Sabir: the future of Drupal's usability and internationalization improvements

Postato da psegno il 13-02-2010 in: drupal, Drupal Planet, i18n, kdi, usability

From the announcement on presenting Sabir: a user-friendly news platform for multilingual communities.

Over the past year we saw two parallel community initiatives heavily influencing the development of Drupal 7: a huge effort in improving Drupal's usability that led to the introduction of solutions and features, radically changing the user experience in building sites with Drupal 7. At the same time, advancing on the direction taken with Drupal 6, many internationalization improvements were introduced in core and many more will be available through contributed modules.

Both initiatives were driven by key contributors of the community, to promote them and push them forward. Self-organized sprints were held both for UX and i18n improvements, which allowed people to know each other better, work together, drafting ideas, and participate in designing and developing ideal solutions.

As a natural consequence, we launched the Sabir proposal: a community-driven project which aims to produce a platform dedicated to communities with minimal technical expertise, allowing to easily share news in multiple languages.