For the curious, here are the improvements I’m most likely to make in the coming weeks.
- Completely rewrite Wordle’s handling of “stop words”, common words that, for most uses, should not appear in the visualization. Currently, there one huge list. There needs to be a separate list for each language (easy) and Wordle needs to make a heuristic guess as to which language is in use (harder).
- Custom palettes.
- “Next”, “Previous”, and “Random” buttons on the wordle-viewing page.
There are other design problems I’m aware of—no search!? no [insert your favorite language here]!?—and I’ll get to them as soon as I’m able.
Please keep your emails coming. They’ve been critical in showing me where the flaws lie.