This latest release now incorporates user selectable color coding of resources. This is the first integration of a series of color coding features which will be rolling out over the next few weeks. color coded assignments 600x374 Color Coding

Thoughts on Color

We generally like Stephen Few’s and try to stick to his guidelines when we can. The short form of his advice is “Use Color Meaningfully and with Restraint.” With that in mind we asked our selves how can we use color to convey additional meaning in our Gantt Charts. So far we have come up with the following scenarios: Color is helpful when used to: - Code which resources are assigned to tasks - Bring some tasks to the attention of the chart viewers - Group tasks together into logical groups such as phases or internal/external This latest release now supports color coding of the assignments in the resource view. Next will be resource dependent color coding of tasks in the Gantt Chart view along with color coding of individual tasks and groups of tasks.

Performance Improvement

We hope you notice an improvement in how Gantto has been performing over the last few weeks. We have been rolling out the juiciest performance optimizations we can find and have improved responsiveness by 50% or more for many user gestures. As always, we love all comments or suggestions. Please drop me a line: chris@gantto.com

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