Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Choosing Page Data Layout

Web Site Factory web applications offer several page layouts. Each layout offers its own method of presenting data on a single page.  The most popular master-detail  data layouts of pages are described below.

Tabbed layout

View live demo of tabbed master-detail layout at http://dev.codeontime.com/demo/websitefactory3/pages/customers.aspx.

Detail tabs show up only when you select a master record. Tabs disappear when a new record is selected or an existing selected record is deleted. The most compact layout. The lowest impact on the database.

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Classic layout

View live demo of classic master-detail layout at http://dev.codeontime.com/demo/websitefactory6/pages/customers.aspx.

Detail tabs will show at the bottom of the screen when you select a master record. This type of layout is probably familiar to most end users. Selection of a master records causes at least one detail query to execute.

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Stacked Layout

View live demo of stacked layout at http://dev.codeontime.com/demo/websitefactory5/pages/customers.aspx.

Detail data views will show at the bottom of the screen when you select a master record. All detail data views are visible simultaneously. We have improved the detail query execution to better detect master record selection, which improves overall performance of pages with master-detail layout. Selection of a master record will cause all detail views to refresh. Detail views will disappear if you start creating a new master record or loose the current master record selection.

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2 comments:

scdev said...

What happened to the compatibility with Chrome, Firefox, etc...

Apparently the new factory only seems to work on IE ???

Customer Service said...

There was a bug with tabbed layout. We have released an emergency fix to correct the problem.

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