[development] what's a "user"?

Chad Phillips -- Apartment Lines chad at apartmentlines.com
Wed Jul 19 02:14:53 UTC 2006

On Jul 18, 2006, at 6:17 PM, Ber wrote:

> Take views, or cck: They are very complex, but I can learn it once,  
> and my
> clients never need to learn it. So why simplify views to make it
> more "usable"? All my client sees is a table with all his products  
> in it. He
> never needs to know that I fought with views exports. That I digged  
> for the
> proper CCK field setting.

i'm a bit confused why the discussion seems to be that we have to do  
one or the other.  what i would _love_ to see from the standpoint of  
configuration options is an approach where you keep things very  
simple on the surface, making the decisions that would be best for  
the 'typical' user, then if somebody reeeeeaaaallly wants to change  
every little thing, they click an 'advanced settings' button or  
something, and they can customize to their hearts delight.

of course, the ultimate in customization is to crack into the code,  
but i think it would be nice if we had another layer or two in  
between...  :)

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