DO Ideas 2

New Control Panel FeedBack

We've decided to launch the new control panel as a public beta while we continue to develop it:
https://beta.digitalocean.com

Please give us your feedback, whether you like it, hate it, or what you would like to see. Also let us know what bothers you about the current control panel so we can work it into this revision!

Thanks!

  • Moisey Uretsky
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Raju Ahmmed commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    For Designing new admin panel, contact with us http://www.cantothemes.com/

  • The Digital Orchard commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    @Moisley said below... "That will be handled on the billing side of things, we aren't billing for bandwidth yet which is why the change isn't reflected."

    Oh... when Digital Ocean does start billing for bandwidth, is the affordable attractive pricing that we're enjoying now gonna be gone? Not looking to be cheap, but don't want any surprises. If I roll out dozens of Droplets, could my monthly costs suddenly skyrocket once bandwidth billing is implemented? That would shut my business down.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Thanks for the feedback!

    We've fixed up a couple of the things already mentioned and they should be available on the next deploy.

    You can name the snapshots just the text box needs to be highlighted better.

    We've disabled the ability to create without all of the fields being properly selected.

    We'll be adding the image rename - since that is missing.

    Thanks

  • Main Voxiness commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    pushing this in production is really silly

  • Main Voxiness commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    - Can't rename images no more ....

  • Main Voxiness commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    - asside of being in reverse order support messages are just all mixed up and unreadable

    - comment box is way too far and could be at top. Uservoice commenting system could be a reference

  • Main Voxiness commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    - If I make a mistake in the create new droplet like wrong hostname I have to reset all my options in the form

    - You added Enable VirtIO (Beta) but provide 0 information about this new feature

  • Main Voxiness commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    - progressbars don't move

  • Main Voxiness commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    - It is not possible to set the name of snapshot when taking it from the Droplets menu instead of the "Images" menu entry

  • Main Voxiness commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    - Previously it was also possible to see which tickets had unread replies today it's all pale

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Thanks for bringing these to our attention we are going to get them fixed up and deployed today.

    Also testing the rebuild - we added more functionality there where you can rebuild to any image you have as opposed to just the original and will review that to ensure it's working correctly.

    Thanks

  • Main Voxiness commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    - Support messages appear in reverse order order. Now i have to scroll all the way down.
    - New Support messages loose all their formating
    - The interface was working better on my window resolution before ... Now i have to zoom out to 75%.
    - It's not possible to rebuild a droplet anymore

    wtf plz revert to previous version before u fix all bugs

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    That will be handled on the billing side of things, we aren't billing for bandwidth yet which is why the change isn't reflected.

    Thanks

  • Morthawt commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Moisey Uretsky this new GUI still... still does not reflect the fact of unlimited data grandfathered in people have no bandwidth limits. The old GUI showed correctly that there are no limits but now it says the standard bandwidth limits.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Thanks to everyone who contributed comments, feedback, likes, and dislikes. We hope that we've been transparent in the process of building and launching this new update to the CP and it lays a lot of ground work for many of the new forward facing features that we are putting together.

    We are going to mark this item as completed but if anyone sees any bugs or any other optimizations please open up another request and we'll look to get them implemented as soon as we can.

    We hope that we are moving in the right direction with this update and doing right by our customers.

    We've also seen that it's becoming ever more important for us to improve our communication about changes, what we are working on, and when it will be deployed so we will be looking to roll out an engineering / releases like update, most likely directly tied into the CP so that everyone can stay up to date on what specifically we are working on and when.

    Thanks!

  • Michael Sheakoski commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    On the "Create Droplet" page, I don't think that the Enable VirtIO (Beta) checkbox field's current design is a good idea because the checkbox, which is meant to be interacted with, is positioned and designed the same as the lock/camera/droplet icon decorations. It also seems a bit out of place at the bottom of the form. Since it's more OS-related, shouldn't it be in the "Linux Distributions" tab?

    Also, I noticed that the 3-column grid of hosts, operating systems, ssh keys, etc... doesn't line up consistently throughout the form because each section has different padding.

  • Aaron Cannon commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The screen for creating a droplet suffers from the same issues as the old interface did in terms of accessibility. Not sure if the size and location options are supposed to be styled as checkboxes or what, but they're not marked up with any native html controls, nor do they have any aria roles or properties assigned that would inform a screen reader user what they do or whether or not they are selected.

  • Neal commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I have added my SSH keys, yet when I try to create a new droplet, it still says "Your root password will be emailed to you" (not sure if it actually sends it or not, but at least it says.).

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Thanks for bug reports we are fixing and doing deploys throughout the day =]

  • Vincent van Megen commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    snapshots only show 3 of my 4 snapshots.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Latest update has been deployed - we've added a lot of the original functionality and are working on bug fixes now - so if you spot anything please let us know. =]

  • Mehmet commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Too white.

  • Yeltsin Lima commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I got a little confused about the UX. For example, if I drop a droplet, I'm used to the progress bar. I didn't know if the droplet was "removed", only after refreshing the page.

    Suggestion: AJAX. Let the content refresh automatically, so we don't need to refresh the page :)

  • Ryan Sackler commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I'll be using it as much as I can, and cry about bugs too.

  • Ryan Sackler commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    First off, I like this very much, but in my opinion it is definitely not ready for release. There were still bugs in the functioning control panel in the last couple of months. That said, the original control panel is a bore in my opinion. The beta is buggy - it's a beta - but keep taking comments and feedback for awhile so this baby is polished and ready to do work when it launches.

  • Chris Van Patten commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    It seems like this layout would be really conducive to responsiveness. That'd be great to see! Otherwise it's looking really nice. A little more consistency with font sizes would be cool but it's hardly a dealbreaker. Nice work!

