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Recent progress of TYPO3 backend usability is really changing the way we see TYPO3 as a tool for a large variety of editors, from tech-savy "superusers" to once-in-a-while average users with no particular technical insight.
However we recently faced a project where the editors needed an even simpler, and in many cases much less versatile backend. Many features of the TYPO3 backend were not needed, but the ones that were, needed to be dead-simple. The editors requiring this simplicity are all members of a large danish political parti running for government, and thus the candidates are busy campaigning, and need a system that facilitates fast and easy editing of their websites.
In order to provide this, we developed a new custom ExtJS (now Sencha) based backend programmed in close collaboration with a representative of the client. We will show how its possible to use TYPO3 combined with a custom backend for uses requiring this sort of extremely simplistic (but feature limited) editing. The talk will focus on how the clients requirements were met and how he full project was completed as an agile project during a very intensive 2 month period using SCRUM.