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How would you redesign the CMS?


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alirobe

Community Member, 35 Posts

3 September 2009 at 2:09am

Edited: 04/09/2009 1:21am

SilverStripe's CMS design is pretty darned good. It's by far the best out there today. But designs can *always* be improved with hindsight. How would you improve the SS CMS? (Attached is how I'd do it)

(edit: added expanded menus and PSD)

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Pigeon

Community Member, 243 Posts

3 September 2009 at 2:56am

Hmm, nice design.

But Silverstripe isn't good for small monitors at the moment and that would be even worse.

I don't know how i would improve it... I'm not much of a designer or user analysis and i find it works really well. I guess the best way would be to ask my clients what they would want to change.

The usability of the CMS needs to change over the design.

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alirobe

Community Member, 35 Posts

3 September 2009 at 3:11am

Edited: 04/09/2009 1:21am

Thanks for the comment :)

> But Silverstripe isn't good for small monitors at the moment and that would be even worse.

Actually, I reduced the vertical height usage and added a 'collapse' button (top right of dark blue vertical bar), which would collapse the horizontal space too. The function of that button has been made unclear because I was fiddling with the design, but the purpose was to collapse *both* bars on the right.

(edit: added fixed design + minor design tweaks)

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Pigeon

Community Member, 243 Posts

3 September 2009 at 4:34am

I see, clever.

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Mo

Community Member, 510 Posts

30 September 2009 at 10:11am

I like this a lot. I also like the minimisation of background images in replacement of flat colours (every bit of server load reduction helps).

There have been a few topics in this forum about customising the CMS, it is supposed to be quite simple to make some changes. I have been trying to find related topics to do a little bit of work on something similar (Although probably not as complex).

Mo