Anoop Savio over at the Oracle PeopleSoft blog dishes about a feature in PeopleTools 8.54 — the ability to create fluid pages. But first, if you’ve never heard of fluid pages, here’s the gist:
PeopleSoft application fluid pages scale gracefully from large screen devices, such as laptops and desktops, to the reduced viewing space of tablets and smartphones. Many commercial websites use a similar design model whereby the presentation and layout of information is adjusted dynamically to conform to the dimensions of the user’s device. The Fluid User Interface design approach gives developers just this type of control over the user experience. (Source: PeopleTools 8.54 RVP)
As for their demand and potential popularity in this age of mixed consumption devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones), here’s what Savio opines:
As far as I am concerned, the top feature I expect in 8.54 is the ability to create Fluid pages all through the system. I love it for the reason being, I am a big fan of responsive design, since a year and a half now.
And now with Fluid Interface, Oracle is going to take the customers by storm.
This is going to be big.