The Drupal core product needs to become more engaging and useful right out of the box. Usability testing has shown why. Here, we want to look at how we can change our process to be more efficient and effective.Read more
On the 23rd–25th of June, just before Twin Cities Drupal Camp, we will be conducting usability testing focusing on Drupal 8 at the University of Minnesota. This is a great opportunity to evaluate the current state of Drupal 8 and identify issues that can be resolved before release, or require much of our attention after release.Read more
Over the years, most of my clients have been confused by the default publishing options - Published, Promote to frontpage, and Sticky at top of lists - appearing on all content types. I think it is great that these options are available in core, but I can say for projects I work on we rarely use these on more than one or two content types. I can understand how having options on the node form that aren't being used would be confusing for content editors.Read more
For this study, wanted to learn how well content editors could move between admin and non-admin pages, using the patch proposed in Issue #787896, an alternative to Overlay. We recruited 7 participants with experience building or managing content in CMSs. Their Drupal experience ranged from none to many years, but all of them were satisfied, neutral or unaware about the Overlay (that is, none of the participants were dissatisfied with it).
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I found and loved admin menu module during Drupal 6 ages.
This module became so popular and I was sure that it will be included in Drupal 7 core.
The main strong point of admin menu that we can open any level of Drupal admin in one click.
But now I can see that admin menu is not even in Drupal 8 core.
I'm sure that it is sufficient reason to include it in Drupal core.
A few months ago in February we proposed a style guide for the Seven theme, we are now well underway. This is a recap and look ahead.
The objectives of the Style Guide are:
- Identify Drupal core values that we can use to determine the look & feel for the Seven theme.
- Unify the visual language in Seven and ensure the overall look-and-feel supports the core values.
- Identify the visual and UI patterns used by Drupal core so that they form a conscious, shared language for us to built upon.
With APIs as good as frozen, it's time to take a step back and get an idea of what's all been added to Drupal core. The capabilities are there, now to expose and communicate them so that people understand what's going on and apply it to what they want to achieve.
To most people the user interface is the application. All the machinery under the hood is taken for granted. It's easy to lose sight of this, but very important to keep in mind.Read more
I plan to run a Drupal 8 Toolbar and Admin Information Architecture research study, to inform any improvements to the current Drupal 8 admin IA. The target participant is a site builder and/or heavy content creator.
But first, what questions do you (or people you work with) want to know about the current IA? How people are using? When they are using? From what devices? Etc etc.
Put all your questions you'd like to answered by this study in the comments below. If there are duplicate questions, great! That will help inform priorities.Read more