Add a Freestyle Card

Many organizations have announcements or images on their huddle or improvement boards, so we've given you the option of doing exactly that on your KaiNexus Boards.

Some examples of when you might want to use a Freestyle Card include:

  • Call attention to people doing great work and point out some of the awesome Improvements in the system. You can even add links to the Card to take people straight to that Improvement for a closer look.

  • If you’re hosting any challenges or contests to do with your organization’s Lean efforts, you can post an announcement to a popular Board.

  • Post a schedule of any upcoming classes or seminars so that people can check on it whenever they want.

  • Put an image of your company’s True North or Strategic Pillars.


How do I add a Freestyle Card?

NOTE: Only a Board’s Owner, Editors, and people with the Board Administrator permission can add a Card to a Board.

Open the Board with which you want to work, then:

  • Click  in the top right corner of the Board.

  • In the resulting drop-down menu, click .


In the resulting window:

  • Enter the name of the Card in the "Card Name" field.

  • Enter the body of the Card in the "Freestyle" field. NOTE: This field has a maximum character limit of 10,000.

  • If you want to attach a file to this Card, click  in the “Files” section near the bottom of the screen and select the file on your computer or drag and drop the file from your computer and onto this window.

    When you add a file, it will be added to the body of the Card.

    • If you added an image file, the image itself will be visible in the body of the Card. 

    • If you added a non-image file, the name of the file will be added to the body in the form of a clickable link. Anyone who can access the Board this Card is on will be able to click that link and download the file.

  • Click .

  • In the resulting window, confirm that your Card looks correct.

    • If you want to make more changes, click "Back to Edit" in the bottom right corner.

    • If you're ready to create the Card, click .


Scale images to the width of the Card

As stated above, you can embed an image into a Freestyle Card so that it is displayed directly on a Board.

By default, when you embed an image, the image will display at the full size of the picture. That means if someone is on a smaller screen, the image might be cut off. Because of that, you might consider scaling images to the width of the Card.

When creating or editing a Freestyle Card:

  • Click  in the Card’s toolbar to edit the Card’s source code.

  • Locate the default source code of your embedded image. It looks like this:
    <img src="1"/>
    Where 1 is the link to the image's file.

  • To tell the image to grow or shrink to the width of the Card, change the source code to:
    <img src="1" width="100%"/>
  • If you don't want the image to grow too large on a very wide screen, you can add a maximum width. To do so, change the source code to:
    <img src="1" width="100%" style="max-width: 2px"/>

    Replace 2 with the maximum width (in pixels) to which the image should grow.

1 1 1 2
  • Click .

  • In the resulting window, click .


Embed an iframe code in a Freestyle Card

Freestyle Cards give you the ability to embed content from other websites directly onto a KaiNexus Board. You can embed a webpage, an office 365 spreadsheet, or even a video or image.

As long as the web page you are trying to embed supports iframes, you can embed that page into any of your Freestyle Cards.

When creating or editing a Freestyle Card:

  • Click in the Card’s toolbar to edit the Card’s source code.

    • Enter the following code:

      <iframe src="1" height="2px" width="3px"></iframe>


      • 1 - With the full url of the website you want to embed.

      • 2 - With the desired height in pixels.

      • 3 - With the desired width in pixels.

<iframe src=" 1" height=" 2px" width=" 3px"></iframe>
  • Click in the Card’s toolbar to return to the standard editor.

  • Click .

  • In the resulting window, click .


Add a Link to a Board in a Freestyle Card

You can easily add a link to a Board by clicking on the . This will pull up a drop-down menu of all the Boards in your system that you have access to. Click the name of the Board to have it add to your “Freestyle:” text field.

NOTE: Boards have a maximum card limit of 16. Once a Board has 16 cards users cannot add or copy additional cards to that board.