All of the improvements I wanted to make this week are now live.
Each card is now much cleaner, it’s much more obvious that you can click on the title to drill-down, notes are much more visible and adding/editing a note is now also a single click (rather than a hidden menu), and titles can nicely wrap to two lines without blowing out the layout.
Across a whole grid of metric cards this has removed a lot of the clutter, with far fewer repeated icons. As this example of a shared report shows, metrics with notes are highlighted.
This also all works on the mobile layout.
As part of this change I’ve also made some big improvements to the print layout. The bugs with the card borders are fixed and notes display below cards as a footnote. This is now a great way to create a PDF version of your report, if that is how you prefer to share results.
For example, this is the December report for One Metric showing some headline metrics imported from our Google Analytics account.
This experiment has been a success, so I’m going to press on with further small UX improvements next week…