Drupal without Drupal – Looking for suggestions on how to dummy-fy the Drupal UI.

Over the past several years that I’ve been working with Drupal as a vendor I’ve become enamored by its power, its flexibility, its support and perhaps most of all with its awesome community.  There is one thing however I’ve personally never quite gotten around.  End Users.

See, the sad thing is most people I’ve met are…well…dummies.  The kind of people who are so tech illiterate they have no idea how illiterate they are.  And, typically I have to support these technological nincompoops.  So, I want to appeal to the Drupal community that is so great and so awesome, and ask how the other site providers among us deal with making Drupal — especially the content creation side — less “Drupal” for end users.

Less Drupal as in, no non-sense UI with few to no options.  Very task oriented and much less “powerful”, but much more self-describing.  Does anyone have any idea on how to do this with existing modules, themes, whathaveyou?  And, I promise when the dust settles to write another post documenting everything on simplifying the Drupal interface.  Deal?  Deal 🙂

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