Tableau Template – Bootstrap Portal Theme

Since seeing the work that Ancestry.com is doing with wrapping Tableau in a bootstrap portal, I loved the idea but haven’t had the time to build (or more accurately have my team build) the framework to support it. I also interact with over 100 site owners of varying skill levels, and not everyone is looking to support a portal solution outside of the Tableau server.

So I’ve turned to Robert Rouse’s slide out Menu Container in order to achieve the same effect. While I’m not a big fan of supporting custom tricks, once this solution is implemented, it isn’t hard for others to modify and support.

This is my attempt to practice this technique and make a template example that could be reused for simple dashboards.

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Knowing that this bootstrap portal was the inspiration, I used a similar color scheme to implement the idea and practice this new technique myself.

Here is what the original bootstrap portal looks like.

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Below is the actual template using our favorite Superstore Data. If you try taking it apart, you will notice that I plan to add another slide-down from above as well at some point in the future.

Click on the image for the working version and then let me know what you think!

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