Sometimes things happen. Allow me to illustrate.
For a number of years, there has been a little known option within Sidecar view metadata that allowed one to define the placement of field labels relative to the data. You can see the setting defined in line 173 of the snippet pictured below:
Setting the value to false causes the labels to display to the left of the data, as illustrated in the image that follows:
Why would one consider using this feature?
The option has some limitations, but it is helpful for reducing the amount of white space visible to the user. This, in turn, makes the view more compact and allows for more data to be displayed within a given area of the screen. It is also applicable to all users, by default.
Additionally, it is also possible to set the label placement on a per panel or module basis, allowing more granular control over the placement of labels. An example of a per panel configuration is demonstrated below:Regardless of the manner in which one wishes to implement this feature, it always requires manual intervention, given that the labelsOnTop attribute could not be set through Studio.
The manner in which label placement is defined changed with the release of Sugar 10.