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Trying out a new tool for surfacing good ideas

It's been a pet peeve of mine for a long time that, while D.O and G.D.O have a lot of great ways to add ideas and discuss them there's really no efficient way of collectively prioritizing the ones we should focus our efforts on.

I have spent a lot of time trying out different tools that do this, as well as trying to design and build them. We may at some point reach a home-grown solution, but in the meantime I have found a very simple and effective tool that I'm trying out. It's called Tricider. I've posted an initial question here:

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Mobile CMS Screen Shots of Joomla Mobile Admin on iPhone 5s

These are screenshots of Joomla Mobile Admin on the iPhone 5s. Descriptions of each photo are below the screen shots.

This is what you see when you first open the app. It's a list of all of your sites.

These are functions of the sites and things you can do with them.

This appears to be a list of articles on your site.

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Mobile CMS Screen Shots of Alfresco on iPhone 5s

These are screenshots from the Alfresco app on the iPhone 5s. Descriptions of the photos will be below the screen shots.

This is a list of the websites you have joined or are a part of.

This is a list of all the folders and documents in your website.

You can create content directly in the app.

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ForTheWin's picture

Drupal Developer |

Employment type: 
Full time
Not allowed

We are located next to Cal Train @ California stop.
Please, no agencies. Direct candidates only. This is an on-site position only.

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Mobile CMS screen shots of ExpressionEngine on IOS 7.0 (Apple The New IPad )


ExpressionEngine is commercial cms built on CodeIgniter framework. ExpressionEngine gives opportunities for making Search machine (like, Forums, Blogs. Lisence costs from $50 to $200 or $1999/month with EllisLab's support.

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Mobile CMS Screen Shots of Wordpress on iPhone 5s

The following screenshots are from the Wordpress app on the iPhone 5s. I only have good things to say about this app. All descriptions of photos will be under the picture.

This is the page after you login. Very simple, self-explanatory, and the design is really nice.

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Mobile CMS screen shots of SharePoint on IOS 7.0 (Apple The New IPad)

Microsoft SharePoint

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Mobile CMS screen shots of 1C-Bitrix on Android 4.0.4 (Sony Xperia Acro S)


Maybe you have never heard of "bitrix". I live in Russia ang here it's very popular. 1C-Bitrix is a russian company, which is selling cms based on "bitrix". How does it work?You tell what do you actually need in your cms, and programmers from 1C make for your own cms based on 1C-Bitrix

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Mobile CMS screen shots of TYPO3 on Android 4.0.4 (Sony Xperia Acro S)


TYPO3 is...

So TYPO3 is popular like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. It's not official app for TYPO3 too. I've downloaded the best one from the Google Play.

I loved TYPO3 desktop interface, just look at it below. It is really usable.

Main menu/first screen

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Mobile CMS screen shots of Joomla on Android 4.0.4 (Sony Xperia Acro S)


"What is Joomla?"

There're no official mobile app, so I used another application, but it seem to me good too. This interface isn't as nice as WordPress' interface

Welcome page

Here you can see small tutorial or connect application to your joomla administrator panel.

Main Menu

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Mobile CMS screen shots of WordPress on Android 4.0.4 (Sony Xperia Acro S)


"What is WordPress?"

So as you can see WordPress is plenty popular. It was released in 2003 and have won several awards like "best Open Source CMS" and "Open Source Web App of the Year"

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lisarex's picture

Findings from D8 UX study: Moving between site and admin interface (overlay alternative)


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).

Executive summary

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mori's picture

Sidelook to the Typo3-Future: uxvision-for-the-next-typo3-cms

Just got a Slideshare-Message with that one:

UX-Vision for the next TYPO3 CMS from Jens Hoffmann

It´s worth to have a look.

Yaremchuk's picture

Why admin menu module is still not included in the Drupal core?

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.


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Seven Style Guide update

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.
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stevepurkiss's picture

Looking for resources for a D8UX session at UX Camp Brighton


In my continual efforts to spread the Drupal word here in Brightoncisco I've signed up to the forthcoming UX Camp Brighton where everyone does a session, and I decided to do mine on D8UX:

I've got a couple of weeks to sort out my session - I'm a bit out of my depth here as I mostly deal with 3rd party API integrations ;) so if anyone has any handy links / videos / etc. which could be of use do please post them here!


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D8 UX study: Moving between site and admin interface (overlay alternative)

We are planning to run a usability study with 12 participants on Drupal 8 based on the issue #787896 Add a link so that administrators can return to their most recently visited non-admin page. The Drupal 8 will be a default installation, with the addition of the patch posted in comment #64, and some basic content to give the participant something to work with.

In particular, we want to learn from three types of people (content editors that use Overlay, site builders that use Overlay, content creators without Drupal experience):



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dcmistry's picture

Need your help: BadCamp UX/ UI Summit 2013 on October 25, Friday

Hello everyone,

The UX/UI Summit at BadCamp is back again for it's second year. And boy, are we excited or what! This year's summit is going to feature two tracks: 2 workshops and 5 sessions with the goal to educate the community in the matters of UX (note: accessibility is also a part of UX!) More information:

If you are planning to attend BadCamp, we would strongly encourage to attend the event.

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yoroy's picture

Building landing pages for

This is the plan for building audience-specific landing pages on Calling all user researchers and content specialist: help us help site builders find their thing on Start with your thoughts on the approach outlined here.


The current structure and sheer amount of pages on make it hard for people to find the specific information they are looking for.

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Site builder landing page, step 1: Research

We want to build audience specific landing pages on The first one is for site builders. These people are having a hard time getting started, finding the right modules, learning how to use them etc.

To find out what content is needed to provide a sensible starting point for site builders, we need to find out what site builder needs are. So lets research those goals and needs first.

Rough timebox: september 2013


  • Pragmatic persona: simple profiles of beginner, intermediate & advanced site builder
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