  • Alberto Rositani commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Here is a Bug: http://d.pr/i/DEIa

  • Marcus Hann commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I have to zoom out to even see the logout button.

  • Mark Tooth commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I prefer the current layout, Would prefer a compact view personally.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    We've updated the latest design to the final version which we will now be refining until its complete. So we'll make a few passes with updates regarding some of the things people mentioned and then we'll ask everyone to just report any bugs they find after that.

    Thanks for the great feedback everyone, hopefully we've listened and will provide a step forward with this new design. While it looks like its mostly surface work there has been actually a number of backend improvements as well and we'll be making several announcements regarding those in the next couple of weeks.

    Thanks!

  • Razvan commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    the hostname on new droplets is easy to miss and the error message is not very descriptive about it

  • Eric Reynolds commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I like how the dns records a split out on the current version instead of lumping them all together. Also the font should be considerably smaller. Especially in the case of google mx servers. ghs.googlehosted.com gets cut off.

  • Kien Pham commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    * should api have /v1 endpoint so it's easier for you guys to bump up version later?
    https://beta.digitalocean.com/api_access

    * https://beta.digitalocean.com/user_payment_profiles have diff color on side bar

    * https://beta.digitalocean.com/generate_api_key lost active tab on left

    * active tab on left not very visible

    * https://beta.digitalocean.com/user_payment_profiles Remove credit card have the word remove but on DNS page, there is only X, make it consistent.

    * https://beta.digitalocean.com/domains/xxxx - The x remove and save update UI kind of confusing, not UX friendly I think.

    * https://beta.digitalocean.com/domains/xxx - The TXT record should all be visible, textarea or something so we don't think we set a wrong info there when it's chopped off like that.

    Overall very nice UI, cleaner. I love your service, easy and simple.

    - Kien

  • Oleg commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    worse than now.

  • Gabriel Jeremy Jeldo commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Hello,

    I tested the site in the following conditions:

    Firefox 20.0
    Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS
    Screen Size : 1280x800 (16:10) Intel Graphics

    Feedback 1:

    The credit card adding container is very dark for the site color.
    Nothing is visible if i go to screen sizes below 15". and TFT screen.
    Make it brighter.

    Feedback 2:

    Please make site responsive.

    Feedback 3:

    In Add Domain page. "Create Domain" button CSS styles are not applied.

    Feedback 4:

    In the Droplets Page. After selecting the droplet.
    The status of the droplet 'Active' is not visible enough. Like in previous site it was displayed as badge. In this one you can show it as a LED Bulb or Make it look as a badge.

    Column headings are not given.. Looks like as if a statement is written. Doesn't stand out for that page.

    Feedback 5:

    Logout button and settings button are not visible much. Make it a little lighter.
    The buttons are getting rendered half inside the document window and half outside the document window.

    Just a few. Didn't Go through the whole site much. Will do that and send more Feedback.. ;-)

  • Gabriel Jeremy Jeldo commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Current Panel is Good for now Don't deploy this new panel.

    Please wait for another new technology to emerge then do changes to the panel.

    Please Add this to the current panel (eventually to the new panel also):

    Network usage graph and analytics.

    System Load graphs and analytics.

    Alerts on system or network overload.

    Make the site responsive by using responsive-bootstrap. Use same site for android and iphone by porting it as a app.

    Nice Work Guys :-)

  • Nicklas commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Please make the design responsive! Otherwise looks good. I still feel the old one is modern enough, don't see the need for a refresh (yet). I see you're going with the metro-style, looks good!

  • Alex Potter commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    DNS is missing the zone file...

  • Hargobind Khalsa commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    In the current beta design the left menu is long enough that it doesn't fit on my screen. In fact at first I didn't even realize that the settings and logout buttons were "missing" because the are completely off the page. So I'll say this again (I mentioned it before when the idea of a fixed sidebar was first mentioned), you need to make sure the entire menu is accessible no matter the size of the screen/window!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Please, just use CSS Sprites for your hover effects instead of loading a new image every time.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    It almost makes me feel like I'm not using an Easy-Host Oven anymore! Seriously though, the theme of the whole site is damn-near embarrassing. How do you think the developers you supposedly designed this service to serve are perceived by clients when they reveal their next enterprise platform being developed on a network whose site looks more like a parody of the stereotypical post-iOS-promotional-micro-marketing-landing-pseudo-site than it does a serious development environment. Seriously, this whole theme is like the Bootstrap made by some nerds who work for "Weibo...The Chinese Twitter®" – it's an alternate universe where enterprise tools look like support forums for Play-Skool and we have to all sit here logged in to Gravatar or Facebook so we have to publicly expose ourselves as the bad kids in the latchkey club who are forced to stand-up and tell all the lactose-intolerant crossing-guard bee-keeping society that, yes, in fact we do think they are painfully uncool with little hope for the future. It's a damn good thing your pricing is so competitive or I'd have to go host with your more serious competitor...who...names all of it's containers after monsters or the other competitor that thinks the solution to every marketing problem involves the insertion of the word "node" in terribly awkward places. Seriously, I'm starting to miss the days when hosts just threw a perspective shot of all the beastly racks on the right site with a thumbnail of a bimbo with an earpiece in the opposing corner to both balance the composition and draw attention to the 25/7 toll-free phone number that could also be found on every other page in case you missed it there. It's almost as if those places spent more time making themselves available for support than giving more than a rats ass about how cool their site was. Seriously, though, the new admin is an improvement, but not until the homepage stops looking like a 5-year old "CSS of the Future" prof-of-concept is replaced with something a little more tasteful will I be able to think of this as anything other than the expense I'd rather pay out-of-pocket than share with a client.

  • Joe C. commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I am having trouble getting used to the new design. The number one thing that signed me up for this (besides pricing and SSDs) was the cool looking control panel. I liked the lighter theme and the cloud graphic on top.

