Which layout controls should be used for different UI designs? What are the important ones and which ones are less commonly used? What’s the difference between a layout, a panel, and the other types of “Section” controls?
There is a KB article here that goes through the different layout capabilities and explains the difference between each section control.
There are three main topics with layouts:
Basic Containers – These include Well, Panel, Collapsible Panel, Tab Section, Stack, and Modal Section.
Layout Containers – These include Horizontal/Vertical layouts, Table Layout/Row/Cell, and Horizontal Split.
Responsiveness – These include Responsive Sensor, and Page Layout Cell/Col/Row.
The most common layouts used are Horizontal/Vertical layouts, these can be combined together to create very sophisticated layouts.
It’s hard to say which controls would be considered cursory, since it depends on what your layout goal is; however, you could view the Basic Containers as more cursory than the Layout Containers and Responsiveness controls since there is more flexibility in what you can do with them.