The purpose of the dashboard is to give you a clear and
readable report that tells you how your store is doing today.
Although the dashboard report IS generated by the computer, it is written
in casual business English, much as if a trusted subordinate had prepared
it for you.
The dashboard report is divided into paragraphs, each
of which describes one facet of your business (month-to-date sales, for
instance, or the amount of visitors that your site has had). Where
it tells you about a number, the dashboard will always give you a place to
click to see the detailed information that backs up its assertion.
For instance, when you have orders, you will see a statement like this
'you have unshipped orders for 9 line items totaling $251.95. Click here
to see them'. The word 'here' will be underlined, meaning that it is
a link. In this example, if you had clicked on the link, your
unshipped items report will be displayed to you.