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Webflow Foundations: How To Build a Landing Page

teacher avatar Aidan Brotherhood, Building things

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction

      0:50

    • 2.

      Project Overview Creating Your Landing Page

      0:50

    • 3.

      Lesson 2 Design Before Development

      5:08

    • 4.

      Lesson 1 Understanding the Webflow User Int(1)

      15:03

    • 5.

      Lesson 3 Building Your Style Guide

      39:45

    • 6.

      Lesson 4 Building Your Navbar

      8:55

    • 7.

      Lesson 5 Creating a Symbol

      1:52

    • 8.

      Lesson 6 Building Your Hero Section

      30:08

    • 9.

      Lesson 7 Creating The Body of Your Page

      15:06

    • 10.

      Lesson 8 Building Your Lead Gen Form

      25:40

    • 11.

      Lesson 9 Building Your Footer

      4:35

    • 12.

      Lesson 10 Making Your Page Responsive

      5:05

    • 13.

      Lesson 11 An Introduction to Interactions

      4:17

    • 14.

      Lesson 12 Publishing Your Site

      4:02

    • 15.

      Conclusion Next Steps

      0:51

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Dive into the world of web design with my beginner-friendly Skillshare course, "Webflow Foundations: How to Build a Landing Page."

Whether you're a complete beginner or simply looking to refresh your skills, this course is designed to guide you through the process of creating a visually stunning and fully functional landing page on the Webflow design platform.

Key Features:

  • Step-by-Step Instructions: Follow along as I build a Tesla-inspired landing page from scratch. Learn by doing with interactive projects that take you from concept to completion.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Understand the essentials of the Webflow user interface, including the box model, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. 
  • Design Principles: Master the art of planning your website design before engaging in development to ensure a cohesive and attractive layout.
  • Interactive Learning: From navigation bars to hero sections, and responsive forms to footers, learn how to craft each element with both style and functionality in mind.
  • Mobile Optimization: Ensure your website looks great on any device with lessons on responsive design.
  • Engage Your Audience: Add basic interactions to enhance user experience and keep visitors engaged.
  • Launch Preparedness: Get ready to go live with tutorials on optimizing page settings and understanding site settings for publication.

You Will Learn To:

  • Navigate and utilize Webflow's interface efficiently.
  • Apply fundamental web design principles to create professional-quality web pages.
  • Build reusable style guides for a consistent look and feel.
  • Implement responsive design techniques for optimal viewing on various devices.
  • Prepare and optimize your site for a successful launch.

Who This Course Is For:

Anyone interested in web design, especially beginners looking to create their first website without needing to write code. If you're a marketer, entrepreneur, creative, or hobbyist wanting to bring your ideas to life online, this course will equip you with the necessary tools and knowledge.

Gert started on your journey in web design and create a landing page that captivates and converts!

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Aidan Brotherhood

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1. Introduction: Everyone, and welcome to Webflow foundations. This course is intended as an introduction to Webflow, and we'll provide you with all the necessary skills that you need to get started on the platform. The website that we're going to be building in this course is of Tesla inspires landing page. It's just one single page. On that page, we're going to cover all of the essential elements of Webflow. By the end of this course, you should understand the platform in much more depth. We're going to talk about the Webflow platform and how it actually works. We're going to look at building your own stale g, you're on custom sections, you're own dred layouts, staling your website to make sure it's exactly how you want it to look and ensuring that your website is responsive across all devices. When we combine all these skills together, the end product should be a well designed landing page. And by the end of this course, you should be able to continue to expand your Webflow skills and build a full comprehensive website with white Tas you on this course. So I'm super excited to jump into this course with you. So with that being said, let's get started. 2. Project Overview Creating Your Landing Page: The project for this course is really straightforward. All that you have to do is follow along with all the steps that I'm going to be going through in this course. By the end of it, you should have a page something like this, which is Tesla inspired. Now, the images can be downloaded in the project files on this course. But also if you want to build your own page with your own theme, that follows a similar layer in structure, that's okay as well. This is entirely open ended. The whole point of this is just to get you familiar with Webflow and get you more comfortable with the platform. Regardless of what you end up with here, it's still progress. Whatever you do end up sating, please share it in the discussion panel so everyone can learn from what you've built, and we can really drive this forward. I'm looking forward to getting started on this. If you have any questions about the project or any questions about webflow, please comment on the course, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Let's jump into. 3. Lesson 2 Design Before Development: Okay. Before we actually jump into web flote and start building our landing page there was something really important that I wanted to discuss first. That is about wireframing and designing and how that is different from development and how wire framing designing should always come before development. Because this is a mistake that is very easily made, and you might not even realize it's a mistake to later, but it can be quite a costly one in terms of time. And in my opinion, anyway, because this is something that I did incorrectly at the start. When I first started using Webflow, I used to just do everything inside web flows. I used to do all my design in there and my development there. You're just doing one. At the beginning, you think that you can. You don't really see the difference. You don't really understand that difference between design and development. And I think this difference would be much more prevalent if you were if you didn't have web flow and you were forced to code up your projects, if you were building a new website and you had to write the code from scratch. This would be much much more obvious because it's very difficult for most people to write code from scratch for a new website and do the design when they're doing that. That's quite a tough one. But if you've got a platform like Webflow frame, et cetera, it's very easy to go in there and think you can just do all your design wire frame and development, just do it all in there. But this is a mistake. What is actually a much better process to follow. Is to go into FM or create an account with Figma like I have here. If you've not heard of Figma in the near future, I'm going to be creating a full course on Figma and designing and everything you need to know about it, it will be completely beginner friendly if you're completely new to it. But just as a side note for now in this course, I'd highly encourage that you go in and experiment with this platform. You can follow along with me as I do this. You might not need to do this for this particular project, but I definitely going to the habit of it and I would definitely recommend it. So In here, I have this course here and I'm just going to this course here called Skillshare course assets. This one is for the course that we're doing now, obviously. I've not put much into this, but I'll show you what I've got inside it. The ones that I really wanted to draw your attention to some of the projects that I've done in the past. I have one for let me see. I'm trying to think of a good one I can show you. Probably one I can show you that is not client work, that would be Let's just go with this one. So A without taking too much time away from the real focus is here. Abi is a software company. I've been designing the back end of my software and the front end of it on Figma for lack of more context. But one thing that I tend to do is I just try and design everything in Figma first. This is a rough cast of the landing page that you can see here. And that I did actually end up creating this page, turned out a little bit different. You can see here that it's lacking images in certain spaces. But for the most part, I done almost all the design I needed to in here. And also for these pages up here. Now this is that you're never going to get it perfect when you do in Figma unless you here's an example of more pages that I create not my best work, but it's not bad. But the point is when you're working in Figma, you can focus fully on design because of the way because of the way Figma has designed its own user interface. Because I don't need to worry about death blocks and classes, instruction and all that. I can just focus on design and putting in, you're creating ate that I want to create. And that's the benefit of it. Then when I'm satisfied, I've designed everything to the full extent, then I can go into Webflow and I can just go all I is focus on copying this design and recreating it in Webflow, which is much, much easier than having to do both inside Webflow. I'm telling you that from experience. Well, that was ambu. That basically just gives you an idea of what I feel like figma document would look like if you're designer on it, you can take it even further than that. I'm quite bad for not keeping everything organized and keeping everything up to date and that's something for me that I need to keep getting better as I go along my own journey. This one here for the course just has images in it that we're going to be using on the site as already said, but it's just a good point to keep in mind design before development, and I would encourage you to do that going forward in the future. Project you may even want to try it out in this one. Like I said, I have a full course on Figma in the near future. Okay. And that's it. Let's move on to actually jumping into wet flow, building this landing page and actually creating something. So let's do it. Okay. 4. Lesson 1 Understanding the Webflow User Int(1): Okay. All right. The very first thing that we're going to be looking at here is understanding the Webflow user interface. I think this is a really important place to start because it provides you with some essential context on how Webflow actually works and what it's doing behind the scenes when you're building on it. Because Webflow