Studio Editor: Customizing a Section Grid

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In the Studio Editor, sections come with a built-in grid, containing a single cell (housing the entire section). Split the section into more cells to give a responsive structure to the content. There are various customizable layouts to choose from. 
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In this article, learn how to:

Adding cells to a section

Add cells to a section to create a responsive, structured layout. Keeping the elements in separate cells ensures they stay in place on all screens. Choose a layout, then move elements to the cells - you can always split the cells or add new ones later. 
Looking to add cells to a container?
You can apply an advanced CSS grid on the container.

To add cells to a section:

  1. Select the relevant section.
  2. Click the Blank drop-down at the top of the section. 
A screenshot of the toolbar that opens when selecting a section, with the drop-down of available layouts
  1. Choose a layout: Rows, Columns, Collage, etc.
    Tip: You can change the layout from the drop-down at any time - it will not move your elements around.
  2. (Optional) Drag elements to the relevant cells.

Customizing the section grid

Make the grid look just as you want. You can split or merge existing cells, add new ones and drag the grid lines to adjust their size. You can also add gaps to create some space between the cells. 

To customize the section grid:

  1. Select the relevant section.
  2. Choose how you want to customize the grid:
Currently, it is not possible to duplicate a cell. 

Swapping and flipping cells in the grid

Reorganize the section grid quickly and efficiently by swapping cells. Using drag and drop, you can instantly swap between 2 cells – they instantly take each other's spot on the grid. 
Alternatively, you can flip the entire grid horizontally or vertically to explore different options of presenting your client's content. 

To swap cells:

  1. Select the relevant section.
  2. Choose what to do next:

Switching to an advanced CSS grid

Switching to an advanced CSS grid gives you more precise control of the layout per breakpoint. You can choose the number of rows and columns you want, and set their size using responsive measurements (e.g. fr, Min/max, %).

To switch from section grid to a CSS grid:

  1. Select the relevant section.
  2. Click the Open Inspector icon  at the top right of the editor.

  3. Scroll down to Layout.
  4. Click Switch next to Advanced CSS grid.
  5. Click Switch to CSS Grid.
A screenshot showing the option to switch to advanced grid in the Inspector panel

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