From experience, first time clients and designers need to understand that we simply won't always see eye-to-eye on all things when it comes to Drupal. All this reasons have been confirmed by a recent research done by the University of Minnesota on Drupal Usability.
- Drupal terminology confuses clients and designers alike. Words like "node", "block", "views" or "module" have different meanings to clients and designers compared to what I understand what they mean in the Drupal context.
- Clients and Designers see different things when looking at a Drupal webpage.
- Drupal doesn't really make distinctions between frontend and backend - Yes, I am taking about clients familiar with Joomla.
- As a developer, I don't do design that well. As Forrest Lyman (of Pro Zend Framework Techniques) said:
A great deal of this boils down to one of the most striking differences between programming and design:True That.
- The foundation of programming is binary logic; there is a right and wrong way to implement a given algorithm.
- The foundation of design is how your brain interprets what it sees; since everyone interprets things differently, it is impossible to say whether something is right or wrong.
|How they see and what I see|