Overview dynamic content

An explanation of static and dynamic content.

 
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Working with dynamic content can seem intimidating at first, if you're not familiar with database concepts. But this short introduction will change the way you think about building projects and managing content.

In this lesson:

  1. Static content
  2. Dynamic content

Static content

Static content describes normal elements that are created one by one, and we can use classes to style multiple elements at once.

It’s not very practical, though, if you're looking to create a blog, or a design portfolio. Same thing with restaurant menus, news sites, or any other type of site with content that's constantly changing.

In these, and so many other cases, using static content would require the manual duplication and modification of obscene amounts of content.

Step one on the left, right click on the column element "blocks row" and click on the duplicate option. Step two on the right, edit each new text element and icon element manually to desired content.
Right click on the column element → click on duplicate → edit text and icon elements manually on each new service category.

Dynamic content

Dynamic content allows you to add, update, and import content whenever. And every part of your design linked to that data is built out and updated automatically. Just as importantly, you have extremely granular control over creating and tweaking design elements that use this content.

Step one on the left, click on the settings cog icon to bring up the Inner text settings. Step two on the right, click on the check box to get text from the Portfolio items Collection.  Select the Name option.
Click on the settings cog icon to bring up the Inner text settings → Click on the check box to get text from the Collection and select the field option.
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