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Tip! Use containers to provide visual clues to user

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Dashboard gauges get a lot of haters - but I think it's undeserved. Here's some tips I have for helping users understand how objects are related.  In my Planning Your Dashboard post, I talk about how to plan your KPIs and supporting information.  In the post, I show how I used horizontal containers to control the layout - here's specifically what I did.

 

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I had already built the objects - which actually made this a more difficult task.

 

  1. Start a new section and add 2 horizontal containers.
  2. In one of the containers, change the background color and set transparency around 70%.

    sascom_dashboard-01.png
  3. Duplicate the container with the color and move it to the bottom.
    sascom_dashboard-02.png
  4. Return to your other tab, right-click the objects and move to the new section. 
    sascom_dashboard-03.png
  5. Then drag the objects into the container.  Yeah ... time for happy feet.

    sascom_dashboard-04.png

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Tricia Aanderud
Zencos Consulting
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‎07-11-2016 11:21 AM
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Re: Tip! Use containers to provide visual clues to user

Tricia's very helpful tip has been promoted to an article and has also been updated. Read the latest version of Tip! Use containers to provide visual clues to user.

 

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‎07-11-2016 11:21 AM
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Re: Tip! Use containers to provide visual clues to user

Tricia's very helpful tip has been promoted to an article and has also been updated. Read the latest version of Tip! Use containers to provide visual clues to user.

 

Laura

 

 

 

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