Brine, Basil, Clay, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Lincoln, Marta, Mercer, Mojave, Motto, Nueva, Rally, Rover, Sonora, and Thorne share the same underlying structure and functionality. This guide applies to all these templates.
The single-page style Index Page stacks multiple pages vertically, allowing you to highlight product images and shop information in one location. Parallax scrolling gives the page a sophisticated, interactive feel.
This guide describes the special features of the Brine, Basil, Clay, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Lincoln, Marta, Mercer, Mojave, Motto, Nueva, Rally, Rover, Sonora, and Thorne Index Page.
Tip: The Index Page makes a great homepage.
Set up the Index Page
The Index Page is made up of Regular Pages and Gallery Pages, stacked vertically.
To set up an Index Page:
- From the Home Menu, click Pages.
- Click the + icon and then click Index.
- In the Index that appears, click + Add Page to add a new page, or drag an existing page into the Index.
For detailed steps, visit Using the Index Page.
Each page you add to the Index will create a section on the page. Rearrange the page order in the Pages panel to rearrange the section order.
- Regular Pages display the page content. If the Regular Page has a page banner, it displays behind the page content. The page banner image or video can feature parallax scrolling.
- Gallery Pages display as a grid. Galleries don't feature parallax scrolling.
If the top section in your Index is a Regular Page, the bottom section of the header overlays it. (If the top section is a Gallery Page, the bottom of the header overlays the main content background color.)
Tip: Hide the top header by moving all header elements into the bottom header, as seen in Nueva.
No intro areas
Index Pages don't have an intro blocks area at the top. The intro areas of individual pages within an Index won’t display on the Index Page.
Regular Page sections
The page content of Regular Pages displays in that page's section on Index Pages. The page title and description doesn’t show.
- Setting a thumbnail image or video URL for the Regular Page creates a background image or video for the banner.
- If the page section has no banner, the page content displays over the main content background color. To adjust this, use the Color tweak in the Main section of the Style Editor.
Note: Regular Pages feature a content inset that indents text and certain other blocks on either side.
Note: If you have a blank page within an Index, its edit page annotation may not appear. To edit the page, move it out of the Index, add content, then move it back to the Index.
Use the Fullscreen Pages tweak in the Index: Page section to set some or all Regular Page sections to display at the height of the browser. You can choose from the following options:
- First Page Only
- Pages with Backgrounds Only
- All Pages
Use these tweaks to further adjust the height of Regular Page sections:
- Padding (Overlay Pages) adjusts the padding on sections with thumbnail images.
- Padding adjusts the sections without thumbnail images.
Regular Page sections with banners can feature parallax scrolling. When this is enabled, the background images move more slowly than the content in the foreground, creating an illusion of depth and immersion.
Enable or disable parallax scrolling in the Main: Overlay section of the Style Editor with the Enable Parallax tweak.
Note: Parallax scrolling for these templates isn't currently supported by the Chrome browser on iOS devices. Banners display as static background images.
Gallery Page grids
Gallery Pages display images in a grid. Gallery images don’t feature parallax scrolling. If you’ve enabled parallax scrolling on your site, Gallery Page grids move with the page content and appear to scroll over Regular Page sections.
Note: Lightbox functionality is disabled within the Index.
The Layout tweak in the Index: Gallery section of the Style Editor adjusts how the grid displays (packed or split). The number of images in the gallery further adjusts its grid layout.
The Content Position and Content Padding tweaks in the Index: Gallery section of the Style Editor adjust where they display.
The Spacing tweak adjusts how much of the background color shows around the images. Set the background color with the Color tweak in the Main section. If you set the Spacing to 0, the gallery images touch.
- The Title and Body tweaks adjust the text’s font and color.
- Content Text Alignment adjusts the alignment (left, center, or right).
- Content Background adds a background color behind the text.
If you don't have a background color for the text, you may want to add an overlay color to the images to help make the text visible.
Add a filter effect to your Index sections with a color overlay.
- Use the Overlay Color tweak in the Main: Overlay section of the Style Editor for Regular Page sections.
- Use the Image Overlay tweak in the Index: Gallery section for images in Gallery Page sections.
Tip: You may need to adjust the transparency for the overlay color.
Formatting the Index Page for your content
There are many uses for the Index Page, and you can have more than one on your site. The best way to figure out what works for you is to experiment with the different options, but here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Vary the types of content
Mix up banner images, videos, text, and galleries to heighten the parallax scrolling effect.
Stack Regular Pages to create a page of parallax scrolling banners.
Gallery grid with clickthrough navigation
By adding image clickthrough URLs, you can use the images in a gallery grid to take visitors to other parts of your website.
Use a Button Block to add a call to action to any Regular Page section.
Index Anchor links
Add anchor links to help visitors navigate to different parts of your Index Page. To learn how to do this without code, visit Adding Index Page anchor links.
In this example we've used buttons as the anchor links, but you can use any links including text, headers, and clickthrough images.
Add a directional arrow, line, or text at the bottom of the first section to encourage visitors to view all the Index content. Use the tweaks in the Index: Scroll Indicator section to add and style this indicator.
Note: Currently the scroll indicator only displays on Regular Page sections.
- Gallery images stack in mobile. Parallax scrolling displays on Regular Page banners.
- Video banners don't display in mobile. Set a mobile fallback image to display in its place.
- Visit Advanced mobile styles to learn more about your site's customizable mobile options.
Note: For general information about styling your site, visit Structure and style.