We’re testing a new feature we’re calling “Big screen”, which is a self-updating, single page report highlighting your key metrics, designed for that giant plasma hanging on your office wall. It looks radically different from the rest of Clicky, because we felt a dark theme made more sense for this type of feature.
It grows and shrinks with your browser window, up to 1080P. Our developer also made sure it looks awesome on the iPad and iPhone – yes, including the graphs.
For now, you can find it in the sidebar menu when viewing your reports, although I’m not sure that’s the best place for it. I’m thinking it would make more sense to launch it from the user homepage. So it may move around on you. Really, we just wanted your feedback on the feature itself before we finalized anything, and we figured more of you would see it if it was in your site’s sidebar menu. Let us know what you think.
It is available to all users right now but will become a Pro-only feature by the end of the week.
Faster page loads
Our aging web server has been replaced by a server that I was guessing beforehand to be 100x as powerful as the old one, and it turns out I was almost exactly right. The 15 minute load average on our old server was typically between 5.0 and 7.0 during peak times. The new server is between 0.05 and 0.10 during the same hours. It’s a beast.
The result of this is much faster loading times across the board. The only thing that’s still very database heavy/dependent is filtering visitors and/or large date range reports. Those will still load faster, but since the total loading time may be a bit long either way, the improved performance won’t be as noticeable as the rest of the site.