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Basic content block options

Basic options

Content block position

Any page has different areas where you can insert a content block: the Left, Main and Right columns, the Header and the Footer.

Left column

The Left column

Content blocks positioned in the Left column will appear beneath the left/vertical navigation links. If the page doesn't have vertical navigation – e.g. if your main navigation layout is horizontal and the page doesn't have any sub-pages – then YWD will automatically create the left column for you.

Note: since the Left column is typically narrow, you should avoid positioning blogs or wide forms there. 

   

 

Main column

The Main column

The Main column is the default position for any content block. As its name implies, it's the main area within the page layout in which to insert content.

In many websites, that's where all content blocks are placed.

   

 

Right column

The Right column

The Right column is typically used for call outs, highlights and other similar types of content. If a page has any block positioned in the Right column, YWD will automatically create the right column for you.

Note: since the Right column is typically narrow, you should avoid positioning blogs or wide forms there.

   

 

Header area

The Header area

Located at the top of the content area of the page, above the 3 columns (Left, Main and Right) the Header area extends the full width of the page, irrespective of whether it has 3 columns or not. It's commonly used for page-wide Content sliders and dramatic images in landing pages.

   

 

Footer area

The Footer area

Located at the bottom of the content area of the page, below the 3 columns (Left, Main and Right) the Footer area extends the full width of the page, irrespective of whether it has 3 columns or not.

   

 

Device targeting

Device targeting options

By default, a content block will be displayed on any device – computers, mobile phones, iPads. However, there may be instances in which you'd like to target a specific device. For instance, you may have a content slider with lots of images which you'd rather not show on people's mobile phones, as it might take a while to download there. This option allows you to do just that. For more details, check the Targeting content blocks section of the Help.

Tip: You can temporarily hide a content block from display without deleting it altogether by selecting the "Do not display (temporarily hide this content block)" option.

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