Hero vs Column

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In the Mobile-First template they have a column that is full width and colored blue, what would the difference be and why would you use one over the other.
Does the Hero have preset fonts?
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I'm confused as to when I increase the amount of elements it randomly puts in taglines and headings.
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Hi Rick,

My advise to you is not use that method. Building responsive sites to the newbie can be quite challenging for those who use the desktop down approach let alone the mobile first.

You need to think about your layout and how you want it to respond at different view points regardless of which method you use. My preference is the Desktop Down approach. Build your website the way you would like to see it at full desktop view and begin sliding your slider to the left until your website breaks. Then you add a break point and begin fixing font size and alignment issues then repeat the steps until you are at the smallest possible view port.

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A column is part of the layout. You add columns on the layout tab. A Hero is an element inserted into a column. You add a Hero on the elements tab
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Steve wrote:
Hi Rick,

My advise to you is not use that method. Building responsive sites to the newbie can be quite challenging for those who use the desktop down approach let alone the mobile first.

You need to think about your layout and how you want it to respond at different view points regardless of which method you use. My preference is the Desktop Down approach. Build your website the way you would like to see it at full desktop view and begin sliding your slider to the left until your website breaks. Then you add a break point and begin fixing font size and alignment issues then repeat the steps until you are at the smallest possible view port.



So would you build a main page and duplicate before you add too much content and use it kind of like a template for other pages?
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Yes, Get your main lay out down as far as ever thing that will be on all pages. These are things like header, nav, main content area, and footer. You can always create what I call a standard page and keep it in your project but don't link to it in your nav. That way it's always there when you need a new page.
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Thanks Eric, I did templates in DW so I kind of thought that.
And now Steve is popping my easy bubble and telling me not to use the Mobile First template, I have learned quite a bit with lurking, stalking and punching the keyboard I probably can do this.
Have never really been the one to take the easy route if it wasn't better, the templates have been a good learning tool.
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Hey Rick,

Sorry didn't mean to burst your easy bubble lol... Lots of people may use the mobile first technique all I am saying when learning the software it may be easier to use the desktop down first. Get a good grasp of what RLM is and what it can do. Once you have that knowledge it will become much more easier to use the mobile first.

But that being said if you got it down then great! Happy building Rick! :):cool:
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I find the Desk top down easier myself, only because of the amount of real estate you have to work with and knowing it's only going to shrink.
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
https://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
https://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personal site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
https://ericrohloff.com
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I understand what y'all are saying and except the challenge, I would have to delete quite a bit from any template as they wouldn't all work all the way through.
The good news is I have had a fair amount of time making templates in DW and slowly getting a grasp or RLM and the concepts of break points.
And with the amazing support from the forum things will be fun! :cool:
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