Choosing Page Data Layout

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Choosing Page Data Layout

Web Site Factory web applications offer several page layouts. Each layout offers its own method of presenting data on a single page.  The most popular master-detail  data layouts of pages are described below.

Tabbed layout

View live demo of tabbed master-detail layout at

Detail tabs show up only when you select a master record. Tabs disappear when a new record is selected or an existing selected record is deleted. The most compact layout. The lowest impact on the database.


Classic layout

View live demo of classic master-detail layout at

Detail tabs will show at the bottom of the screen when you select a master record. This type of layout is probably familiar to most end users. Selection of a master records causes at least one detail query to execute.


Stacked Layout

View live demo of stacked layout at

Detail data views will show at the bottom of the screen when you select a master record. All detail data views are visible simultaneously. We have improved the detail query execution to better detect master record selection, which improves overall performance of pages with master-detail layout. Selection of a master record will cause all detail views to refresh. Detail views will disappear if you start creating a new master record or loose the current master record selection.