October 1, 2020

Using Rulers, Guides and the web grid host

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While working on a web page it can be helpful to enable guide boundaries, rulers or the grid. To change the guide settings pick

View->Guide Settings from the menu.

90 Second Website Builder provides a grid that will help you align your web page objects. The grid spacing may be placed in any size. The web grid host also has a Snap To feature that when you place them close to the lines, you can use to align objects.

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Guide borders may be useful to make sure all objects on the page remain between specified measurements.

For instance: If you design your web page to get 1200 pixels wide, place the Guide boundaries to the very same values so it’s easy to maintain your content centered in the page design.

Rulers help you organize web grid host  components symmetrically. To display the rulers, choose View->Rulers in the menu.

It’s also possible to include Ruler Guides to the page to easily align objects. The ruler always have the option to transfer to a new place.

To remove the ruler manual, right-click the manual and select Delete guide from the

Context menu… or just drag it back into the ruler (out of this canvas workspace).

Center at browser

Most professional internet sites are designed so that they will look great on different display sizes. Because 90 Secondly Website Builder uses absolute positioning for all elements, they can not be stretched over the width and height of a page, because that will distort the contents of the webpage.

Here are a Couple of tips for the designing your pages so that they are exhibited in the Middle of the browser and look great:

  • Set the Page possessions to 1200 pixels wide
  • Enable the Guide Borders and set them into the Exact Same size.
  • Make Certain All page content stays between the manual borders
  • Permit Center to browser in Page Properties

Regardless of what I wanted to do, I needed to consult the Help department in order to determine how to do it. Here we arrive at the contradiction inherent in the currently existing version of this Grid. Its whole reason for existing is to automatically create sites for its customers (and are the easiest possible way to build an online presence). Something intended to be seamless and intuitive shouldn’t send its users they want to do some thing scrambling for the FAQ!

In their home page, The Grid admits their stage is glitchy, and that”Couple years from now, and our buggy little baby will… You’ll just need to find out.” Even if we take them at their word, it is difficult to ask people to plop down $100 or more to get a product that promises to be better in a few years.

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But, I digress. When you figure how exactly how to feed articles to the AI that creates your website, you are going to find that content can only be added in blocks, or”posts” as The Grid refers to them. These posts are spaces where you could insert links, images, and text. The Grid’s AI then determines how to display your posts. While (as I will explain) it is difficult to do much more with your articles compared to display text and images, the sites created with what you enter do are fairly attractive. You could put a photography together.

The following thing: Remember how The Grid promises two”calls-to-action” per site? Connection buttons as if they are some sort of next-generation layout wizardry, and not something that has been a part of site building for decades, is in keeping with the predilection for hype of The Grid.

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As I said, if adding content to your site, you’ll need to take action in the context of constructing a post. Images and text are added easily enough, however if you are hoping to have the ability to add attributes along the lines of what those old stodgy website builders offer you, prepare yourself for disappointment.

If you want to actually add anything more sophisticated to your site, such as eCommerce, then you are going to need to do it by using your existing PayPal (or Etsy, or Shopify, etc) account and using embed codes to display products from your store. If you would like to add a contact type, you’ll need to go through this process to add a contact form via your Wufoo account.

This brings us again to the central contradiction of The Grid. I should not have to mess with redeem codes and accounts to put a contact form on my site. The huge majority of website builders — those dinosaurs simply waiting to be bothered by web design — allow things to be install by you using a minimum of fuss. It is hard to fathom that The Grid ostensibly exists to make website development faster, simpler, and more painless, however in reality directs you to set up a lot of accounts with sites just to add basic features. We can chalk this up to immaturity and The Grid’s youth, but as it stands, you are going to have to put in a lot of extra work to make anything outside of a simple portfolio website or photo site. And”additional work” was precisely what The Grid was designed to create unnecessary.