This is minor, but Body should take up the rest of the page, not Tags. I know Body expands, but it's counter-intuitive. Putting Tags above Body solves it. I also believe there should be a divider line between fields.


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Option on the right is an alternate to address @Hynes' concerns of workflow consistency.

I do still feel the lines are important though.

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    You're missing freehand drawing in your post. Feb 21 '14 at 1:46
  • ooh, i had that one coming
    – mhlester
    Feb 21 '14 at 1:48

You'll see this in the next build, with lines and the body taking up most of the area.

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  • Sweet! Any consideration to changing Question body goes here... to something else, like Body or Question or just blank?
    – mhlester
    Mar 28 '14 at 6:26
  • Also there are a couple conflicts with the new paintbrush icon for markup. Should that be a new bug report?
    – mhlester
    Mar 29 '14 at 3:10

I disagree to a point. Tags could possibly be moved lower on the screen, but I wouldn't flip their order. That would differ from the workflow found in the "desktop version": enter a title, write your question and the add appropriate tags.

I'm not sure lines here would be useful either. The problem is that body and tags are similar in size initially and too close together. Separating tags more from the body area (maybe by pushing it to the bottom?) would help without needing to add visual clutter like lines.

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    I could support the solution of keeping tags on the bottom from the get-go. But I personally feel tags make more sense immediately after title everywhere, not just on mobile. But I'm sure I'm in the minority on that.
    – mhlester
    Feb 12 '14 at 6:12
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    @mhlester -- I'm not advocating for the current workflow. Whatever my misgivings with it though, I'd rather it be consistent than changed here. Now if you want to go ahead and propose that feature-request, well I'd definitely be interested in that discussion. ;)
    – Hynes
    Feb 12 '14 at 6:16

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