Interface Updates: Laying a Foundation
As many of you have noticed, the user interface within Unfuddle has not changed much in the past few years. This can be both good and bad. On one hand, Unfuddle's interface has remained consistent and predictable for our long term customers. On the other hand, in many ways it has begun to show its age.
Today, we are releasing the first in a series of iterative updates to the Unfuddle interface. This update lays some of the technical groundwork for many of our upcoming optimizations.
As we approach the redesign of the interface, we have a number of goals we are trying to achieve:
- to optimize the responsiveness of the interface;
- to upgrade the look, feel and user interaction to more modern ideals;
- to maintain the same directness and simplicity that Unfuddle has always had;
Here are some of the highlights of what we have deployed today:
- There is an all new, condensed navigation header. The project selector has been relocated and updated to include an aggregate view called "All Projects".
- Project dashboards have been replaced by an Activity feed. Currently, the Activity feed is an infinitely-scrolling list which will allow you to see all activity, back to the beginning of your projects.
- Ticket reports have been modified to only load the first 300 tickets. Additional tickets will be automatically loaded as you scroll down the page. This is particularly helpful for very large ticket reports.
- Account settings are accessible by clicking the gear next to the account name in the header. Of course, only account admins will see this.
This is only the beginning. Now that some of the groundwork has been laid, we are going to begin systematically updating each aspect of the Unfuddle application.
Do you see something that you like? Are you missing something that is no longer there? Please let us know!