Content over multiple columns

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8/17/2011 9:41:45 AM
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Content over multiple columns

Is there any way to stretch content over multiple columns? For example, if I have a three column layout, and I want something at the top to stretch over columns 1 and 2, but then beneath it have seperate content in each column, is there a way to do it?

Thanks!

8/17/2011 10:52:55 AM
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Re: Content over multiple columns

Hi,

You can definitely do this, see the More Than 3 Content Panels documentation for information on how to go about it.

HTH,
Joe D.

8/17/2011 11:49:11 AM
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Re: Content over multiple columns

I saw that and figured it is the closest thing I can find so far, but in my case, I really only want something over the first two columns - not the third. Can the top content pane be edited to only take up two columns instead of covering all three?

8/17/2011 12:36:42 PM
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Re: Content over multiple columns

If you are just using instances of the Html content feature, my advice would be to use just one of them on the page and do layout however you like inside that one instance. You can create content templates with different layouts to make it easy to re-use them in different places.

Building a page with a bunch of instances and using our panels for the layout while convenient also introduces more hits to the database, so it can be more efficient to just make your own layout inside the single instance where that instance uses the whole width of the page but internally has column layouts. This also gives you more flexibility because you can do whatever html tricks you like to make your layout.

For example the home page on this site looks like 3 columns but it is really just one instance of the Html content feature using internal column layout.

Hope that helps,

Joe

8/18/2011 10:06:17 AM
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Re: Content over multiple columns

Sounds good - I'll give it a try. Thanks to you both!

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