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What are the sections, structures, and containers in Drag and Drop Builder?

Learn how you can create and manage sections, structures, and containers in Drag and Drop builder

Section is the outermost region of your email template, which comprises structures and containers. Structures are the skeleton of your template design, which contains several containers. Inside a Container, you can place an image, text, button, or any other elements from the blocks menu. Based on your requirement you can select any of the 6 structures and customize them accordingly.

Selecting a section

To select a section, click on the outer region of your email template. After selecting a section you can manage the section settings like:-

  • Section background- You can change the section background from here.
  • Content background- You change the background colour of the content placed inside the section.
  • Background image- You can upload an image of size upto 3 MB or 4000 X 4000 px, from your device or retrieve it from an external source by pasting the URL link under the external sources, drop-down menu. Hereby, you should note that the colour of the background image matches the background colour of the section selected by you. It is because, the background image may not support some email clients like Windows Outlook 2007 – 2019, Windows 10 Mail, Android 4.4, Gmail app on iOS & Android with non-Gmail account
  • Padding- You can manage the outer space of your section. You can either apply padding as a whole or manage it individually on the bottom and top ends. You can apply padding upto 100 px.
  • Border of content- You can apply a border width of upto 20 px from here.
  • Hide element- You can hide the selected element for the users accessing your email from Desktop-PC/Mobile. Here, it’s important to note that the section will be hidden on Yahoo mobile App, as well as in mobile email apps which do not support media queries.

Selecting a structure

To select a structure, go to the structures menu, hold your desired structure and drop it into the template. After this, you can manage the following structure settings:-

  • Columns- You add and manage column width from a range of 40 to 380. You can also select an equalizer, which will assign equal widths to all the columns.
  • Indent between containers- You can apply indent upto 40 px, between on the container.
  • Background settings- You can manage the background colour and background image (upload from device/retrieve from an external source), for the selected structure. Hereby, you should note that the image size can be upto 3 MB or 4000 X 4000 px. Also, the colour of the background image should match the structure selected by you. It is because the background image may not support some email clients like Windows Outlook 2007 – 2019, Windows 10 Mail, Android 4.4, Gmail app on iOS & Android with non-Gmail account.
  • Padding- You can manage the outer space of your structure. You can either apply padding as a whole or manage it individually on left, right, top and bottom. You can apply padding upto 100 px.

Selecting a container

To select a container, click on the highlighted regions inside the structure. In these regions, you can add an image, text, or button and customize it using the container settings on the right menu.

Under the container settings, you will find the following options:-

  • Background colour of container- Here you can manage the background colour of the container.
  • Background image- You can upload an image of size upto 3 MB or 4000 X 4000 px, from your device or retrieve it from an external source by pasting the URL link under the external sources, drop-down menu. Hereby, you should note that the colour of the background image matches the background colour of the container selected by you. It is because, the background image may not support some email clients like Windows Outlook 2007 – 2019, Windows 10 Mail, Android 4.4, Gmail app on iOS & Android with non-Gmail account.
  • Border style- You can manage the border style of the selected container. You can either assign border-width proportionally or across the container like left, right, top and bottom to a maximum of 20 px, under the advanced options menu.
  • Border radius- You can manage border radius as a whole or individually under the advanced option, drop-down menu. For both cases, you can apply a border-radius of upto 100 px.
  • Hide element- You can hide the selected element for the users accessing your email from Desktop-PC/Mobile. Here, it’s important to note that the container will be hidden on Yahoo mobile App, as well as in mobile email apps which do not support media queries.

Aligning the containers

You can change the alignment of all the elements inside the container. You can align them centrally, leftward or rightward, by following these simple steps:-

  • Select the container which you want to align.
  • Select the elements inside the container that can be text, image, button, social media icon, or others.
  • Select the alignment option from the menu appearing on the right side. Based on your requirement, you can set alignment for the desktop PC or mobile. However, changes won't be observed if used with the text editor alignment option.