Replace QuickPress labels with gray prompt texts
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The QuickPress publishing area, that is prominently visible on the main Dashboard, has very narrow label fields. They are actually just wide enough to hold the English label text ("Title", "Content", "Tags").
In some localized versions of WP, those labels are too short to hold the complete strings, so they either overlap or break into several lines. The attachments "quickpress-labels-de.png" and "quickpress-labels-fr.png" show how bad it looks in German and French (under MacOSX, in FF and Webkit).
Now every language could override the width with a custom CSS rule, but I think there is a much better solution: we could use a prompt text inside the text field, like we already do for the "Title" field on the normal post/page editor. This would have two benefits:
- The whole string will fit in, no matter how long it is.
- The editing area gets wider, which makes it more convenient to write a post.
In my first mockup (quickpress-improved-01.png), you can see this principle applied both for the "Title" and the "Tags" field. My feeling is that the main edit box is self-explanatory, since we do the same on the post/page editor. But this should certainly be discussed with some UX experts.
I made a second mockup (quickpress-improved-02.png) where I added the category dropdown, based on Jane's proposal in #21636. I think that this would make the QuickPress box much more useful!
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