|Device classes are used in IBM® WebSphere Portal as an abstraction for common properties for the device of a client. For instance, tablet computers can be grouped into a device class tablets, since they share a form factor and possibly other traits such as touch interface, or additional hardware sensors.
Note: The abstraction provided by device classes does not make the defining properties explicit, but is rather indirectly done by the assignment of device classes to clients.
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1. Creating and deleting device classes
You can create and delete device classes using the XML configuration interface.
2. Assigning device classes
The process of assigning a device class to one of the supported clients in WebSphere Portal. Usually, when a certain device class needs to be supported, the first step is to create client definitions for each of the devices that belong to this class. Then, you create a device class and assign the device class to the clients. The assignment of device classes on clients is done in the Supported Clients administration section, using a specific capability on the client.
3. Layout templates for static pages
To enable device support, which represents your static page for different device classes, bundle the static markup files that are device-class-specific into a compressed file.