In this session, presented by Jason Smith, you will learn what views is and how to use it. Here are just a few of the advantages that the power combination of views and panels can bring to the table:
-Reduce dependency on CSS for layout.
-Reduce dependency on coders for structure and display.
-Build rapid prototypes to match your wireframes.
-Build user interfaces for site administration.
-Reuse "blocks" in a sensible and simpler way.
-Use context to control visibility and configuration of views or other panes.
-Reinforce the abstractions between design and architecture to allow more freedom for parallel development. (Work at the same time as your designer and developer)
-Change layout, structure and even thematic elements based on logged in user, viewed node, taxonomy, etc