Setting the Civic Platform User Interface

You can choose whether your agency users see the legacy V360 UI or the new UI by default. You can also set the user interface by module so that some departments can be migrated to the new HTML user interface while disabling the choice to move back to the V360 user interface. The implementation of this feature uses the Standard Choice ENABLE_80_UI.

To set the Civic Platform user interface:

  1. Go to the Classic Administration page. (Accessing Classic Administration).
  2. Navigate to Agency Profile > Standard Choices.
  3. Configure the Standard Choice ENABLE_80_UI, and set the Standard Choice Value and Value Description using the following guidelines:

Standard Choice Value Value Description Description
YES   Sets the new HTML user interface as the default UI for all users, and enables the Switch UI link to allow users to switch between the HTML and V360 user interfaces.
NO   Sets the legacy V360 user interface as the default UI for all users, and does not allow users to switch between the HTML and V360 user interfaces.
YES_V360 <module1>, <module2>, <moduleN>

Example:

Building, Licensing

Sets the legacy V360 user interface as the UI for users in the specified modules.

Users belonging to the listed module(s) can only switch to the new UI if the same module is also listed in the YES_HTML value description.

YES_HTML <module1>, <module2>, <moduleN>

Example:

Building, Planning

Sets the latest HTML user interface as the UI for users in the specified modules.

Users belonging to the listed module(s) can only switch to the legacy V360 UI if the same module is also listed in the YES_V360 value description.

Note: Users who do not belong to any of the listed modules for YES_V360 and YES_HTML will only see the legacy V360 UI. The YES_V360 and YES_HTML settings override the YES setting. That is, if you configure all YES, YES_V360, and YES_HTML values, the YES setting will be ignored.

UI Switch Configuration Scenario

Let's assume your agency has the following requirements:

  • Planning Department (Planning Module) can only view V360 user interface.
  • Building Department (Building Module) can only view the New UI.
  • License Department (License Module) can switch between V360 user interface and the New UI.
The users and their default modules may be as follows.
  • Sue has permission to access Planning and Building Modules, her default module is Planning.
  • Mary has permission to access Building and Licensing Modules, her default module is Building.
  • Bob has permission to access Licensing Module, his default module is Licensing.
  • Fred is in the Code Enforcement Department, default module is Code Enforcement.

Therefore, the Standard Choice setting for ENABLE_80_UI would be as follows.

Standard Choice Value Value Description
YES_V360 Planning, License
YES_HTML Building, License

If a user's default module is not explicitly listed in the YES_V360 and YES_HTML standard choice values, then by default it will be the New UI only. As the above settings indicate, Fred would access the New UI only.

 

The Civic Platform back-office UI switch

If a user has permissions to switch UI (via ENABLE_80_UI configuration), the user can switch from the legacy V360 UI to the new UI using the Switch New UI link at the top right corner of the V360 UI, as shown below.


 

When a user clicks the Switch New UI link, Civic Platform switches from the V360 UI to the new UI:


 

If a user has permissions to switch UI (via ENABLE_80_UI configuration), the user can switch from the new UI to the V360 UI using the Switch to V360 option on the Settings menu, as shown below:


Related Information
  • Civic Platform User's Guide > Getting to Know the New User Interface