[development] Heatmaps on Drupal.org

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Thu Aug 10 01:58:17 UTC 2006

Arnab Nandi wrote:
> [drup-infrastructure seems to be bouncing me, hence cross-posting here]
> http://www.clickdensity.com/ :
> "clickdensity records the position of every click on a page, building
> up a virtual heat map of visitor activity. But that's just the start.
> It also provides user behaviour analysis, segmentation and tracking."
> I think this is a wonderful opportunity to get some free usability
> testing done : if we install it on drupal.org, the data generated can
> be used in improving not just Drupal.org, but also the Drupal
> interface, since we use most of the popular modules for Drupal.org
> anyway. The only downside might be a few microseconds of loadtime per
> user, but I think it's definitely worth that much.

We already collect all that data by ourselves. Drupal.org has the access 
log enabled and so we can in principle track every user's trail of 
clicks across drupal.org. I've some time ago made a graph showing such 
averaged trails, however it hardly generated interest:




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