Global Areas

Web pages in Blocs are broken up into 3 areas. The top global area, the dynamic content area and the bottom global area. These areas are divided with blue lines on the design canvas, please note the red arrows on the image below.

Beginners Tip

The blue dividing lines that separate the page areas, will only show on the design canvas, once a page has a Bloc.

The Global Areas

Global areas are content sections that appear on all of the pages within your Blocs document. Blocs placed within them will be visible across your entire site (every page). The global areas are typically used for your navigation (top global area) and footer (bottom global area). They can also be hidden/disabled from any page via the page settings.

Beginners Tip

It’s important to remember, that global areas contain a single copy of the content placed within them, this means if you change the content on one page, it will affect the same content across all pages.

The Dynamic Area

The dynamic area is the section that is unique to each page, it’s generally the area used for main content that is unique to a page. This area is located between the top and bottom global areas of every page. It’s also important to note, unlike the global areas of a page, the dynamic area of a page can not be hidden.

 

Beginners Tip

It’s very common for new Blocs users to accidentally place all of their Blocs into the top global area and then find it confusing when these Blocs show on other pages. A quick way to check if a Bloc is global is via the layer tree. Blocs in the global areas of a page have a blue stripe on the left side in the layer tree.

Move Between Page Areas

If you accidentally add a Bloc to one of the Global Areas of a project, you can easily move it out using the move command Main Menu > Bloc > Move. This command can be quickly accessed with the keyboard shortcut ⌥⌘↓ to nudge down out of the top Global Area or with ⌥⌘↑ to nudge up out of the bottom Global Area. You may need to use the nudge command multiple times until the Bloc enters the Dynamic Area of the page, if the Global Area contains more than one Bloc.

Updated on 2nd September 2020

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