Now aesthetics are surely subjective, but I find the new UI much MUCH harder to use and navigate than the old.
- Text has been replaced with difficult to decipher icons, with their purpose only revealed on mouseover (even when the browser is at half width on a 27" WQHD screen).
- Multiple vertical scrollbars (for the sidebar and main content) mean I first have to position the cursor then scroll them independently on my MacBook Air screen.
- Actions have been hidden away in menus that need a click.
- Status is not reported, but must be inferred via easy to miss and extremely subtle colour changes amongst a sea of same-same icons.
- There’s SO MUCH white space around everything. This doesn’t make anything easier to find. For example, the stack details page uses a box that takes up about 40% of the entire screen viewport just to display a stack icon, the stack name, “running”, how long ago it was started, and tags (which collectively only use about 10% of the box).
- Instead of tabs at the top of a stack detail page allowing me to jump to services, endpoints, stackfile, etc., I now have to scroll down as these things are all on one long page.
And today when I logged in, the old UI is not working at all so I am finally FORCED to use this new UI atrocity.
Please, just give up on the new UI. The old UI was great. My only frustration with it was that I have to go hunting to see timeline activity for a stack/service/container. It seems like the same problem exists in the new UI, too, so there’s literally no reason for me to switch. Timeline activity should be front and foremost so I can see what is happening in my cloud and quickly jump to the latest/current events.