- October 19, 2011
Meet Jim the Monkey, the friendly greeter on our newly redesigned sign up page. Coincidentally, he shares a name with our new Director of User Experience, Jim England who has busily been improving key areas of Infochimps.com. As you may recall, Jim (the human), formerly of Keepstream, joined just a few months ago and had already made some huge headway in making our site more user friendly, easier to navigate and just a wee bit cuter with the addition of Jim (the monkey).
Whether you’re a new visitor or a long-time fan of Infochimps, we’d love to know what you think of the changes we have underway!
Our new header compresses the best elements of our old one into a sleeker, easier to navigate design. The upper part in lighter grey now holds our search bar as well as our key navigational elements. The lower part in darker grey helps users navigate to our most popular API offerings, as well as access their account. Bonus – when you’re logged in, the dark grey bar becomes our account navigator with quick links to your profile, API dashboard (complete with usage charts) and account settings.
We also did some work to simply our homepage, making it easier to quickly navigate to our most popular data sets & APIs, top tags, the blog (yay! you’re already here!) and more.
New Geo API Page
We know we just launched our Geo API less than two months ago, but we thought it was the perfect place experiment with displaying our APIs in a more solution-oriented way. Now, rather than being faced with a big list of APIs, we bundled them into sub-categories, helping our developers more easily navigate to the data source that best fits their needs.