    The Good:
    --I like the metro style icons for server actions, rather than the Bootstrap dropdown buttons.

    The Not-So-Good:
    --Everything feels a bit too large in the new UI
    --Slightly more confusing to use
    --Too much space and scrolling

  • David commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    wow. the latest is much better than where you started. keep it up.

  • mohd sadiq commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    It is better to be there on the old control panel and improve it.

    ***New control panel was confusing and has higher chances of doing something wrong like delete or reboot the server***

    PS: So just improve the old control panel.

  • Dmitry Shovtyuk commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    New panel is cool, but current panel is coolest :)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I feel that the base bootstrap theme is more appropriate than the flat ui theme for a control panel.
    There are heaps of bootstrap admin/control panel themes available for minimal cost.
    Flat UI has too much whitespace to be properley functional imo.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Today we announced our latest POP: San Francisco - the process of opening a new DC has taken up a considerable amount of effort on our part and I'm sure as we continue to open new locations the overhead involved will decrease though I'm sure we'll encounter new hurdles to overcome as expand to other geographies like Brazil and Asia.

    Now that this is mostly out of the way, minus a few bugs that we are currently troubleshooting we should be making better progress on the new CP.

    We'll keep pushing updates to the beta page and as the CP becomes more fleshed out customers will be able to begin using it for actual administrative tasks.

    Event processing should be completed in the next 1-2 days and then we'll be working out the bugs so if anyone has any feedback or bug reports from there please let us know.

    Thanks!

  • Alistair H. commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I think I prefer the current control panel tbh. Feels like you've lost the branding too.

  • Hans commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I prefer the current one. The new one looks too much like Win8 and is harder to understand. Besides it doesn't have any new functions over the current one.

    If you plan on deploying the beta, please let us choose if we'd like the beta or the current one.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Latest update is up =]

    New design will allow us to switch into responsive design easier in the future.

    And once we've rolled this out we'll be able to once again begin forward looking development and we'll have some great announcements coming this week.

    Thanks guys & gals for all of the feedback it's been much appreciated during this process.

  • Ivan Vučica commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I seem to be unable to choose any of my snapshotted images.

  • Morthawt commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Still does not show my grandfathered in free bandwidth.

  • Vincent van Megen commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Can you show the physical node of the droplet? This way we know if there is a SPOF in our services -> http://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digital-ocean/suggestions/3859618-deploy-to-physically-separated-hardware

  • John Doe commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I have to say the JavaScript dependencies bother me about both versions. Whilst almost everything works without it, a few things need it which is a shame since it's largely unnecessary. A tiny bit more effort and it wouldn't be needed at all!

  • Jason Phillips commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Was there any particular reason for not creating a responsive design? As more professionals conduct business on these devices its becoming more important that sites like this respond to them.

  • Eris Castrogivanni commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Interesting bug I found, I have a 20gb SSD/1gb ram droplet (it's only 20gb because I resized it from a 512mb ram droplet). On the beta dashboard it displays as 30gigs of storage until I click it and look at the details (then it correctly says 20).

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Looks dull. More like a CSS change than anything else. The old one is much better. The gray makes it look boring

  • Vilis Lācis commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Much, much better than the previous bootstrap-ish one :)

  • Roman Rott commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The new cp is preety cool, but as for me error mesages should be shown in red, not in green flash. E.g. I got a green message on Create Droplet page while it should be red as the message was
    "The 512MB and 1GB sizes are currently not available in the Amsterdam region due to RIPE IPv4 restrictions and limited availability of IP space." that can confuse. It's not a blame, just a suggestion =)

  • Florian Strankowski commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Please fix:

    - Existing "Grandfathered" Members still see the traffic-plans. Due to the fact that we are not beeing billed by traffic, this should be considered to be removed for grandfathered members.

  • Hargobind Khalsa commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    If I go to the URL you initially provided (https://beta.digitalocean.com) I get a message about internal server error (though it's style is reminiscent of a 404 page), however if I go directly to https://beta.digitalocean.com/droplets I can see the revised beta version.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    What URL is 404ing?

    Maybe related to a DNS update - try closing the browser entirely and reopening

  • Benjamin Reed commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Worked a couple of days ago, but now it is an Internal Server Error.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Sadly it is a 404 error for me.

  • Neal Patel commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Also getting a 404...

  • Jesse Jones commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    getting an internal server error now...

  • Ray Angel commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Sadly it is a 404 error for me.

  • C Anthony Risinger commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    yeah, font needs a size boost + less padding overall.

    well-placed dark accent lines (eg. #222) would really help to focus attention.

    lastly, i'd tone down the WHITE background! #fff is rough IMO, maybe #fdfdfd... or better would be a SUBTLE repeating tile, maybe ocean themed :)

    ...overall though, it feels much more solid/professional, and i like it.

  • C Anthony Risinger commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    the latest revision looks much better :) nice w3rk.

    font is very hard for me to read in navigation bar... 14px?! that is even less than the default 16px... 20px++ is easier on eyes (my screens are ~1.2m away from face)

    im a big fan of "collapsible" floating designs that are able to accommodate down to 320px (canonical mobile screen [iphone/etc]), which is the computed size of 20em... trying not to ramble here, but percents+em+(min-|max-)width go a long way (i see too too too many 'px' in your styles! ;)

    ...which leads me to my issue: i use two 1440x900px monitors, BOTH rotated 90deg, to form a square (awesome for reading web/code!). i only have 900px width, and really, the site should not have to side scroll at that resolution! (900x1440px VERTICAL)

    really tho -- consider a collapsible layout, or at least more fluid/flexible. you almost get mobile for free (at small res the functional area on right would wrap under the sidepanel)

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    It's laying the ground for a lot of new stuff that will be rolling out in the coming months =]

  • Martin Dahl-Larsen commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    It looks very fine, is there any new stuff / functions, or is it only CSS stuff?