is a little bit different from some of the other platforms that it competes with. So If we were looking at bikes or Schramerbflow does the same thing as them. All these platforms do the same. They're all intended to help you build websites easier, faster with less hassle, really. Because if you can write code and you're good at it, then that's what you'll do and you'll be great at it and you'll achieve the same things as what we would do for using no code platform. But if you can't code and you don't have the time to learn how to code, these platforms make a huge difference. They really fill a void because they provide you with a more accessible user interface that really just helps you get helps you achieve what you're trying to achieve much faster. But Webflow is different compared to these platforms because it is more closely aligned with the program and lineages we would generally associate with building websites. It is more aligned with HTLCSS Javascript than what the likes of X and framer. And what I mean by that is they When you design on We framer, you're presented with a blank canvas right on Webflow, you're also presented with a blank canvas. But on we and framer, when you genuinely have a blank slate, like a blank piece of paper to write on, you can drag and drop elements on it and move them as you see fit. You don't have to really think about that stuff as much. On Webflow, you do have to think about that stuff and you have to be much more considerate of it. Same goes with classes and just the general way that you're structured in the entire site. I'm sure it's drag and drop, but it's drag and drop with constraints. But those constraints are actually far more useful than what you would think they are as you get deeper into the development process, and you understand more about what this platform is actually all about. Okay. So to aid this, what I want to do here is talk. I want to give you a little bit of an introduction to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Then we're going to jump in to Webflow itself, and I'm going to just talk you through the interface and where these programming languages fit in and the different parts of the platform where Webflow is actually dealing with these programming languages. With HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, I am not trying to give you a crazy in depth take here on each of these languages because each of them on their own are very in depth and get very complicated, very quickly. All I'm trying to help you understand is what they are and the purpose that they fulfill. HTML or hypertext market language, you should basically be thinking about this as the building block of the web. Now the two metaphors that I've got here to try and help you bring that home a little bit better, you should think of HTML like the frame of a car or the frame of a house, it simply provides the structure. For the frame of a car, the frame tells me nothing about what the car is what it's interior will look like, how fast it will go, what it will look like. It gives me nothing all I know from the frame of it is that it's a car, and it's very similar with HTML when it comes to websites. If I just use HTML with no style with no CSS, no javascript, it's not going to look very good. And below here, I have an example of what a basic HTML website would look like. This code here, as you can see, you don't have to understand much of what's going on here, but basically all we've got is a title, somebody text and a couple of links. That's what this looks like in HTML, and there's no CSS in this there's no styling in this, this is just straight HTL. And this is what it looks like. Now, if I had a customer or a client and I design a website and it looks something like this, we're not going to be very happy and they're not going to be very happy about it because this isn't what we'd expect from a modern website. We expect something to be styled properly to have a brand to be unique to follow modern design principles, all that kind of stuff. This wouldn't do it, but this is what I mean by being the frame because HTML provides the structure if you think of just take one individual web page, HTML would provide the structure of that entire page for this one, it provides me with a structure. I've got a section, I've got a title, I've got body text and links, and if I wanted to add any more contents to this page, I would add that in HTML. But if I wanted to add any background colors, if I wanted to change the fonts, if I wanted to change anything about it, I would do that with CSS. Likewise, if I wanted to add any interaction, If I wanted the link pillars to change when I hovered over them, I would use Java Script to do that. If I wanted the text size to change when I hovered over, I'd use JavaScript for that. Anything that involves any small animations or interactions, that's all JavaScript that's doing that. But anyway, that gives you an example of HTML. Let's move on. If we're moving on to CSS, CSS basically defines how our web page is going to look and that's what I've already mentioned. It's about design that's where you take the paint brush to the page and you make it exactly how you want to make it Colors, fonts, size and proportions, responsiveness, how these elements how the HTML elements will change as a page increases in size or decreases in size. For instance, as it moves from desktop to mobile, that's where CSS comes into play, and following the metaphor that I used earlier. CSS is going to dictate how your house looks. That's what takes it from a frame to house. Same for a car, the CSS in terms of web design is the difference between the frame of a car and a fully built Tesla. It's what makes a website a website in the end. An example of CSS, this is a very basic example and it's not necessarily a good example, but it illustrates exactly what it is. The CSS here on the on the left is basically telling us that we want the background colors of both of these elements to change. Now, this code, as you can see, is HTML, and CSS has been applied inside the HTML code. This often wouldn't be the case. If you had a real project going on, your CSS is going to be in a different file from your HTML, and you're going to import your CSS whenever you need it. Now, all I'm doing here is, I'm just adding the CSS styes inside the HTML elements for convenience because I know that I don't need a separate file for it. For the first one for the H Okay. It's for the head in one style. We're changing the background of that to blue. And for the paragraph, we're changing that tomato, as you can see here, and Dodger blue for the first one. And that's purely to illustrate what it looks like when we're trying to change these elements and what it actually does. That's all we're trying to show here. Now, if we take what we know about HTML and CSS, and move to Javascript. If we think of a car, JavaScript is like the engine of a car. It's about movement. It's it's about interaction. It's about where the website is going. So JavaScript is a powerful program, and line is used primarily for adding interactivity and dynamic behaviors to websites. It operates alongside HTML and CSS, where HTML handles the structure of web content and CSS manages its appearance. JavaScript brings the static elements to life, enabling them to respond to user actions and perform complex functions. So JavaScript can get very complicated very quickly and you can do an awful lot with it. On the very basic level, that's where you add interactions to you for hover interactions over buttons or if you want a button to do something when you click it, um if you want to have a slide show on your website and you want a