The content editors on our team are upset about the UI for text lists. Any suggestions?
The two major problems reported:
text lists only work on “short” texts with a limit of 256 characters, not per entry, but for the whole list, which seems like a ridiculously low value.
unlike the reference list editor, which supports the rearrangement of entries, the text list editor comes in two flavors that are both difficult to use: the first variant seems to force the editors to put all list entries into a single line and use commas as separators, which forces editors to search and scroll a lot and replace all commas in list entries; the second variant is a tag list that support no sorting, so that the whole list must be re-created everytime something needs to be inserted.
Sure, I could imagine several workarounds, like using long texts with a custom separator and splitting programmatically; or using a JSON structure. But, seriously, a headless CMS with a backend that forces editors to write JSON doesn’t sound very 2017, and if reference lists already support reordering, why not support it in text lists, too?