    Med venlig hilsen / Best regards
    Martin Dahl-Larsen

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    to me new one sucks. i like the color scheme in the old one. New one likes like broken.

  • Benjamin Reed commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Much, Much Better! Bravo! Gives DigitalOcean a much better (original) look!

  • Santhan commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The latest version pointed out by Mitch below feels better than what I find in beta at the moment. It's not a major change from the current version and makes better use of screen space.

    One major improvement to the current UI (which I find easy to use) would be responsiveness to screen resolution. When my screen is 720px wide, there should be no horizontal scroll. The navigation should jump to the top and have 100% width. Then make the entire nav item clickable so it will be easy to use on a touchscreen. Does that make sense?

    http://cdn1.mflw.us/screenshot49.png - I've added a few more suggestions here.

    In summary, when we have 10+ droplets, showing as many droplets above the fold, is my preference. That means, beast use of available screen space.

    Great work guys!

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The v3 screenshot is being rolled out now from wireframe into the CP and the URL is:

    https://beta.digitalocean.com

    The new v3 should be on the beta site somewhere closer to the end of this week to play with though with very limited functionality.

  • Ricardo Tomasi commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    beta.dotcloud seems to be broken right now.

    The v3 screenshot is just a wireframe, right?

  • Matt Walston commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Looks sharp. Good job.

    Some sidebar stuff is a little screwed up with Labs and below. Also, I keep clicking labs expecting something to be there.

  • Steven Osborne commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Suggestion: Ability to expand disk space without increasing CPU or RAM.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The beta control panel is only for layout displays so it's not functional =]

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    When you select amsterdam the droplets 512 and 1GB are able to select without the warning of no avalible.

  • Rob van Egdom commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The current version is to crowded, the view column only shows partially, the screenshot you posted Mitch looks nicer :) way nicer.

  • Mitch Wainer commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Mark - We can certainly shrink the font. It is a good call.

  • Mark Eliasen commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I am not keen on the now very much larger font size, makes it feel very cramped.

  • Peter Oudenes commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Wow ... I love it!!!

  • Alexander Smith commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The arch linux tab doesn't work ;).

  • Florent Clairambault commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    It's pretty.

    Maybe everything is a little bit too big. If I had 20 instances, I might find it really annoying to only have 5 of them fitting into the screen (I'm exaggerating obviously). Adding some settings to change the heights of instances rows might be good.

  • Mitch Wainer commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Seems like the most recent version is more favored thus far -> http://mitchwainer.com/digitalocean/digitalocean-control-panel-v3-layout.jpg

    Any other thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Mitch

  • Morthawt commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The beta is not showing my grandfatherness for unlimited bandwidth, it is still showing 1TB on the droplet creation screen. Nice looking system though.

  • Russell Mitchell commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I feel there is too much 'content' attempting to be pushed into the interface.
    For example, listing the memory, disk size, and creation date is not necessary. It's simply 'fill'. An 'image' icon is nice to identify the specific image slices, although I don't feel it's meaningful to identify the servers. Server Tags or something similar would be more useful. In a larger droplet listing, the 'Created', 'Image', 'Disk', and 'View' columns are not necessary. Lastly, sorting each column is very necessary.

    As well, a search feature to search the hostname and ip address would also be extremely useful.

    Although having Images and SSH Keys offer simplicity in the main menu interface, they're directly related to droplets. Having an area to manage both is definitely needed, although they should be parted under the Droplets area.

    It truly seems as though the interface is purely for mobile environments... large buttons, large text, large everything. Where as it does not look or feel optimized for the browser on a desktop.

    As well, the droplet creation area should be heavily simplified, and more desktop focused. If you're truly intending on a responsive designed site, the CSS/JS should reflect that based upon the browser size, or user agent.

    Version 3 from Mitch looks pretty good, and a bit smaller. Again, the droplet listing info above will help here.

  • Sharath Win commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    This new layout is kind of in the lines of Original one with backgrounds removed. Certainly better than the new design planned.

    However, am still not sure why a new design is needed!?? Who asked for it? Why do you guys think the current design that you have is bad? ITs actually pretty decent!

    There are ton of better feature requests in UserVoice, if you do - that will help the customers do their stuff better with DO than a new not-so requested new UI design.

    Is there any high community rating for new design feature in UserVoice? I hope you guys respect that ratings of the features in UV and prioritize!

    Thanks

  • Hargobind Khalsa commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Mitch, I was reasonable happy with the current beta, but the design concept jpg you just posted feels like another good step up. I really like the more to-the-point feel to it.

    The table of droplets feels heavy on empty space to me, both because it's unnecessary IMO and because it feels out of balance with the menu.

    My biggest concern with having a static menu is: what happens if it is longer than my window/screen will allow? There are absolutely ways to deal with that situation, just make sure that you account for that. (I wonder how much you even gain from making it static, depends on how long the pages end up getting)

    Keep up the good work!

  • Mitch Wainer commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    We are working on a new direction and wanted to get your thoughts on this design concept. We've taken everyones feedback into consideration. Thank you so much for you participation.

    Here is a link to the new design concept:
    http://mitchwainer.com/digitalocean/digitalocean-control-panel-v3-layout.jpg

    The layout will be centered at the same fixed width that it is now. The right side of the control panel will scroll vertically, while the left menu/nav will stay static.

    I look forward to your feedback!

    Best,
    Mitch Wainer

  • Boris Kuzmanovic commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I prefer the current interface. It's very light and colours are used just right.

  • Eris Castrogivanni commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I much prefer the current interface... I'm sorry >_>

  • Don Sony commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I believe the current interface is much better, simpler and efficient than the beta. You guys really need to rethink this...

