18 Sep 2009

IntenseDebate.com Redesign Update

Our last blog post announced our redesign of the Edit Profile pages where you manage your IntenseDebate user account. We’ve continued to make our way across other pages in your IntenseDebate.com account, and we’re pleased to introduce our latest redesigns of your account Dashboard and Following pages.

Your Dashboard has had an overhaul and a bit of a face lift to match the new design style, while the Following page has been reorganized and is now easier to maintain.

One of the most noticeable changes to the layout is the sidebar. We’ve added additional tabs to the sidebar for your Dashboard and Following pages, which we think drastically improves ease of navigation. This is a theme that you will continue to see as we set our sights on your blog admin pages.

The coolest part about our redesign is that this is giving us a chance to cleanup and update our CSS and other background code, which fits in with our future plans for localizing IntenseDebate.com. We have just begun our localization project for the comment section interface, so localizing IntenseDebate.com is a longer-term project. Keep an eye out for another localization progress update coming soon.

We’re rolling this out slowly to minimize shell-shock that normally accompanies major interface changes. We’re always interested in feedback, so let us know what you think about the redesign.

Posted by Michael Koenig in features

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  1. I'm really enjoyining these changes, congrats. I hope the next up is the blog settings and moderating pages. 🙂

    Comment by Rafael Fischmann — September 18, 2009 @ 7:31 pm
  2. Yep, working on the blog settings page right now. It definitely could use some attention…

    Thanks for you thoughts.

    Comment by Jon — September 18, 2009 @ 8:51 pm
  3. I think you could also streamline a few things. I mean, bulk moderating is cool, but it's also cool to be able to quickly and individually moderate comments. When there is only one pending, for example, the current system is not the best. Instead of checking boxes to approve/disapprove/spam/etc. and THEN clicking a "Done" button, why not add links that take instant action, like in WordPress itself? 😉

    Comment by Rafael Fischmann — September 18, 2009 @ 8:57 pm
  4. How about a way to delete the comments in the spam folder? This way we don't have to check it as often to see if something slipped through the cracks.

    Comment by Chris — September 19, 2009 @ 1:14 am
  5. Hmmm, in Firebox on my laptop there only seems to be one row in the following screen, instead of two (like in the pic).

    On a 15.4 inch screen should there be 2?

    Comment by Chris — September 18, 2009 @ 8:27 pm
  6. Can you try zooming in with your browser? Let me know if that does it.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — September 29, 2009 @ 3:58 pm
  7. I'm digging the new look. Did notice something funky tonight. If I click into one of my sites, and then click on Settings I get the new Setting pages with the left rail navigation. While this is a HUGE improvement, its missing the top nav for me to be able to stay within that site to moderate comments, plugins, tools, etc.

    Comment by cparizman — September 29, 2009 @ 2:49 am
  8. What web browser are you using?

    Comment by Michael Koenig — September 29, 2009 @ 4:06 pm
  9. Hey!

    You're right, that was weird. I pushed an update to alleviate the navigation problems. Thanks for the headsup, much appreciated.

    Comment by Isaac Keyet — September 29, 2009 @ 8:57 pm
  10. Awesome! Thanks for knockin that out so quick.

    Comment by cparizman — September 30, 2009 @ 2:03 am

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