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Containers, rows, and columns

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Containers, rows, and columns

Containers, rows, and columns are what give structure and form to the content on a portal page.


Containers are markup artifacts that are put on a page to 'contain' the layouts that will ultimately house the widgets.

You can view containers and how they make up a page in the Service Portal Designer (Service Portal > Service Portal Configuration > Designer). Open a page in the Service Portal Designer, then click anything on the page. In the top left corner, breadcrumbs appear to show you which element on the page you have selected. Use the breadcrumbs to select a container, then click the edit icon (Edit icon from the top right of the Service Portal Designer).
Figure 1. Service Portal Designer breadcrumbs
Cool clocks widgets with a widget selected and the breadcrumbs at the top left of the page highlighted
You can also edit a container by navigating to the Page Editor and selecting the container node in the tree view.
Figure 2. Container record
Container editor in the Service Portal Designer
  • Change the layout of widgets on a page
  • Determine the number of columns available to layout widgets
  • Determine whether to scale with changes to the browser window
  • Add a background color to a portion of a page
  • Add an background image to a portion of a page
  • View the current layout of the widgets within it