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How to select your page layout 


Each page in your web site has a page layout.  The layout, which usually appears in the middle or body of the web page, defines the areas into which you can place content, such as text, graphics, fill-in-forms, etc.

Here are two examples of common layouts provided with some pre-defined Web Builder Express sites:

Below is the one column layout, meaning that you will have one large area in the body of your web page to place text and graphics. 

Below is an example of a web page that uses a one column layout:

Below is a two column layout, meaning that you will have two equally-spaced columns in the body of your web page to place text and graphics.

Below is an example of a web page that uses a two column layout:

Each site has a default layout, and Web Builder Express will create all new pages with that default layout.  You can set the default layout for all new pages by going to "Advanced Features", "Site Design Settings".  For the template you have selected for your site (identified by a selected radio button to the left of the picture), select the  "Layout" icon.  On the "Layouts" page, click the radio button to the left of the layout you would like to set as the default for all newly created pages.

You can override the layout on any individual page:

1.  From the "Action Menu", select the "Web Pages" screen.  Select the  "Page Attributes" icon, and then select "Properties".

2. On the "Page Attributes" screen, select the "Layout" you would like to use from the drop down list:

Usually, a "one column centered content" layout is a good choice.  It provides one large space where you can put text and graphics.

If you want to put multiple types of content on the same page (for example, some text, followed by a fill-in-form), the "3 row layout" can be useful, as can the "2 column" layout.

 

For more advanced information on how your site is defined in Web Builder Express, see Understanding your site temaplate.

 

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