Sider UI Updates

2019 has been a busy year here at Sider so far, and our team has shipped multiple updates including those of our UI. Based on our users’ feedback, complaints and suggestions, some tweaks were made to Sider’s UI to improve the ease of use and overall experience. In this article, we’ll highlight the biggest changes that will hopefully help you be more productive on Sider!

Dashboard redesign

The dashboard page now features an overview of the latest pull requests, last active repositories, and your organizations, providing an easy way to navigate to the most frequently used and active parts of your workflow, without the need of scrolling through long lists of repositories and pull requests.

Issues Page

Another big design change was made to the issues page, removing tools from the top of the screen and into a separate tab. The primary goal of this page is to read and act on highlighted issues, the tools are secondary and the new design reflects that.

Giving the tools more space has also allowed us to show error messages in more detail so that you can understand what’s broken right away and take appropriate actions.

Dynamic favicon

Last but not least, we have implemented the dynamic favicon so that you can see Sider status of your pull requests even when you’re working on a different tab in your browser. We used the familiar standard, red signaling that some work needs to be done, green for when everything is clear, and yellow for when the pull request is being analyzed.

At Sider, we’re eager to hear feedback from our users and to improve our service accordingly. After all, Sider is meant to make your dev life easier! If you have any suggestions or feedback about our service, please don’t hesitate and reach out to us.

Aki Asahara

CEO of Sider. Aki joined Fixstars in 2008 and served major clients such as the US Airforce, MIT, USC, Toyota, and Hitachi High-technologies. After his successful tenure, he was appointed CEO of US operations in 2012. He was appointed CEO of Sider in 2019. He holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Kyoto University and is a Certified Scrum Master.

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