button to trigger that all that's Javascript. But Javascript can go much much further than that. But really, it's the engine of a website. If you want your website to do things, JavaScript is going to make that happen. An example, And again, I should say a very basic example of JavaScript is what I've got here. Again, we have HTML code on the left and we have the output of that on the right. All that happens in this interaction is that when someone clicks that button that says, click me, a notification will pop up saying hello world, and this is the code that does it. It wouldn't be possible to create anything like this without JavaScript. When I Okay. If any interaction like this, anything like this involves Java script. And I'm going to show you exactly where this comes into play on Webflow, because it doesn't look like this. You know, on Webflow, you're not going to have to write any codes. You're not going to have to worry about any of that. But it does help to understand that this is what you would have to do if you were designing this if you're writing code from scratch, you would have to be writing your own Java script, you'd have to be coming up with these functions yourself. It can be, right here. This is the JavaScript function right here in the green, you'd have to be writing your own functions and creating them from scratch basically. So I think I mentioned this at the start but the majority of the websites on the Internet are built using a combination of HML CSS. JavaScript, I think the exact percentage of that is 94% of all websites on the Internet, that are a combination of these three languages. And the point is that And even when you use a platform like Webflow, your website is still being published in these lineuages A Webflow does is it provides you with an interface on your website, and then it translates into a language that the Internet can understand. It's not as though the website is published in a Webflow way as if Webflow is got a special way of doing that. All these platforms, all these local platforms do the same thing. They take your design. The convert it into a code that the Internet can understand and they publish it. Mflows no different in that regard, but the way that it does it is better than most. So what I'm going to do now is we're going to jump out of here and I'm going to go into webflow and actually have a look at the platform and see what's going on. I'm going to move myself here, and then so this is a website for my startup called ambo. This is not to promote ambos just this is the website I've chosen to demonstrate on. But This page itself is intended to be pretty straightforward and simple and the land page that we're going to design is also going to be the same. We're going to focus on simplicity and just creating something that's well designed, but focusing on the user interface. There are a couple of key areas that I want to discuss here and all of them relate to everything that we've just been talking about previously. Because I don't want to overcomplicate this too much. I just want to basically explain to you the key areas that you'll be using the most when you're designing with Webflow and why they're important. Just briefly, this first tab here is your pages tab. That's where you'll create and add new pages and manage the pages that you've got. This is your CMS collections. We're not going to get onto that now, but we'll come onto that another time. The second one is somewhere where you'll spend a lot of time. This is the structure of your page, and this is what I was talking about when it comes to HTML. For me when I look at this, this represents a HTML structure to me. This is the structure of your site. For every website, I tend to class everything with standard section, standard container unless I have anything unique that I'm doing. But as you can see here for this top section, I've called this hero section one hero container and then I've put a wrap around it and then all my contents are on that. Then I've styled each of these deadlocks basically on the right hand side, which is what I'm going to get onto next. So if I want to add elements to the page, I add them with the plus button, and so if I want to add a deck I can drag it on, but it's not like I can just drag or drag on text and put it whatever I want. I have to style accordingly, using proper HTML and CSS principles. I'm just going to delete that for now. If I go back in here, if I wanted to edit this heading, I would do that on the right hand side, on the right hand side, this is what I consider to be all of your CSS edits. When we think about CSS and styling, everything happens on this right hand side. I often think about it on the left hand side, I'm dealing with HTML here. And then on the right hand side, I'm dealing with my CSS. Now, eventually, you won't think about it too much that way, but for starting out, it helps to look at it like that. Whenever you want to make edits to title or a button or color or anything you do it on this right hand side. But then lastly when we think about JavaScript, JavaScript is interactions. At the very bottom of this right hand column, you'll see that you can add effects. Now, Webflow added this initially as an easier way to add interactions that aren't huge and complex and require a lot of time to build. You can you can have animations for your opacity, outlines, box shadows, TCD transformations. All that can happen here. But if you wanted to create more sophisticated interactions, you do that in the interactions Parel. So this can be animations for when pages are either mouse click, mouse hover, if you scroll the page, IN elements being scrolled into view, all of those would be considered Javascript interactions. So with that, I hope I've explained and given you a little bit more context on the platform as a whole. But we're going to dive into this much deeper and you can follow along the whole way as I do. This was just intended to give you a little bit more of an introduction about how the platform works. And and the powerful technologies that are underpinning it. But we're going to get into all this and we're going to build a great landing page. Let's go on to the next video. 5. Lesson 3 Building Your Style Guide: Okay. So now that we have talked a little bit about the webfll user interface, we've spoke about the importance of design before development, and I gave you a little introduction to what GM is and why you should use it. Now what we're actually going to do is go ahead and start building this landing page. And if you are a beginner in this, like this course is intended, I would highly recommend just following along with exactly what I'm doing to get yourself familiar with the platform and then share your project at the end, and I can review. I can give you some advice on how to make it better. But really, the whole point of this course is just to get you familiar with the platform, and that's what I'm hoping that we can that's where I'm trying to get to here. So The first thing that we're going to do and the first thing I would always recommend anyone does. Whenever they're building a new website on Webflow is to build a style gate. Now, you may already know what a style gate is, if you've ever used one for branding. It basically just gives you an overview of what your brand is and the specs of it, what should be following if you're ever creating any design assets for a particular brand. On Webflow, the use of this is slightly different. It's less just about demonstrate the brand, but there's a much more practical application for it. So when we create a style gate, we choose a fonts or colors. We create buttons, that's where we can style our