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Apple today updated the Developer Center portal designed for developers an interface redesign for the account page that makes it easier to access all of the different developer resources.

The new account page, which features a clean look with quick access to Certificates, Identifiers, & Profiles, and iTunes Connect, replaces the previous "Member Center" for developers. Along with front-and-center buttons for frequently used tools, there's a left-side navigation bar that makes it easy to access resources like CloudKit, documentation, forums, and the bug reporter.

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Aside from the new account page, the rest of the Developer Center is unchanged, but it's possible the updated look will be extended to additional pages in the future.

Article Link: Apple's Developer Center Gets New Account Page With Refreshed Look
 

tywebb13

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I think they are still updating it. Some pages are showing "We'll be back soon".
 

Mactendo

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When I read these news I get the feeling that over years people become dumber and dumber. Instead of reporting technological achivements and real news or significant rumors we are reporting such minor things.

XXX updated the UI, links moved to the left! Wow!!!
YYY changed its icon, yay!
ZZZ released revolutionary 0.0.0.0.0.1 update fixing something invisible! No way!


And then it slowly drifts to something totally unrelated like:

AAA released a steam-powered frigo!
BBB CEO got flu! Read on page 2!

If there're no real news today then it's better to not report anything. It just adds a huge amount of informational noise we are already swimming in and suffering everyday.

With all respect to Apple developers in particular, that's my general feeling over such news.
 
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dannys1

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When I read these news I get the feeling that over years people become dumber and dumber. Instead of reporting technological achivements and real news or significant rumors we are reporting such minor things.

XXX updated the UI, links moved to the left! Wow!!!
YYY changed its icon, yay!
ZZZ released revolutionary 0.0.0.0.0.1 update fixing something invisible! No way!


And then it slowly drifts to something totally unrelated like:

AAA released a steam-powered frigo!
BBB CEO got flu! Read on page 2!

If there're no real news today then it's better to not report anything. It just adds a huge amount of informational noise we are already swimming in and suffering everyday.

With all respect to Apple developers in particular, that's my general feeling over such news.

To be fair, you have gameboy in your signature so...
 
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PsykX

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The redesign is great, but, seriously....
Basically they did ONE .html webpage and threw it there.
Every link I click I get sent on another developer-related mini-site...
[doublepost=1460116128][/doublepost]
Its design being outdated is a perfect representation of how much attention to feedback you can expect on there.

I say: keep it!
Keeps expectations low → less disappointment when your tickets remain untouched for months.

Glassed Silver:mac
I'm glad I'm not the only one being neglected :p
 
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nt5672

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Haven't looked yet, but the last update went from marginally Ok to terrible. Functionality was hidden or removed in order to get a clean spacious look that made a terrible user interface design. Come on, we are developers and don't care so much for marketing bling, we need to be able to easily find the functionality we need. Hopefully, this is an improvement, but history does not give me a good feeling. Just to download Xcode beta took 100 clicks (maybe an exaggeration), but easily twice as many.
 
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crashoverride77

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When I read these news I get the feeling that over years people become dumber and dumber. Instead of reporting technological achivements and real news or significant rumors we are reporting such minor things.

XXX updated the UI, links moved to the left! Wow!!!
YYY changed its icon, yay!
ZZZ released revolutionary 0.0.0.0.0.1 update fixing something invisible! No way!


And then it slowly drifts to something totally unrelated like:

AAA released a steam-powered frigo!
BBB CEO got flu! Read on page 2!

If there're no real news today then it's better to not report anything. It just adds a huge amount of informational noise we are already swimming in and suffering everyday.

With all respect to Apple developers in particular, that's my general feeling over such news.

Yet ironically your post is longer than the actual article iself.
If you don't like something better not comment on it as it just adds informational noise and the comment sections are full of it.
 
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Mactendo

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Yet ironically your post is longer than the actual article iself.
If you don't like something better not comment on it as it just adds informational noise and the comment sections are full of it.
Why should it be short? Don't play dumb.
 

25ghosts

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Great. New Look instead of updated information.

The Guides and General Documentation of Apple is so outdated that it totally strides against Apple's Developer Conferences. It is impossible in 2016 to use the 90% of the Guide's in Apple's Developer Documentation.

It is full of great sounding adjectives but the information is so full of holes that if followed, line by line, it would lead to a non-functioning Application. They (Apple) should have one of their High-Profile Executives try to follow a code example or guide sitting on THEIR own website and make a working Xcode project out of it..

I promise you that they would fire a bunch of people over there.
Quite frustrating to sit and read a 300 page guide only to figure out that the code is either 12 years old or full of holes because it was written by someone who had total knowledge and thus forgot the important parts that connects the dots for the people who are new to the language... Latter which the Guides are actually written for. For when you are knowledgable you don't need a guide...

Guess that is the reason that there are so little High Performance Apps on OS X and so much bloatware.
 
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