I edit a page in the desktop Visual Editor and switch to source editing mode. After making a change, I want to preview, but there is no preview button. Hesitatingly, I click on the blue "Publish Changes" button, even though that is not actually what I want to do. The Save form appears, and fortunately it has a "Show Preview" button. (An aside: the buttons in this box are strangely arranged: there are two buttons in the upper right and upper left, and two buttons in the lower left, without any rhyme or reason.) I preview my changes, and again I get the strange arrangement of four buttons all around. I'm satisfied and click on the blue "Publish Changes" button, expecting to return to the save box, but no: this time the button actually does what it says and publishes my changes without allowing me to enter an edit summary.
There are at least three things wrong from a user experience perspective:
- Identical blue "Publish Changes" buttons appear on three different pages with two different functions, leading to confused users saving without edit summary.
- There should be a "Preview" button in the source editing screen, because that's the most common function, much more common than publishing changes.
- The arrangement of buttons on the save form and preview screen is counterintuitive.
a) Relabel the blue "Publish Changes" button on the editing and preview screens as "Preview/Save" and let both of them bring up the Save form;
b) Add a "Preview changes" button to the source editing screen;
c) Think about more logical placement of buttons on the Save form and preview screen.