  • Yulli commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Let me throw out a friendly reminder to everyone that the beta control panel has all functionality disabled on purpose. :)

  • Christian Herald commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Sorry Digital Ocean, but i think you need to go back to the drawing board on this. I know it's tough to throw out something after you put some much effort into it, but i honestly can't say your current attempt should see the light of day. Keep the control panel simple like it is now. I don't care if you keep the current design or not but at the very lest keep things clean, simple. No unnecessary clicking, scrolling. Add new features and only if the design really seems to be getting in the way of innovation does it need to be changed. Your current control panel is best kept as is.

  • Richard Hetherington commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Can't select my backup image to create a server.

  • Adam Stodulski commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Please use diffrent colors old one has nice. the rest is ok

  • Gabriel commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Just checked out the new control panel and visually I didn't like it, I really like the current one it's just so simple and easy. The other one maybe it is just to big and clunky? Instead of forcing people to use the new design if you do choose this you should allow people to pick different themes so people that like the one that is current use that one and people that like the new one could pick that one if so they choose. Anyways that's my suggestion.

  • Rodrigo commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The control panel was very polluted (visual pollution). I thought best to leave the old and only add services.

  • John commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Also, I'm not sure what this Boot bar is supposed to do?

    http://i.imgur.com/ukPhUe1.png

    I'm using Google Chrome Version 26.0.1410.43

  • John commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    As Yulli mentioned:

    > Bugs:
    > 1. I noticed that some of the navbar elements are partially or completely invisible.
    > (Reference: http://i.imgur.com/m50MIih.png ) The blank space beneath Labs is
    > the button for API; the icon for DNS appears, but not the word itself. Both
    > buttons activate their hover style when hovered over and their text then
    > becomes visible.

    But Yulli didn't say what browser:
    I'm on Google Chrome Version 26.0.1410.43 and notice this bug

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    There are a couple of things under the hood that we needed to start rolling out new features, the first of which in the new CP will be kernel management.

  • Micah commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Are you guys going to address Droplet organization? If you have a lot of droplets like we do, it would be VERY helpful to be able to categorize them, or at least sort by name, just so we can see status on subgroups easily.

    Second - perhaps I'm missing something, but really other than CSS layout, what's really different? I'm seeing essentially the same functionality. I'd rather keep the same design and add functions (such as my suggestion above)

  • Satya commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I don't really see significant difference to the old one. In fact, I loved the old one.. at least I didn't need to scroll down ..

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Be honest, I prefer the old version.

    I believe that a good service experience is much more reply on the functionalities provided rather than a "pretty" face.

  • Loyal User commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Please take care of the contrast/colors of labels/buttons/text/background/icons in the new UI. Thats going to make it a pleasant experience in the site.

  • Christian Herald commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    some have said the current design is "cute" or "unprofessional", i feel these remarks simply ridiculous.
    yes, the control panel does not need a piggy bank icon or fluffy white clouds. but so what, they dont get in the way.

    clean, everything on the screen (except for the clouds) pretty much has a purpose
    most actions can be accomplished within a few clicks and are pretty straight forward

    the only thing i want you to change is, in the current non-beta design, to get rid of that grey background on the "Labs" link in the sidebar above the DNS link. it stands out way too much.

    your non-beta control panel design feels fresh, honest and modern - simple things well aligned with your overall brand

    it's easy to get aquainted with, everything is rather straightforward

    the use of modal dialogs and hashchange triggered content helps keep the slightly more complicated ui interactions quickly within reach

    even the AWS control panel does not really need more than 1024x768 screen realestate, you current control panel keeps it simple and it works.

    there is something to be said for exploring a new design that might offer Digital Ocean more possibilites for product expansion but the current design works. and by comparsion to the new beta design, it's a gift from god.

    I believe Digital Ocean can reach a wide market just on the basis of being a low cost, feature rich, simple to use VPS provider. When I saw your ads, and visited your homepage it was immeditaly evident that Digital Ocean aims to be a innovative provider of VPS services with a focus on honest communication and straightforward pricing. When I signed up and accessed the control panel for the first time I realised that the user interface would be an extension of the simplistic values Digital Ocean holds.

    Low prices are nice, great customer support is a plus, but the power of a straightforward UI is perhaps most important.

    I use Namecheap as my domain registrar, and they're one of the lowest cost registrars out there, but I'd pay the prices GoDaddy charges just to have access to Namecheap's simple contorl panel.

    It makes a huge difference to me to have a well designed, clean, fast UI for managing services.

    Honestly, I can understand why you might want to try designing a new control panel, but i think your current beta attempt is not the right approach.

    it complicates what is otherwise a straightforward service.

    Your service seems great and costs are low, but I would actually consider another provider if I had to deal with an interface like the one currently proposed in the beta. Now it's not really the worst thing in the world, but considering I've seen what Digital Ocean is capable of (your current design) I would be put off by that beta interface becoming the default.

    you all seem to have a nice api, so if the beta becomes the only ui I might be tempted to recreate the old one using the api but, i'd really rather not have to do that.

    PLEASE DONT MESS UP A GOOD THING

    I like the overall feel of the Digital Ocean brand and am expecting to see really great things from Digital Ocean in the future. It is for those reasons that I would be so dismayed to see the company move in a direction that clashes with the needs of users and with the simplistic values I believe the company advertises.

    Digital Ocean, feel free to email me (assuming this commenting system gives you my email somehow) I'd be happy to provide feedback if you have any questions about my experience with your product.

  • Yulli commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The short of it: I love the new design. It's headed in a wonderful direction. Although there are definite flaws, I believe that with a few improvements, you'll have an intuitive, functional, and aesthetic control panel.

    Gripes:
    1. Lots of things are taller than they need to be. Granted, I'm using a relatively small screen (800px high), but some of the "nice" padding around words and information (i.e. header, navbar elements, attributes panel) make them look too large – even a little bulky.

