[Mailman-Developers] Proposal for a new menu grouping in MM3 webUI
Patrick Ben Koetter
p at state-of-mind.de
Wed May 25 00:28:29 CEST 2011
* Benedict Stein <benedict.stein at googlemail.com>:
> As introduced by terry yesterday I'm the one who will support the
> development of the WebUI which should be published together with MM3 -
> or even better as a standalone Django Application using the REST-Api.
> Those who already saw my Blogpost know what I'm talking about now - the
> new menu grouping.
> I've created a mindmap showing a possible regrouping of menu items.
> Florian asked me only to use these which are already available in the
> REST API.
> Just in case you didn't read my Blog yet - I've attached the image.
> Feel free to give any feedback you like,
The current (MM2) structure is far too complex. I work with it often and I
still get lost or spend too much time searching for an option that must have
been, wait, well where did it ...
In 2009 I ended up buying tickets for Pycon 2009, visiting Barry to work on
the MM3 WUI.
Here's what I came up with (and what I personally still would do):
The navigation structure should work for the following user groups:
Each group (in descending order) requires an interface that offers/exposes more
options. Put the other way around: The interface should hide all options not
required for a group.
A user can see the same interface different any time she logs in, IF she acts
out different roles (subscriber, moderator, admin).
I think we need to develop a structure that works for all groups and remains
consistent. No matter which role you own, menu items should always be located
at the same place.
I think this can be done best if menu items were rearranged following a
role/task driven approach.
Here's a model I've come up with at Pycon 2009:
The model forsees plugins, something Barry and I discussed to open MM3
to development by third parties.
A subscriber could see these items:
A moderator would see more items, building upon the already established
Finally, an admin would be exposed to all options available through the WUI:
I've laid all this and descriptions of the various items down in
p at rick
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