We gave the site a much-needed makeover, both to make it more aesthetically appealing as well as more functional. It sets the UI groundwork for a forthcoming wave of features by giving us a roomy right sidebar area for contextual controls and help.
While there are several dozen minor changes, the most immediately apparent are:
- Sidebar is now on the right, and wider
- The common starting money and library tasks are merged into one “Report” box
- The site font is bigger
- Links are purple, not green
- “Your Account” tab is replaced by an “Account” link next to your name
Here’s a sketch of the kind of thinking that goes into such a redesign. It should be pointed out that this is Chuck’s best possible handwriting. His high school history teacher once remarked that “my german shephard has better penmanship than Chuck.”