Upcoming changes to the Namebase dashboard

We're giving the dashboard a facelift because we're starting to hit the limitations of its design. Here are some of the problems:

- Existing features are nested too deeply. ie it requires 3 clicks to get to offers you've made on marketplace names
- There is no cohesive dashboard navigation section. The dashboard is currently a hodgepodge of wallets, tx history, and links to domain manager pages
- It's hard to extend the dashboard with new features. When we want to add new features like referrals, onboarding todos, and staking, it's hard to determine where they should go in an intuitive way

To solve the above problems, we're considering introducing a left navbar that will have quick links to the important dashboard pages. It will look similar to this navbar:



With that said, we'd like to hear your feedback before making this change. Feel free to share any feedback but here are some specific questions you can pick from as well:
- What pages do you use most often on Namebase
- What feels inefficient about the dashboard?
- Is there anything you wish you could see directly on the dashboard page?
- Is there any page you wish you could navigate to directly from the dashboard?
- What other features or improvements do you wish the dashboard had?

Comments
37
migliarini/
6 points

Tieshun - this looks great & leaves room for the expansions mentioned above. Total noob but here is my take. The main features I crave from the dashboard specifically would be a 24-hour runway of my Namebase account. Anything I expressed interest in that is open or revealing in next 24 that I should be aware of. Possibly a calculation of blinds I can expect back in the next 24 to stimulate engagement in future (idk if this is feasible).

I think the HNS price is important too but I assume that's usually covered somewhere. Excited for developments!

tieshun.namebase/
1 points

Got it so some sort of action center showing the urgent and upcoming tasks?

migliarini/
1 points

Yeah something for the quick refresh would be intuitive.

foap/
4 points

Some ideas if you're gonna update the dashboard
pagination is inefficient for users with larger qty of names
please eliminate pagination in lieu of loadmore

Please add csv download

Updating or working with >1 name at a time is incredibly difficult in the UI. Please add bulk operations, such as:
+ gifting groups of names
+ bulk-editing DNS (where block not involved)
+ opt out of offers
+ set marketplace prices

Interacting with the marketplace settings or responding to offers on a name is difficult - one should have their cost visible to them when setting a price to help inform them in pricing. Computing a % gain fas well rom their cost would benefit the name owner as well when making the determination of what to bid, list or sell for.

Loads of others but these are the ones heard most frequently

cod8/
3 points

Would love to see the following if possible:

Domain Manager > For Sale:

- Sort By search option
Your Domains & Offers have it, but it’s missing from For Sale and with high number of domains for sale it’d be great to have it there too for easier filtering.

- A field for viewing and editing the For Sale price similar to what is added to the Redirects page.
So rather than having to click Manage > Enable/Edit Your Listing, you can just view or click into the price field to edit and click Save.

babeltower/
3 points

- What pages do you use most often on Namebase
By order of use (most first): Open bids, In Reveal, Offers, Your Domains, Buy/Sell HNS

- What feels inefficient about the dashboard?
Not being able to properly search either transaction history, or domains (mine, but even more so, marketplace domains)

- Is there anything you wish you could see directly on the dashboard page?
Current offers; Some idea of when locked-up HNS will be returning without needing to go to 'in reveal' and calculate manually.

- Is there any page you wish you could navigate to directly from the dashboard?
Offers

tieshun.namebase/
1 points

Quick follow-up q's:
- Re searching marketplace domains, is that for purchasing them?
- What use case does searching tx history for?

babeltower/
1 points

Sorry for delay. Marketplace: yes, for purchasing from. tx history: honestly, i can't remember why i put that! I've only used that on rare occasions, so scrub that.

cyberpussy/
2 points

SEC/uriti feetures s'il vous ▶ :
1. login attempts ( IPs )
2. persistent reminder for yoobi 🗝 + 2fä
3. domain name sorting ( language )
🥂

erebus/
3 points

Seems lots of people that commented already hit some big ones for me but would like to reiterate a couple.
- Definitely need a way to search my names, currently search is there when you are setting up redirects but that isn't helpful because I can't go to the manage section of my names from there.
- Also being able to organize my names would be awesome. Grouping them for whatever I want. Even if there was a way to tag my names that would be a simple but good enough way to get it done.

tieshun.namebase/
3 points

yep we definitely will add a dashboard search at some point. That's a much requested feature

wxw/
4 points

Thanks for the constant improvements, your team is awesome!

michaelott/
3 points

I wish the ‘open bids’ and ‘in reveal’ pages loaded more or at least allowed the user to choose 5 , 10, 20, per page or all on one. Clicking load more 100 times gets old quick.

