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Hi there,

I am trying to align a title and a text block, vertically centered within a section. I would like the text to be vertically centered with the slider image on the left side of the page, and both the images and the text centered vertically in the section

It looks centered when Editing (Fluid Engine), however, when I save it is not centered. 

1. Settings:

  • Fill the Screen or do not Fill the Screen - does not seem to matter which setting I use here
  • Gaps / No Gaps / Custom Settings for Gaps - does not seem to matter, none of these settings impact the vertical centering I am looking for

The attached screen shots show:

1. the editing window

2. the final view

here is the actual page:  https://www.creative-content-marketing.com/portfolio-2/principal-building-designer-website

(site is under construction/not complete)

Last: how do I get rid of that huge white space at the bottom of the section??

Somewhat frustrated with Fluid Engine and aligning elements on the page. Very time consuming.

 

thanks very much!
Elaine

 

 

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Firstly I would put all of the text into one block rather than two. Then set it to center aligned vertically in the block settings.

As you can see below in the screenshot, the purple dots show the grid, and the third row is being stretched by the image plugin. 

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Given this, you want to make sure the text block is spanning the same 3 rows and it will stretch the same way, and the center vertical alignment should do the rest!

Fluid Engine takes some learning, but if you're offering Squarespace website design it's worth spending some time learning the ins and out and best practices, it's worth it for the added flexibility and ability to have a mobile specific layout!

The white space is firstly from 3 blank rows at the bottom of the before/after section, then a little from the section padding for both the sections (which can easily be removed), and then from a blank row at the top of the next section.

Hope that all helps, and good luck with FE!

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