2020-04-22 01:46:36

Notifications drop-down list from top nav menu

By David Eedle
As Co-Founder and CTO of EdSmart, David draws from over 20 years’ experience as a technology leader, investor, entrepreneur and contractor to global Internet and technology businesses. Prior to his focus on technology, he worked in arts and entertainment management. He was also Co-Founder of ArtsHub, the leading online home for arts and cultural workers in Australia, New Zealand and the UK and, consequently, was featured in the book 50 Great eBusinesses and the Minds Behind Them (Random House 2007).

You may have noticed that there is a new Notifications window, triggered by clicking the bell icon on the top right menu bar.It looks like this...

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The existing pop-up messages displayed at the top right of the browser window continue to display:

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When the pop-up message appears, it is also added to the list of Notifications.

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Notifications can be dismissed by clicking on the X to the right of each. Notifications remain in the list until dismissed.

The count/number next to the bell automatically increments when a new Notification is added, and decrements when a Notification is dismissed.

Click on a pop-up and it opens the Notifications list.

The Notifications include 

  • A categorisation:
    • Imports
    • Exports
    • Workflows
    • Slips & Broadcasts
    • Forms

  • A priority:
    • Success – green tick 
    • Action – orange arrow
    • Warning – red warning symbol
    • Information – blue information symbol

Design Update

The visual design of the pop-ups has been updated. The pop-ups are either:

  • Green = success. Something finished (eg. an export)
  • Blue = information. Something is happening but hasn’t finished

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The previous red error pop-up has been changed to a static bar across the top. This addresses comments from users that, by using pop-ups which don’t remain on screen, they don’t get time to check out the error message.

The error bar can be dismissed with the X cross.

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EdSmart is here to support your school through these challenging circumstances. Simply reach out to our Customer Success Team at help@edsmart.com.

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