About Salesforce Lightning UI
In 2016, the cloud-based CRM software Salesforce launched Salesforce Lightning, a completely revamped version of Salesforce that allows businesses to design their own applications and integrate them into the Salesforce Cloud App. Salesforce Lightning is the twenty-first century, public version of the component-based framework that produced the Salesforce 1 mobile app, but Lightning is reimagined so that companies can customize and optimize their CRM software to best suit their needs. Salesforce Lightning gives businesses the freedom and flexibility to revamp their user interfaces across a myriad of devices, including desktop, tablet, and smartphone.
Salesforce Lightning has several elements that let businesses create, manage, and customize their own interface. Salesforce Lightning Component Framework provides a user interface framework for developing flexible web applications for all devices. More specifically, the Lightning Component Framework provides discreet components directly “out of the box,” which gives businesses accessible components that are immediately available to be customized and developed for their own needs. In addition, the Lightning Component Framework uses event-driven architecture, which means that each component can be ascribed to any application event. This framework allows components to be used discretely from each other, or work with each other, depending on the specific needs of each business. The Lightning Design System can bring together standard and customizable components together seamlessly, which allows variable components to work together effortlessly. Using components to build apps facilitates parallel design work, promotes faster development, and augments efficiency. Salesforce Lightning is always connected to the server, but only calls the server when necessary, which maximizes the program’s efficiency and diminishes lag time.
Salesforce Lightning App Builder offers developer tools and design resources which allow companies to build more sophisticated apps easily. Components are available from a drag and drop library, which means that companies can build on a strong architecture instead of having to build individual components from scratch. In addition, the Lightning App Builder allows the apps to be built visually, making App Builder user-friendly and more manageable.
Other key elements of Salesforce Lightning include easily customizable dashboards, opportunity boards, activity feeds, device flexibility, and app scalability. With customizable dashboards, businesses and customers can manage their own visual profile and add the right amount of columns and details, while activity feeds allow for real-time data visibility. Salesforce Lightning’s device flexibility makes it clearly visible and understandable across all devices, intuitively working across a variety of device operating systems. Also, the apps produced individually by businesses can be sold on the AppExchange, which allows business to exchange and collaborate with others in their field.