Widget and Tile Comparison Grid for Cloud (2016.3)

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    While working with a customer recently on their upgrade planning to Jive 8, they asked if we had a document comparing the existing widgets and tiles side by side.  I ended up creating a grid for them.  Then looking at the numbers of customers on Cloud I updated the list for Cloud (recently updated for 2016.3).  I've shared it here in the hopes that this might be useful to others as you start creating mobile browser optimized places with tiles.  My thinking is it can help you evaluate which of your existing places are ready to move to tiles (and be responsive) and which ones may need to wait a bit because of more complex needs.

     


    See also: Tiles Matrix (cloud) by Doug MacKay in Theme and UI/X Discussion

     

    2016.3  New

    New additions : Enhanced Ask a Question, asynchronous tile loading on pages (for enhanced performance), all tiles now have configurable title, dynamic list tiles now have # of items configurable (1-25)

     

    The official source documentation I referenced is:

     

    Widget NameWidget DescriptionConfigurationTile NameTile DescriptionConfiguration
    COLLABORATION
    Finalized Content (Collaboration)Shows content that has been marked "Final." (Place pages)Title, # items (1-25)
    Helpful Links (Collaboration)Build a list of up to 10 key items for quick reference. Links can be internal to your community or external URLs. (News page and Place pages)Title, Links (title, url, icon), action link
    Recent Decisions (Collaboration)Shows the most recent items that were marked "Decision." (Place pages)Title, # items (1-25)
    Recently Viewed (Collaboration)Shows, based on an algorithm, the people, places, and content you viewed recently. (Your View page)Title, display
    CONTENT
    Answered Questions (Content)Shows questions that have had a reply marked as the Correct Answer.Title, # items, Order, Source place

    Answered Questions

    (Lists - Dynamic)

    Shows questions that have been marked as Assumed Answered or had a reply marked as the Correct Answer. (Place pages only)Title, Sort, # items (1-25)
    Ask place name(Content)Allows a user to ask a question while type-ahead search tries to answer it with a link to content in the place. If search does not find a match, it prompts the user to ask the question by creating a new discussion in the place.Title, Button text, Search source place, #items, content type searched, place questions posted toAsk a Question (Lists - Dynamic)Find a previously asked or answered question, or ask a new one. (News page and Place pages)Title, Text field, Submit button text, Specific place for search, # type-ahead results, Content types for search, Specific place for question to be posted
    Event Calendar (Content)Displays upcoming events for the space or group in a calendar format. Note that you must have the Events module to see and use this widget.Title, show sub-pace, source place
    Event ViewDisplays a specific event from any place. The event ID is located in the URL for the event, for example, "http://yourcommunity/version/events/1000". In this case, the ID is 1000.Note that you must have the Events module to see and use this widgetTitle, Event ID, Hide borderKey Dates (Collaboration)Show selected dates (up to 10) for your team, content added manually. (does not connect to Events module) (News page and Place pages)Title, date titles, url, description, location
    Featured Content (Content)Shows the featured content (place owners can designate content items to feature).Title, Content type, Source placeFeatured Content (Collaboration)Shows content marked "Featured" by place admin. (Place pages only)Title, # items (1-25)
    Featured Video (Content)Shows a featured video. Note that you must have the Video module to see and use this widget.Title

    Video - Featured

    (Graphic Elements)

    Display a video from your community. (News page and Places pages)Title
    Latest Poll (Content)Shows the most recent poll created in the current place.Titleno equivalent, but the Super List can be used to show a filtered list (rather than the actual poll) of polls in any place
    Popular Content (Content)Shows the most liked content. Can be customized to show any combination of recent discussions, documents, polls, and/or blog posts from the current place.Title, #items, Content typesPopular Content (Collaboration)Shows content that's getting views and likes. (Place pages)Title, # items (1-25)
    Popular Tags (Content)Shows the most commonly used tags in the current place.Title, #items, show sub-space, sort, content types, source place
    Popular Videos (Content)Shows the most liked videos. Note that you must have the Video module to see and use this widget.Title, #items, thumbnail, Source place
    Recent Activity (Content)Displays a list of the most recent activity to show what people are doing.Title, #items, source placeno equivalent tile but Activity Page automatically shows this
    Recent Blog Posts (Content)Shows the first 200 characters of a specific user's blog posts, plus images from the blog.Title, #items, full articleLatest Blog Posts (Lists - Dynamic)Shows the newest blog posts in that place.Title, # items (1-25)
    Recent Content (Content)Can be customized to show any combination of recent discussions, documents, polls, blog posts, and/or bookmarks from the current place.Title, #items, content types, source place

    Super List

    (Lists - Dynamic)

    Copy the code snippet from "use this view in a tile" link on your sort of Content page of a place, to paste in the Super Tile.  It dynamically updates as new content is added.Title, # items (1-25)
    Recent Ideas (Content)Displays the place's recent ideas. Note that you must have the Ideation module to see and use this widget.Title, #items, source place

