Using columns for web layout – Webflow tutorial


Columns help us place…and organize content
side-by-side; horizontally. And they function exactly as you’d expect:
each column is self-contained, and the columns are organized into a row. That row contains all our columns. And the process for setting up columns is
simple. And it’s literally two steps: select a layout,
and add your content. For layout, let’s drop a Columns element right
into our project. After we add the columns, we can select the
layout option, and you’ll see the layout change right on the Canvas. As you explore the different options, the
structure is also being reflected under Customize. Right underneath. That’s because the width of our columns can
be flexibly sized. We can manually adjust the size. And those numbers? They just show the proportions. Always adding up to 12. So you can really get in and customize the
layout precisely how you want to. And for now, we’ll go with three-across. We can always change this later. And that’s selecting a layout. You can stop here, but you shouldn’t. Because your columns are empty. So let’s move on…to content. And all we have to do is drop content right
into the columns. Now a lot of this content — the existing
content — was simply living inside the container. And all we’re doing? Is moving that content — this text and these
images — we’re moving it right into our columns. By default, columns are going to have a small
amount of padding on the sides, but we can adjust that, too. We’ll simply set our padding — adjust our
padding on the sides? Holding down option or alt to adjust both
sides at once. And once we’ve done that on this column, we
can double click and name our class since we intend to reuse it. We can name it whatever we want. And that way we can reuse it on the other
columns. So if we select the next column, we can apply
that class again. And as we do that — as we apply that class
to the other columns here — you can see the padding update. These columns are inheriting that padding
from our Feature Column class. And if we change one of them? It will change all the columns using the Feature
Column class. Now we can go into our element settings at
any time and make an adjustment. So if we want to resize our content, or even
add or remove columns, we can do that here, too. We can also make changes to how our columns
are displayed on various browser widths like tablet device widths or phones. This lets us customize the columns layout so it can more effectively adapt to different screens And that’s it! For columns, we select a layout, and then
we add content.

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