Thanks for you hard work on GitPod. I really like the tool. Unfortunately I’m not too happy with the new workspace overview. It lacks of the clearness of the old overview.
Please bring back a dark mode. I’m working with dark mode wherever I can. I think it’s much more friendly for my eyes, especially when I’m working at night. The light UI is just blinding my eyes.
Thankfully I’m able to get back to a dark mode with the awesome Dark Reader chrome extension
I just thought I had lost a workspace with open work due to bad information in the new UI. The overview stated it was started 12 days ago. I was searching for the “pinned” state that is not directly displayed any more. I klicked on the pin state and BAAAM the workspace was gone. - It took some time to find out, that the workspace was filtered as inactive. - Maybe such a filter may be helpful, but it is not clearly communicated what workspaces are filtered out and how many are hidden right now. I did not even know that there are workspaces filtered out and was thinking I lost data.
Please get me the pinned state back to the overview. It’s a pain to not have this directly in sight any more.
Bring the action buttons back to the overview. For example, I sometimes have to delete multiple workspaces in a row due to testing with the gitpod dockerfile. This just got a lot more clickwork.
Get back to the card view and drop the table view. The card view was much better to get the important information quickly. The spacial information distribution in the card was much more helpful. The different text sizes gave focus on important info and the colorful buttons made clear call to action.
Sorry, but the new overview is just a mess in term of usability. I really don’t get why you changed the old UI. Even with some improvements (filter active, etc.) the old UX concept was way better for me in everyday use. Please consider to get back to your old style UI with all it’s great features and omit the new table style UI. And please fix the missing dark mode.