This is my review of Guttenberg

*Guttenberg is the new editor for word press currently the default editor although you can install the older editor via a plugin.

This is like the situation with the Mac books, you have taken away all our ports! Only in the case of Gutenberg it’s gone clean and minimalist. I can’t find things. It behaves differently from a product I’ve been using on and off for 10 years, and was happy with. It’s this mistaken idea that form is more important than function!

Please give me back my buttons, knobs and sliders. There is a reason that minimalism is a choice – it looks great but it’s a very boring way to live! You need to strike a balance between clean and lavish.

The programmers need to realize that you make small incremental changes once a product is working, and it’s ok to leave it as it is. It took us 400 years to agree on the basic design of a book but you know what? It works.

I think the idea of a text editor is something most of us are happy with.

All you have to do is look at the rating of this product and see the 3.5 million people who have down loaded the classic editor plug in to discover that this is not a good path.

Re evaluate your approach please. Until next time I’ll be enjoying my retro plugin.