the builtin admin has always been very strong point for me when selling Django as the technology to choose. Some ten years ago the ratio of user experience compared to required developers time was just amazing. I feel though that the time has changed and I’m facing negative reception of admin from colleagues on new projects and my impression is that one of the key factors might be the look of the default theme and some UX related issues.
I know there were enhancements made (e.g. autocomplete_fields) but it feels like more comprehensive design update is needed to prevent making the admin look too oldschool. So I’d like to ask if there are other developers facing such reactions and there is a consensus for modernizing the look and feel of admin.
I am myself quite backend oriented so I can offer no help with this but as a huge admin fan I feel sorry to work on a project where even the simplest list/detail pages are written from scratch with maybe half of the functionality of admin just because they look better with material design