Reblogged Via: UX Rave
100 McDonald’s moments: Nice interface and interactions
Here’s a vine preview of that tumblr theme I’m working on in early Stages. Working on the index page right now. Messing around with transition effects.
So guys, you know how I’m working on that minimalist Tumblr theme with a slant towards writers/authors? I just had a realization, that could possibly be awesome. And could be something you might love as a concept.
So, I was sitting there trying to figure out how I would distribute this tumblr theme to make it available for everyone, while offering people a chance a secure, “pay-what-you-want” shopping solution. Now, there are a variety of solutions, but one stood out. I landed on Gumroad:
Damn sexy if you ask me. Read how it all works here.
So, what’s the idea, you may ask?
A simple way to set up a social commerce experience maybe. Now the only thing would be that the author would need to know very basic html to add a special class to the “buy now” link that would make each shopping button work.
Also I specify only using the “text post type” for simplicity’s sake when creating the browsing layout for the index pages. Using the link post type could work, but you can’t insert headlines (with jumping into html mode) and directly upload images (text post type only). That would be an awesome feature upgrade, being able to format text into headers (h1, h2, h3, etc) directly with the post formatting toolbar.
So that brings up another proposal:
Here’s how the post formatting toolbar looks now:
Here’s a UI concept of how it could possibly look:
Now, I don’t believe in unnecessary feature creep, or making things bloated. But that could save a lot of people time and grief, especially long form writers or people who like to break up their content with subheads. Just a thought. That would be a nice little touch, that would save power users so much time. Tumblr is awesome, I just wanna help it out a little more. Seriously, tell me if I’m off base.
I wonder if i could just make a instructions document to go along and offer and html snippet template for the user to paste in…just thinking out loud.
Maybe it would/should be marketed towards more digital savvy people. Anyway. What do you guys think?