All Things oDesk
December 18, 2008 by Michael Levinson

You've probably noticed that our navigation bar has changed! What's different?

  • Fewer clicks — We've promoted the major tabs from underneath My oDesk to the top level. This, along with convenient dropdown menus, makes it easier to get where you're going with fewer clicks.
  • More intuitive — Our tab names and categorization is more obvious. For example, Timelogs is no longer under Hire/Get Hired, but under a new "Reports" tab.
  • Less is more — We've gotten rid of the left navigation bar in most places, and standardized pages to 1024px for a more consistent look and feel
  • Life is in the details — There are a host of minor usability improvements throughout the site which add up to a better overall experience.
  • A glimpse forward — Our new "Assignments" page gives you a sense for where the UI is heading.

We think you'll get the idea after spending only a few moments clicking around. Please let us know what works (and what doesn't) by visiting this thread in our forums.

Michael Levinson

Vice President of Product Strategy

Michael Levinson is the Vice President of Product Strategy at oDesk, where he is responsible for overall product strategy and definition. He joined oDesk in 2006 and was instrumental in building oDesk's global billing and payment platform. He later became Director of Product, where he led day-to-day product management. Prior to oDesk, Michael was a management consultant in technology, healthcare, and the public sector, starting… read more