How to build a page from scratch with Subbly?
Every site has its peculiar structure and a unique set of elements used, and here, at Subbly, you’re the one to set the rules of the game so you’re free to add elements and choose their layout! Unleash your creative self and let's get things crackin'❗🤓
Before you proceed reading through these instructions, perhaps you'd want to set aside a quick minute to take a look into our video instructions on how to get started with the website builder.
Subbly website pages have a common set layout with a Header, Body and a Footer.
Let us introduce you to the left panel as well, where you will find:
• the option to Preview how you website currently looks to your audience,
• Blocks section, which enables adding designer blocks to your website,
• a wide range of site Elements,
• Colors tool, to help you make your website more colorful and eye-capturing
• a set of Effects, to visually enhance your website along with the
• progress bar, that aims at figuring out the steps you should take to make your website more professional and practical.
Make sure to check all of the steps from the Progress tab when creating your website ☝😊
Once you start building a page from scratch and have a vision in head on how every single element and block should look, all you need to do is just figure out how to give a practical solution to your ideas.
Building your own template
As you know, Subbly's website builder is based on drag and drop feature, which means you can simply choose the desired element from the Elements section and drop it wherever you want. Just the same, you can undo the changes made by hitting Ctrl+Z if on Windows or Command+Z if you are a Mac user.
❗ Note that all changes you make to your site are automatically saved once made and you don't need to save them manually.
When we say that you can drop your elements wherever you want on blank canvas, we mean that. 😊It's as simple as hovering over the preferable block and checking the grey line indicating the space the elements can be placed.
The elements can be set both in full width or grid width, that is to say occupy the whole screen or just the central part of your page respectively.
You can also drag the element in the grid width position to full width and back using the pointer.
Once you’ve picked the element, move it throughout the canvas area and hold for a while to notice the lines.
❗ You are allowed to place a maximum of 4 elements in a row. 👇
To have the elements in the center of your block, in other words in grid width, just move them to the central part and you’ll notice a grey line indicating where you can place them.
In case you want a particular element to stand in full width, drop the desired element to the very right ➡ or left ⬅ side.
Header & Footer
Let us have a closer look at headers and footers, that play significant roles in the visual impact your website leaves on your site's visitors.
Wisely chosen and arranged blocks are not only eye-capturing, but are also pretty functional. For instance, you can place such important elements like your website logo or your site navigation in your Header or add your contact info, subscription form along with social icons to the Footer.
❗ Please note, that both blocks are fixed for all the pages on your site and there’s only single Header and single Footer available.
Alternatively, you can also add pre-designed blocks from Blocks section. Just choose the Block type and drag and drop it on your Header or Footer area.
By the way, the width for the given blocks is fixed but once you’ve used a certain block, you can change its width just the way you prefer using the pointer.
❗ Please note that Pages element, mainly used for setting the site's navigation bar in the header, automatically reverts to the burger layout on mobile view, but only if it's included in the site's header ❗
Subbly website builder was not tested on IE, so we don't guarantee a 100% website performance on this browser.We highly recommend switching to Safari, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. to avoid any technical issues.