All You Need to Know About Elementor Full Width Page and Row
Full-width layouts can seem very impressive and they are often used on websites that focus more on images than other types of content. This type of layout takes up the whole space on the page and is usually responsive so that the image does not lose its quality regardless of the screen size. Instead of basing the grid on set pixels, in the case of the full-width layout grid is based on percentages and proportions of the screen width.
Photography, design, and a wide variety of creative websites use the Elementor full-width page layout. It allows you to place focus entirely on images and since we are visual beings, these types of websites usually give off a very strong impression. While it is generally considered that text and other types of content are in the shadow of images on websites with full width layouts, that’s not necessarily true. Quite on the contrary, if the words complement the images and vice versa, chances are not only images will be what visitors remember about your website. Of course, it is always a good idea to consider web design rules and web design trends before you decide on the style that will work best for you.
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What’s good about full-width web design is that it tends to be more user-friendly as it naturally adjusts to the user’s setup. It often provides a very immersive user experience though that largely depends on the quality of the photos you use. Another plus is that it can often if designed well, eliminate horizontal scroll bars in smaller screen resolutions.
On the other hand, it is a fact that the designer doesn’t have as much control over what the user sees as he may have in other types of layouts. We also need to bear in mind that videos, images, and other types of content with set widths may require to be set at multiple widths to respond to different screen resolutions. And since image rations mean that the wider an image is, the taller it gets – which affects the positions of the content by pushing it deeper down the page as the image takes a larger part of the screen. You should also take into account that immersive images may occupy the user’s attention to the extent that they make it hard for the user to find the information he needs quickly.
If you still consider Elementor full-width page or row would be a great solution for your website, it is important to understand what is page layout and what are the options for the full-width row.
The page layout refers to the organization of visual elements on a page. The overall arrangement of text and images depends on the type of layout you choose. There are many different types of layouts, and they are usually selected according to the type of content you want to focus on your website.
The default layout may be under the control of the active theme or the Elementor Theme Style and Global Template Display Conditions. It includes the Header, Footer, Content, and Sidebar.
Elementor Canvas layout only displays the Elementor created content without the Content, Header, Footer, or Sidebar.
Elementor Full Width layout displays the Elementor created content including the Header and Footer.
Theme layout displays the predefined layout of the active theme. Note that the Theme layout can come with more than one layout type. All the layouts apart from the Theme layout are actually default layouts, while the Theme and all the other layout types depend on the active theme.
If you are building a page starting from a clean slate and you want the full-width layout, select this layout type from the start.
Some themes include their own full-width layout types, which gives you more choice.
If you are changing the theme or you want the page or some part of it to be full width for any other reason, and the full-width layout does not give the desired results, you need to set the full width on the exact row where you want to have full width.
You will find the options for setting the full-width row in the Row Settings.
There are two important options – Content Width which should be set to Full Width and Stretch Section option that helps to expand the row into a full-width row in case the page layout used is not the full-width type. By checking this option we ensure the row expands to full width regardless of the layout used.
When you know how to use these options you can set any page or row to be full-width.
Elementor’s full-width layout usually looks very impressive and easily immerses the user into the website’s content. It is easily set but you still have to ensure it looks good on all screen sizes, as site speed optimization, for example, can affect the images to appear visibly compressed on larger screens. Should you have any questions or inquiries about this topic, feel free to reach out to us and post a question or a comment in the comment section.
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