The reason to switch the design was the wish for a more user-friendly page with a cleaner layout and a better reading experience. The todays installation is one of the first steps in the development process for Bigace 3.
Lets start with a short recap on the old documentation:
- The menu on the left side didn't make much sense and was mostly concentrated on developer topics
- Text formatting didn't fit well for a documentation page
- Especially for user who came from a administrations help link, the integration into the Bigace website design was confusing
- Start page had dozens of links to subpages, chapters were organized by headings
All of these topics needed to be addressed and I hope I made a good start with the todays installation:
As you can see, the menu moved to the right sidebar and currently only has buttons to switch the language and four links to the pages main parts: Home, Manual, Development, Administration (the menu will likely be improved in the future). Also the start page now holds links to 7 subpages, which structure the content in a cleaner way.
Especially when you come from the administration. you won't get distracted from the Bigace websites top menu.
See it live here :)
Please share your thoughts about the new look & feel and post your questions and requests for more documenation entries here or hop over to the documentation forum.