We've just release a very exciting update to Cliniko's interface, and we can't wait for you to start using it.
We've moved away from the tabs at the top of Cliniko to a side menu (all your same options are still there of course). It now looks like this:
You will also be able to minimise the side menu if you like to see even more of the content you are working with. If you do, it will look like this:
There are a few key reasons why we did this:
- The biggest reason is to give the content more space. The content might be your appointment calendar, the patients page or whatever you're working on. We want that to have as much room as possible. This new layout does just that. With the shape of most monitors, it makes sense to free up the vertical space in the screen, and a side navigation does this well. You're also able to toggle the size of the navigation so you can have even more room if you want it (see the second image above).
- Top navigation just isn't great on mobile devices (tablets, etc.), and side navigation will work much better no matter what device you're on.
- Improved clarity and emphasis on the content. We think the top header and tabbed navigation can detract from the content. Moving the navigation to the side allows the content to be full height, more usable and easier to focus on.
We know this is a big change, and we're also positive it's a great one for Cliniko. Change can be scary though and you've probably built up plenty of muscle memory on where to click things. It will take a bit of time to adjust, but we're sure it's worth it.