Recently at work, we had need of a basic ‘dashboard’. It’s a pretty simple design: boxes on the left with one level of drop down for menus, a big, central ‘content’ section in the middle.
I was thinking of how I wanted to implement this.
- It needed to be flexible (i.e. layout should be described in an XML file)
- It needed to be somewhat visually appealing.
Here’s how I did it after the jump….