Creating a Breakout Grid Layout in Bricksbuilder

David Denedo

David Denedo

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In this tutorial, you’ll be guided on creating a hero section layout that spans from the boxed content area to the edge of the screen using Bricks Builder. Follow the steps below to achieve this visually appealing layout.

Add the necessary elements to the structure panel

In the structure panel, include the following elements: Section > Image + Container > Heading + Text widget

the bricks structure panel showing the section with a child image and container, then the container also has a child heading and basic text widget

Define element properties

Section properties (Desktop breakpoint)

%root% {
    display: grid;
    gap: 0;
    grid-template-columns: minmax(var(--_padding), 1fr) min(100% - 2 * var(--_padding), var(--_content-width)) minmax(var(--_padding), 1fr);
    padding-left: 0;
    padding-right: 0;
    width: 100%;
    max-width: 100%;
    min-height: max(25rem, 100svh - var(--_header-height));
    position: relative;
}

Section Custom CSS

%root% {
    /* height of your header */
    --_header-height: 5rem;
    /* your section padding value */
    --_padding: 20px;
    /* boxed content width */
    --_content-width: 1200px;
}

Section properties (Mobile breakpoint)

%root% {
    display: flex;
    flex-direction: column;
    padding-left: var(--_padding);
    padding-right: var(--_padding);
}

Image Properties

Add the following properties to the image in the Desktop Breakpoint

%root% {
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
    position: absolute;
    z-index: -1;
    object-fit: cover;
    grid-column: 1 / -1;
    grid-row: 1 / -1;
}

For the mobile breakpoint, change the position from absolute to static

Container Properties (Desktop Breakpoint)

%root% {
    grid-column: 1 / -1;
    grid-row: 1 / -1;
    display: flex;
    flex-direction: column;
    align-self: end;
    width: 100%;
    max-width: 100%;
}

Heading and Text Element Properties

Specify your desired text colour and max-width. For example, use a max-width of 45ch.

Add decorative SVG shape

Include the following code in the Custom CSS for your Container.

@media screen and (min-width: 768px) {
    %root%::after {
        content: "";
        position: absolute;
        right: 0;
        bottom: 0;
        height: calc(100% - 3em);
        aspect-ratio: 1 / 1;
        background-color: #fff7;
        -webkit-mask-image: url('https://path/to/your/svg');
        mask-image: url('https://path/to/your/svg');
        -webkit-mask-size: contain;
        mask-size: contain;
    }
}

Make sure to replace the placeholder URL with the actual path to your SVG file. Also change the position values to suit your layout.

Conclusion

Follow these steps carefully to create a unique hero section using Bricksbuilder. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section.

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