[drupal-devel] Admin theme

neil at civicspacelabs.org neil at civicspacelabs.org
Mon Sep 26 21:55:57 UTC 2005

On Sat, Sep 24, 2005 at 07:06:42PM +0200, B?r Kessels wrote:
> Id like to pull this discussion out of the general usability improvement, 
> because I feel this needs LOT of thought before it even close to ready.
> for me the admin theme has a few requirements:
> * it must be able to disable when someone feels he/she is not helped with it.
> * it must be overridable in a theme
> * it must be profilable (a forum site has a different concept of what pages 
> are admin then a personal blog)
> Some ideas I came up with to tackle this admin theme issue are:
> * tackle this in the menu. Allow a flag/setting per menu entry 'IS_ADMIN' and 
> * tackle this in a blocks/sections alike interface, where sets of regexps 
> define what pages are admin and what pages not.
> * tackle this in a separate admin-theme UI, where one can select a pre-defined 
> profile (blog, forum site etc) then the profile will select for you what 
> pages  are admin and what not. 
> I personally dislike the last item. it is not flexible enough, yet I still 
> mention it, because it might be a starter for better ideas?

I think this is the sort of thing which should never have a UI. I can
imagine having a place to change which pages are part of the admin
section being quite confusing.


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