It is a really good idea to spend time on the user interface. There was a few problems in the design that led to errors.
For example, someting that I don’t know if it will be corrected, is the way Users and Websites can be edited.
All along the Admin interface, we can save changes by clicikng on the “Save” button. Except for the Users and Websites settins, where we have to validate changes by clicking on the green button (see attached image). This is really confusing, and as I don’t access admin area each day, I forget this. And it happens all the time that I loose my changes by clicking on the “Save” button instead of the green one.
Regarding the dashboard, I like the new menu, especially separating the website chooser from the rest on top.
Someting looks strange to me: Why the buttons “Add Widget”, “Date Range” and “About Piwik” aren’t on the same level (on second menu line instead on second and third) ?? This is a waste of space, and not logical.
I consider strange to get the date selector on the left hand side of page. I don’t know why, but I’d expect to find it on the right (maybe because of Outlook, or Wordpress)? Also, I think the choice of using radio buttons for perdio selector is not the best. The search field has a really nice Web2.0 look, these radios look really old-fashion. A nicer solution, based on the same principle but with a better design would be welcome. I agree with the suggestion of having this period selector directly accessible from dashboard, without entering the calendar.
I don’t like shadow effect on widget titles.
I would have put more red colors instead of brown, espacially that this brown is not used in Piwik Logo. Use of logo’s colour would be better.
This is a good job and nice improvements to come. I am looking forward to test it.
Thank you for letting us participate. I hope that my english is ok, and that you could understand my comments.[attachment=1471:piwik.jpeg]