Customize the Salesforce User Interface

It is rightly said that the User Interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it then it’s not good enough. This episode will discuss customizing your Salesforce user interface to improve user experience. Let’s learn about how to Customize the Salesforce User Interface.

We will learn about App Builder, how to create App and Tabs in Salesforce, Customizing Page Layouts using Record Types, and Mini and compact Page Layouts.

App Manager

  • An app is a collection of items that serve a particular function.
  • You can find your available custom apps in the App Launcher


Custom tabs let you display custom object data or other web content in Salesforce.

Record Types & Page Layouts

Page Layouts: – control the layout and organization of buttons, fields, s-controls, Visualforce, custom links, and related lists on object record pages. They also help determine which fields are visible, read-only, and required. Use page layouts to customize the content of record pages for your users.

Record Types: – let you offer different business processes, picklist values

  • They are used to see the information about all child records related to parent records.
  • PageLayout controls them.

List Views

List view lets you to view the filtered set of records of an object. For
example, Account, Contact, Custom Object & etc.

Compact Page Layouts & Mini Page Layout

  • The compact page layout displays the record’s key field in a single glance in both the Salesforce Mobile app and the Salesforce Lightning environment.
  • You can define mini-page layouts for the records appearing in the Agent console’s mini view, hover details, and event overlays.

Lightning App Builder

  • Lightning App Builder is a Point & Click Tool to create Records, Apps and home pages.
  • In Lightning, Details pages are known as Lightning Record Pages.
  • We can use Lightning App Builder to give users in a single place what they need.
  • With the help of Lightning app builder, a complete application can be developed which is compatible with both mobile and Lightning.

Customize the Salesforce User Interface Recording

YouTube video

Further Learning

  1. App Customization
  2. Lightning Experience Customization
  3. Customizing the Interface for Recruiting App
  4. Lightning App Builder
  5. Lightning Experience Customization

Here is playlist link for all recordings. Please check Episode 4 to learn about  Aggregating & Validating Salesforce Data .


I hope this “Customize the Salesforce User Interface” session helped you to understand the user interface.


  1. Hi,
    Thanks for covering lots of topics today on user interface. Along with each day recording, could you please make sure to post 1. ppt slide deck,2. trailhead links and 3. Additional url links on this archives section.
    Even if formatting and uploading of recording may take time, can you please post trailhead links and additional urls immediately after the session? Request to post from Episode 1.

  2. Trailhead Modules

    1 – App Customisation Lite: –
    2 – Lightning Experience Customisation: –
    3 – Customising the Interface for Recruiting App :-
    4 – Lightning App Builder : –
    5 – Lightning Experience Customisation :-

  3. Hi,
    Thanks for providing trailhead for Session 3. Can you also provide trailhead links and additional urls for Session 1 and 2 too?

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