Enable fixed width panels for markdown formula columns
Discussed in #structure-cloud slack channel. https://structurecommunity.slack.com/archives/C0233G6R4JF/p1662733497048309
A formula column set to markdown rendering can display panels. The only available formatting for those panels is the background and text color. We use formula columns for a number of purposes with dynamic content. A simple case could just be displaying the number of children.
As the number of children (or any content within a formula column) changes, the resulting width of that panel changes. The number 1 is narrower than the number 8. When looking at a full structure with each item having a formula column, the entire column is jarring to look at as the panels do not line up from one item to the next.
More advanced cases of using a formula column to generate multiple panels results in further misalignment as the data changes.
If panels within markdown could support fixed width, the problem goes away. Ideally, the content within a panel could also be centered, left or right aligned. In general, just a few more CSS properties to pass through would really elevate formula columns to power very rich and useful dashboards.
Thank you for the request, that would be a good improvement!