There are lots of different types of blocks you can add to your page. This one is the default one - simply a text block. It allows you to add as much text as you want, and the text can be formatted into headings or lists, set as bold or italic etc, and you can choose the font colour and text alignment if you wish. You can also do more complicated things like embed images or tables within the text.
The block immediately below this one is a page navigation block. Quite simply if you add one of these it will create links or buttons to all the other blocks below it.
Right down at the bottom of this page is a page last updated block which shows when the last time an update was made on the page.
The Text & Image Block
This allows you to add an image beside a block of text in a reliably responsive way.
When viewed on a mobile phone the image will appear above (or below) the text, whilst on desktop you can choose if the image is shown on the right or left. You can also set the proportion of text to image - this one is set to 60% text / 40% image.
If you're viewing this on your phone try turning it vertical and horizontal and you may see the different layouts.
Simple Table Block
This allows you to create a simple table of data, such as a price list or opening hours.
This also shows how you can reduce the width of most block types - in this case to 80%.
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The Gallery Block
This allows you to show a collection of images. On a small screen they'll be shown one above the other, on a desktop they can be shown in rows of two, three, four etc. Clicking on the images will show larger versions. You can set the aspect ratio of the images in the block - in this case they are all shown as square.
When you first create a gallery you can seed it from a folder of images. Afterwards the Gallery Wizard facility lets you synchronise that folder to add any new images, or to add additional folders.
Gallery in Slideshow Mode
You can switch a Gallery to be shown as a Slideshow instead in the Layout dropdown of Edit Block. The images and captions will be shown one at a time with arrows to allow moving back and forth. You can opt to have the slides fade rather than move.
You can set the proportions of the images in the same way as you can with a normal gallery, and using the Styles options you can choose if it appears below, to the right of, to the left of or above the text on desktop layout.
By default the delay between each slide is 6 seconds, but you can change this setting for your site in Appearance > Animations if you have developer access.
This block allows you to add a set of Frequently Asked Questions which open and close as people click on them.
- What is an FAQ?
It's a question which people frequently ask. Websites often use these blocks to provide information which might otherwise result in a telephone enquiry.
- Why are the answers hidden?
If all the answers show at once the page can be very long and difficult to navigate. This helps users find the info they need.
Image Background Block
This block allows you to use an image as the background to the section and then (optionally) overlay text on top of it.
You should take care to ensure the text is legible and meets your accessibility requirements. You can do this by giving the text box a contrasting background colour which can be partially transparent.
You can adjust the margins of the text box to choose which part of the image it sits over on desktop layout.
If you don't add any text at all the block can be used as a visual break between the blocks above and below. You'll see an example if you scroll down past the next block.
Embedded Media Block
Although you can't host video or audio files on Spanglefish you can easily embed them on your site from sites like YouTube, Vimeo or Soundcloud.
You can choose whether the text goes above, below or to either side of the video.
The icon list block allows you to create a list of items each using a separate icon as its bullet point. The icons are drawn from the Iconify API, with over 100,000 to choose from. You can set the colour of the icons for each block and can choose to show them in 1, 2 or 3 columns on desktop view.
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Contact Form Block
This is a simple form but site admins can add all sorts of fields to it. Anything entered into it will be emailed to you. We have built in spam prevention tools which are working pretty well, so (for now at least) we don't need a Captcha.
Document Folder Block
This shows a list of the files in a folder on your site to allow visitors to download them.
They can be shown alphabetically or in date order, and you can show or hide columns like the file size.
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This shows a random testimonial from your collection, changing each time the page loads.
You might use this for a self-catering cottage, or to show days when the village hall is available. Weeks can start on Monday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
You can edit the styles to set the colours for Booked and Available. You can also set it to diagonally indicate start/end dates.
There's an optional extra add-on which will synchronise this calendar to one hosted on a separate service like AirBnB.
This block automatically builds a list of child pages of this page, using the Page Image as an illustration for each one. Some blocks (such as the ones below) are largely better on a page by themselves.
This allows you to show a digital clock counting down to a date and time you specify. It's this long until Christmas! This block also shows how you can set the text and background colours of any block.
This allows you to create a nicely formatted set of logos which can optionally link to external websites. You might use this to highlight your sponsors or to show the organisations you belong to etc. See the footer of this site for an example.
Two Column Block
The two column block allows you to add text and content in two separate columns which will be shown side by side on a desktop but one above each other on a smaller mobile device.
You could use this to present text along with a translation. You're able to indicate that the second column is a different language to the first. By doing this the browser knows to display the text as right-to-left if appropriate and will use the correct punctuation and hyphenation.
دو کالم بلاک
دو کالم بلاک آپ کو متن اور مواد کو دو الگ الگ کالموں میں شامل کرنے کی اجازت دیتا ہے جو ڈیسک ٹاپ پر ایک دوسرے کے ساتھ ساتھ دکھائے جائیں گے لیکن چھوٹے موبائل ڈیوائس پر ایک دوسرے کے اوپر۔
آپ اسے ترجمہ کے ساتھ متن پیش کرنے کے لیے استعمال کر سکتے ہیں۔ آپ یہ بتانے کے قابل ہیں کہ دوسرا کالم پہلے سے مختلف زبان ہے۔ ایسا کرنے سے براؤزر متن کو دائیں سے بائیں کے طور پر ظاہر کرنا جانتا ہے اگر مناسب ہو اور صحیح اوقاف اور ہائفنیشن کا استعمال کرے گا۔
This allows you to compare two images one on top of each other. You might show Before and After photos for instance.
Users can drag the slider to left and right to hide or reveal the bottom image.
This block allows you to display the percentage progress of something - for example the amount of money you've raised towards your fundraising target or the percentage progress of a project you're working on.
You can choose from a few different styles and pick the colours which the figure uses.
A caption in smaller text explaining what the progress meter is illustratiing.
Page Last Updated: 31 January 2024