Apple's developer Web portal gets minimalist redesign, easy access to tools

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in General Discussion edited April 2016
A redesigned Apple developer portal went live on Thursday, bringing with it a refreshed user interface reminiscent of recent company webpage updates like last year's iTunes Connect revamp.




As seen in the screenshot above, the redesigned developer center boasts a streamlined landing page with large interactive links for commonly used assets like team member invitations, app management tools and a direct link to iTunes Connect. It seems Apple is applying the refreshed "flat" design in stages, as some developer resource webpages, like Certificates, Identifiers and Profiles, sport older three-dimensional graphics.

Site navigation has also been revamped and includes a persistent sidebar containing Program Resources including Membership, People, Certificates, IDs & Profiles, iTunes Connect, CloudKit Dashboard and Code-Level Support. Of those pages, Overview, Membership, People and Code-Level Support feature seamless integration with the new design.

A separate "Additional Resources" category furnishes links to Documentation, Forums, Bug Reporter and News & Updates.

Today's redesign borrows from last year's iTunes Connect revamp, which introduced a similar two-dimensional layout alongside new features like a tool for scheduling automatic app release dates. The developer portal refresh, however, does not include any significant feature additions.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 3
    rbonnerrbonner Posts: 635member
    Was sad when clicking into the certificates section, same old same old. Lipstick on a pig. Said a different way, would be nice if Apple would apply the same look and feel to the entire experience.
    edited April 2016
  • Reply 2 of 3
    It's about time. The design was 15 years old.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    larryjwlarryjw Posts: 341member
    rbonner said:
    Was sad when clicking into the certificates section, same old same old. Lipstick on a pig. Said a different way, would be nice if Apple would apply the same look and feel to the entire experience.
    Apple probably will -- one web layer at a time.
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