Editor X Essentials

Grid.

CSS grid is a 2-dimensional layout structure that lets you arrange content in columns and rows. You can apply a grid to any section or container, and adjust its structure and dimensions as you need. Designing with CSS Grid gives you precise control over the positioning of elements at every viewport.

Applying a grid.

Select any section or container and click Apply Grid. You can choose a preset layout or create your own custom grid.

 The Apply Grid panel is open showing different grid layouts to choose from, next to an image of glasses on a green background

Editing a grid.

Select the container that holds your grid to open the floating action bar, then click Adjust Grid. From here, you can choose a new layout from the preset options. All suggested layouts contain the same number of cells as your original grid, and all your content will be redistributed. Click Edit Grid to manually add, remove, resize and set gaps between rows and columns. By changing the units of measure, you can control how your layout responds to changes in the viewport width.

Edit Grid mode is open,  alongside an image of a blonde woman wearing sunglasses on a green background

Exact positioning.

Dock elements to any gridline to control their position and prevent overlap at smaller screen sizes.

Grey background with 2 images docked to gridlines. One image is a dark haired woman wearing stylish glasses, and the other is a zoomed in section of frame.

Stretching across cells.

Stretch elements, like images and containers, across one or more grid cells to fill an entire area.

A zoomed in image of a glasses frame, placed inside a grid cell, with the stretch icon visible in the top right.

Adjusting grid area.

You can manually adjust how an element is positioned within the grid. Select the element and open the Inspector panel. From the Layout tab, under Grid Area, choose which columns and rows you want your element to cover.

Canvas showing a 2 column grid with a green background. Title text on one half and an image of a blond woman on the other. The inspector panel is open with the Grid Area section highlighted.

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