Save Our Software! Drupal desperately needs some design help.
There is no denying it: Drupal was originally built by and for developers, without much input from designers.
A few adventurous designers are trying to make up for lost time. Would you like to join them?
This recorded session from Design 4 Drupal, Boston 2018 takes a look at some recent improvements, some ongoing work, and some blue-sky ideas for improving the Drupal admin UI, such as
- The redesigned status page
- The Umami demonstration theme
- The core Media browser
- The initiative to redesign the admin UI
- New ideas!
- Drupal developer since 2012
- Senior Drupal Developer at Isovera since 2016
- The hat is supposed to suggest my d.o/GH avatar, see http://yp17.org
- I care about reliability, maintainability.
- I hate duplicated effort.
- I wear Dad jeans.
- You shouldn’t ask me to choose the color scheme.
- Interest in UX, not visual design.
- Strength in diversity: I work with designers.
- Lots of people like my work with Drupal.
- Design. Develop. Drupal.
- We’re a small company in Waltham, MA
- We’re currently looking for FE developer, and always looking for contractors (that’s right—we’re hiring!)
- A CMS is hard when it comes to security and flexibility
- Drupal strengths:
- user management
- structured/related content
- Drupal weaknesses:
- admin UX
- visual design
Core gates: https://www.drupal.org/core/gates
Admin UX (some progress)
So where has progress been made?
- Drupal 7 node-edit form
- Drupal 8 node-edit form
- Drupal 7 status report
- Drupal 8 status report (after Drupal 8.3.0)
Media library (active development)
- The Umami demo theme/profile, with sample content.
- The list of issues that have to be fixed to make it stable.
Information Architecture (Blue Sky)
- Is there a better way to navigate than nested menus?
- Block library under
- Come to the D4D Boston 2018 sprint tomorrow! I will be there.
- Join Drupal on Slack and then join
- the #ux channel
- the #admin-ui channel