[drupal-devel] two minor usability issues, introduced recently

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 10:59:29 UTC 2005

On 25 Sep 2005, at 12:25, Bèr Kessels wrote:
> I know that adding the feature itself is a huge improvement! And I  
> did know it
> has been tweaked over and over and over.
> What I am concerned about, is that in all that tweaking, usability  
> sometimes
> is forgotten.

Not at all.  I've been advocating usability improvements for 2+ years  
now, and we've rejected plenty of patches because of poor usability.   
We've also successfully refactored parts of Drupal to improve  
usability.  Of course, there has been the occasional regression --  
typically in exchange for improved flexibility.  I'd like to believe  
that, overall, usability is improving.

> And frankly, I have no idea what and how to include usability  
> reviews in our
> workflow. Though they are very much needed.

The short answer is that it is not feasible on a per-patch basis,  
unless someone throws a lot of resources (time, money, usability  
experts) at this.  Let's focus on "global" usability reviews like the  
ones Kieran is conducting.  Kieran is doing the grunt work, so we'll  
let him talk and guide.

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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