Paint Layouts

Last Updated: 05 Jul 2016

Please note that this screen was previously known as the Lookup Settings screen.

The Paint Layouts screen allows you to apply Paint Layouts to the asset. A Paint Layout defines the layout of the content of the asset and allows you to add metadata fields as well as other information including the date and time of when the asset was published. For example, if this asset was a media release, a Paint Layout can be applied to the asset to show the name of the user who published the asset and when it was published.

If the asset has more than one Web Path assigned to it, each path will be listed in blue text within the URL Specific Definitions section of the screen. For example, in the figure shown below, two Web Paths have been applied to this asset - www.example.com/home and www.example.com/matrix.

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The URL Specific Definition section of the Paint Layouts screen 

For each Web Path listed on the screen you can apply different Paint Layouts. So, for example, if the Web Paths of the page were www.example.com.au/home and www.example.co.nz/home, you can show the Australian flag for www.example.com.au/home and the New Zealand flag for www.example.co.nz/home without having to create two separate pages. You can also apply a Paint Layout on a per-asset basis in the Paint Layout section of the screen.

Paint Layout

This section allows you to apply a Paint Layout to the asset rather than to a URL.

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The Paint Layout section of the Paint Layouts screen 

The fields available are as follows:

  • Summary: this section shows which Paint Layouts are applied to each URL. By default, if no Paint Layout has been applied, no information will appear in this field. Once you have applied a Paint Layout, it will appear in this section, as shown in the figure below.

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    The Summary field

    To find out more information about the Paint Layout, hover the mouse over the Info icon icon. To find the Paint Layout in the Asset Map, click on the Binoculars icon icon.
  • Layout: this field allows you to apply a Paint Layout to use for this asset. If this asset currently inherits the Paint Layout from its parent, setting a new Paint Layout in this field will override the current Paint Layout. When you set a new Paint Layout, it will automatically cascade to its child assets. Any new child assets will also inherit this Paint Layout.
  • Override Layout: this field allows you to apply a Paint Layout to this asset only. If this asset currently inherits the design from its parent, setting a new Paint Layout in this field will override the current Paint Layout. However, it will not be cascaded to its child assets. Any new child asset will not inherit this Paint Layout; instead it will inherit the Paint Layout applied to this asset's parent.

URL Specific Definitions

This section allows you to apply a Paint Layout to be used for the Web Path.

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The URL Specific Definition section of the Paint Layouts screen 

For each Web Path, the following fields will appear:

  • System defined – Frontend layout: this field allows you to apply a Paint Layout for this Web Path. If this asset currently inherits the Paint Layout from its parent, setting a new Paint Layout in this field will override the current Paint Layout for this Web Path. When you set a new Paint Layout, it will automatically cascade to its child assets. Any new child assets will also inherit this Paint Layout for this Web Path.

    Tip: To apply one Paint Layout to all Web Paths, use the Layout field in the Paint Layout section of the screen.

  • System defined – Frontend override layout: this field allows you apply a Paint Layout for this Web Path for this asset only. If this asset currently inherits the Paint Layout from its, setting a new Paint Layout in this field will override the current Paint Layout for this Web Path. However, it will not be cascaded to its child assets. Any new child asset will not inherit this Paint Layout; instead it will inherit the Paint Layout applied to this asset's parent for this Web Path.

If you apply a Paint Layout in this section it will override the Paint Layout you have selected in the Paint Layout section above.

Evaluating which Paint Layout to Use

Evaluating which Paint Layout to use is done following this order of precedence:

  1. URL Specific - System Defined - Frontend Override Paint Layout
  2. Asset Specific - Override Paint Layout
  3. URL Specific - System Defined - Frontend Paint Layout
  4. Asset Specific -Paint Layout
  5. URL Specific - Inherited System Defined - Frontend Paint Layout
  6. Asset Specific - Inherited Paint Layout

Create New User-Defined Layout

This section allows you to apply a user-defined Paint Layout to be used for the Web Path.

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The User Defined Layouts section of the Paint Layouts screen 

Please note that a user-defined Paint Layout is not automatically used on the asset. If a user-defined Paint Layout has been configured, it can be accessed by appending the SQ_PAINT_LAYOUT_NAME query string parameter to the URL of the asset. For more information, refer to the Using Alternate Designs chapter of the Designs manual.

The fields available in this section are as follows:

  • Current: this section shows the current user defined Paint Layout that has been applied to the asset. To find out more information about the Paint Layout, hover the mouse over the Info icon icon. To find the Paint Layout in the Asset Map, click on the Binoculars icon icon.
  • Layout Code: enter the code for the new user defined Paint Layout
  • New/Change? : select which Paint Layout to use for the user-defined Paint Layout on this asset.

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