farms or rich text blocks, basically, everything that we're going to be using consistently throughout the site, that's where we would style it when we style it on the style guide, we can reuse the elements that we create everywhere else on the site without having to recreate them every time. Webflow is all about reusable elements. That's one key thing that I think if you're new to this, the sooner you understand that the better because Webflow can be very, very tight if you're building everything from scratch every single time. What you'll do if you do that, all you'll do is blow up all your classes. You'll make it a bit slower. Your site will be much heavier than it needs to be. But if you're focused on creating reusable elements, your site will be much more lightweight, it will be faster, and it'll be much easier for you to expand on and build on. So that's what I'm really getting at here. You can see here that inside the web flow dashboard. What we're going to do is I've created a lot of folds up here called demo websites. We're just going to go into that we're going to create a new site to start from a blank document. I'm just going to call it Tesla Inspires Model three website. The other thing I want to say is the images that I'm going to be using across this site. You'll find them linked below somewhere for you to download and you can use them to follow along. I won't be using much images on this first page, but in the lessons that follow, I will be. Let's just and we can get started on this. Great. So when you start with a new project on WebP, you'll always be presented with a blank canvas that looks like this. But if you go to the Pages tab here, by default, you will have a home page, a password page, and a 404 page. That's your baseline. That's what you'll start with. What we're going to add here is we're going to click this button, and we're going to add a page called Snail guys. Okay. And you don't need to worry about anything else inside page sentence for now, but we're just going to go ahead and create that. So the first thing that I want you to think about here is back to what I was talking about with the different programming languages and the box layout the web uses. Technically, it still a drag and drop biller, but it requires you to do so with box layout. It has a bit more restraints, but they are helpful, the deeper you get into learning about this platform. When you learn about this platform, you would prefer to work this way, in my opinion, anyway. So the first thing that we're going to do is just add a section. And this up here in the top right hand corner, this is where you're going to create classes. Now, you can just have base line classes, which are just single classes where I type in one thing here, and that is my class, or we can have combo classes, which is where we have a base class, which you're going to see me create here for our head ins. And then we'll add other classes on top of that so we can add individual sale and options to each element. So we'll get to a little bit later. But the first thing I'll always do when I come in here. I just create a class called basic section. So this is just a reusable section I'll use I'll throughout this page and most other pages because sections don't need that much style usually. So that's the first thing I'll do, and I'll set the width to this to 100%. And I won't add any padding or anything like that, just because there's no real need to. That's the first thing. Then over here, you can see value the section. Now I'm going to add a div block. Now, I want to point out one thing here that I think it would be really good for you to get in the habit of for containers. Try not to use Webflos container Structure that I gives you by deft up here. Always just use a deadlock and then style it to whatever way you want. There's no difference between either of these in terms of how your site is going to perform or the way it's going to use it. They're used in the same way. Containers Webflow version of a customized deadlock but it just gives you if you need it. A lot of the time, though I find the container is much more redundant than maybe what they're intended to be. I always just use a deadlock and style it as I see fit. That's what I'd recommend. I've added a deadlock in here, and we're just going to call this basic container. That's the first thing. In inside that, this is the last block we're going to add before we actually start adding elements. I'm just going to call this one rapper. Because we're going to put the heading for the page. You don't have to do this. I just as practice. It's also just a good place to start really. Plus then we're going to add our first heading up here. And we're going to add a paragraph. We're not going to style these yet. We're going to come back to that. We'll style them later because there's just no point of staling either of these yet. And then if we go to Tao wrapper, we're going to make some changes on the right hand side. We're going to set the padding for each side of this I'm going to put it as 60. I might actually change I'm going to change to 40 and then I'll show you what I'm going to do in a second. Then I'm going to change the alignment of the step block so that all the text shows all the text is centered. So what we're going to do here is we're going to change to flex, and we're going to have it going down, and then we want it in the center. We want everything in the center. Now, you can see it centered the heading, but it hasn't done that with the paragraph. That's because we need to change this at the paragraph level, but we're just going to leave these for now. Now in terms of the width of the title wrapper, I am going to change this to a percentage, and I'm going to make this 60% because I find that two wise. Now, you can see though that it's pulled everything to the left hand side, and this is where we have to go up the hierarchy one and we have to change that to make sure that the title wrapper is centered. So we'll go to basic container. And this is actually something that I would have intended to do anyway. We're going to make that flex, and we're going to make sure that sense that's it, and we're going to make sure it's going down in a vertical manner. Now we'll come back to this a little bit later, but I'm just going to put in your style that filler text can just stay the same. But none of the style of this doesn't matter for now, we're going to come back to So then what we're going to do is we're going to add another section. We're going to put another div block inside that and another one inside that. Now I'm going to show you what these look like on this side. We just have a section with the dvlock then another diblock inside of it, but we want to make a look something like this. And this is what I'm referring to when we're talking about reusable elements. We'll take that a little bit further later, but right now we're just focusing on the basics. We've already created a classical basic section, basic container title wrapper. Over here for this section, we're going to call this one basic basic section. Then we're going to call this one basic container. And we already have these there and you can see that will apply whatever style options we've made to these classes by default. Then this last block, we're going to call this something different. I'm going to call this headings wrapper. Because this is where the headings are going to be. So inside the headings wrapper. This is where we're going to look at our headings. We're going to style them. We're going to apply the right colors fonts. We're going to make them look exactly how we want them to look and we're going to make sure they're