I've been working on structuring the Administrative area for the big web framework project I've been working on (YUMPS), and I've become quite interested in the issue of structuring the "Administrative" area.
That is, I'm interested in the different ways that CMS systems set up their administrative/moderation areas (control panels, etc.) for system admins and moderators.
I'm interested not so much in the visual "look" (though I am interested in that too) but in the philosophy of organizing the areas in terms of things like navigation structure (hierarchical menu organization, etc.). And some related issues like how to handle cases where different moderators have different permissions to access certain settings, etc.
Anyone know any good comparisons or essays on the subject?
Anyone who has experience with lots of different modern CMS systems have a take on one or two that handles this particularly well?