When you start building your application, here are the main questions to ask yourself to better organize and manage your application with PandaSuite.
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Responsive and layout management
When creating a new project, it automatically has a fixed aspect ratio which means that your design grows proportionally to the size of the screen, but margins may appear on a screen with another ratio.
- create a responsive application (one layout): your application has the same design and orientation on all devices. Activate the Size & Position Scale mode and select each object on your screen to define its responsive settings.
- create an application with several layouts (adaptive): your application has one or several designs adapted to each type of screen. The right layout will be automatically displayed depending on the device (mobile or tablet for example).
💡To know: when you create a new layout, you have the choice between creating a blank layout or starting from an existing layout. Thus, we recommend that you finalize the first layout before creating the other. Any changes you make to one layout afterwards must be made to the other. You can save time by using the Copy and Paste feature between projects
Number of screens
🤷 The screen is the basic unit of your application. Each screen corresponds to a major step in the user journey: authentication, welcome, article, news...
💡 The order of the screens only makes sense if you enable Magazine mode or create a Go to Next/Back screen action.
Screen versus state
💡 Each application has a size in megabytes that determines how much storage it needs to run on users' devices. Since storage space is limited, it is important that an application offers a reasonable size to the user.
One or multiple projects?
🕵 Let's take the example of an application that gathers all business materials for the ACME salespeople. It is possible to integrate within this application the corporate sales materials accessible to all and to create channels (folders) for each category of sales representatives (B2B, EMEA, Africa etc...). You can send each sales person the access link to their content.