27 Oct 2009
13 Mar 2008
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New Controls UI:
Firstly, I love Telerik products but the UI in some of the new controls compared to the past are going in the wrong direction or is just not done yet. Example is the Blogs Component, it is very confusing for business users. In 3.1 the UI screens were very easy to understand, we had the key elements right out in front and made 'picking' the selections easy. We still had access to the advanced tab for those who needed it.
The new controls, while more flexible, are something that I am very hesitant to put in front of a business person. They do not understand terms like 'behavior' and having to know what the data provider name.
I think the goal of being user friendly may be being lost and I am not sure it is because of pressure to get something new out there asap or what. I feel that a key and critical differentiating feature for Sitefinity is the usability for end users, but the new controls look more like something out of Visual Studio. Hoping this is only a temporary situation.