Theming the (almost) hidden...

Logs UI

Most of developers I have seen working on Drupal projects mainly focus their design effort on the front end, what most of end users will see; there is often very few energy put into making the parts that the administrators will be using sexier, may this be node entry forms or the numerous admin pages. Among all those “details” that fail to catch the designer’s attention, I have a few ones that I usually try to deal with right away when I start a project, one of them being the whole set of “notifications” you can see displayed through Drupal; system messages, status report, update report and logs.

So the idea is to get nice reports and messages out of Drupal, something that looks like this:

Messages UI

System status UI

Guess what, you’ve got nothing to do, just follow these few steps:

Et voilà!