PractiTest was initially released in 2008. Back then we designed the GUI almost on our own, and we were anxious to get the product out for beta usage.
Since then, the application has continued growing based on our product road-map and the comments & ideas from our ever expanding user base.
Over the years many things have changed, we modified our logo, we moved to a new office location, and all the time we got requests from of our users to refresh and improve parts of our GUI, to streamline some of our processes and to organize the information a little better.
Until we reached the point where we realized that it was the correct time to shift to a new and more professional 2013-style GUI; one that supports both current and future features, and that will be based on the benefits HTML5 technologies and more.
So about half a year ago, we started this “new GUI” project. The project itself included thousands of code changes, an upgrade of the libraries we use, and major changes to our css and app layout; all this resulting in a faster, cleaner and better application.
We showed some of the changes to a limited number of customers, and their positive reviews literally blowed us away!
Here’s a glimpse of what’s about to come:
1. Neutral colors and smart design
One of the first changes you’ll notice is the new palette, with neutral colors to help you concentrate on your work.
The new toolbars and the overall design of the system has been focused on displaying more information, doing so with a more structured and intelligent approach.
2. New and Edit screens
The screens to create Requirements, Tests, Tests Sets and Issues will also have now a more structured design.
With a more flowing design to better use all your screen, grouping fields based on type (e.g. user, dates, etc), and decreasing the number of tabs by grouping more information areas together, such as Attachments and Comments on the General Tab.
3. Step Edit and Execution windows
Steps were also upgraded based on a number of comments and requests we got from our users.
Steps are now displayed in a grid like view. Run and Step status is more evident based on the color of the step’s name, and a new-integrated view will provide all the advantages of the compact view with all the functionality (e.g. report bug ids, add attachments, etc) of the extended view.
And much, much more…
These is only a small sample of the improvements that will be provided with the new GUI design of PractiTest.
We expect to release this “new GUI” project within the next month or so (by October). PractiTest Account Managers – you can expect to get access to see these changes in the next 2 to 3 weeks.
If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact us via our support.