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The Redesigned Atlas Landing Page is Live!

Community Manager

We’re proud to present our redesigned landing page! As we mentioned in Upcoming Atlas Landing Page Redesign, this is the first phase of a larger Atlas redesign project. We hope these changes will make it easier for you to navigate the community and find the information and discussions you want and need. 

 

In this blog we’ll cover the following redesign changes: 

 

New menu 

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We switched from a hamburger menu to a top menu, complete with icons and drop-down menus. By changing the location and adding icons, we hope it will be easier for you to quickly see and navigate the different areas of Atlas. 

 

Updated hero area

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To put more of a focus on search, we removed the featured slider from the Hero Area (top area of the page) and centered the search bar. We’ve also added community statistics beneath the search bar to give you a better understanding of Atlas’ size and activity. 

 

New avatars (action may be required)

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Introducing the new collection of Khoros brand avatars! We have removed the previous avatar collection and added four new collections which you can get a glimpse of above. If you were using an old avatar image you’ll notice that your avatar now shows a broken image, to fix this you’ll have to update your avatar by either uploading a custom avatar or selecting a new one. To learn how to update your avatar, visit How To Change Your Atlas Avatar

 

Updated product associations 

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Atlas’ Product Associations have been updated to include the most searched Khoros features and products. We encourage community members to use hashtags to mention products in posts. These ‘product mentions’ will appear as hyperlinks and take members to a page in the community where you can view conversations about the same product. For more information on using product mentions and the full list of product associations, visit How to use Product Mentions and Product Associations

 

Discussion style tags 

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You’ll see new discussion style tags underneath recent posts in the “What’s happening in Atlas’ section. By adding these tags, we hope it’s easier for you to identify the discussion style of each post. 

 

New featured post area 

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The latest and greatest Atlas content is now represented through a new featured posts section that will be updated weekly. 

 

Category changes 

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You’ll find that we made a few category changes in this phase of the project: 

  • JX has been moved to fall under the Community category 
  • The Strategy & Expertise category has been archived. We’ve moved the top topics and blogs into their related product areas.   
  • Atlas Insights & News has been renamed to Atlas Hub

If you’re unsure where to post, or want to know more about the different areas of Atlas, visit Customer Structure and Posting Guide or Registered User Structure and Posting Guide

 

New rank icons

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We’ve begun revamping the rank icons to improve the image quality and fit the Khoros brand. We are planning to review our rank structure and make adjustments in the future. 

 

Okay, so what’s next? 

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We're currently working on fixing some minor cosmetic features that carried over during the redesign. Over the next few months, we’ll work on the next phase of this project where we’ll focus on redesigning the look and feel of each category to keep customer journeys at the forefront of the experience. This will include: 

  • Content restructure and archival 
  • Updating the unique IDs for each node 
  • Improving the search experience and overall content findability
  • And more! 

 

Everyone is encouraged to share feedback and suggestions about the update in Suggestions for Atlas

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15 Comments
Honored Contributor

Congratulations on the launch. I like the top menu vs the hamburger menu. I guess I was never a fan of the hamburger menu and would prefer this to be implemented in our own community as well.

Is this top nav bar part of OOB responsive templates?

 

I agree with @Claudius . I love color but this is even too much for me 🙂

From a usability perspective I would stick to a consistent set of basic colors in icons. perhaps no more than 2 or 3. But I guess this is personal. It is just too much of a variation in too small of a space.

Esteemed Contributor

Congratulations on the design update. I have to agree with others that moving away from the hamburger menu is an improvement. I also like the easier access to case portal. I also have to agree that the colors are a bit much and my eyes don't know where to concentrate due to the color distraction. 

Honored Contributor

Congratulation on new design Team.

Looks great, seems to be experience is not from OOB but the customization for good is a great feature. Improvements looks good to navigate easily through the different community areas. Before this hamburger menu navigation was difficult to represent those areas.

Some of the suggestions: all the nav title and icons should be parallel on same line. I didn't like that search box hover animation, looks like it stuck all things together in header and it should be smooth.

On the mobile responsive its still needs some improvements.

 

Khoros Staff

For those of you who were asking about the Design process and how we made decisions - @CoryD wrote the blog for you!

Atlas Redesign Project Story 

Valued Contributor

@AndyKI love the new design. Great Job!!