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Configuring Pages in your digital workplace (BP)
This best practice describes how to best design page layouts within your digital workplace.
The Igloo platform uses pages to surface content within your digital workplace focused on a specific theme, topic or member group. Content can live under any page (e.g. channel or space) or you can surface content from other areas within your digital workplace. You can even add external content such as RSS feeds, iframes and links.
There are three different types of pages within the Igloo platform:
- Homepages: the home page of your digital workplace or a specific solution within your workplace.
- Landing pages: sub pages within your digital workplace.
- Solution pages: sub pages within a space.
Igloo recommends creating a design and layout for your pages which match the needs of your audience(s). Think of each page (regardless of type) as a mini portal focused on providing information on a specific topic, theme for a specific set of member group(s). For example, a departmental homepage should be focused on team members within the department.
- Be sure to name your pages with relevant titles (e.g. makes it easier to find when browsing or searching).
- Pages are not web sites - so focus on providing contextual information and/or conversations on the page.
- Limit scrolling and put high value content at the top.
- Use graphics (e.g. call to action widgets) where applicable to encourage engagement and ease of use.
- Allow users to interact with the content.
- Make sure page layouts are mobile friendly (e.g. responsive design).
- Less is more. Adding too much content or links can confuse users.
- Add instructions to guide users.
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