Тhis week we tackled two features that turned out to be much more complex than we initially imagined – dismiss failed tests and bulk tagging of machines.
While the developers continued to fix bugs on the MAAS UI in the lead up to the 2.5 release.
The design team is working on the new version of the JAAS website, moving from the current jujucharms.com.
We started looking at analytics (GA, CrazyEggs, and others) in order to identify areas and pages that were performing well in relation to the user story and to the product strategy. We integrated our initial findings with team workshops and created paper mockups to iterate the structure of the website. We started wireframing a possible reorganised content for the homepage, and we are currently iterating the user stories and the use cases on the main landing page.
We are also working on a revisited main navigation, and exploring possible solutions for a unified header between the brochure pages and the Juju GUI, for both logged-in and logged-out experiences.
The brand team worked on multiple projects in this iteration, ranging from an animated holding screen for the reception to an exhibition stand for Shenzen in China. We…
The design team, and more specifically, the Snap squad welcomed a new addition to our UX ranks – Jordan! Jordan’s first task was to tackle the UX of self-serve categories for publishers, a feature that will be implemented and live in the coming weeks.
The release UI – a popular feature for publishers – received some UX and design love to reduce the cognitive load with clearer messaging and navigation hints. There are more updates to the Release UI to make it more intuitive – stay tuned.
It’s now possible for publishers to provide a video of their snap in action from YouTube, Vimeo, or asciinema and in the coming days visitors to snapcraft.io will be able to watch these masterpieces on snap detail pages.
We’re conscious of providing a good experience to all our users, whether on fast or slow connections. To help those on slower connections we’ve updated the snapcraft.io/store page to be less “jumpy” by using placeholder snaps whilst they are being loaded.
Updates to first-snap flow
As part of our ongoing effort to help publishers publish their first snap in their environments & languages of choice, there are new guides for Go & pre-built apps on Linux. Also, thanks to snapcraft 3.0.1, we added new guides for publishing your first Python & go snaps using a MacOS environment. More publishing guides coming soon!
Canonical’s Livepatch service lets people apply kernel security updates without restarting Ubuntu. In Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10, you can set up Livepatch from the Software & Updates settings window. Now we have designed a more detailed control panel, targeted at Ubuntu 19.04. It will describe what updates are currently applied, and explain conditions where Livepatch is not available.
About the author
Anthony Dillon is a Lead Web Developer in the web and design team. The team is responsible for all websites and tooling across Canonical. Anthony loves to create beautiful things and push the boundaries of the web.