The Developer Hub Should Also Be Linked With Our Roblox Account

Greetings developers,

As you may already know, the Developer Hub is an extremely useful resource and provides insight on everything that there is in the Roblox engine. This site even has detailed and step-by-step tutorials on creating some commonly used contraptions.

Because the Hub is such a helpful source, I believe that we should be able to personalize it. What I mean is that our Roblox accounts should be connected to the Developer Hub (like the Forum). At the top right corner, our avatar should be displayed and by clicking on it, we would have several options like preferences, sign out, and etc.

With this linked account feature, what I also request is:

  • the ability to bookmark :bookmark: API references and articles. This way it is easier to find them later on.
  • being able to configure the site :gear: such as having control of toggling dark theme (as discussed in this post), notification settings :bell: (of new articles/API references), what should be displayed/pinned in the home screen, and more.
  • (alternative to bookmarking, or on top of it) the ability to create folders :file_folder: and add articles and API references to them. This would allow us to group useful resources under one collection, therefore making it easier to find them.

Sample Scenario Of Folders:

Suppose we are working on a racing game, but we need a bit more knowledge on how to create a functioning car and would also like some insight on constraints. With this folder feature added, we can easily create a folder named “Racing Game” and be able to add the two articles above inside. Then the next time we come back to work on this project, we can simply open this folder and we would have the necessary resources right in front of us! However, without this feature, we may forget what articles we needed for this game the next time we come back.


Sample UI Examples

Home screen, with our avatar at the top right corner:

The top of an article/API reference with the option to bookmark and add to folder:


As you can see, being able to log in with our Roblox accounts for the Developer Hub would be extremely useful and has great potential. Personalized features would allow developers to quickly and easily access the articles/API references they find most useful in a matter of seconds, which would improve our development experience significantly.


Just Why Would This Be Very Useful?

Thank you to @PeZsmistic for bringing this question up. As @TheRings0fSaturn replied, the personalized feature would allow for bookmarks and saves to be accessible from all devices, unlike the traditional browser bookmarks which would not save like the former. Also, saving a lot of articles/API references using the browser bookmark system can get very disorganizing. Creating more folders to organize better would simple not cut it because having to click on a bookmark that is nested within multiple folders can get quite annoying. Therefore, implementing a personalized Hub with a way to sort articles/API references would prove to be quicker and more efficient.


Quick Poll: Would you also find this feature useful?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters


Thank you for your time and feedback,
and have a wonderful time developing!

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It seems like the majority of what you’re suggesting is covered already by your browser’s bookmark functionality. Why would bookmarks and folders built into the devhub be more useful?

Notifications on new articles / API references might be interesting, but it sounds very noisy. Wouldn’t devforum announcements be sufficient? A new feature or API extension is likely to be announced or mentioned in release notes on the forum, so if you’re interested you should be able to just seek out the documentation yourself, no?

Also, I’ve made a dark theme for the devhub. :wink:

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It is true that the browser’s bookmark feature is good enough, but it can get quite out of hand when we have a lot of items to save. And personally, I find a site’s bookmarking system to be easier to access and use than the browser one. Just like we are able to bookmark posts and topics on this Forum (and on Discourse) even though we can easily bookmark it on the browser, we would also having this feature on the Hub.

In a nutshell, implementation of this feature is more useful than the browser’s bookmarks because the former can easily handle and organize large amounts of saved items (like the Forum’s bookmarks can).

That is a good point! However, I do not set the #public:public-updates-announcements category to be “Watching” so I would not know about new additions unless some there is some latest activity (and it comes up on the “Latest” tab). Also, having a count of new articles and API references in the Hub would make getting to that page just one click away. But finding them from an announcement post takes a bit more time.

To put it briefly, having multiple ways of accessing the same material can be very useful. It is all about personal preferences and what some people find easier.

I checked it out and it works perfectly! But just like how the main Roblox site has a dark theme option, even though there are many dark themes out there on Stylus, there should be consideration of adding a dark theme setting on the Hub as well.

As I said above, it is all about personal preferences. Some people, like me, may find the current system of accessing and organizing material on the Hub more difficult, while others are okay with it. What I am mainly focusing on in this topic is the increased efficiency, less time consumption, and consistency across the majority of the Roblox sites after this new feature is added.

Thank you PeZsmistic for pointing these out.

Simple: itd save across platforms, rather than needing to manually find each article on a new computer or your phone.

Plus bookmarking in most browsers is kinda clunky since they’re not displayed on a dedicated page - they’re usually put below the omnibar.

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Please do not detract from the thread.

You could probably add bookmarks and folders using some type of browser extension to save these details locally. Obviously a built-in system would be better but I’m just voicing my thoughts.

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