drop's picture

We are asking folks to help us conduct a usability test on our community infrastructure as part of our infrastructure sprint:

How to help:

If you have not already conducted the following scenario:

  1. DO NOT read the comments here until you have finished the test. 
  2. Attempt to accomplish the following scenario within a reasonable amount of time 
  3. Post a comment below with feedback about how easy or difficult it was to accomplish this task and any ideas you have for making it easier.

Scenario:

You have worked with Drupal before and have heard that Backdrop might be a better fit for your next project. You are looking for information about how Backdrop is different and whether or not it's the right tool for you. 

After a reasonable amount of time looking for an answer, did you find the information you needed?
What would you have liked to find?

 

Comments

BWPanda's picture

I didn't complete the usability test, but just reading the scenario and thinking about it, and doing a quick search through B.org, I realised that we don't have a single page (meaning all info in the one place) that explains how Backdrop came from Drupal and summarises the differences (and similarities).

I suggest creating a new page (probably in the main menu under 'About') called 'Drupal' that:

  • Provides background on how Backdrop was forked from D7
  • Lists the major differences (basically a user-friendly summary of the change records: https://api.backdropcms.org/change-records)
  • Lists things that have stayed the same (or been improved) (for familiarity of anyone comfortable with Drupal but thinking of making the switch)

I believe the 'marketing' term for the type of page I'm thinking of is a 'landing page' (e.g. easy-to-read, short & memorable URL, lots of images/icons, etc.).