Please, improve the user experience in Assembla.
There are many ways to make UI clean and beautiful. Look at GitHub and Bitbucket interface designs and concepts, they are more usable and obvious, as Assembla user interface is.
I am looking for a few people to do some usability test of a new UI for the repo landing page. Please email me email@example.com if you would be interested in providing input.
Any news on this request?
I'm an interaction designer with focus on usability.
You design is "old school" and you are not keeping up with time. Even this comment box is not expandable - so I can only see 5 lines of text at a time.
Assembla full fills my basic needs, but if I find a similar site with better GUI, I won't hesitate to switch (and I'm paying to use Assembla).
You *have* to have consistent design on all pages. Assembla needs a total re-design, and not just on new components. Mixing old and new design is never good.
Please hier a good ui / interaction designer, since I suspect your dev team is lacing this :)
Aaron Geiser commented
Aaron Geiser commented
I would give all my votes to this one as well. I am liking the initial direction of the new Planner tool - but can't seem to understand why they have not carried over this same design to the Cardwall tool - or even merged the functionality of both tools. There are so many tools available - all seemingly designed and developed at different times. It is apparent that Assembla does not have a cohesive UI/UX design strategy.
Would love to see some time spent on improving the ticket tool UX - as this is one of the most used features in Assembla!!
What say you Assembla?
Wish I could give all my votes at once to this one. Assembla offers so many great tools, but the UI... let's say there's a huge opportunity to get way ahead of the competition by just working on UI/UX.
The custom CSS feature is nice, but then the HTML and inherited CSS is so dirty and inconsistent making it a real pain to try improve the UI ourselves.
A top frontend developer and UI designer could do some magic here.
Billy Quith commented
+1. Themes would be nice. If everyone can't agree, they can chose. Gmail/Blogger are great examples. Just getting a good graphic designer in would help.