All Things oDesk
May 18, 2011 by Mollie Carter

Over the next few days, we will be rolling out a simplified navigation.  The new look is simpler, less cluttered, and makes working with oDesk faster and easier than ever before.

We know you are busy building businesses and taking on challenging work from all over the world.  You need a site that can keep up with you!  Now you'll find that:

  • The site is organized around major task areas (e.g., recruiting or managing a team for employers; finding work or managing your jobs for contractors.)
  • The things you use most often are now easily accessible.
  • You get instant views into new messages and notifications.

To see the new navigation for yourself, log in and look for the "New Navigation" link at the top of the page.   If you don't see it right away, don't worry.  To ensure everything runs smoothly, we're turning this on for all users over the next few days.

This has been in the works for many months and we want to thank all our beta users for your incredible feedback and support .  With your help, we were able to quickly iterate on the design and create a new version of oDesk that is better organized, more intuitive, and really slick to use!

Please note, the new navigation is currently optional.  We wanted to give you a chance to explore the new site on your own time, but we think you’re going to find it an overall easier way to work on oDesk.  If something about the new navigation isn’t easier for you, we want to hear about it. Look for the “Share Feedback” link at the top of every page in the new navigation -- we’ll be using your input to iterate and continually improve the site.

You'll also see us adding new functionality and updating many other pages in the weeks and months to come - including some new landing pages that will display for each critical task area the most vital information at a glance.

Have questions?  Get more details for Contractors and Employers, including FAQs and a “Where Is. . .” directory.

Have feedback?  Visit our community forum post to discuss with other users, or send direct feedback via our survey (see the link at the top of every page in the new navigation).

 

 

 

Mollie Carter

Director of Freelancer Marketing

As Director of Freelancer Marketing, Mollie Carter brings to oDesk extensive marketing experience in the Internet and software industry. As a Senior Manager at PayPal, she was part of the founding team for PayPal’s first telesales organization, helping to build the team to an astounding $50M in annual revenue. While Director at PayPal, Mollie led the Merchant Acquisition Marketing and Consumer Engagement Marketing divisions, developing… read more