Here's a snapshot of what my portal looks like. Hope this is clearer than what I described :)
If anyone else has something to add, please do.
So just some things, not all inclusive here:
You can increase the width of the portal so you can fit things in better.
Usually field, when layout is being created, will show up vertically, except for portals, which will be horizontal. Otherwise you have to put fields on individually, and place them whereever.
Yes, there is a way to have labels show up when adding fields, not in portals, just when adding individual fields, or creating the layout. Although, personally I don't name fields on the tabs that I would have the same label for organizational and programming purposes (Ex. Last Name & First Name would be nameLast & nameFirst). So I usually let the labels be added, but change them after they are added.
P.S. Just curious as to what webinar you had watched.
How to get a field's label on the layout after the field has already been added to your layout:
- Enter layout mode
- Doubleclick the field to open specify fields dialog box
- Click the check box for adding the field's label
- Click OK
- You will then need to drag your label into the desired position in the case of fields in your portal.