Review the basic style differences between UI16 and UI15 styles in the ServiceNow platform.
Banner frame comparison
In UI16, the banner information and controls are in different places. The search box in the
UI16 header opens when you select it. The help icon is available from the banner frame, instead
of being accessed from the Settings menu. Because the UI16 banner is narrower, there is no
control to collapse it.
For more information about the UI16 changes, see System settings for the user interface (UI).
In UI16, modules that you select are not automatically marked as favorites as
illustrated by the blue stars in the UI15 image. Any menu or module can be marked as a
favorite, and it appears when you click the Favorites tab
represented by the star. The other tab displays items you recently accessed.
For more information, see UI16 application navigator. The navigation filter
works the same in both UI versions, by entering text in the navigation filter to show matching
applications, modules, and favorites.
Another difference in the UI16 navigator menu is that you can no longer right-click an
application menu name to edit the application menu. Navigate to
to add or modify modules.
The Edge in UI15 is replaced in UI16 by the Favorites tab, represented
by the star. Any item you could place on the Edge can be marked as a favorite. When you switch
to UI16, all bookmarks on the edge are migrated to favorites and are listed on the
Favorites tab. For more information, see Use the UI16 navigator. The List and Form View option is no longer
available in UI16.
UI16 System Settings appear in a pop-up window with subtabs to make it easier to update your
settings. The Split Layout setting available in UI15 was removed. For
more information, see System settings for the user interface (UI).
Basic configuration and the company logo
The banner size and color scheme has changed significantly in UI16. Therefore, there is a set
of system properties for UI16 to set up your logo and branding before you switch to UI16. For
more information, see Configure logo, colors, and system defaults for UI16.
The banner in which your logo appears is narrow, and your logo image is scaled based on the
aspect ratio. A wider image scales better than a smaller one and is more readable, as in the
following example. It is also recommended that you create a logo image with a transparent