The New BitMEX Custom UI

This has been a long time coming!

Back in the winter of 2014/2015 (14mo ago), I had a vision for a better BitMEX dashboard that worked more like a desktop windowing system, to help close the gap between the web and full-featured desktop trading software like MetaTrader4.

To that end, I built React-Grid-Layout, my most popular open source project to date. I had the intention of integrating it into BitMEX in early 2015 but we ended up prioritizing other features, and it fell by the wayside.

In the meantime, other companies have picked up the project, including Amazon, who uses my code for their CloudWatch Dashboards.

Well, today, I’m happy to say that we’ve ironed out the bugs and finally launched the Custom UI, better, faster, and more stable than it would have been in 2015.


The Custom UI is now live in the “Advanced” trade layout, which you can select in the main options dropdown (click your username).

All dashboard widgets can now be rearranged and resized. Your layout is saved to your browser and restored when you next visit BitMEX. Individual layouts are created for each major screen size, so they can be customized individually. This is really helpful for creating different layouts for e.g. half and full-screen sizes, or for tablet and phone layouts.

I hope you all enjoy – go trade some 25x ETH, and I’ll see you in the Trollbox.