This post consists solely of my opinion, nefario has done a great job so far.The !@#$%^ charts:
While the charts look pretty in most cases, I find them annoying for several reasons:
Usability of buying and selling
- The fixed time interval makes it impossible to zoom in or focus on the last month/week/day. Since it charts all data since the start of the security squeezes the Y axis if there was a very high or low price at any time in the past. Case in point: The GIGAMINING chart https://glbse.com/asset/view/GIGAMINING
- The market depth info is non-cumulative. That means that one has to "integrate" the chart in his head to get an MtgoxLive-like view. I find it much easier to read a cumulative depth chart since the slope of the curve tells you how much depth there is at that specific price. I would not be opposed to have a cumulative and a non-cumulative depth chart. You could make it easy to switch between the two views.
- The depth chart suffers from the same lack of range limiting. The smallest bid price for GIGAMINING is 0.0000001 and the maximum ask price is 1000, this makes for a ludicrous flat line with a spike.
I find myself switching between the page of the security in question and the portfolio page a lot when I am buying or selling.
I use the portfolio page to:
- Know how much of the security I have (balance and reserved).
- Cancel orders.
I use the security page to:
- Look at the security data (price, depth, etc...).
- Place an order.
The fact that I have to alternate between these pages is a pain. I use tabs one for the security and one for the portfolio but it gets confusing very quick when dealing with all the PPT.X securities I have.
A little bit of redundancy between the portfolio page and the security page would be a big help to efficient trading.Bonus points:
A table view of the last few trades would be nice to have. Timestamp, price and amount would be way enough.Money + mouth
I pledge to donate 1.0 BTC to nefario if the charts are made usable.
I pledge to donate 2.0 BTC to nefario if he makes trading a lot more efficient.