We have been making some small tweaks to the UI of mybinder.org. This is based on feedback from people who were new to the service. The aim being to make it easier to “get it” when using the service for the first time.
If you notice something and think it is good (or made things worse) please let us know! If you have other feedback regarding the UI for new users please also post here or tell your friends to post here.
One of the new things is that we have small help informational messages scroll rotate through as you are waiting for your binder to launch. This is the brainchild of @choldgraf . We also open the log window by default if your binder is building.
The goal of both was to make it more obvious that something is happening and help pass the time. The feedback we got was that several people thought the launch had failed/mybinder.org was down with the old setup. Let’s see how this goes.