    Super List

    (Lists - Dynamic)

    Copy the code snippet from "use this view in a tile" link on your sort of ideas on the Content page of a place to paste in the Super Tile.  It dynamically updates as new ideas are added.Title, # items (1-25)
    Recent Videos (Content)Displays the place's recent videos. Note that you must have the Video module to see and use this widget.Title, #items, thumbnail, source place

    Super List

    (Lists - Dynamic)

    Copy the code snippet from "use this view in a tile" link on your sort of videos on the Content page of a place to paste in the Super Tile.  It dynamically updates as new videos are added.Title, # items (1-25)
    Search (Content)Allows user to search a place. Note that you can point this widget to any other place in the community, not just its containing space. For example, your Human Resources space could search the Wellness group from this widget.Title, #items, place to search
    Tagged Event (Content)Displays the most recent event that uses a specific tag that you define. Note that you must have the Events module to see and use this widget.Title, source place, tag, border
    Tasks (Content)Displays the upcoming tasks in this project. (Project place type only)Action Items (Collaboration)Track the content that has been Marked for Action. (Place pages)Title, # items (1-25)
    Top Ideas (Content)Shows the top ideas in the community.  Note that you must have the Ideation module to see and use this widget.Title, #items, source place

    Super List

    (Lists - Dynamic)

    Copy the code snippet from "use this view in a tile" link on your sort of ideas on the Content page of a place to paste in the Super Tile.  It dynamically updates as ideas receive more votes.Title, # items (1-25)

    Trending Content

    (Lists - Dynamic)

    Shows content that's attracting views and interactions. (News page and Your View page)Title, # items (1-25)
    Top Liked Content (Content)Shows the content with the most likes in the current place.Title, #items, date range, content types, show sub-space, source place
    Top rated Content (Content)Shows the content with the highest rating in the current place.Title, #items, date range, content types, show sub-space, source place
    Unanswered Questions (Content)Shows discussions in the current place that have been marked as a question, but have not yet been marked Answered (assumed or correct).Title, #items, sort, source place

    Unanswered Questions

    (Lists - Dynamic)

    Relies on discussions marked as questions that have not been marked as assumed answered or do not yet have a reply marked as Correct. (Place pages)Title, Sort, # items (1-25)
    Upcoming Events (Content)On the Home page, displays all visible upcoming events in the system. For all other places, displays the upcoming events for the place. Note that you must have the Events module to see and use this widget.Title, #items,show sub-space, source place

    Upcoming Events

    (Collaboration)

    Events creating in your place will automatically be added to this tile.  Note that you must have the Events module to see and use this widget.(Place pages)Title, # items (1-25)
    View Blogs (Content)Shows blog post titles only, a 200-character excerpt, or the full content of blog posts in a specified place.Title, display mode, #items, source placeno equivalent but you can get a list of blog post titles from Latest Blogs tile
    View Document (Content)Displays a document you select.Title, Doc source, header / borderDocument Viewer (Collaboration)Displays a document inside a tile. (all pages)Title, Doc source, suppress, action link
    Watch a tag (Content)Shows community content that is tagged with the tag(s) that you specify when setting up this widget. This widget is keyed to the official Tag(s) of content; in other words, this widget does not show content with inline #hashtags or @mention text in the body of the content.Title, tag(s), #items, source place, content types

    Tagged Content

    (Lists - Dynamic)

    Displays content that matches specific tags. Can be filtered by content type and is sorted by latest modification rather than alphabetically.  (News page and Place pages)Title, Tag(s), Content type, # items (1-25)
    GRAPHIC ELEMENTS

    Banner

    (Graphic Element)

    Create a visually compact gallery with minimal white space: unlike other gallery tiles, this one shows multiple images side by side, each one with its own link and call to action. This banner is designed as a wide tile only. (News page only)Image, CTA, link

    Hero

    (Graphic Element)

    Displays a large image with custom text and a call to action at the top of the News page. This tile is designed as a wide tile only. (News page  and Place Pages)Image, CTA, link

    Image Gallery

    (Graphic Elements)

    Create a slideshow of up to 20 images with captions. (News page and Place pages)Title, images, captions, display action link

    Video - External

    (Graphic Elements)

    Shows a manually selected video from an external, non-community source. (All pages)Title, url, description, action link
    LISTS - CUSTOM

    Content Sets

    (Lists - Custom)

    Shows community content inside a tile in up to 5 collapsible "sets", in a browse sequence you design. (Place pages)Title, Sets (title, description, content)

    Expandable Sections

    (Lists - Custom)

    Shows links to community content under up to 5 collapsible headings. (Your View page and Place pages)Title, Sections (title, description, content)
    LISTS - DYNAMIC
    Frequently Viewed (Lists - Dynamic)Shows, based on an algorithm, the people, places, and content you visit most. (Your View page)Title, display

    Super List

    (Lists - Dynamic)

    Copy the code snippet from "use this view in a tile" link on your sort of Content, People, or Places to paste in the Super List Tile.  It dynamically updates as new items are added to filtered view.Title, # items (1-25)