styled appropriately across each device. So first things first, let's add six headings because there are six different heading tags in HTML that's H one, H two, H, H four, five, six, and we want that to be reflective on our style gate. You might not use all H six headings, but good practice just to have them and know that you've created them. So that's heading one. And then for the headings wrapper, we want to change the width of this to 100%. And that's because I have the container styles to be Essential the vesicle. It will just pull everything in unless I tell the child element of that, that it has to be the full width of the page. So we've done that, and then I'm also going to add four Px each side of this so that it looks somewhat in proportion. So we're going to duplicate these six times. We're going to call this one heading one, heading two, three, or Five and six. Right. So now we can actually just focus on this a little bit. This is where we're going to create a combo class. The first class that we're going to create is just for a heading itself. So we're going to add a class to all of these will be styles, but we're going to add it anyway. We're going to add a heading here. Here, you can see how Webflow will recommend it to me because it knows it's one that I've just recently created. Words, we want to change the properties, all of these elements are going to have in common. So we know that the font is something they're all going to have in common, we know that the color is something that they're all going to have in common. The one thing that they aren't going to have in common is the size of them and the height. But another one that they will have in common is line height just to point that out. But we'll go through. So we're going to change the font of this to railway. Now, if we go to typography over on the right hand side, and you can see already just because I have they over these, you can see how they all change. But the first one we want to add is what's the font I want to be using but railway isn't shown here. So if we want to add a custom Google font to Webflow. That's very easy to do because Webflow has all custom fonts built. But if we want to add a truly custom fund one that we downloaded or but from a third party website, we would actually have to upload it. So let's hit the button add fonts up here. And it will take us to the site stence for Webflow. And when it loads, we'll see. So for Google Fonts, I can choose a font from this list. So I'm going to hit railway. I'm going to just check all of these. Sometimes Webflow can kick you back for checking all of these. Other times, it's not a problem. But I'm just checking all of them just because I want to have I want to have full control over the font I'm using. So we're going to add that. And if you had a custom fund that you wanted to add, you would do that here, you would upload one. So you would upload you would upload your files. Generally, they would be those would be TTF files or OTF files. Anyway. Moving on, we've uploaded that. So let's go back to the designer and see if we can now access railway or at least see if we can use that in our project. So we're back in here and we are going to go to Stairway. So if I go to heading, There we go. You can see railway is there. So that's the font that we're going to use. Now, the color for the purposes of this course, I'm just going to be using basically black and white. I'm not going to be doing anything to fancy with the color schemes, especially because the images for the landing page are going to do most of the talking. It would be quite redundant for me to try and throw in new colors and they just want to keep it quite simple. So I want the fonts I want the colors to be black. You never really want to use black for this one, I'm using quite a heavy black. Heavier than the one that Webflow provides by default. But yeah, you always want to stay true black or sometimes, true white is often used true black, I always stay away from. I've set the color for that. We've set the front. The last thing we want to do is set the line height. So in ppography you can see here that we have height. Now, one thing that I would recommend with this is Webflow we'll set it at 44 px by default. I would recommend editing this at what we're doing now at our base class level, and I'd recommend changing it to a percentage, and you can see that it pulls in. And then I would recommend changing it to 145% at 125% would be your minimum. I'd recommend 145%. And if you feel like you really need it, you could push it to 165%. But that's the kind of range that we've been looking at in terms of the height of your heads and your paragraph text. So let's go 145. I think that is a good place for us. By default, all your headings are going to have margin added. You can see I have 20 margin at the top for this one, and I have ten at the bottom. I'm going to leave them like that for now. I might go back and change these later if I don't think they fit with the text, but as a general default, these should be okay. Now that actuate the base class for this. The next thing that we're going to do is it each of these individually. For heading one, I'm going to add another class called H one. The second one that I'm going to add is H two. Then another one is H three. Okay. H four Okay. So now that we've valued each of them, what we actually want to do now is change the size of each of these headings to make sure they're consistent across each device as we can see up here. The tool that I'm going to recommend that you use for this is called type scale, and I've used this most of the time. Basically what I'll do is it will just give you the correct sizes that you should be using for each of your heads. So in this case, I've set the base to 18. We supports each of these REM PX or PT. But I would just stick with P x, and these will be used across each device. The first one we're going to take is 53.75, and we're literally past straight in. And you can see that because we've added these combo classes, I can now stale each of these heads individually without when I'm make an heading, it's not going to apply to all of them, it will just apply to the one that I'm on. And let's just get this done. I 44.79 past straight in. Three And lastly, six. I would say that looks good. So now that we've styled that, let's just have a look at how these look on different devices. I think they overall as they style as they come down. When we get down here, I think overall that the H one will be okay. I find on that a bit big. But we'll come back to that anyway if we think it's too much. But than that, we are going to create another section. This next section, we are going to do the paragraphs, actually, I'm just going to add these directly in here. I'm going to change the name of this class to make the text wrapper. I should help. We'll go back up here. We'll add a paragraph. Now, what I would generally do for paragraphs, I would be looking at add large text, medium medium or standard text and then small text because you might you might need different sizes of the text depending on what part of the website that you're working on. So one to three and we're basically just going to repeat the same thing again. We're just going to put paragraph. Or sometimes either put paragraph or standard text. We'll just use paragraph now. And we're going to set the front of that to railway and we're going to change the size of it to 18 because that's what we said the base size of our text is going to be. Then the last thing we're going to change the height. Now this is either going to be 125 or one four, five, I think we're going to go one four, five, so then we'll take