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Feedback on the new API Reference pages

Question asked by stevel on Jan 13, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 30, 2013 by DSwingley-esristaff
This is some feedback for Esri on the new API Reference page on the Esri site.

Unfortunately I have to say that I vastly preferred the old pages. I find the new ones much harder to navigate, and while the minimalist design initially looks cleaner it's much harder to use (for me at least).

The old page filled the whole width of the screen whereas the new page is only using a small fraction of the available width. This means that many columns wrap (eg the Constants, Constructors and CSS sections of most entries) whereas previously they had more room.

There's little differentiation in the hierarchy of elements on the page, so it's hard to find things easily.

Similarly on the Samples page, the listing on the left-hand side is seemingly at random, making it very hard to find samples (although the search is very good).

I'm definitely not against making changes, but I'm struggling to find anything about the new pages which is an improvement on the old pages. Sorry for the negative feedback but I thought it might be useful to you.

Cheers,
Steve

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