Layout schemes

Split sidebars

What is a Split Sidebar?

Think for a moment about how you see web pages commonly laid out on a desktop or laptop screen; frequently, there's a navigational left pane, the main content, maybe another column or two on the right with secondary news, links, spotlights, and videos. Or, in a very specific example, what if you have a staff directory in the main content, then a search option followed by a spotlight in the right column?

Understanding the Block Layout page

Using your admin panel, navigate to Structure > Block layout.

At first glance, the page can be a little overwhelming with everything that is already listed, so let's break it down and look at what is included on the page.

Block Column

Sibling grids

What is the Sibling Grid?

As an interim solution, the SiteFarm team created an option called Sibling Grid that will allow you to line two or three blocks side by side in a row. This is configured through the settings in each block. Please note that this system is imperfect and is only a placeholder for the official Layout system currently in development by the Drupal User Community.

Top and Bottom content regions

These two regions, located above and below the Content region respectively, can be configured to output more complex, custom layouts.

To implement the Top and Bottom Content regions: