A few weeks back I made a deliberately provocative post entitled “Even WordPress Usability Sucks” and ended with the suggestion that Joomla form a Usability team. It looks like one is starting to roll.
Congrats to Kyle from Joomlapraise, Chris from JoomlaJunkie and the others in the Joomla UX group on people.joomla.org for getting this started. Here’s how you can help:
1) Join the people.joomla.org group and get involved.
2) Reply to Kyle’s post today with an initial set of areas to work on.
3) Check out Marco Barbosa’s Minima template. He’s been working in this area for several months now and trying to imagine what the Joomla 1.7 admin area might look like. You can test his prototype at: http://marcobarbosa.com/minima/administrator/ Login with demo / demo. Leave feedback here.