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Fixing Drupal Help in Core




                                                Emma Jane Hogbin
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Drupal help is perceived as a
handful of worms.
See issue #299050, #523638, etc
               http://www.flickr.com/photo...
The help system we caught^w got.




             http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickharris/2734202118
The help system
that got away.




                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/flawka/3331639602
Help text is better in Drupal 7.
Thanks to arianek, jhodgdon (and the docs team).
See issue #537828




            D6 to ...
The help system is still basic.




               http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualpanic/404347995
Packing generic help isn’t helpful,
it’s just easier.




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                            ...
This needs different kinds of
rock stars who understand
help systems.




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Helping Help Ideas
●   Admin start page for help: Issue #423724
●   UX Sprint: http://groups.drupal.org/node/14387
●   htt...
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  1. 1. Fixing Drupal Help in Core Emma Jane Hogbin drupal.org user: emmajane http://www.flickr.com/photos/owlhere/4362411030
  2. 2. Drupal help is perceived as a handful of worms. See issue #299050, #523638, etc http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickharris/2734202140/
  3. 3. The help system we caught^w got. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickharris/2734202118
  4. 4. The help system that got away. http://www.flickr.com/photos/flawka/3331639602
  5. 5. Help text is better in Drupal 7. Thanks to arianek, jhodgdon (and the docs team). See issue #537828 D6 to D7
  6. 6. The help system is still basic. http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualpanic/404347995
  7. 7. Packing generic help isn’t helpful, it’s just easier. ? e lp h c ifi ? ec bl e s p l a ta t e- Tr ans Si Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sebbisuperstar/2470560831
  8. 8. This needs different kinds of rock stars who understand help systems. s rm t Wo gan A rro e Th http://www.flickr.com/photos/cindyfunk/91815443
  9. 9. Helping Help Ideas ● Admin start page for help: Issue #423724 ● UX Sprint: http://groups.drupal.org/node/14387 ● http://drupal.org/project/advanced_help ● Or just start fresh?
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