Friday, August 19th, 2005

Improving CMS Usability

Category: Showcase, Usability

Over at poocs.net they are improving CMS usability.

The matter at hand is manipulating images, and doing so in a simple browser based environment:

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The first prototype of the drag’n’drop image placement interface was done in a few hours of Disrupted Development (you know those days when people just don’t care whether you’re trying to concentrate on something specific and bother you nonetheless, don’t you?). There are still a few issues to nail down, such as making the image chooser scale to possibly hundreds of images. But as a proof of concept it’s coming along nicely.

In my opinion the ultimate Wiki will be one which allows me to see my page, select any div and edit inline. Then the contents will get saved back to the server just like that. No more wiki language. Now the masses could get into wikis!

Watch the CMS in action (movie)

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Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:32 am
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What’s the advantage over a WYSIWYG editor?

Comment by Ian Bicking — August 19, 2005

Hi Ian –

I think that this CAN be a wywiwyg editor. But with perfect deployment.

You logon to your home page, you click on an area, and you fix the spelling mistake, which is auto-saved to the server.

No install required.

Dion

Comment by Dion — August 19, 2005

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