A New Look for CodePlex

A New Look for CodePlex

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As I mentioned a month ago, we have been working on improving the overall experience for the CodePlex community.  Today, I am happy to announce the release of CodePlex’s new look!  Our goal was to refresh the look and feel of the site to a modern Metro-inspired theme.

This is the first step in our continued investment to improve the usability within the site.  Please let us know your feedback!  Also, if you see any bugs or something that doesn’t look quite right in the new pages contact us with the link.

Here are some highlights of the new look released today:

Redesigned Home Pages

We wanted to make it easier to find common actions within CodePlex.  So now within the public home, and your logged in home page, you will find large tiles that take you to common actions such as creating or finding a project. 

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Simple Project Creation

We also made it easier to create new projects.  Previously to create a project it was multiple fields, agreement checkboxes, and a CAPTCHA, spread out over three pages. 

 

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Now, creating a project is two fields and selection of your source control preference.  Much simpler. 

 

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We have more things coming, and as always we are very focused on providing users what they ask for, so continue submitting your ideas and voting for feature suggestions!  You also can always find us on Twitter at @codeplex or @mgroves84

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  • Old look was much better and clearer IMHO

  • Much better design, but hard to not miss the old one. Just searching is not working on Windows Phone.

  • why its 'better', its the same, witch color = violet, and layout messed again... they can't even fix one webservice function in a year..

  • Still can't find a way... but is it possible now to see the Codeplex homepage in the same view as if you weren't logged in (ie., without the activity stream)?

  • Not bad, very Windows 8 ;)

    Two things, there is a big difference in views between a logged in user and not. How can a logged in user see the Most Downloaded etc? The activity section needs to be just a small side window and provide the other three windows (Most Downloaded etc) in the main window. Even better would be to implement web parts!

    The other is a one-click search button on the main page to filter on Category. Combining this with the Most Downloaded etc would be great too (filter options). I don't want to have to try and search for something, then filter.

  • Great to see Microsoft moving according to tendency.

    Simple and succinct forms, clean design, Git, etc...

    Thanks!

  • Please broaden the left side, no one needs the ultra big download button. No 640 px width screenshot fits there without being cropped to ugliness.

  • Does the search box at the top really need to be that height?  I am not a granny who is 90 years old!

  • It's refreshing not to have that annoying EULA hassle! It's like the opposite of that horrible practice of making you scroll all the way to the bottom of it.

  • Nice new design, I support it!

    Now there is a problem with the stylesheet. The Project Name and "Download" Buttons are supposed to be 'Segoe UI Light', but apparently, your CSS made them 'sans-serif'.

    Please fix!

  • The new code plex ui is harder to read. It looks simpler and elegant at first but then is difficult to make out some parts since everything is so light. There is no contrast at all.

  • I like the old look better.  The color purple is not good.  Like the color green and the old symbol.

    Please change back to the original.

  • I don't like the new design. In fact, I don't like Metro style, Metro is horrible !

  • I am not qualified or have any ideawhat to do or say here.

  • I don't like the trend towards big, bigger, biggest. Do they think I am blind? Labels with a size of 17px...  No more then a view items to see when viewing a list.  And the contrast...  Well, the lack of it, actually.

    Nothing wrong with a clean design, but why so big??

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