We moved the asset manager

In anticipation of some of the bigger features coming to Webflow in 2017, we’ve moved the asset manager to the left side of the Designer to free up space and conform to some of our existing UI patterns (much like the Symbols move in January).

The asset manager now lives in the left sidebar of the Designer.
Hey look! A new home.

Why move it?

We have a ton of great features coming in 2017 and we need to shuffle some panels around in the Designer to accommodate them. Moving Symbols and assets to the left panel is an early step toward getting these new features in place.

In addition to freeing up some room in the right sidebar, placing symbols and assets in the left sidebar makes more organizational sense. It’s always felt a little strange that some things are added from the left sidebar, while other things are added from the right. With this update, all of our additive actions will be in one place:

  • ‍Add Element
  • Add Symbol
  • Add Page
  • Add assets

Although it might take a little getting used to, the left panel will feel like the most natural place for your assets. We think you'll be excited about the interactive features we're working on for the right panel.

We’ve moved the asset manager to the left sidebar — alongside the Add, Pages, and Collections panels — so now all the elements you add to your site live on the same side of the Designer.