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Future-proof UI design

Suggest edit Updated on December 1, 2021
Applicable to Theme Cosmos applications

Careful design can help you save considerable development effort during regular maintenance and future updates of your application. Pega Platform offers a number of ready-to-use tools for building an adaptive, robust UI that responds well to change.

The design tools in Pega Platform help you build a future-proof UI, and either provide you with low-effort, ready-to-use components, or indicate which components of your existing UI might be process-heavy. As a general rule, interfaces built without custom, purpose-made elements require the least amount of effort to maintain or update, and take the least time to complete.

You can use the following tools to minimize maintenance effort:

App Studio
App Studio is a low-code development environment that helps you design and build your application UI using prefabricated components.
Design templates
Design templates separate presentation from data in an application by providing a reusable blueprint for the UI. You can use design templates for layouts, or to embed sections in which you add user interface elements and controls.
Application compliance
Compliance score helps you understand how much your application follows best practices, or guardrails. You can analyze warnings and address them to enhance your application's score.

For more information, see Improving your compliance score.

Hybrid mode
Hybrid mode is a mixed architecture of React-based technology (portal authoring and tables) and a section-based UI. You can start using hybrid to better prepare for the transition to full Cosmos React in the future.
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