I just released a beta of my new experimental administration UI for the Drupal menu system, Quick Admin Menu. As opposed to my Ahah work, this interface is very client-side heavy, with only a couple of Ajax calls back to the system. This project is all about pushing the envelope in terms of ease of use.
Check out the demo. (You will not be able to submit the changes, or use the “Add item to Menu” link)
I am really pleased with the results, though the uncompromising approach comes with a price:
- Depends on jjeff’s jquery_update and jquery_interface modules, which will require you to upgrade your version of jQuery by hand.
- Needs SimpleXML extension on the server, which only comes by default with PHP5.
- Currently works best on Firefox (almost works on ie7, I haven’t tested any other browsers. Please let me know if you have any ideas about fixing the ghosting problem in ie7. I notice that the interface tree demo has a similar issue).