New Thrive Architect User Interface: Speed & Usability
After months of studying feedback from our users and many rounds of user testing and revisions, we're proud to release our new and improved interface for Thrive Architect.
In this post, you'll find a quick tour of what's changed and what has stayed the same.
Watch the video for an overview of the new UI. The changes we made fall into 2 major categories:
Speed & Usability
We've made optimizations to Thrive Architect, which affect the performance. As a result, you'll find that things are just a bit snappier and faster than before - for example when switching between style panels or switching between different elements on the canvas.
We've also spent a lot of time learning from your feedback and made changes to the UI that make it easier to use. Operations like going from editing the style of something on the page to adding a new element or loading a landing page template are now more convenient.
Overall, you should find that after a few minutes of getting used to the new layout, you'll experience a smoother and more efficient workflow than in the previous version of the plugin.
What Changed (and What Didn't)
You can learn almost everything you need to know about the new Thrive Architect UI from just 3 points:
- Element style options are in the left sidebar.
- Add new elements and load templates from the right sidebar.
- Mobile editing is at the bottom.
None of these things are new things. The difference is that before, everything was crammed into the left sidebar. This meant that you were sometimes several clicks away from what you wanted to do, because you'd have to click to "switch modes" in the left sidebar.
In the new layout, the most important functions in the editor are always directly available.
What hasn't changed are the styling options on the left hand side. You'll still find the same options in the same places there, so the re-learning for the new UI is minimal.
If you'd like a more detailed overview of all the changes in the new user interface, check out this article.
Give it a Try
If you update Thrive Architect or Thrive Leads to the latest version, you'll find the editor interface updated. Give it a try and let us know if you have any feedback or ideas about how we could further improve it.
Make Sure to do This...
Because this is a completely new version of the Thrive Editor, some options (such as the text editor bar) might not appear if you're using browser caching.
Don't panic :) A quick hard refresh should do the trick.
Click Ctrl+F5 (PC) or Cmd+Shift+R (Mac) and reset any caching plugins.