INTRO

INTRO

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Intro to the Designer

Intro to the Designer

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Intro to HTML & CSS

Intro to HTML & CSS

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WEB STRUCTURE

WEB STRUCTURE

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The Box Model

The Box Model

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Element Hierarchy

Element Hierarchy

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Navigator

Navigator

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Element Basics

Element Basics

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Element Panel

Element Panel

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Section

Section

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Container

Container

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Columns

Columns

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Div Block

Div Block

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Components

Components

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Intro to Forms

Intro to Forms

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Navbar

Navbar

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Slider

Slider

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Symbols

Symbols

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Styling Basics

Styling Basics

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Intro to Style Panel

Intro to Style Panel

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HTML Tags

HTML Tags

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Classes

Classes

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Combo Classes

Combo Classes

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States

States

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Layout

Layout

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Intro to Web Layout

Intro to Web Layout

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Padding & Margin

Padding & Margin

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Display Settings

Display Settings

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Intro to Flexbox

Intro to Flexbox

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Grid layouts overview

Grid layouts overview

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Positioning Overview

Positioning Overview

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Responsive Design

Responsive Design

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Intro to Responsive Design

Intro to Responsive Design

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Intro to Breakpoints

Intro to Breakpoints

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INTERACTIONS CORE CONCEPTS

INTERACTIONS CORE CONCEPTS

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Triggers & animations

Triggers & animations

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CMS & Dynamic Content

CMS & Dynamic Content

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Intro to Dynamic Content

Intro to Dynamic Content

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Intro to Webflow CMS

Intro to Webflow CMS

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CMS Collections

CMS Collections

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Collection List

Collection List

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Filtering Collection Lists

Filtering Collection Lists

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Collection Page

Collection Page

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Using the Editor

Using the Editor

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CMS Collection Fields

CMS Collection Fields

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Plain Text Field

Plain Text Field

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Rich Text Field

Rich Text Field

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Image Field

Image Field

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Switch Field

Switch Field

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Reference Field

Reference Field

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Multi-reference Field

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CSS grid landing page tutorial (36min)

Lesson info

Lesson info

Whenever you create a new item (e.g., blog post, help article, etc.) in a Webflow CMS Collection, a page is automatically created for it. Collection Pages work like templates — the layout and design of the Collection Page will apply to every Collection item's page. 

That means Collection Pages are essentially templates for recurring pieces of content, such as blog posts, help articles, or even landing pages. 

In this video, we'll show you how to: 

  1. Create a Collection Page 
  2. Add and connect content 
  3. Preview Collection Pages 
  4. Link to a Collection Page 

Plus, we'll show you the settings you can adjust for Collection Pages.

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Want to dig into the project featured in this video and see how everything is put together? We've included the full project we used when making this lesson, and we've shared the link right under this very paragraph.

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Transcript

While Collection Lists can go on any page and reference content from a Collection, we can also design and configure Collection pages. If we build a Collection page for one Collection item? Content automatically populates for every other item in the Collection. It's like magic in that it can save us hours and hours in the development process — and even more time as we add new content down the road.

Just like Collection Lists, we'll cover basic layout and binding content, but we're also going to cover linking to a Collection page from somewhere else in the project.

If we go to our Pages Panel and select our Collection page—

Actually, let's go back in time for a few moments. Before we made this video lesson. We went in and made a new Collection. We made a Blog Collection. And we filled it with dummy content. The point here is this: when we make a Collection, a Collection page...is automatically created.

Let's go back to the present. We're building this just as we'd build another page. Our navbar, our footer, sections, and headings and images, and paragraphs, and rich text elements. Now you might say "how did that get built so quickly?"

But the real question you should be asking is "how is this Collection page any different than a static page (a normal page in our project)" And the answer is: it isn't.

Just like a Collection List, elements dropped into a Collection page are static until we bind them to something else. So let's bind them to something else.

We can take any of our elements — like this one — and bind it to the relevant field. And it's not pulling from that field on one item. It's pulling from that field on all our items in that Collection. How do we prove that? The scientific method.

Or, we can — at any time — choose from our Collection items (in this case: blog posts) in the drop down. Visit any of those? And the content we just bound updates on all these pages.

But is this just for text? No. This is not just for text. This is for everything. We can get our background image from the Collection. We can select this button and get the URL from the Collection. And the text. We can get that, too.

And when we switch our Collection items using the dropdown? Each page has automatically been generated. Now 20 blog posts were created in the time it took us to design and develop one. We put Dale to the test to see how long it would take someone to duplicate and style each page one-by-one. Some say he's still working on it to this day.

Finally, let's talk about linking to these Collection pages.

Here's a static page. We have a Collection List we made for our featured blog posts. Let's drag a button right into our Collection List. And for fun, let's pull the button's background color from a color field we have in our Collection.

And now we'll simply go in under our Link Settings, and choose A Collection page. Which one? Current Blog Post. That'll link each button in these Collection items to the Collection page created for each Collection item. Or in English: these buttons will take you to the related blog post.

So. Collection pages? Automatically generated when you create a Collection. We covered the layout of a Collection page, we covered binding content to elements in that layout, and we covered linking to these Collection pages from elsewhere in our project.