Personally, I think that the main underlying direction of fluid is a good one - and a message worth repeating.
Device independence means that PC, tablet and phone users all get a similar experience.
Self Service means that we need to provide an intuitive user interface, so that untrained end users are able to access the functions they require.
Core team members can then focus on the higher value processes, where navigation collections bring together frequently used functionality in a logical order and homepages that being together the most frequently used functionality.
Search Framework then provides easy access to those "I hardly ever use this - where is it again?" functions rather than having to navigate through a massive menu structure.
Rather than enabling old technology, I would encourage feedback from end users to help identify:
- items that can be moved to self service (where core team members are entering data on behalf of end users)
- additional navigation collections (or changes to their homepages) that would simplify their end-to-end processes
If you are able to quickly respond to these changes, you will achieve greater buy-in as users feel understood rather than simply feel they are being forced to use the deployed functionality.
Also remember that the menu is available within the fluid menu under Navigation - it hasn't disappeared altogether.
Finally, looking at the document you have referred to, there are published PeopleSoft Fluid UX Standards which provides a universal guide to how all of this fits together.
I was poking around that Fluid Standards page yesterday, and I was unable to find how to replace the Home Page's "Oracle" icon with one of my choice...like we did with NEW_PS_LOGO in PT 8.54. Is there a concise doc for that?
Additionally, is there a recommendation on how to indicate to our power users when they are working in a particular non-production environment? (Should we add an icon to the Banner...perhaps actionable back to the Home Page?) I am curious how folks have addressed this issue.
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Thanks for that lead, CameronS! Sasank has written a great series of posts answering most of my rookie branding issues. Since I am working with PT 8.55, I found the next one in the series to be even more helpful to me: https://pe0ples0ft.blogspot.com/2016/04/peopletools-855x-branding-part-ii.html. I also followed Macro Set steps from “E-FLUID: How to modify the Logo in the header in 8.55 using Macro Sets (Doc ID 2253710.1)”.
For any that are following in my footsteps, you might want to avoid Sasank’s 8.54 posts. Since his post mentioned building on a previous foundation, I attempted to merge his old notes with the new formats and got myself into a mess. (At one point I even ended up making a change that, upon saving, prevented me from navigating at all! With assistance from Oracle Support’s Khalid, I created a project in my Demo to promote the default Style Sheets into my corrupt copy-of-production…simply to allow navigation again!)
We have more work to do for our first branding experience, but it was comforting to get our logo and colors in front of our functional leads sooner than later.
I am still interested in finding out what other folks are finding particularly useful. Thanks again.
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Glad to see that you worked it out. Please start from this link if you are on 8.55:
For an index of all my Branding related posts use the following: