(Moved from [[en:Help_talk:Citation_Style_1]])
For less common citation templates, such as Cite interview, the output of the citation shows up as text rather than the usual structured list of fields, at first. It's then necessary to click the rendered citation and choose Edit to get the usual editing pop-up. By contrast, Cite web shows the pop-up with the structured list of fields immediately.
This is a request to have it offer to open (or directly open) the template edit tool when there's only a single citation template inside the ref tags, or to otherwise clarify the user interface.
The interface could perhaps be clarified by showing a hint the first time it's opened to the effect of
"The contents of this ref tag consist of a single template. To edit the template, click the displayed template in the ref tag edit box and choose the Edit option."
to explain how it works.
(I didn't try clicking on it at all until I was trying to understand it to write up this report after the fact, since I thought it would overwrite the template with the rendered output if I edited the displayed text.)
Web browser: Firefox 68.4.2esr (64-bit)
Operating system: GNU (Gentoo GNU/Linux)
Wikipedia skin: Minerva
Here is a screenshot showing the first interface provided when editing Cite interview:
Here is a screenshot showing the first interface provided when editing Cite web:
(The missing button icons are a separate issue resulting from using high contrast system theme, which turns off custom CSS backgrounds. I wouldn't mind that one getting looked at either so I don't have to hover over them to see what is what, now I think about it...)