If you check out HTML5up.com, there are a ton of absolutely beautiful templates, for free! (Well, you have to leave a link to the site, unless you pay $20, then you can edit it to your heart’s content).
Some of them REALLY lend themselves well to a dashboard system for consumption of data.
…you know, PowerShell makes an excellent data collection and processing system.
It even has native HTML capabilities, as we’ve covered previously in our post: Using ConvertTo-HTML and CSS to create useful web reports from PowerShell. If you’re lost and don’t even know where to start, begin here. I’ll bet we could make some REALLY cool looking dashboards using PowerShell and Neeco’s templates!
Let’s make a cool PowerShell Dashboard
So, I’ll start by finding a template that I like. I choose the gorgeous Phantom, which is also the top one from the list. Now, you might be asking yourself “FoxDeploy, did you even look at all of the templates first?” to which I would respond: SURE.
Let’s take a look at Phantom. It’s got a nice set of fonts and a good layout, with a big title glob of text, then a smaller description below it. It’s followed by a big element or DIV called Tiles, with colored squares inside of it, called articles.
Let’s take a look into the code and see how this is represented.
A few things jump out at me here. Looking back at the image of the template itself, I see the first three squares/cards/cubes are red, blue and green. Continue reading