    Trending People

    (Lists - Dynamic)

    Displays, based on an algorithm, the avatars of people trending in the community. (News page only)Title, # items (1-25)
    PLACES
    Featured Places (Places)Shows a list of community places that you designate.Title, places, descriptionKey Content and Places (Lists - Custom)Displays a list of content and places that you can edit and manage yourself. (News page and Place pages)Title, place, action link
    Groups (Places)Shows similar groups to the current group (based on place admin selected tag) and their recent activity.Title, tag(s), #items

    Similar Places

    (Lists - Dynamic)

    Shows places with the same tags. (News and Place pages)Title, Tag(s), # items (1-25)
    Places (Places)Shows all the places around the community in a list view sorted by place type (Home page only)Titleno equivalent but you can get a list of Places (with any sort) that dynamically updates using the Super List tile
    Projects (Places)Shows the place's associated projects.Title, #items

     

    no equivalent but could use Helpful Links as a manual workaround
    Related Groups (Places)Shows a list of groups similar to the current group (based on algorithm).Title, #itemsno equivalent but you can get a list of Places (with any sort) that dynamically updates using the Super List tile
    Related Projects (Places)Shows a list of groups similar to the current group (based on algorithm). (in project place type only)Title, #itemsno equivalent but you can get a list of Places (with any sort) that dynamically updates using the Super List tile
    Space Grid (Places)Shows the sub-spaces of the current space in a grid view.Title, #items, show content counts, space domaincould use Document Viewer or HTML tile as a manual workaround
    Space TreeShows the sub-spaces of the current space in a tree view.Title, #items, show content counts, space domaincould use HTML tile as a workaround
    SpacesShows the sub-spaces of the current space in a list view.Title, sub-spaces

     

    no equivalent but could use Helpful Links as a manual workaround
    PEOPLE
    Featured user (People)Displays the selected user's profile image and basic information with an optional description.Title, description, follow-button, user

    Featured People

    (Lists - Custom)

    Build a list of important people for your place. (News page and Place pages)Title, users, action link
    Members (People)Shows the people who have joined the project. (project place type only)Title, #items
    Newest Members (People)Shows the people who most recently joined the community. (home page only)Title, #items
    Recently Joined (People)Shows the people who most recently joined the group.title, #items
    Top Participants (People)Show the people who created or replied to the most activity. (Note that a user's status points displayed in this widget refer to points earned in the given place only.)  This shows up when Advanced Gamification module is NOT installed.

    Leaderboard

    (Lists - Dynamic)

    Populated when activity happens in the place. Note that this tile uses the same information as the status levels in your community. (Place pages)Title
    OTHER
    Actions (Other)Displays the Action links through which people can create content for a place.Titlecould use Document Viewer or HTML tile as a manual workaround
    Categories (Other)Displays the administrator-defined categories for a place.Title

    Categories

    (Collaboration)

    Displays the administrator-defined categories for a place.Title, choice of categories to display
    Checkpoints (Other)Shows project milestones. (project place type only)Title, milestone
    Formatted text (Other)Displays your text with formatting, links, and images.Title, text, bordersuse document viewer as equivalent
    Group Overview (Other)Displays an image, owner, tags(s) and description for the group.Titlecould use Document Viewer or HTML tile as a manual workaround
    HTML (Other)Renders your HTML with JavaScript or even CSS. You can add custom buttons to this widget using the <button> class.Title, html, borderHTMLCreate a tile with your own custom HTML.  (Note:  JavaScript is only supported for system administrators.)html
    Image Navigation (Other)Displays a clickable menu of images and captions linked to locations you select.Title, border
    Project Calendar (Other)Shows checkpoints and tasks due in coming weeks. (project place only)Title, checkpoints
    Project Overview (Other)Shows the project's graphic, owner, and creation date. (project place only)Titlecould use Document Viewer or HTML tile as a manual workaround
    Project Status (Other)Shows an owner-determined status for a project.Title, status

    Gauge

    (Graphic Elements)

    Show any kind of status on a gauge. (Place pages)Status, range, message
    Quick Tips (Other)Displays a random quick tip about using the community. (Homepage only)Title
    RSS Subscription (Other)Displays results of a feed from another part of the community or from another web site.Title, url, username / password, #items, display, borderHTMLmany websites will provide the HTML snippet for a feed which you can paste into the HTML tilehtml
    Slideshow Carousel (Other)Embeds rich images and news content into a carousel widget.Title, auto-play, border

    Carousel

    (Graphic Elements)

    Link a rotating image carousel to key destinations. (News page and Place pages)Title, Slides (image, title, url, description), display
    Space Overview (Other)Shows the space's graphic, description, tags, and creation date.Titlecould use Document Viewer or HTML tile as a workaround manually

     

    I was very black and white in my comparison.  Keep in mind though that as Jive expands the tiles in the catalog there are workarounds in the meantime for many of the widgets to make them tiles.  I listed them out where applicable.