Sometimes the “say something about this domain” section bugs outs and can’t post a summary.

Alerts on the main dashboard for offers, sales and maybe even auctions ending soon.

Thanks so much for the awesome site and community. Namebase is so awesome and I’m helplessly addicted to getting domains.

sebastian.rasor/
1 points

Something that Namebase is in desperate need of is a countdown to the next blockchain DNS update like Sinpapeles has.

schäferhunde/
10 points

I created a rough dashboard desktop mockup after listening to this feedback . It would be geared more towards power users. Not sure if it is in the right direction. It is more of a box model and I did not work on the styling.... personally, I probably would go with a light concept. This was just spit-balling for the most part.

johnny.namebase/
2 points

Holy cow this is amaing!!!

dees/
1 points

nice work. I could see this side by side arrangement becoming problematic with longer names. it also looks like it depends on a lot of available width in the first place. how do you envision this collapsing down for smaller sizes?

two bits of info i don't consider worth the screen space on a main page: the highest sale figure, and the total balance (this isn't actionable info, maybe can still live in a more detail-focused secondary page)

i particularly appreciate seeing the rebate amount listed in the ending reveals list. for active bidders, figuring out when hns will become available again for more bidding is a day to day struggle.

erebus/
1 points

That is awesome! Love it. I also like the dark aspect so my eyes stop being blinded. Having a toggle would be nice.

tieshun.namebase/
1 points

This is awesome and definitely directionally correct. The way I'm currently thinking about it is we'll re-organize the dashboard with a left sidebar navigation which will be easier to browse. Then we'll create a new "Home" page for the dashboard that will have a bunch of different widgets. ie there can be widgets for auctions ending soon, watchlist, recent marketplace sales, newest offers, hns price, leaderboard, etc. The widgets will be configurable so users can configure it to their needs. Still thinking through what the ideal configuration interface is (ie if a widget is removed what should the interface for adding a widget back in look like) but for moving the widgets around I think a grid overlay would make sense — look at metabase.com for an example of this.

schäferhunde/
1 points

Thank you!

schäferhunde/
7 points

Thanks for the feedback! Honestly I did this at work and it was supposed to just be a box model wireframe. I I started using off-black panels with labels and then starting to add detail to better envision it. I would definitely go to a light interface to increase UX. As far as the domains names being too long, the font could be slightly reduced. No matter what though, the TLDs should be truncated at some point regardless of the layout. I would set a character limit like in this example (somelomgdomain.../) I would know what domain I was looking at even with slight truncation. The panels could have a load more option at the bottom but I would just use “Manage All ....” links at the bottom of the panels. This is just the dashboard so I don’t see the need for major detail. I would just like to see some of the immediate stuff like my ending auctions and if I am winning. Having offers front and center would be nice. This would not be the mobile version. There are plenty of options for mobile but I think us hardcore NB users prefer to use ur desktops and 1920 x 1200 monitors are a $100. I would bet most of NB users have them. As far as the fluid layout, I would just use Bootstrap and extend the inner container. The “Highest Sale” field was just for show. I was seeing how much info could be put in by extending the inner container and utilizing the header for the balance details instead of wasting space by plopping it in the middle of the page. Anyway, I put it together fast so it is far from complete. I just wanted to whip something up I would like. This type of design makes it easy for me to get key stats without lots of page hopping. I could code this with no problem. Just a basic prototype to digest. I am a UX Designer and ex dev. I believe in user centric design. The community here can definitely vote on the layout, components etc. I could clean up the design and add some missing pieces . I am on NB all the time so I didn’t mind doing this. If anyone wants me to iterate on this, I will do the work. Thanks!

schäferhunde/
2 points

Finished the dash mock-up. Thanks!

tieshun.namebase/
0 points

I just posted an updated design at the top of this thread (inspired by your design!). What do you think?