New top-level navigation

Screenshot of Basedash showing new top-level navigation bar with three tabs: Home, Views, and Data.

November 15, 2021

New top-level navigation

We've spent the past few weeks redesigning the top-level navigation of Basedash. We're excited to finally ship this new experience to all users. We had two primary goals for the redesign:

  1. Simplify the mental model of views & data sources
  2. Surface views in the sidebar directly to speed up navigation

To solve these, we now have a new global navbar with three primary tabs: Home, Views, and Data. The navigation sidebar is dynamic depending on the tab you're on, allowing you to quickly navigate between relevant content through the sidebar directly.

The Home tab holds all of your workspace-level information like Activity, Members, and Settings. We plan to expand on this tab in the future with workspace insights and quick navigation.

The Views tab now shows all your published views directly in the navigation sidebar. Favorited views are still pinned to the top for easy access.

The Data tab lets admins access raw tables and configure data sources. Similar to the Views tab, all tables can be access directly from the navigation sidebar (no more double sidebar!). You can also view your database credentials and manage your connection here.

We're excited to see how this changes your workflows. Let us know if navigation feels more intuitive or faster, and if you have any ideas on how to improve it further. You can join our Community Slack group to share your feedback.

Other improvements and fixes

  • Improved performance of loading tables from SQL views
  • Improved performance of loading activity in big workspaces
  • Reduced page size from 50 to 25 to improve table loading performance
  • Changed icon representing database tables
  • Changed "Base table" in view settings from a disabled input to a chip
  • Added primary key values to foreign key popover in addition to primary attribute values
  • Updated our live chat widget
  • Updated references to Sync Inc to Sequin
  • Updated Sequin data sources to be read-only
  • Updated list layout views to show 3 list attributes by default
  • Fixed disconnected tables showing in view creation page
  • Fixed data source configuration page not rendering in some cases
  • Fixed activity not showing the relevant data source of edits
  • Fixed positioning of empty state text on empty pages
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