A widget is a small block of functionality which creates a specific piece of content on a page. There are 21 widgets in the Mosiac toolkit, divided into 6 categories. They can be used to create a variety of features on pages and in the site footer.
Widget / item order: widgets can be ordered within page regions and items can be ordered within widgets (e.g. images in Image Galleries, statically-generated items in Grid listings). Two ordering methods are available - 'drag-and-drop' and 'row weighting'. Toggle between the ordering methods using the 'Show/Hide row weighting' link
Widget type: refers to the type of widget
Widget ID: when a new widget is saved to a page, a unique ID is created for it. This ID can be used to create a jump link (see the 'Anchors and Widget IDs' section of WYSIWYG documentation)
Widget title: text input here will be displayed above the widget on the rendered page. Font configuration for widget titles exist in Advanced Font Management > Main Content
Remove widget: triggers widget removal process. See the 'Remove a widget' section below
Full page editing vs. Quickedit
Widgets can be edited via the full page edit screen (accessed by clicking the 'Edit page' link in a page's editing menu), or by using Quickedit.
Full page editing provides content editors access to all editing options.
Quickedit allows content editors to open the widget editing controls for individual widgets.
Pros and cons of Quickedit
Pros: Quickedit only loads the editing options for one widget at a time, and is sometimes quicker than opening the full page editing screen
Cons: widgets cannot be moved to different regions or removed using Quickedit
Each widget is edited using a set of configuration options. There are three configuration options which are found in all widgets:
Top margin (adds a 16px margin to the top of the widget)
Bottom margin (adds a 16px margin to the bottom of the widget) - this is switched on by default
All other configuration options are unique to each widget. See each widget's documentation page for specific information. See also the Mosaic Pattern Book for examples of visual impact widgets and their configuration options.
Collapsed view in the widget editing mode
When more than 3 widgets are present in a page region, their editing options are displayed in 'collapsed' view in the page editing screen.