I am trying to workout the best way to make a layout with the menu on the lefthand side which is the current trend these day. Problem is with list view this is not possible so the solution as I understand is a portal. In this example I want to have a Todo list on my layout with the menu on the side. This works fine except if my client makes a new record within the layout's table (Command+N) the Todo list disappears as its contained on the previous record. This would work fine if I could lock it so no new records could be created within the layout's table.
Q. How do I prevent new records from being created within the layout or is there a completely different way to set this up that I should be considering?