New column layouts for your pages

New column layouts for your pages

Since the start of your pages had not one column but three. This displays well on a tablet device, but on HD displays you have more room. It’s no wonder, then, that we got a lot of requests by our users to change this. For everyone who asked: today we deployed a brand-new page layout. Now you can choose!

More than one column looks great

One column looks great. Five columns look even better!
One column looks great. Five looks even better!

The new layouts allow you to make better use of the available screen space.

For HD monitors, a 5-column layout helps you to see much more information at once.

For an iPad or other tablet, you might prefer to display just two of them. And of course, when you’re looking at a page on your cell phone, nothing beats the one!


Adding extra columns is as easy as adding a widget: we added a new option to the + menu that will instantly add a new column.

We added a column layout setting to your pages. You can find this in the Pages sidebar.

Now you have a lot more control over your pages. You’ll wase less space and become even more productive.

Here's the new columns layout menu
Here’s the new columns layout menu

As a 5-column layout will not fit on every screen, we made sure to display only the number that fits.

So, if you decide to view the 5-column news page you use on your HD-workstation on your iPad, the display will be automatically reduced to three columns and the items of the last two columns will be visible in the third column. Try it, we hope you will like it!

Status Update July 29, 2021

This article is no longer accurate. That’s why we labeled it Old news. Please check the Help Centre for the latest information.

7 Replies to “New column layouts for your pages”

  1. Hi, I just want to reinforce the idea for the option to widen columns. I’ve just found this site and already I’m devoted to becoming a lifetime user. Thank you very much.

  2. I would like to use your sites because I think it’s brilliant. Ideally suited for users byych igoogle. However, I have one but – I can not find the option widening columns. I wish I could narrow column bleed and expand the middle to get this effect:

    i promise, if u will do it for us, i will use this page till the end and i will invite all my friends, couse they rly miss igoogle. thanks and cheers 😉

    1. Thank you for your suggestion. We will let you know once we have the multiple-column-span feature for widgets available.

  3. I admire your new design and I find the 5 column layout extremely useful. Prior I only had 3 columns which was rather poor. I have a lots of charts, widgets, feeds and bookmarks, I am into graphs from stock exchange market so I desperately needed better and clearer desktop with any extra columns like the ones I can see in the new version. I admit I had a hard time to find it, because I didn’t read your instructions to the end. Thanks, this is what I needed.

    1. Hi! To remove a column, you would have to go to the page settings (open the ≡ menu, and select ‘Edit page’ from the drop down menu of the current page). You can simply adjust the number of columns there.

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