    2. Most definitely the "view" button. Almost anything would be more natural: clicking on the droplet name/address, image icon, or even the entire droplet bar. Excising that "view" column would leave you with more horizontal real estate, which you could maybe use to improve...

    3. The difficulty in seeing the status of a droplet. I have terrible eyesight, so the difference in colour between "Active" and "Off" is hard to notice. Yes, they have different lengths, but having a bold, full-width, brilliantly coloured (or dully muted) bar conveyed the same information quickly and pleasantly. The thin, not-very-visible text hurts me.

    Praise:
    1. I love, love, love the overall colour scheme. It absolutely fits the personality DO establishes through its product design and presentation (the rest of the website, the service itself, etc.). Nice choice. :)

    2. In-line ticket viewing! This is pretty cool, especially for shorter tickets. (Psst, the view button just isn't classy. Let's click that entire bar or some part of it...) Besides that, it would be nice to have an actual page for each ticket, for example when a ticket gets to be quite long.

    3. Sammy the shark at the bottom is a marvellous addition. A mascot is the perfect addition to add character and individuality to the control panel. I urge commenters who consider the introduction of our mascot to re-consider. ;)

    4. I do enjoy the choice of font-set. Reading is gratifying and easy almost everywhere. Places I would look at are Gripe 2 and the Create Droplet droplet choice panels – with that much text, it becomes a little hard to manage.

    5. The theme overall. It's crisp and efficient, while maintaining an atmosphere of activity and joviality. It's a leap up from the clearly Bootstrap-y look of the current control panel.

    Bugs:
    1. I noticed that some of the navbar elements are partially or completely invisible. (Reference: http://i.imgur.com/m50MIih.png ) The blank space beneath Labs is the button for API; the icon for DNS appears, but not the word itself. Both buttons activate their hover style when hovered over and their text then becomes visible.

    I haven't included the obvious "nothing works". I heard that's an intended feature of the beta control panel. :)

    To sum it all up, you guys rock! Please continue to improve this amazing work in progress!

  • Up commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I like it :)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    To be honest, I think the current one is much better and easier to understand.

  • Kirill Borodin commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The fish at the footer looks like the shark that going to swallow you...

  • C Anthony Risinger commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    also, it took me way to long to figure out how to view droplet details... no need for a "View" icon when everyone will click the name 12 times before realizing such an icon exists (Will Woodward's comment++)

  • C Anthony Risinger commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    pretty much reiterating here, but:

    - too much fat
    - feels too "toy-ish" considering what it's actually managing
    - maybe this is expected... but i cannot click/interact with *anything* within a tabbed-panel (new images, settings, etc)
    - the droplet controls are unclear (power/settings/etc) at first is didn't even realize they clicking them was doing anything, ie. changing another menu (Jordan Hollinger's comment++)
    - im on a slightly larger monitor ATM, but keep alternate resolutions in mind... all my machines use 2 widescreen @ 90degrees (900x1440 note the smaller X dimension!)
    - ^^^ btw, your homepage is pretty busted at this resolution (900x1440), but it looks like small overflows causing scrollboxes everywhere

    ...i have to say i got pretty excited when i saw this, as i thought i would finally be able to manage my kernels, and maybe get Arch running again :(

    *looks* pretty good... but don't get too lost in the aesthetics, as still many other power-features needed before DO a truly solid platform.. IMO of course :)

  • Main Voxiness commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    1. Support : clicking the title of a ticket or the whole containing div should equate to fold-unflold ticket. reply != view
    Same could be applied to ssh keys

    2. Images : I am starting to accumulate images. Maybe a list-table view similar to the backups would be more usefull-consistent.
    It's not yet possible to select images when creating a droplet

    Overall : It's flat and bigger i usually use a half 1920*1080 window this however needs dezooming : maybe add in some responsiveness.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The blue header and the menu buttons are too big. They're eating a lot of space. shrink them.

  • Adam Patterson commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I think the design is nice and clean, but I think the shark graphic lessens the credibility of the control panel.

    A bit to kiddish.

    Great work!

  • Miles Smith commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Looks great!

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Just chiming in with some updates.

    Thanks for all of the feedback and keep them coming.

    This is a pre-beta release so almost everything is specifically non-functional because it is running from your live account.

    We also specifically want to release this early to get as much feedback as possible and have our customers guide our design process. This has been great, and the criticism has been very constructive and very helpful and we're already implementing some of it.

    In regards to the control panel and why, there will be new features that are being added into this panel, specifically under the new "Settings" tab for droplets which will include VirtIO and Kernel Management.

    Keep the comments coming we're reading all of them =]

  • SCC-Lee commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    No. Keep the old one, it was simple, easy to use and looked good. This looks thrown together, clumsy, childish looking design and well no! I could understand the need for something new if it was due to some major change in the way your manage your droplets or additional services, but it's not

    What you have is not broken, it just needs more features :)

  • Jordan Hollinger commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Love the direction you're going. (No offense, but the previous Twitter Bootstrap UI looked like it had been thrown together over a weekend.)

    My main point of confusion has to do with the "Power", "Access", "Resize", etc. buttons when vewing a droplet. Those buttons look great, but I don't understand the grey submenu underneath. Very unclear what's clickable and what's not.

    A minor observation about the shark at the bottom. While it's a well done graphic, it may be a little too whimsical when compared to the rest of the UI.

  • Jamie Ball commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Should add to my below comment that I have only been using DigitalOcean for a few weeks, neither interface is part of my life yet :)

  • Jamie Ball commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Got to be honest, I also prefer the old one; I like the uncluttered and simple feel of the old one, conveys more of a professional image unlike the silly picture of the fish on the new one; I suggest not redesigning it.

