Content vs. Layout Sections

The difference between the two types of sections used when building your Hub.

🧰 What You Will Need

  1. A Searchie Hub

  2. Uploaded content

Content sections

These are the best way to quickly create pages in your Hub with minimal design changes required. Content sections work in tandem with the theme settings of your Hub to let you forget the formatting and focus on the contents of your Hub. You pick a type of content you want to add, choosing between a file, playlist, page, or external URL, and then fill in the details of that content to finish creating the section. Nothing else is needed, but you'll find additional settings in the Styling tab of the section if you want to customize it further.

Layout Sections

If you're searching for a more unique look and feel for your Hub, you'll want to check out what layout sections have to offer. They give you full control over the layout and the content of a section, meaning you'll configure how the elements of the section are arranged on the page. Each element in a layout section will have it's own corresponding Settings and Styling, so be sure to confirm the options before adding your new layout section to your Hub.

The difference between them

The main difference between the two section types is the depth of customization that they offer. Content sections sacrifice some arrangement options for simplicity, while layout sacrifice the simplicity in exchange for more control. That said, they each have their own benefits and cases best suited for them.

If you're new to building webpages, start with content sections to get familiar with how Searchie weaves your content into the look of your website. If you're a seasoned pro of many sales pages and launches, layout sections might provide a more familiar experience. Content sections will help you get set up quickly but might not fit the exact look you're imagining. Layout sections will take a bit of extra attention but can probably get you closer to the page appearance of your dreams. 😎

📚 Up Next

  1. Use Layout Sections effectively

  2. Find the perfect Content Section to add to your Hub