Originally from ticket #26.
I do it but I am lost when it comes to changing the layout of the portlet (pictures ....)
When you are in your dashboard, you'll see there is a little triangle by the name of the tab:
When you click on this, you will open up the tab menu and you can click on "Change layout".
This will open up the next menu, where you can choose the layout that fits best with the type of information you want to display on your dashboard:
Back on the dashboard, to move portlets about, click on the grey bar at the top of the portlet and drag it to the new position. You will see dotted lines appear, this is the destination spot for the portlet. When you release the click, it will go to this new position.
I hope that helps, let me know if you need anything else.