Editor X Essentials

Breakpoints part 1.

A breakpoint is where you can adjust a website’s layout or style for different viewport sizes. Each breakpoint has a starting point, an end point and a range in between. Editor X has 3 default breakpoints at common device sizes: desktop, tablet and mobile. Jump between breakpoints, customize them and add new ones using the breakpoint navigator above your canvas.

Structure vs style.

The structure, (hierarchy) and data, (text, media etc.) of your site always stay the same, but at every breakpoint you can customize the layout and style of your content.

The canvas is open on the desktop breakpoint. There is a small image of the layout at the mobile breakpoint shown in the bottom right corner.

The cascading rule.

Changes you make to a site’s layout or style always trickle down to smaller breakpoints. For example, if you make a change on desktop, you’ll see it on mobile—but if you make a change on mobile, the desktop design won’t be affected.

Image showing the cascading rule with the 3 default breakpoints, desktop, tablet and mobile.

Changes per breakpoint.

When you’re working at a smaller breakpoint and you make a layout or style change, this automatically overrides any changes that cascaded down. For example, if you change a button’s color on tablet, you override all the changes you made to that button on desktop—but because tablet is larger than mobile, your new change will still trickle down to mobile.

Image indicating what happens when you make changes per breakpoint and how changes cascade down.

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