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We tested Views in Drupal 8 at BADCamp 2012 and this uncovered a large number of usability issues. Since then we have been hard at work resolving them.
We resolved over 20 identified usability issues. Most of the issues revolve around the following fundamental issues:
We have a number of major issues that we encountered. Most of these revolve around workflow and scan ability of listing pages:
These issues will distract but not keep people from using the Views interface:
Finally, we have dozens of minor issues that often require little coding but have quite an impact on making individual forms better:Edit + "Field" Views (table, grid, etc.)Revamp descriptions of items in handler listingsViews UI gives no indication that you are editing a disabled viewTitle setting in views UI does not indicate when the title might be overridden The views UI should display "All Displays" option only when there are more 1 displays.Let users set the block instance title for Views blocks in the Block UIAdd some settings on the block display to allow overrides on the block instance configurationProvide helpful editing links on "admin/structure/block" for different blocks (menu, views etc.)
We have been working hard at solving many of these issues starting with the copywriting. However we are currently running up against a few issues that will need some serious help in the PHP department.
You can track views issues by following the tags Usability + VDC.
We look forward to your help, feel free to drop by #durpal-usability or #drupal-vdc if you have any questions.