How to choose interface layouts
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How to choose interface layouts

Getting started with Interface Designer is as simple as picking from the list of predesigned layouts.

New to the world of interface design?

With Airtable's Interface Designer, you can choose from a list of layouts that are prebuilt to save you time, effort, and headaches.

Our layouts allow you to create apps that show users precisely the data they need–be it collaborators, stakeholders, or leadership. No more overwhelming your users with irrelevant information–present the right data, right when they need it.

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What interface layouts can I choose from?

Airtable's Interface Designer offers a selection of predesigned layouts, all crafted around best practices drawn from valuable customer feedback. With these layouts, you don't have to start from scratch–simply choose the one that best suits your needs and get to work.

Currently, you have the option to select from the following layouts:

  • List
  • Gallery
  • Kanban
  • Calendar
  • Timeline

These layouts might look familiar if you've used views in your data layer before.

When to use interface layouts

For occasions when executives seek high-level updates on projects or campaigns without delving into the finer details, turn to the List and Timeline layouts.

The List layout allows you to organize data from multiple tables, offering comprehensive context on projects. The Timeline layout, on the other hand, is perfect for visualizing data over time, like projects or campaigns.

Efficiently managing your team's progress is made simpler with the Calendar and Kanban layouts.

Customized Calendar interfaces can be created for each team member, displaying all their assigned deliverables over a week or month. The Kanban layout, organized into columns, allows you to stack records by status. This visual arrangement enables team members to instantly identify tasks on their to-do list and those already completed.

Toggle between interface layouts

While choosing a specific layout provides a solid starting point, Airtable's Interface Designer offers the flexibility to toggle between layouts within a single interface page.

No need to create separate pages for each layout type–you can seamlessly switch between different visualizations at any time. This feature allows your users to access the most relevant view for their needs.

With these Interface Designer layouts, it’s easy to create a highly functional and visually appealing app for your team.

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