During this lecture we covered Panels and what panel pages were.
We learned that there was a way of creating a new page with a specific layout, such as a single column, a 2 column, 3 column page, a page with a header, or a footer, or both, as well as many other choices and a way of creating a page consisting of panels that the user creates and places. This allows for much more customization in the web page from the admin’s point of view, and allows the readers of the site a more customized and possibly a better formatted view of the page.
The panels are created using a module called, conveniently, “Panels” and is a must-have for almost any website.
Panel pages are created by selecting add custom page, and then you click continue where you get shown a selection of different panels you can use in your website, as well as the flexible panel for custom pages.
Past that, you are shown a view of the page with “Top, Left, Bottom, Right, Center” depending on the panel type you chose, allowing you to place content in different sections of the page. You are also displayed a text box for content entry, as well as a titler, and other useful features that are needed for a page.
From this lecture we have learned that panel pages are a very useful commodity for website building and are almost required by many users as a way to more conveniently manage and browse the site’s pages.