[consulting] A defense for new users

Darrel O'Pry dopry at thing.net
Sat Feb 25 07:14:54 UTC 2006

ooh, ooh I see an expert mode toggle button...

*hides behind the 'Idiots Guide to Usability'*

disclaimer: somethings I say may be malicous, mean, or downright
insulting. Don't worry. Here is your grain of salt...

btw: I hate mode toggle buttons on interfaces, especially the interfaces
that hide the switch mode button after you hit advanced... (See autocad,
3ds max, etc)


On Fri, 2006-02-24 at 23:13 +0000, Adrian Simmons wrote:
> Jeff Eaton wrote:
> > It might be overkill, but have you considered that there is ABSOLUTELY
> > no way to satisfy both groups with the same interface?
> I think that hits the nail on the head.
> > Drupal has a very fundamental tension that must be resolved.
> Very true that it's there, but I'm not sure it will every be resolved. Still 
> recognizing it's existence is the first step to working with it or around it.

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