UI Builder Bytes

Brad Tilton

4 minute read

This week in our UI Builder Bytes series we’re going to take a closer look at client scripting. We did touch on and do a quick demo around client scripting in the UI Builder - Client state parameters, Client Scripts, and Events post, but I wanted to look at it a little deeper and call out some of the more common methods and properties you might need to use.

Brad Tilton

4 minute read

Continuing our UI Builder series, in this post we’ll cover theming and styling. If you’ve worked with UI/UX/Experiences in ServiceNow long enough you’ve probably come across different ways of theming and styling different interfaces. CMS, Service Portal, Mobile, and the platform UI all have their own ways to do theming in terms of changing colors, logos, fonts, etc., and the Now Experience UI Framework is no different, though it is different :).

Brad Tilton

3 minute read

There are a lot of components available by default in the Quebec release in UI Builder you can use to build and customize your experiences, but you may run into a scenario where you need a component to do something that none of the default components can do. I do think that, compared to service portal, developers will not need to build custom components as often as they need to build custom widgets due to the power of UI Builder.

Brad Tilton

2 minute read

We recently announced our new a low-code visual app environment for creators of varying skill levels called App Engine Studio. App Engine Studio allows you to build an app from scratch or from a template, and: Innovate quickly - Create business-critical workflow apps in a complete low-code experience. Delight your users - Convert ideas into superior end-user experiences across all the moments that matter. Scale without sprawl - Unite business and IT with collaboration, reuse, and guardrails for enterprise-class support.

Brad Tilton

2 minute read

This week in our UI Builder Bytes blog series we’re going pause from the deep dives and demos, and explore some of the excellent resources that the developer community has created around Quebec’s UI Builder. Dev Program Resources Because I’m not above a little self-promotion, we’ll start with what we have created from the dev program. UI Builder Bytes Blog Series UI Builder Bytes YouTube Series UI Builder in Quebec - Live Coding Happy Hour for 2021-02-26 Building a Portal with UI Builder in Quebec - Live Coding Happy Hour for 2021-01-22 Developer MVP Produced Resources Ashley Snyder’s Workspace Experience and UI Builder blogs.

Brad Tilton

3 minute read

This week in our UI Builder Bytes series we’re going to take a look at modals. You can access past posts at the UI Builder Bytes tag. So What is a Modal? A modal (also called a modal window or lightbox) is a web page element that displays in front of and deactivates all other page content. To return to the main content, the user must engage with the modal by completing an action or by closing it.

Brad Tilton

5 minute read

So far in our Now Experience UI Builder series we’ve looked at creating pages, adding components to pages, using data sources to return data from the platform, and then binding that data to our components. As we continue this week we’re going to take a look at client state parameters, client scripts, and events. These are the tools that are going to allow the components on our UI Builder pages to communicate and share data with each other and ultimately make these pages more powerful.

Brad Tilton

3 minute read

Last week we dove into creating and using data resources in UI Builder by binding the output from a data resource to component properties in order to make our components more dynamic. This week we’ll continue our UI Builder series by looking at the Entity View Action Mapper (EVAM) type of data source. What if you want to show a data element as a card in a row, list, or a grid view, rather than one of the list components?

Brad Tilton

4 minute read

We are releasing some UI Builder related content every week during the Quebec Early Availability period. So far we’ve covered how to get started and a quick overview, and all about pages in UI Builder. This week we’ll be focusing on Data Resources. A Data Resource in UI Builder allows you to fetch data from the instance to the page and then consume that data from a component. Previous to the Quebec release, component authors had to hard code REST or GraphQL queries as well as any data transformations into their components.

Brad Tilton

5 minute read

As we learned last week, the first thing you’ll do when working with experiences in UI Builder is create or open an experience and create a new page. When you create a new page you’ll be able to add containers, components, data resources, and more to the page. This week, we’ll look at pages a little more closely and explore pages and their settings, parameters, templates, and variants. Page Templates When you create a new page in UI Builder, you’ll have the option to create a blank page or a page from a template.