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#1 Dec. 23, 2010 07:57:49

Jos? M.
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default django admin theme


Hello,

are there any plans to improve the default Django admin theme?
I'm aware of projects like Grapelli, that the admin is intended to be
customized by the developers and that the default theme is nice, clean and
usable but the default theme could be improved a lot, from my perspective.
I started thinking about this while i was browsing google analytics and the
default django admin and i really like the analytics interface:

- nice clear background
- clear space around content and good black/white font contrasting
- consistent and minimal color palette
- menus on the right side which allow the content to expand indefinitely if
required to the right

and so on ...

Of course this is all based on my personal opinion and also that:

- grappelli attaches a number of dependencies to the project, which may lock
the project in regard to django and other libraries versions
- customizing the admin interface requires maintenance in regard of keeping
track of changes brought by new django versions, which isn't that difficult
it's one more thing a developer has to keep track of, especially for single
developer's managing projects
- having an improved and slicker interface by default would improve the
commercial aspect, a lot


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#2 Dec. 23, 2010 22:58:40

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Hi,
take a look at django-admin-tools
it adds customized themes to admin interface. And few other things.
it is lighter than grappelli.

On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 7:57 AM, Jos? Moreira <matrixowns...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> are there any plans to improve the default Django admin theme?
> I'm aware of projects like Grapelli, that the admin is intended to be
> customized by the developers and that the default theme is nice, clean and
> usable but the default theme could be improved a lot, from my perspective.
> I started thinking about this while i was browsing google analytics and the
> default django admin and i really like the analytics interface:
>
> - nice clear background
> - clear space around content and good black/white font contrasting
> - consistent and minimal color palette
> - menus on the right side which allow the content to expand indefinitely if
> required to the right
> and so on ...
> Of course this is all based on my personal opinion and also that:
> - grappelli attaches a number of dependencies to the project, which may lock
> the project in regard to django and other libraries versions
> - customizing the admin interface requires maintenance in regard of keeping
> track of changes brought by new django versions, which isn't that difficult
> it's one more thing a developer has to keep track of, especially for single
> developer's managing projects
> - having an improved and slicker interface by default would improve the
> commercial aspect, a lot
>
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#3 Dec. 24, 2010 01:22:13

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On Thursday, 23 December 2010 at 3:57 PM, Jos? Moreira wrote:

> Hello,
>
>
> are there any plans to improve the default Django admin theme?
> I'm aware of projects like Grapelli, that the admin is intended to be
> customized by the developers and that the default theme is nice, clean and
> usable but the default theme could be improved a lot, from my perspective.
>
>
>
>


Are there any formal plans to improve the admin theme? Not at present. We've
just hit feature freeze for 1.3, so even if there were plans, they wouldn't be
included in 1.3.


If you've got suggestions, we're happy to hear them; however, just proposing
what you'd like to see won't get the job done -- we need someone to actually
implement those changes.


On the subject of which -- the Django core has very strong server-side team,
but we aren't as strong when it comes to front-end talent. This is something
that it would be good to address. Presenting a strong redesign proposal for the
admin would be a great way to demonstrate design skill if you (or anyone else)
is interested in becoming a core team member to fill this skill shortage.


Yours,

Russ Magee %-)

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#4 Dec. 24, 2010 02:43:06

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Hi,

django-admins-tools? Gonna take a look. Notice that i didn't meant
to criticise grapelly or any other tool, i ment to discuss the
out-of-the-box user interface, which i didn't meant it wasn't good in
itself.

Yeah i know, it's open source and i can put my code where my mouth it's just
that i'm also more of a server-side developer myself :) i would even be open
to support it financially but unfortunately it's not an option i have at the
moment, but i would gladly help in anyway i can and will start by passing
around the info.


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#5 Dec. 24, 2010 09:46:54

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these discussions might be helpful:

refining django admin look proposalhttp://groups.google.com/group/django-developers/browse_thread/thread/ca4f26d616921753/django design czarhttp://groups.google.com/group/django-developers/browse_thread/thread/18bca037f10769e9/btw: don´t mix up grappelli and admin-tools. these are different apps
with very different goals.

regards,
patrick

On 24 Dez., 03:42, "Jos? Moreira" <matrixowns...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> django-admins-tools? Gonna take a look. Notice that i didn't meant
> to criticise grapelly or any other tool, i ment to discuss the
> out-of-the-box user interface, which i didn't meant it wasn't good in
> itself.
>
> Yeah i know, it's open source and i can put my code where my mouth it's just
> that i'm also more of a server-side developer myself :) i would even be open
> to support it financially but unfortunately it's not an option i have at the
> moment, but i would gladly help in anyway i can and will start by passing
> around the info.

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