[development] Views 2 UI

Aaron Winborn winborn at advomatic.com
Mon Feb 18 23:58:00 UTC 2008

Rowan Wigginton wrote:
> Earl Miles wrote:
>> Thanks Keith!
>> I rolled an official alpha release so people can play with this. I'm 
>> very interested in feedback about this UI from the community 
>> (admittedly I like positive feedback here, but I'll accept the 
>> negative too =)
> I gave it a try and I have to say the interface is much more intuitive 
> than before, but I can't see this kind of UI working with many other 
> modules, Views is one of a kind.
> One problem with the Views 2 UI is that it doesn't guide the user 
> along, instead it presents everything at once in panels across and 
> down the page, I had to stare at it for a while to figure out what the 
> next step was. However it makes up for this somewhat by splitting 
> different displays into 'tabs' on the side of the page and also uses a 
> kind of 'mini-wizard' for configuring each setting (I noticed some 
> settings had multiple steps).
> Overall I think the interface is a big improvement over Views 1, but 
> the layout is unlike anything else in Drupal and the last thing I want 
> to see in Drupal is inconsistency.

I like how Panels 2 leads you through with 'next' buttons. Maybe 
something like that can be incorporated into Views 2. But that can be 
thought about later; not necessary for first release.

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