NB: We have a new left hand side, column style navigation bar which replaces the original top banner, text based bar.  By way of a quick guide, working from the top down; the Method Grid avatar (or your company graphic for the Professional customers), is your link to your account home page (a page which will evolve into your “Productivity Hub” throughout 2021). Second is your notifications centre; third, the account search; fourth, your grid library; fifth, you dashboards; sixth, the light bulb, your link to element templates and example grids; seventh, your members and group pages; eighth, help and support; and finally your profile image, the place for profile and account settings, the switch account feature (for those with multiple accounts) and the other areas that currently sit there.

You can read the release blog here.

With the introduction of version 06 of Method Grid, all platform members can now create a grid (even if this is just within their own private grids in their own private folder area - for user and external member types). 

For free accounts, an architect or builder can create a grid in the main grid library.

For professional and enterprise accounts, configurable access control will determine who has the access permission to create a grid in the main grid library; see What is configurable access control?

Click on the grids icon to go to the grid library.

Select the folder you want the grid to live in and click on “New Grid +”. You will be taken to a new grid page. A new grid will contain a single stage and a single theme. You will arrive with edit mode turned on. Please note that this action button is highlighted; clicking on it toggles between edit mode on and edit mode off (i.e. viewing the grid as a user would see it).

You can start by editing the grid name: by clicking inline into the grid title. Next, you might want to add a grid description. You can do this by clicking the description action button on the grid actions bar and updating the text inline.  

Please note all changes made to your new grid are automatically saved.

It’s that simple to get going.