Hello New Relic community,
It brings me great pride to announce the launch of our new product visual design and navigation!
We’ve been working hard over the last several months on to create an updated product design that takes advantage of some of the latest (and best) trends in visual design, adds more consistency among our products (like New Relic Insights), and gets out of your way by emphasizing what’s most important: Your software’s data.
In addition to the visual changes, we’ve also re-worked our navigation to better accommodate our growing product suite and provide a more elegant way to support your workflow. To achieve this, we needed to carefully balance which navigational items are surfaced and which are hidden (depending on where you are), and most importantly, ensure everything is organized to match the mental model of our customers.
Here are some of the most notable changes:
A top horizontal nav for alternating between high-level products like APM, Browser monitoring, Mobile monitoring, and Insights.
When inside a “monitorable” (such as the APM overview of your Web application or the overview of your server), we’ve provided a single left-side vertical navigation strip for all areas relating to your app. This means no more hover dancing on tabs to see what sub-navigation items are available to you.
We’re using a new font (Gotham Narrow) that has great readability and aesthetics. It also fits well within the space constraints of our charts and widgets.
We’ve reduced the contrast of containers and site “chrome" in order to maximize the visibility of charts and data.
Installed plugins are no longer surfaced at the highest level of navigation. We did this in order to contain the number of visible nav items, be more consistent with our information architecture, and make room for more features to come.
We think we’ve delivered a quality UI design that is a pleasure to use and enhances the usability experience of our products. That said, please excuse the fresh paint If you encounter any issues or have any feedback, we’ve included a feedback link right in the product UI, or feel free to comment here or work with our support team.
All the best,
Director of UX Design