[drupal-devel] permissions page

Bèr Kessels berdrupal at tiscali.be
Mon Oct 10 11:01:27 UTC 2005

I have only one comment to this whome thread. 

"This way of solving such issues won't work". 

Why? Because we work somehow as follows:
>Page X has a problem.
>Lets solve it like this, no like that, no like that!
>No, we want patches first. 
>... slowly fade from the queue ....

> Page X has a problem.
> Lets solve it like this, no like that, no like that!
> patch applied. Yes, no, I like it, I love it.
> Patch applied
> Page Y has a problem.
> Lets solve it like this, no like that, no like that!....

We need more solid solutions. Not all these ad-hoc usability improvements. 
These ad-hoc improvments often make usability worse, in teh long run. 
I beleive that the big reason for us not being able to tackle the usability 
problems (easy), is due to this inconsistancy. I beleive Drupals biggest 
usability problem is that inconsistancy.

So, rather then saying: we have a problem with big tables, lets solve them one 
by one (admin > node, admin > modules, admin > comments, admin > permissions) 
Why not take a single solution for all. Some general table filter. something 
like the pager and table sorter.  
If we are going to solve all these issues with new 'toggle this and that' 
filters, usability will decrease a lot. 

Oh, and I am not saying that we should not continue to improve this page, but 
that in future we should just get such stuff done one a lower level.

On Friday 07 October 2005 15:35, Karoly Negyesi wrote:
> Role names take too much place and vertical text is only in CSS3 (and in
> IE for long) So, I thought of diagonal text, think one table cell per
> letter. There are javascripts for this out there, it would be very easy to
> do in PHP.
> Only one (or few?) modules would be displayed at once.
> To make the presumable huge table fit, let's make it unthemed with just a
> link to 'admin' to save space.
> Color the table like the chess board. Maybe 3 x 3 checkboxes would be one
> color.
> Regards
> NK

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