I had the privilege of presenting alongside Danny Young at the Gilbane CMS show here in Boston this week. Danny is the Manager of e-Business Development for ESAB Holdings.
One nugget from his talk was a recommendation on how to increase end user adoption on CMS implementations. We've all seen the embedded WYSIWYG editors grow in size and features over the years as vendors look to provide more and more functionality. These tools can have dozens of options each with their own icon.
His advice? Start by turning OFF all the options. Then, selectively turn them back on based on what your end users actually need. Providing less options makes it easier on your content editors, reduces training time and helps preserve the design integrity of your site. Great idea Danny.