Design and Web team summary – 29 July 2022

The Web and design team at Canonical runs in two-week iterations building and maintaining all of the Canonical websites and product web interfaces. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work from this iteration.

Sites

The Web team develops and maintains most of Canonical’s sites like ubuntu.com, canonical.com and more. 

We moved the press centre section from the Ubuntu blog to a new press centre platform on canonical.com permanently as part of the ongoing work of Canonical. All blogs across Canonical are also currently displayed on the new blog section of canonical.com.

Server guide PDF

We have historically provided a server guide in PDF form, which used to be automatically built from the live server documentation. For a while now this has been broken, and we just managed to find the time to fix it. This required a complete rewrite.

Marketplace

The Marketplace team works closely with the Store, Snapcraft, Snapd and Desktop teams to develop and maintain the Snap Store and Charmhub.

Store Alignment

We have performed an audit and documented the differences and similarities between Snapcraft store and Charmhub store.
For many of the features, we highlighted the inconsistencies and agreed on the direction to take in an effort to align the store’s interactions and functionality. We also agreed on the next steps to make progress on unifying the flows and code when relevant.

User research

The User Research team works with the design and product management, to provide insights into our users’ needs and tools for teams to conduct their own research. 

Iteration on the UA subscribe view

The UA subscribe portal is where you can select and purchase your UA subscription from the website. We have tested the latest version of the design, giving our users challenges to complete by subscribing to the optimal plan for each scenario. We found that users generally understood our new designs and could purchase their desired products. We got some actionable feedback like revisiting the order of the steps, and the UX team will work on making sure users are presented with a clearer distinction for their choices for security coverage and support.

We are hiring!

Come and join the team. If you would like to find out more about the team please read our blog and description of the team.

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