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dgsarnow

Should I use columns or not?

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dgsarnow

Can anyone tell me the benefit of using columns and putting sections inside of them versus just putting sections side by side in a canvas area?

 

I am building a site and there are many times where I want to use a two or three-columns layout within canvas areas. I know I can add a two or three-column section and then put other things (media boxes, etc.) in them. I know a column would be good if I am putting multiple things on top of each other.

 

Assuming, I only want to have one section within a column, is there any reason I should not just put the media boxes, etc. next to each other and size them? Is there a reason putting them each in a column would be better?

 

Thanks


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jmad

Either way can work.  I've built several sites with DMS and usually use columns.  I find columns help with side padding.  Be sure to think about how you want your components in your sections and columns to stack when scaling for tablet and mobile.  

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dgsarnow

jmad thanks for the input!


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dario

I've found that on certain pages without columns I cannot get the top of the content and sidebar to align to each other unless I add some CSS.

With columns, all is well without any styling changes.

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