A place for discussion on Unique Mobile related requirements.
This page is also home to the Drupal Mobile User Experience Initiative.
- Improve the usability of the Seven Theme for small screen and touch screen devices.
- Design the experience of the Drupal Administration interface from the perspective of the "Mobile User".
- Brainstorm Drupal Administration features to take advantage of the unique features of mobile devices.
This is a working group, no job postings please
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STATEMENT OF WORK
The scope of this work may include one or more of the following projects:
Need a developer with good Drupal development experience
Location: Jacksonville, FL - sorry, no remote work allowed
Interview: via phone
Type: long term contract, sponsorship not available but will hire if already on H1, have GC/residency, or citizenship.
Job Duties include but are not limited to:
*Responsible for the detail design documentation, development, unit testing and maintenance of internally developed applications and externally purchased software products
*Write code for system designs that span platforms
*Code to and create Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
Anyone spotted the demo for the Twenty Eleven theme for Wordpress 3.2 - http://twentyelevendemo.wordpress.com
I think its worth us tearing this apart and looking at the ideas they have bought in, I've only played with it briefly and its pretty nice actually. That said my initial impression was not so favorable (omg this is lame), however the more I play around with and uncover its various features the more I like it.Read more
Drupal consultan needed for a 3 day project. Can work off hours and even telecomute. Do need to be on site for a couple of hours in order to be brief on project. The rate is very attractive let me know if anyone is interested in some extra cash for this weekend.
AdMonsters is looking for a developer or themer experienced with CSS, Drupal to implement the mobile version of our site's homepage.
We are already in the process of design and wireframing. We will be adjusting the web site (http://www.admonsters.com) homepage to the new design with our current development partners but we need someone to implement the optimized version for mobile.Read more
The third annual Drupal Design Camp Boston, the Drupal community's
first camp dedicated to design, will take place again at the MIT Stata
Center on June 25-26. Each year, 315+ Drupalists gather in Cambridge
to discuss ideas and take part in interactive sessions on the future
of Drupal, focusing on everything from usability to technology from a
design perspective. Dries
Buytaert and Joshua Porter
The Design Initiative has three main goals - build a new core theme, build a new collaboration site for designers, and community outreach. The new core theme initiative is well under way and we're tantalizingly close to design.drupal.org becoming a reality. What we need to do now is step up a gear and start thinking about outreach.Read more
Context can mean many things, especially in Drupal. What I want to talk about is what context relates too from a device perspective.
Broadly I think this equates too:
It is device capabilities and constraints plus the fact that mobile devices are with you anywhere and everywhere.Luke Wroblewski
How does the ambiguous location of the user affect their browsing experience? Which device capabilities are going to affect how they view and use the site?Read more
A big part of any user experience is usability. It's the first step toward an engaging and seamless experience.
There are three key areas that will be the focus of the formal mobile usability tests:
- User Input
Currently Drupal's admin interface fails one and two almost instantly on small and touch screens. All three need a wide range of tests before we can confidently address these issues. I'd like it if people could weigh in based on previous experience.
I'll be posting more about the usability tests soon.
Verity is a part time administration assistant for a cancer support charity. She is working part time while she completes her Social Care Diploma. Before she left work to study, Verity was a Personal Assistant in the Finance Sector. Verity is in her late twenties. She is quite proficient with the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel etc.), and she uses Facebook and email but she doesn’t consider herself very good with technology.
To scope this discussion - this is about our new core theme for Drupal 8 and who it will serve, and how they will use it.
Its not possible to design and build something that will suit everyone, so we have been working on narrowing it down to identify who might use our new core theme and what their needs might be.
I have expanded on this and tried to think about skill-sets, constraints, features and what type of sites might they be building.Read more
We need to start thinking and talking about what approaches we're going to take in Drupal 8 with regards to design for mobile.
My own opinion is that we should probably be looking really closely at responsive design and how we might apply or adapt the patterns emerging in that field. The idea of "one web" and a unified design and user experience independent of device appeals to me. I don't want an impoverished mobile experience, so please don't assume what I want to see or do just because I'm on a tablet or handset.Read more
I'm looking at putting together an initiative that will look into the user experience of administrating a Drupal site through a non-desktop PC.
- Redesigning the navigation of the admin interface on small and touch screens.
- Heavily modifying the 'Seven' Theme to become more responsive and mobile friendly
"Mobile User" Experience
The emphasis is not on the device, but on the context of the person using it. I would almost call it 'device agnostic'. What is important is that the user is not sitting at as desk facing a big screen. They could be on the bus, sitting in a cafe or walking back from work.Read more