Bolt is getting a new look

Bolt is a powerful product, but over the years, as we’ve added functionality, the user experience of working within our site hasn’t kept up with the strength of what’s under the hood. So we’ve been hard at working planning and starting the process of updating our UX. There are many improvements ahead, and we plan to roll them out in stages to help our users ease into the new experience. As always, let us know if you have any questions!

You can still use the legacy UX… for now. If you click the “Switch to Legacy UX’ link in the top right of your screen, you’ll be returned to our previous styling. You can the switch back by following that same process. So, if you feel more comfortable in the legacy styling for now, or if something doesn’t work as expected, you can use this functionality. But it will only be live for 30 days, so we encourage you to start using the new experience as soon as possible.

Phase 1: Set the Stage

With this update, we’re not changing anything about the navigation menu or the structure of our pages. This update includes a general overhaul of our styling and, more importantly, the installation of numerous code libraries that power our future updates. Now we’re ready to start making more, and more frequent, improvements to our system.

Phase 2: Re-organize and Simplify

This update will include a reorientation of our navigation menu and a number of updated elements on key pages. Over the years, as we’ve built out new functionality, our navigation menu has become a bit cumbersome. Phase 2 will allow us to streamline and simplify the menu and add new ways to move around our system from within pages, rather than always relying on the menu. We’ll also improve our data tables to make them more visually appealing, easier to filter, and we’ll add new options for data previews, exports, and more.

Phase 3+: New Pages, New Tools

In Phase 3, we’ll continue to do what we’ve always done – add new functionality to help your business succeed. Our system is complex and has lots of pages, popups, and other elements, so whereas Phases 1 and 2 will focus on our general look and feel as well as key high-traffic pages, Phase 3 will focus on updating all other pages and adding new useful elements to the existing experience. We’re excited to be on this journey and are thankful for the input and collaboration of our fantastic customers!