Spark: Authoring Experience++ in Drupal 8 core

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Drupal's out of the box authoring experience currently leaves much to be desired, and is one of Drupal's biggest weaknesses. While it's certainly possible to create stunning interfaces for content editors in Drupal, it's a lot of work that you don't have to do in competing projects. Drupal risks becoming irrelevant if we don't fix this problem ASAP.


The goal is to go after some of the biggest wins in Drupal authoring experience relative to competition, including:

  • Inline editing and drag-and-drop content layout tools ("true" WYSIWYG)
  • Enhanced content creation: auto-save, save as draft and more
  • Useful dashboards for content creators
  • Mobile content authoring and administration support

Proposed Solution

Spark is a Drupal distribution lead by project lead Dries Buytaert in order to prototype Drupal 8 authoring experience improvements in a Drupal 7 distribution that can be tested on real-world sites.

The presentation will given an update on the project’s status, as well as demonstrate its functionality. We’ll also talk about the plan for incorporating the improvements that have tested well with users into Drupal 8 core.

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