paragraph. We're going to apply to each of these. That just gives us a standard looking paragraph. Then we're going to do is we're going to add large standard and medium and then small. The first one is going to be large. I'm going to go with standard here because I know that. That's the one and then small. And we want to do is large text, I would usually put two P x higher than the base line, small text, two P x, lower than the base line. So if our base one is 18, then I'm going to make a large and I'm going to make a small 16. You could expand this out. You can have extra large extra small. You could take that up or down as you see fit. But for me, I generally will need these large medium and small. So now that that's done, again, we can have a look at that and see how it scales down. To me, that looks pretty good. The sizing looks good and the proportions look correct. Now you may be wondering what we're doing with this up here. Now that I have the correct sizing and styling for each of these, and the only thing I forgot to last thing. We're going to make this one up here. We're going to reuse these classes as we should heading and then we're going to put C Webflow suggest now, then we're going to put H one. Then we're going to put paragraph. And we're going to use standards. Now, what I often do is there's two ways you can do this. You can duplicate this out because what you want here is you'll want your headings or text to be sentd at certain points. Now, what will happen is if I actually change this right now, I'll just take the standard one of these examples. If I centle that, I've now changed this property for every single place, the common class paragraph in standard shows up and I don't want that. So what I would actually want is to add another class Okay. And what I'm going to do actually here is to demonstrate this. I'm just going to duplicate this entire section to show you. So now we have a duplicate. And what I'm going to do here is for each section. We've a head in H one, and I'm going to add senors. You can name this whatever you want. This is just my personal preference. This is the way I've chosen to it. But I would add sensors. And then I would change the property of that to sensors. Okay. You can see where I'm going with this hopefully. And now I'm just going to take that and I'm going to do it to every single one. So if I want to add a sensor title, I would add one sensors as opposed to heading H one or something different. It makes it easier for me to easily categorize exactly what I want as I'm building my website. I'm going to C This one will automatically apply because basically, even though we're calling it the same thing, Webflow will treat each of these as individual classes that's being used as part of this combo class. Getting back into it, we're going to make this one sensors. Okay. I'm just going to copy this just in the interested time. And we can see that is coming together very nicely overall. And then we're going to do the same for here. Great. That's that done. And now to get back to the initial point that I was going to make, if we go back up here, now I can simply just add in this center form, and it's not going to break my entire site in my classing system. So that's the way I would recommend going about that. Now we've got standard headings, we've got centered headings. What comes next after this? The next thing I'd be looking at is background changes. We have these headings are in black. But what happens if we have a black background or a very dark background and we want to add or cons and we don't want to have to create an entirely new set of classes just to make them white or lighter. What I would recommend doing here is I'm going to duplicate this again. Just one more time. This entire section. Take that duplicate a time. And then what we're quickly going to do here is I'm going to change the background of the section. So this is another thing I would do for sections. You'll have a bunch of different classes that you'll create because different sections will have different backgrounds naturally, that's one of the ones that you'll change an awful lot. So I'm just going to call this one dark background one. All right. And then when I do that now I can dit this section as as an individual. So I'm going to just add a color here to make this basically black almost fully black. And And now that we've done that, I'm going to go into each of these ones individually again, and I am going to add dark background. Well, I would say often here I would add dark background, but you might actually want to add something that maybe be a bit more relevant to you. So lights we're just going to make it white. This can take a minute when you're doing this. Now that we've done that for heavens, and you just want to do the same thing again for text so I Light text. I feel like I have to make a mistake. You've got all your texts and everything. Now you've got to set a different set of class. You have a different conmbo class if you want to have your heads and text over a darker bag. And this is just a good habit to get into doing all this. It might seem a bit tedious and time consuming, but at the end of the day, this stuff really does make a huge difference if you're on a larger project and you're trying to work at speed. So Now, we've done that, that's our texts pretty much taken care of. Some of this you might want to come back and tweak at certain points, especially if you if you had specific colors you're trying to use or any of these elements needed more work, we would do that. But because I'm just using black and white for the majority of this landing page, I'm not going to need much color or anything. I know that this will be sufficient. The last thing that you want to do here I would recommend at the very least, you want to add your buttons and style them accordingly. That's probably quite a big one as well. And then the last one after that, we'll look at rich text, we'll quickly just do the buttons, and then at least you can see how to properly do that. We'll just add another section lets us. Sometimes this can play funny sometimes. So fresh section there, then we'll have to block. So all we're going to do is we will simply just duplicate this section again because there's no point in having to build an entirely new one. I'm basically just going to delete everything that's in it and change it back. Get rid of the dar For this one, we will get rid of it, get rid of And then for that here, I'm just going to get rid of the text wrapper because I know we don't need it. Then we'll add another block in here. And I'll just call this per add so we can see it. And we'll do something similar to what we've done before. We can just go the whites hundreds a sets. And we're just going to drag a button on and stay this as we see fit. What I'm going to do here before and with the heads in the text the text. I would have three buttons, large medium small. That's a good habit to get into. Let's just do that and see here we go on. Turns to, going to go Okay. Okay. So now that we have the sons and here, we're going to just stay we're going to go on And I think in this instance, I'm probably going to make them all black and then I'm going to duplicate them over and make them white because I don't think I'm going to need anything more than that. But we'll just make sure they'll side What we'll do here for this first button or for all these buttons, we know they're going to be white. So we're going to change the background to white. I'm going to add one P x border just so I can see each of them. And then for the text, we're going to make that black. You can see there. We're going to change the