[development] Early Drupal 6 review from Chris Messina
csillagasz at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 18:15:04 UTC 2007
I have to say that the feedback was valuable, and I don't feel that
any of the posts before dismissed it as irrelevant. I saw your
(Dries') presentation at the DrupalCon about the future of Drupal, and
one thing is not clear, which I see being reflected here:
> - A lot of people come to Drupal from a blogging background.
Whom do we want to make Drupal for? I think you can't provide a good
blogging CMS and a generic usage content management system. For
example see the popularity of Wordpress vs Joomla, loads of people use
the first for blogging, but not for larger websites, and the contrary
> - A lot of what Chris said is valid for non-blogging contexts.
Nonetheless what I wrote above, this is true.
> Drupal 6 is what will be used in 2008 and possibly part of 2009. A
> *lot* of people will bump in exactly the issues that Chris
> highlighted. Let's not classify this feedback as irrelevant -- it's
> some of the most valuable usability feedback we've had in months.
My question is where do we draw the line for usability issues? When
does complexity kneel before usability? For a generic CMS a more
complex would be preferred, for blogs a simpler one. Should we start
to think in Drupal distributions, targeted at each major audience?
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