Fluid User Interface Overview

The PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface is designed to be a significant enhancement to the PeopleSoft’s “classic” user interface, which has been the interface display on browsers for PeopleSoft end users for well over a decade. The PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface moves away from pixel-perfect page layout and provides greater flexibility with the enhanced use of cascading style sheets (CSS3), HTML5, and JavaScript (if needed).

PeopleSoft application fluid pages scale gracefully from large screen devices such as laptops and desktops down to the reduced viewing space of tablets and smartphones. Many commercial websites use a similar design model where 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. When a larger screen size is detected (a screen with more “real estate”) the application content will adjust and conform accordingly to fill the space. Similarly, if a smaller screen size is detected, non-essential information can be removed and the presentation of content will adjust to “flow” in a very usable fashion.

This documentation focuses on the tools, the approaches, and the techniques that application implementation teams will use to create, configure, and customize fluid application pages.

Note: The PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface is an evolving technology. As information becomes available or is requested, PeopleTools will post updates as needed on the following My Oracle Support page: PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface Supplemental Documentation (Doc ID 1909955.1).