Every site has its peculiar structure and a unique set of elements used, and here, at UCRAFT, you’re the one to set the rules of the game so you’re free to add elements and choose their layout. Before going deeper into this step by step guide, we recommend watching this short explainer video to learn about how easy it is to create a fully functional webpage from scratch using UCRAFT elements and tools.
Ucraft website pages have a common set layout with a Header, Body and a Footer.
So 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,
• Color 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 Ucraft website more professional and practical.
Make sure to check out the last step to see the progress you've made towards creating a perfect website for you.
Now, once you start to build a page right from scratch and have your vision in head on how every single element and block should look, all you need to do is figure out how to give a practical solution to your ideas.
As you know, Ucraft 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.
The same way you can Undo the changes through Ctrl Z Windows shortcut or Command Z if you are a Mac user.
Saying wherever, we mean 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 crafting area and hold for a while to notice the lines. You can place four 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 sides of your sections.
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. The 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, a 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 predesigned 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.
All the changes made on your site are being saved automatically, so all you need to do is play around, add your preferable elements, blocks of effects and customize them to meet your expectations and enjoy the creative process.
*Please note, that Ucraft is not being 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.
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