[development] lightbox module comparison

Karen Stevenson karen at elderweb.com
Wed Jun 4 01:25:08 UTC 2008

I think a 'module comparisons' section is important enough to deserve a top-level place in the handbook, with a link from the downloads page to make it easy for someone looking for modules to find. I actually think writeups like this are far more useful that the contrib module rating system that is often discussed. What does a 5 star rating tell you? It tells you the module solved a specific problem for the person who rated it, it doesn't tell you if it will solve *your* problem or be useful in *your* situation. But this kind of writeup makes it easy to see which module is the best fit for your particular situation, which is really really useful.

This should not be buried down in the module documentation -- someone looking at one of the other modules would never see it. It should be very prominent (and that hopefully would also encourage other people to add more of these kinds of comparisons). 

For instance a good comparison of the different wysiwyg editors would be pretty useful :)


----- Original Message ----
From: FGM <fgm at osinet.fr>
To: development at drupal.org
Sent: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 10:27:32 AM
Subject: Re: [development] lightbox module comparison

I've done one on the two glossary modules I'm aware of (glossary.module and 
g2.module), it's on the g2 project page. Maybe there are more, though ?

This being said, you might have something: module duplication and module 
voting being recurrent themes, it might make sense to formalize a rule like: 
"if you're doing a module that resembles other modules, create a comparison 
page, that will go in the <to be determined> section of the handbook", in 
the dev manual.

What do you think of it ?


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