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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#41612 new enhancement

"URL" field in Media Modal confusing for newer users

Reported by: melchoyce Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: ui, accessibility Cc:

Description

When testing the image widget recently, I found that many of the folks I tested with confused the image URL field with a place to add a link to their image. It says "URL," so people expect they can select and paste a URL into it. It's also is automatically focused when you select an image, which immediately draws some attention to it.

We could consider reorganizing this sidebar so that that the URL is placed either lower down, or in a different location, and have something like “Title” first. We could also, at the very least, consider updating the Image URL label, maybe even just from “URL” to “Image URL?”

Change History (2)

#1 follow-up: @afercia
4 months ago

  • Focuses accessibility added

It's also is automatically focused when you select an image, which immediately draws some attention to it.

+ 1. I'd like to remove any focus moved programmatically from the media modal, was working on a patch but couldn't find time to finish it 😬

We could consider reorganizing this sidebar

+ 1k :) and maybe move the alt text up, since it's even more important than "Title"

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @melchoyce
4 months ago

Replying to afercia:

and maybe move the alt text up, since it's even more important than "Title"

Could also be a good to tell people in a sentence why they should add alt text. Maybe even quickly describe all of the fields and what they do... I'll think about this and try sketching some ideas :)

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