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Design and Web team summary – 13 August 2018

By Anthony Dillon on 13 August 2018

Welcome to the latest work and updates from the design and web team. The team manages all web projects across Canonical. From www.ubuntu.com to the Juju GUI we help to bring beauty and consistency to all the web projects. Web The web team…

Conference Report: Fullstack 2018 London

By Kit Randel on 9 August 2018

I recently attended Fullstack 2018, “The Conference on JavaScript, Node & Internet of Things” with my colleagues from the Canonical Web Team in London. Fullstack attempts to cover the full spectrum of the JS ecosystem…

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Design and Web team summary – 27 March 2018

By Anthony Dillon on 27 March 2018

The design and web team work on a wide array of projects throughout Canonical. Therefore, we are split into seven squads to handle different aspects of the company. Here is a rundown of the work we completed this week by squad. Snappy…

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Introducing the new Snapcraft branding

By Marcus Haslam on 26 March 2018

Early developments of the the Snapcraft brand mark If you’re a regular visitor to Snapcraft.io or any of its associated sites, you will have noticed a change recently to the logo and overall branding which has been in development…

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Accessing the Juju CLI from within the GUI

By Madison Scott-Clary (Makyo) on 3 January 2018

In the Juju GUI 2.11.1 release, we are excited to bring a new feature we’ve been working on for a while now: the shell in the GUI. The GUI is a powerful tool, but at times the command-line is necessary. For instance, the ability to…

Designing product page templates for ubuntu.com

By Francesca Granato on 10 October 2017

During our user testing sessions on ubuntu.com, we often receive feedback from users about content on the site (“I can’t find this”, “I’d like more of that” or “I want to know this”). Accumulated feedback like this contributed to our…

Command-line usability: A terminal user’s thought process

By Robin Winslow on 8 September 2017

I’ve been thinking about the usability of command-line terminals a lot recently. Command-line interfaces remain mystifying to many people. Usability hobbyists seem as inclined to ask why the terminal exists, as how to optimise it. I’ve…