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An Idea for the Joomla 3.0 Editing Mode
Written by Steve Burge   
Monday, 23 April 2012 15:58

Last week we gave you a glimpse of a possible new design for Joomla 3.0.

To recap some of the key points:

  • Kyle Ledbetter and his Joomla Usability team ( http://ux.joomla.org ) are redesigning Joomla using Twitter Bootstrap ( http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap ).
  • Making Joomla 3.0 mobile-ready is a very high priority.
  • The release of Joomla 3.0 is still over five months away and much work is still to be done. What you see here are ideas, but only ideas so far. Look for more information as work progresses.
  • Head over to http://ux.joomla.org if you want to get involved.

Over the next few weeks we hope to have more ideas to share with you. This week the idea is an front-end editing mode for Joomla.

What Could the Front-end Editing Mode Look Like?

This idea is based around having a persistent toolbar across the top of the site. This toolbar would appear only for site administrators and would appear on every page. The toolbar could show an Edit Mode button.

editmode

Once this button is clicked, almost any item on the page from the logo to menus, modules and content could be edited. This would save people a lot of time searching for what they want to edit. If you want to change something, click Edit next to it. Simple as that.

Editing the Logo

logoedit

Editing the Menu

editmenu

Editing Modules

editmodule

Video on Joomla 3.0 Frontend Editing