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Tired of traditional help systems with navigation on the left and content on the right? Us too. We’ve been working on an improved design for Bluemix docs with an eye toward removing the traditional help system barriers and providing you with a better learning experience on Bluemix.

First off, we’ve put the search field front and center. Use the full text search to quickly find what you’re looking for. You can even use our forward slash ( / ) hot key to activate and deactivate the search bar when you’re browsing content. That’s fun.

Next, you’ll see that we no longer use a traditional navigation scheme on the home page. Instead, we’ve grouped the platform docs into tiles so you can quickly skim and jump into the information. Below that, each Bluemix service is listed by category so you can go straight to the “Getting Started” instructions and be up and running before you know it.

Once you select a doc collection to start reading, you’ll notice we have also added a new “Resources” tab that lists related supporting content, such as API docs, SDKs, tutorials, and more.

OpenWhisk Resources

If you scroll down to the footer, you’ll see that we’ve added a language switcher that enables you to override your browser locale setting and select your language of choice — and your selection persists across pages.

Bluemix Language Switcher

Oh, and check out the “What’s New” link in the footer. If you’re eager to see what’s been added to Bluemix recently, use this link to get a summary of the latest updates.

And if you want to give us feedback on Bluemix docs, whether it’s related to the UI or the content itself, you have two options:

  • Submit updates to content directly by clicking the “Edit in GitHub” link at the top of page next to the last updated date. This takes you directly to the source where you can create a pull request with corrected or missing content, as described in this earlier post.
  • Use the feedback button on the right-hand side to submit an issue or a bug, and we will address it as soon as we can.

We love collaborating with you!

—The Bluemix learn team

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