Why the new UI change in oneBackup V2.0?
Another big change with the release of oneBackup V2.0 is our user interface (UI) design. Yes, we have decided to completely revamp the entire UI with the goal of delivering improving user experience (UX). As most developers know, such decision is not an easy decision as it requires a great deal of time to change the entire UI let alone the underlying code base. But we did it and we are very excited about the new UI/UX framework.
Again, oneBackup V2.0 is our first cloud service that will be leveraging this new design model and framework. We will be launching more and more of our business cloud services using this design model and framework in the months to come.
So what is new about this design and why do we like it?
Capitalize the Entire Width of Your Screen
One of the most visible change with this new UI is that we will take advantage of the full width of your display regardless of your screen resolution. Our current design was based on 960px wide even if you have your display running at a higher resolution. The world of screens and resolutions are only going to get bigger and higher. With the new UI design framework, we are now able to display our beautiful interface by taking full advantage of your display regardless at the highest and sharpest resolution.
Another major improvement with the new design that won’t be as apparent as the UI itself is the new design is 100% responsive and will adapt the visual components based on the screen size and resolution. This means, you can now access the web management portal from mobile devices without design integrity.
Faster Screen Refresh and Updates
We live in a world that is not only getting more connected by the device, but also more impatient by the seconds. 15 minute updates are just not good enough anymore. We want real-time updates. With the new UI design, we are on par with delivering a near real-time UX. Meaning updates of processes, tasks, resource utilizations, and any other things you like to track are able to be updated much faster delivering much improved user experience. This was not a matter of just refreshing the screen more frequently. To substantially improve screen refresh and updates, the underlying technology and framework had to be changed so that it does not over tax system resources.
Simplified. Cleaner. Bigger. Bolder.
With bigger screen real estate to play with, our design team are taking a different approach. These charges may seem to be very subtle at first but quite quickly adds up to be quite an impact.
Simplified. Even with much bigger screen real estate, we worked hard to reduce the number of visual components by displaying what is only relevant.
Clearer. Instead of using long description or complicated wording, we have instead reduced wording. Just because we have more screen real estate to play with does not mean we will clutter it with irrelevant visuals.
Bigger. You can say we have “Supersized Everything”. Bigger graphics, bigger fonts, bigger buttons, and bigger of everything. Big is good.
Bolder. The new UI design is also bolder in the use of color and highlights. This is not meant to distract you from your task at hand but to help you easily identify information that is relevant. In a world that is quickly moving towards “Big Data” getting the right information is the key to saving time and making the right business decision.