Have a look at the demo site for the upcoming changes to the fronter interface comeing by the end of the month
play (primary school interface)
classic (all other users)
password : guest
Glad we left for come back to Moodle
Wow I knew Fronter was nasty, didn't know it was that bad!
How many more counties will be signed up to this junk?
Can you guys saying it's 'nasty' provide some useful feedback on why you think this? It'd be interesting to hear your thoughts.
Not quite sure why people are saying it is horrible, looks pretty clean to me!
Much nicer than the default Moodle interface anyway, as that is very boxey and old looking in my experience.
There's a noticable speed increase too.
The whole Fronter interface looks like something you'd give to a 5-year-old, seems to just be a big glut of resources and a calendar. It also goes from big over-the-top icons to very text heavy within 2 clicks.
If it was open-source you might say fair enough but for what the LEAs must be paying it I'd expect a lot more.
There's a fine line between user friendly and condescending... looks just about OK for primary school level but past that it just looks silly.
As for "what, you mean 'user friendly' interfaces are for 5 year olds?"... nope but there's a big difference between a good user friendly interface and a bad one...
version Y11 Roadmap :
a lot of functionality I don't need; no updates for the things I do need sorted.
It looks even more 3 year old-ish yet actual under the hood usability is PhD level. I've yet to meet a person that once shown a decent Moodle site (including a number from members on here) that they don't go that is much easier than Fronter to add resources to, modify files and work with.
Fine the starter interface is a bit bland, but with something like 2000+ themes online you will find one that suits you fine, I know we have found a great theme for ours and our cluster schools and its looking great so far and really pleased with it
gshaw (14th September 2011)
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