Introducing Your New Dashboard
Published September 25, 2013
It's been a while since our last update to Articents, and I apologize for that. Several months ago I began work on a few simple updates to the Dashboard. It started with a few tweaks, then a few more and then finally we decided to give it a complete overhaul and ended up redesigning it from the ground up. Needless to say, we took on a much bigger task than what we had first anticipated.
So what's new? For starters, we worked with a graphic designer to create a new theme and layout for us. This new design is not only much better looking, it works better too. In fact, it can even adapt to the size of your browser window. To see it in action, log in and resize your window and watch it change. There are three different viewing modes depending upon how big your window is.
While we're very happy with the result, we're also not ashamed to admit that there are still areas for improvement such as the navigation. We also updated several edit pages to help make them more intuitive to use. We even added tooltip help bubbles throughout the site to help explain key features.
In addition, we added several improvements that cannot be viewed from your browser. These include things like better error tracking and reporting, performance improvements and better "hooks" for future updates and features. Some of the things that we're exploring is the ability to upload more than one photo at a time and the ability to tag photos so that you can find them quicker.