By Matthew Haavisto-Oracle on Oct 16, 2015
Many customers have asked us about guidance for developing in PeopleSoft's Fluid User Interface. To address that, PeopleSoft's Information Development team has recently published a new guide for designing navigation in Fluid. The way users navigate in the Fluid UI is quite different (and more efficient) than in classic PeopleSoft pages. The new guidelines are available here.
The guidelines cover the philosophy of Fluid navigation focusing on the following:
- Multiple paths for users to access functionality.
- Users’ ability to choose the path that is most effective for them.
- Use of Related Actions to make navigation work across all paths.
Classic PIA navigation uses a locator link (“breadcrumb”) menu with a deep menu hierarchy. Fluid navigation takes an entirely different approach, using homepages and tiles as the starting points for navigating to both Fluid and Classic pages. Further navigation to Fluid and Classic transactions is achieved through a variety of vectors like the Nav Bar, Related Actions, Search, and more. The following 'how-to' topics are covered:
- Create new homepages.
- Add tiles to homepages via the Tile Repository.
- Add a component tile to any homepage from within the component.
- Add tiles to the NavBar.
- Reorder tiles in the NavBar.
- Add favorite components to My Favorites in the NavBar
In addition, we've published a Fluid UI documentation update, that covers troubleshooting, clarifications to official product docs, updates, and significantly, guides on the CCS that PeopleSoft uses to develop our applications.