No Column Choices in Blog Layout

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No Column Choices in Blog Layout

Post by herb200mph » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:54 pm

Although there are Leading and Intro Articles, there is no longer a setting for # Columns, which previously applied to Intro Article Layouts below the Leading Articles. This setting is no longer an option in the Blog Category Layout.

Can Intro Articles no long be set in column format? Was this removed on purpose?

What is the new J!4 procedure for making them 2 or 3 columns wide - or does this cause issues when making the Blog Category Layout display on mobile devices.

That being the case, what differentiates the "Leading" from "Intro" if each can only display in content-area-wide format.

Can anyone provide some insight on this issue?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: No Column Choices in Blog Layout

Post by frostmakk » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:45 pm

Have a look at this PR, implementing CSS Grid.
https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/18319

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Re: No Column Choices in Blog Layout

Post by herb200mph » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:09 pm

Excellent! That is what we thought was happening, but could not nail it down.

Thanks so much, frostmakk, for your sharing this information with us.

It will be put to good use.

Again, thanks alot.
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Re: No Column Choices in Blog Layout

Post by herb200mph » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:53 pm

Can you help again?

What is the "masonry-#" class and what does it do and where is it applied?
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Re: No Column Choices in Blog Layout

Post by frostmakk » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:23 pm

The masonry class puzzles your featured previews together as a best fit. (Like a stone wall with differently sized stones.
The number in the class is the column count.
You put the classes together like "boxed masonry-4 image-top" in the Blog Class box.

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Re: No Column Choices in Blog Layout

Post by herb200mph » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:05 pm

OK, got that. Whatever was the reason for making this so complicated for the novice or beginner user who may not understand classes per se. Seems to me that some sort of "picker" could have been installed to assist in configuring the settings, but still Alpha 7, so might be hope for the future.

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Re: No Column Choices in Blog Layout

Post by frostmakk » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:40 pm

It's not complicated. It's just not finished yet.
It looks like the template development has gone under ground, so I suspect we will see a different beast when J4 is released. My bet is a builder type, easy configurable template, based on CSS Grid. That would be a feature to advertise with capital letters.

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Re: No Column Choices in Blog Layout

Post by herb200mph » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:41 pm

Agree with you there. BTW, you may have noticed we have authored two previous well-selling books on Joomla.

We are currently in manuscript for: Joomla! 4: Boots on the Ground
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