Release 73: Building Project Simplicity
Welcome to the world of the most beautiful and most customizable dashboards out there. Period. Here at GoodData we’re fanatic about user experience; we strive to provide you with the simplest and easiest way of building rich interactive dashboards and we just added one more piece into the overall puzzle of simplicity.
GoodData has allowed you to position, pixel-perfectly, any object on the dashboard including external content for quite some time and we’re now making dashboards building even easier. Like in Powerpoint or Keynote, you can select multiple objects and move them around freely, copy/paste them (even among multiple tabs) or just delete them. And not just that, you can also arrange the objects in layers and move them to the front or to the back. All that via simple controls or keyboard shortcuts too.
We thought this was pretty cool, but still wasn’t enough. We wanted to give you even more flexibility and better tools to unleash your creativity and so from now on you can make chart background transparent which allows you to overlay the charts over each other, put graphical elements underneath or combine the charts with headline reports in a tight space (see the above graphic).
Going forward we’ll be allowing more customization including:
- Transparent background for the rich iframe web content
- Customized color pallet and fonts
- The flexibility to turn off Report Titles
- Text alignment
- More built-in shapes
We’re already hearing from our passionate users who are adding background visualizations to highlight areas in charts or combining charts with micro charts and want to hear from you too. In the comment section below, tell us what dashboards you will be able to come up with thanks to these new features.
So once again welcome to the world of the most beautiful dashboards – welcome to the world of GoodData.