In our previous lesson, we talked about the key building blocks of SAP Work Zone and how homepages and workspaces are essential pillars for creating engaging experiences. But you’re likely wondering what tools exist for this kind of creation that do not require web development skills using (for example) HTML or CSS. In this lesson, we are going to explore the no-code page builder experience that is leveraged across both homepages and workspaces and what role the cards and widgets catalog plays in this process.
The page editor we’re going to look at more closely in this lesson is used across the My Workspace, regular workspaces, and homepages alike. However, there are minor differences depending on the scope of where you use the page builder – that is, certain widgets are specific to the homepage experience, for instance.
While the no-code page builder experience is fully designed with the citizen developer and even the regular end-user in mind, it is not necessarily available for every user of the system. The content we’re going to cover in the remainder of this unit shows the available capabilities when being granted permission to edit the homepage(s) or administer a workspace, for instance.
The page editor provides a grid-based layout with up to six columns and a flexible number of rows. As a page designer you start by creating the required grid layout with the desired cells, to which you then add the relevant content placeholders in the form of so-called widgets or cards (more on that in just a bit).
Once you have created the page experience you are looking for, you can either save it as a draft for further review or publish it right away – once published, the users will immediately see the results on the updated or newly created page. In case you need to undo changes or look at a previous design, you can use the versioning feature to view or even reset back to an older version of the page.
To support localization requirements, you can create translated versions of the pages so that users can see the content and page design in their selected language of SAP Work Zone (for example, their browser language). However, there are no automated translation capabilities; if required, you will need to provide the translated texts, image descriptions etc. when creating the additional variants.