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Forma 36

Workbench

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An app shell that structures regions of content and interaction

The workbench assembles the outer app shell which defines regions to structure content and interactions.
It consists of 4 screen regions which have specific requirements for content and interactions.

Title bar

The title bar provides navigational guidance and primary actions on the current view.

Content and interaction guidelines

  • The Title Bar should only provide actions which are global to the current view (e.g. Button to create a user on a users list view)
  • When multiple global actions are needed a dropdown menu should be used
  • Buttons that submit a form on the current view should not be placed in the title bar but be part of that specific form.

Dimensions and specs

PropertyValue
Width100%
Height70px
Content Alignmentleft
Inner Paddingspacing-l

Main content

The main content area provides the main functionality of the current view.

Content and interaction guidelines

Depending on the displayed information one of the 3 width configurations should be applied:

  • Views that just consist of forms or text should have a maximum width of 768px for enhanced readability.
  • Static table views which contents are not configurable should default to a maximum width of 1280px.
  • Rich data views like dashboards or configurable tables should use the entire available width.

Width utility classes

ClassnameCSS
.f36-content-width--defaultmax-width: 1280px
.f36-content-width--textmax-width: 768px
.f36-content-width--fullmax-width: 100%

Dimensions and specs

PropertyValue
Maximum Width: Default1280px, 768px, 100%
Container Alignmentcenter
Content Alignmentleft
Paddingspacing-l

Left sidebar

The left sidebar provides quick access to saved views and filters.

Content and interaction guidelines

  • The left sidebar serves as secondary navigation and provides predefined and user-defined filters
  • It should not include any view actions like adding or removing content

Dimensions and specs

PropertyValue
Width280px
Content Alignmentleft
Paddingspacing-l

Right sidebar

The right sidebar provides secondary interactions depending on the current view as well as documentation spaces and entry points for extensibility.

Dimensions and specs

PropertyValue
Width360px
Content Alignmentleft
Paddingspacing-l