The Million Dollar Admin

Django admin was first released in 2005 and it has gone through a lot of changes since then. Still the admin interface looks clunky compared to aNot good ux

Jacob Kaplan-Moss, one of the core-developers of Django estimated that it will cost 1 million dollars to hire a team to rebuild admin interface from scratch.

Until we get 1 million dollars to revamp the admin interface, let’s look into alternate solutions.

There are few opensource 3rd party packages like xadmin, django-admin2 which aimed to provide drop-in replacement for django. Even though these packages provide additional features to extend admin interface and provide better UI, they are not well maintained as django itself.

mental models


reduce cost of maintainance and development

people come to django becase of admin

more visual and responsive