Friday, June 8, 2018

Branding Options – Fluid/Classic/Classic Plus

You need to get familiar playing around with a few branding options if you are into fluid. Let’s begin!!

Switch from Fluid to classic

Are you looking to switch back to Classic from the default Fluid mode??

For some reasons, If your business users are not comfortable with fluid, either because of performance issues or there is no significant business transaction that require fluid, then you can still switch back to Classic mode by following the steps mentioned below:
  1. Navigate to Peopletools > Personalization > Personalization Options
  2. Select Option Category Level as ‘PPTL’(Peopletools)
  3. Search for User Option ‘HPPC’ and click on Format tab
  4. Click on ‘Set Option Default Value’ link and choose ‘Option Default Value’ as ‘Classic’ and save the page.
  5. HPPC applies to laptop and desktop computers and HPTABLET applies to mobile devices. This setting is particularly useful when you want to have Fluid for tab/mobile devices and Classic for desktop.

      6. Navigate to Peopletools > Portal > Branding > Branding System Options
      7. Select ‘Default Branding Theme’ as ‘DEFAULT_THEME_TANGERINE’ from          ‘DEFAULT_THEME_FLUID’ and select Theme Style as ‘Tangerine (PT 8.53 default) 

One good thing about Peoplesoft branding is that there is no need to bounce the servers like you do for web profile config changes. You can simply sign out and sign in back to experience the changes. 

Enable Classic Plus

From an end-user’s perspective, let’s imagine If there is a drastic change of browsing experience from seeing a super cool fluid page to approve a leave and back to a displeasing classic page to submit a claim. Won’t it feel odd? 

As we know, not all pages in Peoplesoft are meant to be fluid. To give a consistent modern user experience (harmonizing with fluid), Peoplesoft has come up with “Classic+”, so that end-users can move seamlessly across Peoplesoft pages.

In a nutshell, Classic plus
  • is a new stylesheet (introduced in Peopletools 8.56)
  • allows classic components to look more like Fluid components
  • are NOT RESPONSIVE to devices unlike fluid pages.

Classic plus is turned on by default starting with HCM Image 25. If you are on an older image, you can enable classic plus at a system level from the ‘Branding System Options’ page by selecting “Fluid like theme for Classic”. 

Peopletools > Portal > Branding > Branding System Options

To enable at component level, you should check ‘Apply Fluid like theme for Classic’ at Component Properties. Remember that you need to perform some minor tweaking on the pages, as the new stylesheet tends to distort the page alignment.

Have you implemented some great branding options for fluid/classic+. We would like to hear it from you. Let us know in the comments.

Also, if you haven’t read our previous article on the introduction to fluid, here’s the link.


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