After you add widgets to the dashboard, optimize the layout for each device on which the dashboards can be viewed. For example, you can remove widgets from a mobile phone layout to reduce the dashboard size for the smaller screen. You can also move widgets around in one layout and it doesn’t affect the other layouts.
When you generate a new layout, Wave adds the widgets from the currently selected layout to the new layout. This step is important because each layout can contain different widgets. Before you get started, select the layout that contains the widgets that you want to include in your new layout.
With the dashboard open in the Wave dashboard designer, from the Layouts menu, select Manage Layouts.
Select the layout template, and enter a unique layout name.
Each layout template comes with predefined layout properties that you can change.
The layout properties appear for the new layout. If needed, click
to show the Layout panel.
In the Layout panel, expand the following sections and change the default properties, if needed.
- Set the layout name, designer grid settings, and background color.
- Specify information about the devices that can use this layout. For more information about how Wave uses these properties to choose the right layout, see Wave’s Rules for Choosing a Layout for a Device.
- Background Image
- To apply a background image to the entire dashboard when this layout is used, enter the details about the background image. You don’t have to include a background image.
The designer previews the dashboard and layout based on the layout property settings. The designer updates the preview in real time so that you can see how your changes affect the display. If you shrink the maximum dashboard width, the designer shows you how the dashboard fits when using this layout. If needed, the designer rearranges the widgets to fit the new size.
Rearrange the widgets, if needed.
To hide a widget from the layout, select the widget, and click .
If you hide a widget, it appears in the Unused Widgets section of the layout properties.
To add an unused widget to the layout, drag the widget from the Unused Widgets section to the canvas.
To add a new widget, drag the widget from the widget toolbar to the canvas.
Wave adds the widget only to the current layout.
To save your layout changes and the dashboard, click .
To delete a layout, in the Layouts menu, click Manage Layouts, and then click next to the layout.