[drupal-devel] re: that node design mock-ups.

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 18:10:47 UTC 2005

No problem. Go read my reply: http://drupal.org/node/15506#comment-25366



On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 14:30:23 +0100, Bèr Kessels <berdrupal at tiscali.be> wrote:
> Hi,
> Because i do not believe in telling others what they should do, I started the
> node-redesign mock-up in the way I think it needs to be done: Bottom-up.
> (http://drupal.org/node/15506#comment-25337_
> Chris, I really hope you do not mistake my comments for criticism, or as
> working against your project. In contrary, I am merely trying to help this
> project move forward.
> Drupal has a huge difficulty: its modularity. That has prevented us to make or
> fix the UI in a good way. The modularity dictates us to make changes to the
> UI structural, not on a per-case basis. That actually goes for all changes:
> They cannot be on a per-case basis, but need to be somehow structural.
> The places where that has been done, are in fact the places where problems
> start occurring; those places will become inconsistent.
> A slightly off-topic example of this happened to me yesterday: a client of
> mine phoned me about wanting to change something to the comment settings. And
> he simply could not find the comment settings. That is because he expected
> all site settings to be under administrate > settings. But the comment
> settings are not there, no, they are inconsistently placed under a tab on the
> comment-moderation page!
> I really want to avoid introducing yet another amount of possible
> inconsistencies, by designing a page for each node-type, each node-type in
> each case, hell, even each node-type for each role, in each case. Because it
> is not so that they *can* look different for each site, each role, each node
> type, they simply *will*, eventually appear different. That's where we have
> the nodeapis for: To make them different for each case.
> This all dictates we take this project structurally, start bottom up: What can
> nodeapi do, where can it do that, what can appear, what not etc.
> The only thing that is required, ATM is the title, all other elements might
> (and thus eventually will) appear or disappear.
> Bèr
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> Regards,
>  Bèr
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