Managing Layout Elements

Mies, as any of our Word­Press themes, makes enough room to play around with the lay­out ele­ments. We offer you the cre­ative free­dom you need to build a web­site that ful­ly rep­re­sents you. How­ev­er, we took a series of design deci­sion to help you out and start with the right foot.
In this arti­cle, we want to walk you through the Lay­outs Ele­ments sec­tion, and we will present two sce­nar­ios to use them with ease and impact.

Layouts Elements Section

To get your head around with this one you need to land in the right spot. So here’s how you can start:
  • Log into the Word­Press Dash­board
  • Go to Appear­ance → Cus­tomize → click on Lay­outs Ele­ments
  • As you can see, you have four sec­tions that you can explore: Head­er, Con­tent, Archives, and Footer
  • Each of them include a bunch of par­tic­u­lar options (quite self-explana­to­ry)
Next, we want to let you know about some oppor­tu­ni­ties to con­sid­er. There are plen­ty of them, but we’d like to focus on what’s tru­ly nec­es­sary. You can dig deep­er any­time, that’s for sure.

Create a Sticky Header

If you con­sid­er cre­at­ing a menu that should stick while nav­i­gat­ing inside a page, here’s what you need to do:
  • Log into the Word­Press Dash­board
  • Go to Appear­ance → Cus­tomize → click on Lay­outs Ele­ments
  • Click on Head­er, and check the Always Show on Scroll (Sticky) check­box
  • Hit Save & Pub­lish to check out the changes

This way, inside the projects, for instance, all the menu items are vis­i­ble while scrolling down the page. Also, they will turn into next/previous and share options as well. Nav­i­ga­tion becomes more intu­itive­ly, and read­ers get access in no time.

Give your Website a better look

Let’s assume you have plen­ty of projects, and your web­site is quite active and dynam­ic regard­ing con­tent. You can con­trol the look-and-feel by chang­ing the num­ber of items per line. You make sure that every­thing is eye-can­dy no mat­ter the device your audi­ence is using (lap­top, tablets, phones).
  • Log into the Word­Press Dash­board
  • Go to Appear­ance → Cus­tomize → click on Lay­outs Ele­ments
  • Click on Archives, and play around with the columns’ drop-downs
  • Hit Save & Pub­lish to check out the changes

As you can see, you have a bunch of ele­ments that influ­ence the lay­out of your web­site. What’s impor­tant is always to take rel­e­vant deci­sions regard­ing what’s in and what’s out.
Updated on May 8, 2017

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