AWS Control Panel Gets a CSS / Design Refresh

Amazon EC2, CloudFront, and all of the other Amazon Web Services have received a CSS / Design refresh after a few years of using the previous design. A few highlights on the new design:

Dropdown Selection of all AWS Services

This has been available for at least a few months. Amazon was adding so many “tabs” to the previous horizontal layout that they ran out of space.

AWS Control Panel Gets a Design Refresh

Configurable View Options

Much like WordPress’s “Screen Options” Amazon has added some settings for how you view items in the toolbar:

AWS Control Panel Gets a CSS / Design Refresh

Collapsable Sidebar

Amazon now gives you the option to collapse the sidebar more easily (previously you could resize it). Toggling it is a more effective way to quickly see more of the columns in the panel on the right.

AWS Control Panel Gets a CSS / Design Refresh

Quick Toggle for the Properties Panel

There are now three icons in to quickly toggle sizes in the Properties Panel at the bottom

AWS Control Panel Gets a CSS / Design Refresh

There have been a few other changes to try and make the panel more “responsive” and friendlier for small screen sizes. However, I would still rather use a mobile app to manage EC2 instances on my phone.

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