Updated website manager: what’s new?

On 13/12/2012

In News

As we mentioned last week, the work on the new site manager is progressing at full speed, and before we update your site manager, we’d like to take you on a quick tour so you can familiarize yourself with what’s in store.


A bigger workspace, designed just for you

As web browsers (or rather screens) come in all shapes and sizes these days, from an pint-sized smartphone, through tablets and right up to 27-inch desktops and beyond, it’s not an easy task making something that’s right for everyone’s screen.

We’ve done a couple of things that will help you create and manage site content a whole lot easier.

The workspace in the site manager is now taller, with a top navigation zone that’s really a lot smaller. The new site manager navigation zone (aka menus at the top of the screen) is about half the size, giving you a whole lot more room to work down below, where it counts. 

We’ve done a lot of work on reducing and optimizing the upper toolbar and navigation zone in the site manager, to maximize the space available – even on small screens – for creating, editing and managing site content. 


Sometimes less is more (and sometimes more is less)

We’ve also changed the way the manager displays and adapts to suit your browser, and your screen. On larger screens, you’ll have a wider site manager, so you can do more (without having to scroll down the page). 

On smaller screens, the site manager now adapts to the screen size, with the key site navigation adjusting to suit the available browser real estate.

Under the hood

The other big change with the new site manager isn’t something you can see, but you will notice it. We’ve done a lot of work to the code of the manager to help it work a whole lot faster, by optimizing it, page by page. If you’re browser or computer are ageing less than gracefully, the reworked manager code should really restore some get up and go to your site management experience (it’ll be a lot quicker to get things done!).

We’ll take a final look at the changes in the site manager next week, to review a couple of menu changes so you’ll find your way around easily once it’s online.