[drupal-devel] A collection of usability problems
ITBJDM at puknet.puk.ac.za
Mon Sep 26 14:28:42 UTC 2005
I have added the appropriate two pages here and here:
I conclude that this usability issue is now closed from the question Dries asked:
> Problem #6: quite some people use the front page module. I've never
> used the front page module but I'd like to know how it is different
> from a static page? The key difference I see is that you ca have a
> different front page for anonymous users. If that is the only key
> difference, why aren't people using static pages? Something is wrong
> here, and I'd like to figure out what.
Now is the next step - will this functionality (or similar) be built into Core to finally give this usability problem the death-blow?
>>> kieran at civicspacelabs.org 9/23/2005 6:42 PM >>>
Creating an admin help page for the front page module with a child
page page that includes what you have below would be great.
One of the things that is coming back from the user research is the
idea of structural administration.
On Sep 23, 2005, at 4:06 AM, Kobus Myburgh wrote:
> Ok, as promised:
> I have installed front_page module on one of my sites, generated
> some silly HTML to use as front page text, and set the settings for
> the module. These are my findings:
> (Please note - this is not a review of front_page.module, but
> rather a comparison of it with static nodes).
> 1. Frontpage module offers you several options for displaying:
> - For anonymous users:
> * themed - uses your current site's theme to dsplay your
> * full - bypasses your sites theme, uses only your
> specified text/code
> * redirect - redirects you to another page/node/image/etc.
> - For logged in users:
> * same as for anonymous users
> * option to have it the same as for anonymous users
> 2. Static pages can offer you a lot of the above, but, it has a LOT
> more administration to do. For example, to implement these features
> with static pages, you'd have to:
> 1. Check whether the person is logged in.
> 2. Set all the blocks not to display on that particular page.
> 3. Must know some PHP to do #1 and to do redirects - can't
> use logic in HTML.
> 4. No way to disable the logo section of the theme for the
> page (e.g. I might just want an enlarged version of my logo with a
> few bullets of text on the main page - no other themable objects),
> without using another module (I think Gerhard had such a module
> where you can have a different logo for the front page).
> Basically, all in all, front_page module makes things MUCH simpler,
> and offers more choice than static pages. Static pages for front
> pages is too involved for newbies (and lazy admins...) and
> front_page module provides a great (and completely functional)
>>>> ITBJDM at puknet.puk.ac.za 9/23/2005 10:39:23 AM >>>
>> Problem #6: quite some people use the front page module. I've never
>> used the front page module but I'd like to know how it is different
>> from a static page? The key difference I see is that you ca have a
>> different front page for anonymous users. If that is the only key
>> difference, why aren't people using static pages? Something is wrong
>> here, and I'd like to figure out what.
> I'll take care of this one - giving a complete overview of the
> front page module. I will highlight the differences between a
> static page and the front page module and then the developers can
> determine what to do with regards to this analysis.
> PS: Can we have a list drupal-usability? Or is that overkill?
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