If you’ve been following the blog, you’ve probably guessed that we’ve been a pretty busy bunch. Since the launch of our template editor and recently, the template builder, we’ve had loads of excellent feedback come in with the tide, which we’ve been responding to with a steady flow of improvements to the app.
In our recent update, we’ve made a few usability improvements to the template editor. Most of these are so subtle that you probably won’t notice them, but in a way, that’s the point. For starters, we removed the distraction of having the sidebar slide in and out of view when editing the various parts of a template. Instead, we’ve made it sticky and constantly present. You didn’t notice this, because you were focused on your work instead.
We’re also about making the editor more forgiving, so we’ve ensured that any content that gets entered into the sidebar is auto-saved. Consequently, this has eliminated the disruptive ‘save changes’ prompt when you move on to editing something else. Another prompt that we’ve given the flick is the one that appeared upon deleting an editable region. Instead, we’ve added an ‘undo delete’ link (pictured), should you change your mind.
These three changes have been directly guided by your feedback, so we’d like to extend a warm ‘thank you’ for all your tweets, forum posts and emails. Recording and acting on your suggestions remains a priority even at this busy time of year, so if there’s something you feel we could improve about the editor (or the app in general), be sure to get in touch with our team, or leave a note in the comments below.