    Though to be hypercritical it feels more like a re-skin not a redesign, and only makes for a more overpowering interface; the older is much more subtle and makes the user feel more in control (even though this is of course deceptive).

  • Jon commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    the active tab needs to be more obvious. currently it looks like the labs placeholder tab is 'active'. why not make the labs tab expandable, and make the color the same as the other inactive tabs, or even the crappy active gray you have right now, and use the current labs tab color as the active tab color?

  • Dash Bitla commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Frankly - I like the OLD one better. Also, its looking buggy - I can't even navigate to the Droplets detail view.

    Am not sure why the redesign was really needed, was this a TOP priority request in User Voice??

    Instead the time could have been spent on ton of useful features that are really in the Backlog for a long time.

  • David commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    A good start....

    What started off simple (from the blog post) is looking cluttered up. The shark on the bottom has gotta go. It really adds no value other than making you look like HostGator (unprofessional - gimmicky)

    The gray grid background isn't necessary either. You've got a nice flat modern look going with the rest of the design, but the textured grid background seems like it's coming from a trend that happened a few years ago. White / light gray would be much better.

    The right side of the page could be flattened out and look more integrated with the page (right now it's popping off), having just the left hand navigation be what pops off with color.

    The original design (minus the shark) was a step in the right direction. The shark definitely takes you down a notch to the HostGator level. Working more with "cloud" / "drops" / "ocean" abstractly might be a better direction.

    Another idea is to make the layout responsive so it fits on my phone / tablet as well as desktop.

    With that said, I love the service and tell everyone they should use DO for hosting!

  • Alexander Smith commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Regarding the Will Woodward comment on dates. I think if you want standardised dates follow ISO 8601 since it makes the most sense across all borders. YYYY/MM/DD.

  • Phil Harvey commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Frankly, I would feel embarrassed to show this UI to a colleague, due to the cutesy/toyish look (which means I'll either make fun of myself for using it in front of them or just not mention it altogether). I would prefer something much more professional looking, something that doesn't betray the task at hand, which is managing my one or more virtual server instances + related infrastructure.

    Also, as a few others have mentioned, the chunkiness does waste a ton of useful space. The color scheme is fine, just slim it down and drop the cute stuff.

  • Will Woodward commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    A "View" column makes no sense (IMO!) It's more intuitive to click on the droplet's name than look all the way over to the right to find a view link.

  • Will Woodward commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Firstly, the new design looks really good.

    But seeing as I'm in England and my account knows this, is there any chance the dates could be *ahem* properly formatted (e.g., "16/07/12" rather than "07/16/12")? ;-)

    Basically, localisation!

  • Thomas commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I am completely new to DigitalOcean, so I am not used to the old control panel at all: for me both panels are new. This just as a starter.

    The new design uses much more room on the screen, which brings no advantages. Then I think it is a typical example where design kills usability. It probably looks good from the point of view of a designer, eg. typography, fashy design issues etc. but it does not support usability very well, I think.

    Some examples:
    What status a droplet is in the moment is far better visualized in the old control panel through colored badges then via colored text in the new panel. In the new panel I have to read each line to find out whether a droplet is active or not, while in the new one I see it with one view. And I only have two droplets.

    Then the droplet overview has less columns and therefore less information than the old one. But still I am less "overwhelmed" by the old droplet overview than the new one. The old one just looks much clearer to me.

    When I am in the details of a droplet, in the old panel the buttons on the top signal far better, what to expect. When I press the power button in the new panel, what will happen? I first expected, a press on the button will turn the droplet off I had to think that it should present a menu instead. In the old panel the little down arrow signals, that a press will give me a menu, I do not need to think, it is intuitive.

    Then a problem, which suffer both panels: The menu on the left ("Servers", "Images" ...) mix control panel items and external links. So pressing "Feedback" makes me leave the control panel and digitalocean completely. So how will I come back after using Feedback for a while? Such links do not belong there or should at least contain a "target=_blank". But I would prefer them somewhere else, since they are not part of the panel at all.

    But anyway it does not look too bad, I like it, though I would prefer the old design. BTW: the old design reminds me to the minimalization which made Google, Amazon etc. a success. They all never overdesigned their pages but rather designed along user expectations.

  • Will Wilson commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Looks ok, you can't select custom snapshots when creating a new droplet though and there is some padding issues on text boxes. The hostname entry box could do with being made a proper text field rather than just the lines underneath.

    Also we need stats! Would be super useful to see in our control panel ram usage etc so we can gauge our utilisation without having to install 3rd party stuff.

  • Rifki commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I really love it! but please ... http://i.imgur.com/ruagDZw.png :(

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    A little too wide for my netbook, doesn't quite fit.

  • Ryan Coffman commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Everything should be scaled down a bit, most of the images are too big especially the title images to the left of the section name, along with the bar it is in. When viewing the list of droplets, make the name of the droplet be a hyperlink to view the droplet info. The API link is nice as part of the sidebar

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    • If I accidentally type my email into the sign up form, don't tell me it's taken, scoot me off to the login page instead
    • The right hand pane desperately needs internal padding
    • Ditch the shark. It's cute, but not for a server page
    • Some of the glyphs on the left hand side are a little blurry

  • Alexander Smith commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The biggest thing for me would work on making it more responsive. Who knows I need to do something in an emergency on my phone.

  • Colyn Brown commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    1. Admin pages shouldn't look like front of site pages. It should "feel" like an admin panel. Too many design elements, large footers, and too much color distract from the main tasks at hand.
    2. Knowledge-base should be accessible or more tightly integrated in some way. For instance, if I have an ubuntu droplet, show articles related to ubuntu. Your knowledge-base is one of your better assets. Use it.
    3. Links that take you to somewhere outside of panel (Feedback, API, etc) don't belong in left nav. Or at least break them up so it's clear they aren't different sections of the admin panel.

