If you’re using Tableau Desktop to create dashboards, device layouts are another approach to creating a dashboard that will work for a variety of browser window sizes. In addition to being different sizes (desktop, iPad, mobile), each layout can contain different items. SeeCreate Dashboard Layouts for Different Device Types for details.
To set the overall size of a dashboard:
- Under Size on the Dashboard pane, select the dashboard’s dimensions (such as Desktop Browser) or sizing behavior(for example, Automatic).
A layout container is an optional way to keep views and objects together. It helps groups of items resize and change position when users interact with your dashboard so that the dashboard doesn’t include white space that you don’t want.
The image below shows how a dashboard behaves when two views are placed in a vertical layout container versus how they behave when they are not placed in a layout container. Notice how, in the dashboard that uses a layout container, the views adjust vertically as different filters are applied.