Interface improvements

October 11, 2012

We’re rolling out some changes to the site’s design tonight: we’re simplifying navigation between courses and reducing unnecessary clutter.

First, the navigation—the list of your courses, groups, and a few other things—is moving from the left of the screen, to the top. This is a more familiar and intuitive placement. 

The old navigation bar on the left

The old navigation 

The updated navigation and dashboard

The new navigation on the dashboard 

Updated course masthead

The simplified course header 

Second, we’ve removed unnecessary clutter on both the dashboard and the course interfaces.

Lore’s interface should feel weightless and immediately intuitive. Today we’re removing several elements, many of which were added with a significant amount of consideration in the first place. We’re excited to do it though. Technology is best when it gets out of the way, and that’s what we strive for.

Stay tuned for more to come.
David and Ahmed