Replace dashboard by it's own page

I want to replace my dashboard by our own page. I tried to change the Home site web page, using a dedicated dashboard, but it's doesn't works well. The URL is changed and the left side bar still appear (and it's not easy to remove it).

So I decide to used the include macro in the global layout and remove the defaut content.

But when I use it, my page isn't format correctly (I have section and columns inside this page). The columns are badly manage.

Here the code I put in the global layout:

<div class="dashboard">
        <div class="dashboard-section">
            #if ($mode == "dashboard")
                #parse ("/decorators/includes/dashboard-navigation.vm")
                #requireResourcesForContext("dashboard")
                #rssautodiscovery($action.rssDescriptor)
                #permitSearchEngines()

                <div class="dashboard-group left">
                     $helper.renderConfluenceMacro("{include:DAS:HomeLeft}")
                </div>## left
                <div class="dashboard-group right">
                    $helper.renderConfluenceMacro("{include:DAS:HomeRight}")
                </div>## right
            #else
....

And here the code of my page that will be the dashboard:

{section}{column:width=50%}
Insert your introduction text here
{spaces}
{column}{column:width=50%}
{recently-updated:width=100%|types=page,news,comment|spaces=*}
{favpages}
{column}{section}

When I do this, the both columms are display vertically and not horizontally. There is a big empty column on the right, and all content are write in the left column.

How to avoid this problem ? There is a css style to change ?

thanks.

5 answers

yep it's nice, but not free...

yep it's nice, but it's not free...

Yes, you're going to have to change the CSS quite a bit to get rid of the Confluence look-and-feel. It's not terribly easy, but if you have a decent designer, it's definitely doable. Our dashboard looks like a "regular" web site. You can see it here: http://devcenter.verivo.com

ok thank you. Your site looks great !

Do you know which style that must be modified to get rid of the columns problem ?

Not off the top of my head, but you do have to modify the global and layout decorators. Feel free to poke around the CSS. We basically overrode the standard styles with our own column layout.

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