2017 UI: New user interface

In December 2016, the application bar of FBO One has been upgraded. The new application bar looks as follows.

Visible changes:

  1. Each command is no longer in text but displayed as an icon.

  2. A slide-in menu can be accessed by the 'hamburger icon'

    This hamburger menu replaces the old MENU command. 

  3. The "Search FBO1" function works faster than previous versions.

  4. The color of the menu bar is cherry red on usertest systems, and blue on the live system. This helps to prevent that you work in the wrong environment accidentally. 

  5. The application bar colors can be changed in Administration | Application Settings, using the settings Palette.Primary1Color.Test and Palette.Primary1Color.Live.

  6. The application bar always stays visible at the top of the screen. In the previous versions of FBO One, the menu scrolled out of view on long pages, requiring you to scroll back up if you wanted to access the menu.

  7. The background color behind the logo cannot be customized (it is always white). Previous versions supported customization of this area in the CustomerCSS template document. Because of this, it may be necessary to upload a new logo image to FBO1 that includes the required background color for the logo.

This upgrade is the first step towards a user interface that is friendlier to use on mobile devices such as tablets.

Using the latest technology enables us to develop screens in FBO One that require less clicks, less scrolling and less page reloads.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of the technology upgrade, FBO1 now requires use of a modern browser. The supported browsers are:

  1. Internet Explorer 11 on Windows

  2. Microsoft Edge on Windows

  3. Google Chrome on Windows, Mac, iOS or Android

  4. Safari on iOS

Fallback to classic user interface

The classic user interface will be replaced over time. In the current release, it is still possible to switch back to the old application bar. This might be needed to work around unexpected breaking changes, for example if a computer still has Internet Explorer 10 or older installed and there is no way to move to a supported browser immediately. To switch back, go to Administration | Application Settings, and set Enable2017UserInterface to false.