Builder Theme Carter just arrived with a grid-based (masonry) layout for your blog and Exchange-powered store. With built-in Exchange styles, Carter also includes custom alternate modules and a mobile-responsive design.
What’s a Masonry Layout?
Masonry Layouts have become popular for image-driven blogs, portfolios, ecommerce stores and social media sites (like Pinterest).
For a basic definition:
A masonry layout is a grid layout based on columns. Unlike other grid layouts, it doesn’t have fixed height rows. Basically, a masonry layout optimizes the use of space inside the web page by reducing any unnecessary gaps.
Carter takes care of the complicated code and styling required by the design of masonry layouts, so you can focus more on adding the actual content of your site.
Carter’s Blog Styling
Carter’s blog uses featured images from standard blog posts, plus different post format styles for images, quotes and status posts — all rendered in a responsive masonry layout.
To apply formats to your posts, use the Format box on the right side of the WordPress post editor screen.
Check out the Carter Theme Demo to see the blog in action.
Carter’s Ecommerce Styling
Carter also uses featured images from your Exchange store products to render the same grid-based layout styling for your store.
Build Your Own Page Layouts
All Builder themes include the ability to build your own page layouts. Using the Builder Layout Editor, you can add/arrange modules for the header, navigation, content, widgets, images and footer.
Carter also comes packaged with these pre-built page layouts:
- Email Signup
- Hero Banner
- Landing Page
- Full Width
- Full Width – Narrow
- Left Sidebar
- Right Sidebar