Good day, folks!
Today, as the next CS-Cart release is on the horizon, I would like to tell you about one of the most noticeable changes to be introduced: the new fully redesigned CS-Cart administration panel.
Look and Feel
Our goal was to improve the usability of the CS-Cart admin area by simplifying the visual style and providing the interface that would be easy for users to familiarize themselves with.
In order to achieve this, we used the acclaimed Twitter Bootstrap framework. It has proven to be the right tool for creating the handy and neat interface we wanted.
Thanks to the familiar design elements, the new admin panel is much easier for new users to learn.
The structure of the panel is inherited from the previous version, so experienced users will also not have any trouble adjusting to it. Performing daily administrative operations will be more comfortable.
Behind The Scenes
While working on the new administrator area look, we took the opportunity to revise the technical background as well.
The back-end has been reimplemented using the latest web technologies and standards, such as HTML 5 and CSS 3.
As a result, we have achieved general performance improvement and a tidier source code, which means easier maintenance in the future.
The work is still in progress, and the CS-Cart admin panel still needs some polishing and optimization.
The new admin panel (along with numerous other new features to be announced later) will be included in CS-Cart 3.1.1. Its release date it not yet confirmed, so stay tuned to CS-Cart news on Twitter and Facebook.