A default Drupal installation has more than 200 pages with UI texts.
UI texts are the words
that the developers speak
to the users.
Users don't see your functionality.
They see your words.
UI texts are important.
Therefore we have UI text standards. Not.
All summaries must be less than 80 characters, start with a capital letter, and end with a period (.).
They must provide a brief description of what [the element] does.
Drupal API documentation standards
- All module descriptions must be less than 80 characters, start with a verb and a capital letter, and end with a period (.).
- Together with the module name they must form a sentence that describes what the module does or what it allows the user to do.
site builders, developers, technical support
visitors, content creators, translators
Site builders, front end developer, site administrators, content creators, translators, evaluators
Site builders, front end developers, site administrators, content creators, translators, evaluators
Site builders, front end developer
Site builders, front end developer, site administrators
Site builders, themers
Content creators, visitors
Site builders, front end developers
Different UI texts
have different purposes and different audiences.
Photo by Arnold Reinhold
Developing UI text standards
How do we decide on them?
How do we get to using them?