Category Archives: User Interface

We need your help! Glimpse vNext is coming…

We are currently in the process of developing the next version of Glimpse and are looking at what the design and user experience is going to evolve into. To do the best job that we can, we want to talk to all of you and see what you need, how you are using Glimpse and what you would like to see that would make Glimpse even more awesome.

If you would like to help out by giving us some feedback, we would love to talk to you. Simply email us and tell us a bit about how you are currently using Glimpse and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks for your continued help and support!

Glimpse 0.84 Released

We are pleased to announce the release Glimpse 0.84.

This release includes the following improvements to the core:

  • urlBlacklist validator contributed by hahndorf
  • Support for IP validation when server is behind a proxy/load balancer contributed by rho24
  • Glimpse <script> tags now render inside <body> tags
  • Glimpse no longer uses inline javascript, fixing bugs reported for developers with content security policy enabled in firefox
  • Added exception information to glimpseLog when enabled
  • UI facelift, including update to glimpse icon
  • Static glimpse files are now cached in browser, improving performance (can be disabled via web.config)
  • Fixed NullReferenceException problem on session tab
  • Javascript client performance improvements

In addition we’ve made a change to the MVC3 package:

  • Fixed bug that caused the execution tab to always be disabled

You can download Glimpse 0.84 from or


Glimpse Design Face-lift

We have been looking at our design lately and been trying to make some general improvements to the look and feel.

Old Design

New Design

From the start you can see that we have tried to go with a more “steel” theme and make the colours more consistent. You can see that the selected and hover states of the tabs now merge seamlessly into the top bar odd/even background colours are a little lighter – hopefully making it a little easier to read.

Like always, besides the buttons in the top bar on the right, everything is done with pure css and we have also added a couple of slight css transition to just soften things (nothing too overt though). We have widened the css gradient rules to take into account opera and IE10. Also, we have tried to get the look a little better in IE < 9 (not that we are officially supporting it though). If you have any feedback or ideas, please let us know. These changes will come in with the release of 0.84+.