[development] WordPress' project Shuttle: Administration redesign project

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Mon May 15 15:43:28 UTC 2006

Dries Buytaert wrote:
> Looks nice and professional.  (This discussion probably belongs on the 
> theme development mailing list.)
> I'd like to see a dashboard in Drupal 4.8/5.0.  Kieran Lal and Earl 
> Miles were working on that during the Drupal 4.7.0 code freeze.
I ultimately decided I didn't like what we had set up because it 
re-organized your menus for you. However, as Drupal moves forward I 
think that part may become less necessary. It does need to be 
re-arrangeable. Different administrators have different needs. People 
who are very new to Drupal need a lot of handholding; people who have 
been using it for awhile need less handholding and more detail exposed. 
But detail confuses newer people; without any sense of what the detail 
means, it's just extra info.

While I haven't touched administration module for awhile, CivicSpace has 
moved forward with it and done some pretty nice stuff with it. I think 
if the next generation of it can find a decent way to organize the data 
that is both 1) configurable, 2) pluggable, 3) easy to follow, it will 
be a great benefit to the next version of Drupal.

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