Have blocks next to each other...
"There are times when you need to have a block next to a block. Perhaps you want to have a survey inline with your content block. Perhaps you're trying to put headshots next to bio-blurbs and you don't want to use a table in the content editor. Add a layout to your block area to turn a single block area into many:
The layouts tool from the block area will divide the area into as many parts as you want and give you draggable sliders to control the positioning. "
I would like to try this out as an alternative to creating a lot of different theme pages, but I can't figure out how to use it. I added some content areas to the main block of the page, but I can't figure out how to either add a layout to the block area, or see the layouts tool. thanks.
you can play with it here:
is it possible to place blocks in a header / footer area next to each other (now in 18.104.22.168)? I did not find this possibility.
Could I add it somehow to the theme myself?
Getting more advanced, you can use block design to insert css that puts 2 blocks side by side.
Another advanced way, with some php and css, you can modify a theme by adding a page type that has such a layout.
Some themes already provide such page types for you - so have a look at the marketplace.
There are many other ways that involve some coding or css or both.
feeling a little dumb, to ask: Can you point me to a theme (or is one like this already installed with c5) where I can actually change the layout in the head and foot area (it seems I can only do this in the main area) of the page?
A theme I have used with mult-column footers is
thank you for your help. I will consider the layout you suggested.
By now I also found - somewhere in the forum - that it's not possible to change the layout (witdth) of global areas as I can do in regular areas. I don't understand why this is denied to the "end"-user and is needed to be hard-coded by the designer, but ... well, let's say it would be a wish for a next version.
I am having a hard time to figure out how to put 2 blocks side by side. For example, I'd like to put 'Boostrap Button' block type side by side. Would you please give me detailed directions how to do it? I am new to Concrete 5.
Thank you in advance!
Have a play on a test site before trying to put them on anything important.
It is pretty easy to use:
For example if you want your block subdivided in two equal parts:
1. field: add static HTML
2. field: add WYSIWYG with
3. field: add WYSIWYG with
4. field: static HTML
Save block and use it in your website.