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Chris_Luc
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I'm afraid I don't love the new lefthand sidebar menu which is due to be rolled out next week. It takes up valuable space which would be better used for interface elements and data. The reduction in available space means that we'd need to redesign some interfaces, as data and field names are now truncated and don't display correctly.

Perhaps it could be adjusted so the sidebar rolls out when the user hovers over the far left of the screen, or similar?

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Sabrina_Hoeke1
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I absolutely hate this. There doesn't seem to be a way to collapse and space was already precious before this showed up. Please revert ASAP. Huge fail. 

WOOOHOOO... thank you for posting this!!

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Bid_CRM_System
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I am usually a fan of the Airtable design changes, however, in this case I feel as if they created a solution in search of a problem.  I had no issue at all with the prior design or functionality.  In fact, the latest changes have now exposed interfaces that I would rather everyone else not see and have to sift through, not to mention the valuable real estate this change takes up with no apparent up side.  I am clearly missing the advantages this was supposed to bring to us; can an Airtable designer respond as to why this is a direction best suited for us and the product?

RonniEloff_VKDe
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

Adding even more to this 

The Add Elements Dialog is NOT movable.  This really creates 2 problems, - not being able to access the bottom of the design space, and not being able to design the area that is behind the Dialog, especially when it is Expanded

interface usability.jpg

 

Grady_Wills
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Agree with this, super annoying! Created a solution to something that was NOT a problem.

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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Why does airtable always do bad things?

Austin_Analyst
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

My organization is in the middle of a transition to a new ticketing system in Airtable and this interface sidebar has derailed this massive project. Not only do we need to reformat interfaces due to less horizontal space, this has caused an issue with the separation of our departments and is a navigational nightmare for front-end users. If this was only available for creators that would be one thing but since this has been rolled out to editors, we are facing significant push back. Many of our workflows are currently managed through Outlook and Airtable will replace these but this new panel things halted adoption which is saying something considering that the alternative is Outlook....

Chris_Luc
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

In case anyone hasn't spotted it - Airtable have now added an option to collapse the sidebar: https://community.airtable.com/t5/announcements/introducing-new-ways-to-harness-the-power-of-ai-buil...