[Feature Suggestion] Full Width Content

Firstly, congratulations to Concrete5 and the Team for the recent award. Andrew you are doing an amazing job!

Concrete5 is fastly becoming my favourite CMS and I've already been using it for a couple of projects at the studio I work at (over WordPress)

Now for the feature suggestion, I would really like it if "Add Layout" supported full width content while maintaining it's container.

Letting you style the full width content and the columns inside it seperately. This lends its self to modern design trends. I understand this is possible by defining these regions in the code, but it will be nice to have the flexability to use only one template.

The best example of this I can think of is the Concrete5 homepage with the "Creating your website" and "Make Anything" sections.

I hope this makes sense.


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andrew replied on at Permalink Reply

I think I understand what you're saying. Is the idea that you'd be able to take a full width main area (like on concrete5.org's home page) and nest multiple layouts inside it, some of which go full width (so you can add in a full bleed background image) and some of which don't? We kind of support this at the block level (so you could make an image slider go the full content width) but is what you want the ability to have a background image that spans the full width, but not necessarily starting at the top of the page, and then have layouts nested inside it? I think this came up recently in a talk we were having around the office.
Tom0 replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi Andrew,

That's exactly what I mean. It will be great to have full-bleed content with the ability to add columns inside it for example:

<div class="full-bleed">
<div class="container">
<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-4>
<div class="col-md-4>
<div class="col-md-4>
<div class="col-md-4>

with the full-bleed div having the inline style editing allowing to have content sections in different colour backgrounds/image backgrounds without the need to hard code these sections.

This would mean I could use one template but have very different layouts in the 'Main' content area.
juddc replied on at Permalink Reply
+1 on this.
MrKDilkington replied on at Permalink Reply
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I think this one small addition will make 5.7 the killer system. At the moment I can add full-width sections in Wordpress easily with Visual Composer.

Concrete5 is by far the better CMS but without full-width sections as part of the Layout tool, this major modern design trend is difficult without hard-coding in templates.

I've mocked up how this might look. Choosing full-width for the container and adding a background colour or image are a must. Being able to cover the container and choose a parallax effect as well as add an ID to the container would be helpful too.

It looks like this has been pushed far down the queue but please consider implementing in 5.7.4