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:
- DO NOT read the comments here until you have finished the test.
- Attempt to accomplish the following scenario within a reasonable amount of time
- 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.
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?
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:
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.).
Thank you for this. Very helpful!
Should we start from this page? https://backdropcms.org/why-fork-drupal
Usability Test - I'm not sure that I understand exactly what about the task is and I could hardly participate, but reading this post I came up with an idea that I want to share. This is probably different from the question you mean, but it is related and I guess it's good to think about it as well.
Usability means many things.
I have created and maintained for many years a website of a Bulgarian foundation that helps students with impaired vision - completely blind or those with very poor eyesight or various forms of color blindness. Working on this task, I have learned much and realized that it is very important and affects a significant part of the population and website users.
In this foundation, the organizers are people extremely dedicated to the cause to help the visually impaired, especially the young who need education. And they are experts in this field and help several hundred visually impaired people to learn and communicate.
I am sure, without talking before this post to them, that if I ask them, they will help with their full expertise. For several years now, I have been practically maintaining their site for free, as an aid to an important human cause.
Moreover, the site of this foundation was made with Drupal 7, with HTML 4, many years ago, without a responsive design and will soon need to be updated if not this year, then next year - they will do a full check of Backdrop CMS, I'm sure.
If this is interesting as a task for the Backdrop community, please provide me information on what exactly to offer them to test - they use screen readers and I have to show them specific test pages and ask them for assessments and recommendations for improvement.
Just as an example, I know from them that for the visually impaired, Facebook and most social networks are terrible and practically inaccessible. I guess because visually impaired people can't see ads.