Today, we’ll be rolling out improvements to the Atlas nav bar, including a more intuitive user interface, along with a simplified menu structure that allows you to more easily navigate the site.
We’ll dive into the details below, and touch on where to find things once the changes go live (as some parts of Atlas will move around a bit). Take a look below for details and let us know what you think in the comments!
Improved User Interface
One of the main goals of the redesign was to help users reach their desired location in the community more quickly. To begin with, we drew inspiration from looking at how both Khoros and other sites handle their navigation menus.
With this visual update, we chose elements that tie in well with the existing site design brand language - like rounded edges on each menu item and animated dropdowns on submenus.
We also added visual cues like recolored backgrounds when hovering over text, and a more accessible navy-on-white color palette that’s a bit easier to read versus the current submenus. We’ll continue making additional accessibility improvements going forward.
Improved Menu Structure
As our product line has grown over time, it’s become more challenging to avoid visual clutter with navigation. With this update, we wanted to solve that and make it easier for users to understand the site structure.
As such, we renamed the major parts of the site to make them more intuitive - like Products instead of Platform and Developers in place of Dev Network. We’ve also given each product its own section in the Products menu.
Next, we took the opportunity to add a few submenus. Support now has more menu options at the secondary level, including Support Information and a link you can use to reach out to our support team. You’ll also notice that all customer hubs for different companies are located under the Atlas Hub submenu now.
Platform changes are often a team effort, and we’d like to thank everyone who helped with this project:
Lead Designer: @JhilikR
Lead Developer: @ShikherM
Developer support: @AbhishekGu , @JakeRo , @AndyK
Launch Team: @AndrisG , @TedV , @AndyK
Design review/comms team: @LisaI , @BlakeH , @AndyK , @ShannonB, @CoryD
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@tyw Thanks for the comments! We are working on a couple of search issues that have been flagged so far and we've made some updates, but I don't think we have this one sent up yet. For issues that you spot around Atlas, please e-mail CommunityHelp@khoros.com and let our Community team know how to replicate what you're experiencing.
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