User Experience Insights
New Design for API Business Hub Enterprise/Developer Portal
Let me introduce you to the new design of the API business hub enterprise user interface!
In this blog I’ll try to walk you through some of the new items on the UI that will increase the efficiency of your interactions with the API business hub enterprise.
As you all know that managing the lifecycle of an API is simple if we are dealing with a limited set of APIs, infrastructure, and services. In today’s diverse IT landscape, where there is a possibility of solutions and services from different vendors with different API gateways, API Management becomes more complex. Last year we came up with the new offering of API business hub enterprise in the Cloud Foundry environment where we addressed the complexity of using multiple API gateways, and the onboarding/offboarding of developers and their management in different portals.
This year we are focusing on enhancing the usability and efficiency of your interactions with the API business hub enterprise/developer portal. Please note that the new design will be available for both Cloud Foundry and Neo.
What can you look for in the new design?
- A new improved user experience for the available functionalities.
- You can now customize the visual format of the API business hub enterprise using the Site Editor.
The Site Editor gives you a wide range of options on the UI. You can use these options to suite your branding needs and create a meaningful experience for your end users.
Range of options available on the Site Editor
Using the Site Editor, you can:
- Customize the branding and manage the content of your enterprise
- Edit the site name and description
- Upload your own banner image and logo
- Customize the background settings
- Modify the background and text of the header and footer design
- Manage the reference links in the footer
- Manage the content using domain-based categories
Roll out of the new design
The site admin within your enterprise can control how the roll out of the new design should happen within your organization and with your external consumers.
After making the required customizations, the site admin can use the available configurations to either enforce the users to start using the new design by default or enable the user to switch between the classic and the new design.
Setting the Default Design for API business hub enterprise
I’m sure that the above features will give you more flexibility in your interactions. Furthermore, the new API business hub enterprise design has an easy-to-understand navigation, which will enable you to orient yourself better within the API business hub enterprise. You can view a quick video for using the new design of the API business hub enterprise here. Also, for further information, please refer the following help topic: Consume APIs