  • Chris Kankiewicz commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Looks good for the most part, but the first thing I noticed was the footer overlapping the left nav: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/785103/Screenshots/permalinks/20130326-4370d7.png

  • Hargobind Khalsa commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I know much or all of this has been said before, but here goes anyway:

    - Things are way to big, I do a lot of work on a 1366x768 monitor so optimal use of space is important. My first instinct would be to scale everything down a bit (I quite like how it looks from about 67% to 75% in my browser... but then again I am used to and quite like small fonts).
    - Small bug: from the first page I come to I can't click on the DNS or API links since they are covered by the footer.
    - Not always immediately obvious what's clickable... after playing with it for a bit I'm noticing this less, so maybe it's not much of an issue but it was part of my first impression.

    Finally let me just say that on the whole I quite like the direction you're going. I'm looking forward to seeing how this ends up once you have finished tweaking and polishing (amazing how long those "little" things take).

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Loving the feedback guys & gals, please keep it coming.

    Also remember this design in process so almost everything is not yet finished.

    There have been a number of great comments already and we'll be making adjustments accordingly.

    And if you hate the design, please chime in too! Only thing we ask is that you help us improve it so let us know which elements you don't like, which elements you miss from the old design, and that way we can use the constructive criticism to improve it!

    =]

    The first thing we will be playing with is the sizing of the elements, we have a lot of large iMacs at the office and that isnt the resolution everyone runs at so we'll also be testing on laptops to make sure we're make the best use of the space possible.

  • Avi Flombaum commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    It's cool. I think on the droplet admin, some of the things are a bit weird, like when you have a top level menu "Boot" that just has one link below it "Boot".

    I think also the "Expand to see More" in the droplets menu isn't great - we need pagination, if you have 30 droplets, clicking see more doesn't really help.

    Otherwise, looks awesome, great job!

  • Hugo Dias commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    wow cant believe the comments on this.. jezz the ui is alot alot better!!! the old one was just twitter bootstrap ffs...
    dunno what screen you guys have but you are crazy if you said this control panel is horrible.
    just make a little more responsive Digital Ocean and i think you are in the right path .

  • Lance commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    The new UI is horrible. It looks like I'm using a scrapbook that I found in a daycare. The OLD UI is simply clean and functional. Why fix something that doesn't need to be fixed? It's too large on the screen. It's much slower as well. Two thumbs down for me.

  • Dane Everitt commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Couple Things:

    - Everything seems WAY to big on my screen, a lot of scrolling is needed, and it just feels... off.

    -Login message should be moved to the very top of the page: http://cloud.daneeveritt.com/image/2u1R140c0T2B

    - The custom images needs some help: http://cloud.daneeveritt.com/image/472X1b1A2o2J

    - Tickets page is hard to navigate. No clear distinction between open and closed tickets. Maybe add a lock or something? Right now the closed tickets look like they are open because there is a huge add reply button.

    - No way to see current balance (I assume this is just not added in the Beta yet.)

    - Credit Card processing page under account settings has absolutely no styling to it.

    - Gravatar images are not working.

  • Christopher Lindblom commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I dont know if its ju me with my small 13" MacBook Air.. But it feels too big. I'm all for negative space and flat design, but this didn't feel right. I know its a work in progress and it might be the unfinished parts that are poking me in the eye.

    Destructive actions should stick out in some way, like the destroy action.

    I was hoping to see some graphs in this new control panel for avg cpu usage, memory usage and so on.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Thanks for the feedback guys, keep it coming!

    Remember we are showing this way before its ready and we are doing so because we want your feedback to guide our design process.

    The comments that have already come in are great and we'll be testing them out.

    Also keep in mind that this is in live development, which means certain sections are not yet finished and a lot of functionality is missing. This will be coming together over the next 2 weeks.

    So the more feedback we get the more we can improve it!

    Thanks! =]

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I love UI improvements but this unfortunately isn't one. It's like earlier stated way to fat. Overviews don't feel like overviews at all. But I love the improvement. Keep it up!

  • Erik Chacon commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Hi, overall is good, only DNS have a little trouble displaying it's look like no style was applied to this page.

    I will continue checking !!

    Great Work

  • Jon-Paul Lussier commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    jm2c here, instead of icons to the left of the header, make it the "action" button for a given section, every section seems to have a "create"/"add" button, why not try to make the only thing I typically want to accomplish that much easier/faster and ditch the iconography, especially since it's not that hard to figure out where I am.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I didn't enjoy the new gui. Could you add exact time and date of the backups to the backup list? This is needed!

  • Daniel Sage commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I'm not sure if it was just a freak thing but creating a droplet through this control panel failed twice. It looks amazing, though some more padding in some of the boxes might be better.

  • Ryan Walmsley commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    I like it, easier to use but is slightly too big icons. almost overflowing an 1360*768 Monitor.

    I do like how the icons are there as it makes it easier to navigate

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    UI is way too fat, there's more borders than content. Hostnames have silly capitalization. The vertical layout for droplet creation needs to go, it's way too much scrolling.

    Other than that, I generally enjoy the new design.

  • Clayton Maxwell commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Like the old design better.

    Usually I am a fan of lots of negative space and oversized UI controls however this feels like it is too extreme. Feel like I can't see everything I want to on my screen and have to scroll on every page.

    It isn't always clear what is "clickable" either.

  • Scott Robertson commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Ohh, and make the logo clickable (to you to the / of the control panel).

  • Scott Robertson commented
    September 11, 2018 18:55

    Really nice design! Clearly a lot more thought on the UX front has gone into this.

    The only issue is (im sure your aware) the "my backups" tab when creating a droplet.

    P.S.
    I am glad you changed it from "servers" to "droplets". Makes thing a lot more consistent.