corners to it least 20 px. Curve just like that. Then I'm going to make sure that the font is changed to railway and that we are using bold. Then I'm going to change the padding to be 20 P x on the inside instead of 15 because I think that will look better. Then I'm going to change the to large small. For each of them, I'm going to add a box shadow to help me out. The standard one for that's okay. Once I've added the box shadow, I can remove the border because I already know how it looks. You can get rid of that. And bear in mind, these white buttons are going to be shown usually with a dark background. So even though you can't see them very well here, you'll see them much better on a dark background. That's it. And then last thing I want to do is I want to add a hover and click state. So I want to add not a transition. I want to add Yeah, a transition. And I want to change the background color. Now what I'm going to do now that I've added that transition. If I go to Hover, I can simply just change the background color to what I want the hover state to be, and I'm just going to make that slightly off white, nothing too crazy. Now I hover over that. You can't really know with white background, but I just gives about feedback to the user that when they hover over it. They can see that it's clickable. And that's just good practice. Again, it's just another one of these things. It's good practice. Now done that last thing we want to change as a size we have button base class, they're going to want to change to large. Aim and small. So large I'm going to bring this I'm going to make it Let's call it 30 30, and then we're going to it to 12 at the top 12 at the bottom. And then we're going to change the size of it to large text we're looking at 20. Great. So that one looks okay. Then for the second one, we are going to be looking at 18 for the text size because that's our base text size. We're going to increase this to I think actually up that we go to 15 make the middle one 12. And I'll make it 25. And then for the small, we're going to leave we're going to up to 16. We're going to leave it at 28 and nine. And that's all we really need to change to that. And then I'm going to take each of these buttons. I'm going to take the button. I'm going to duplicate it down. I'm going to change the background of this to again. Okay. And now that I've duplicated that what I'm going to do is I'm going to change these to I just need to change the bro color and the text color of these. We're just going to do I'm going to put invert here. Again, you can call these classes whatever you want. You don't have to do exactly what I'm doing here. It's just it's more about you understanding what the classes are. So I'm going to put invert color because that's something I would normally do if I'm literally doing inverse of everything that's there. It color. So we're going to make the backgrounds black. We're going to make the text white. There we go. No. These are the key things that you need to do when you're building your style guide because I mean, the elements were created here, these are the most reusable elements. I mean, you need headings, you need text, you need buttons and these are. But instead of taking another 25 minutes to go through all of this and continue showing you because I think hopefully by now, if you follow me, you get the idea. You should know how to class. You should know what properties you should be changed and what shouldn't and be familiar with creating Cbo classes. But I am going to quickly show you a fully finished style guide doing so will take probably about over over an hour. I'd say if you're doing it properly, it depends how much of your site that you have put together. So I'm going to go back to the dashboard. And the one I'm going to show you is for ambi again, I take it too much. I just want you to understand what a fully finished style guide looks like. So Again, this is the website for my start up that I'm going to demonstrate to you. So here. And again, when I was building the site, this is the very first thing that creates. Style guide. I've got my logos in here. You know, I've created more headings and stuff here to give it a bit more context all the different colors that I'm using. Because like I said earlier in this video, this is more of an illustrated website, so the colors and branding need to be a bit more, you know, they need to be doing more of the work for me. So I've got my colors in there I've got my heads. I've got different types of texts, different link sizes, loads of different button sizes and just different formations. Then I've got my text, forms, inverse texts. I mean, all of its in here because when I go out and I'm actually built in the site because I've already done all this work. It's much much easier to just create pages from scratch. Because I don't have to create anything used from scratch, maybe sometimes I will, but anything reusable, I don't have to do that. So That's where I'm going to leave it for style guides because I know that we have enough in the one more building for a landing page now I can go ahead and use that. I'm not going to I'm not going to have to tinker with it too much. I've all the important sites all the important classes that I need have now been created, which one has Okay. So what I'd encourage you to do, if you want to add more variation in properties to these if you want to use different colors, maybe you want to add red buttons, blue button, whatever you want, maybe you want the text colors to be slightly different. I recommend that you take the time to do that. But I'm going to leave this here for the sale gate. And in the next schedule, we're actually going to go ahead and we're going to start building the page out from scratch. And we're going to use these classes to help us do that. I'll see you in the next one. Okay. 6. Lesson 4 Building Your Navbar: Okay. So by now, you should have created your style guides and you might have continued to add more elements to yours I did in the previous video, regardless, the next step is to move on to building your navigation. Now, really, you don't have to start with this, but I would recommend that. Your Nav Bar and your fo are generally things that are going to appear on every page of your website. In this case, we're only building a landing page. But if you had a big project and it was a larger site. I would always recommend just getting the Nav Bar the way first. The reason for that is that while the one that we're going to be building here is relatively straightforward and simple, Nav bars can definitely get more complicated quite quickly, especially if you're working on a larger project, which is just something to keep in mind. On top of that, they can be a little bit buggy when you're trying to when you're trying to get the responsiveness right across devices. Again, for this one that we're doing here, we shouldn't have any issues, but I'd say you're more likely to run into issues here the yard and other places in your development journey. So there's actually two ways that you can go about doing this. The first one is to go to the elements tab and scroll down and you can just drag in a nav bar from here, but it won't have many style and options. I actually probably wouldn't recommend using this one because there's always something that I have to change every time I use it, but let me just pull it up if I can see whereas they would go. So when you pull this up, the main thing I emphasize about this one is it comes in with a built in container. Now, this can be a bit problemmental if you're wanting to do different things with the responsiveness. And this is as I was saying earlier, Webflow built in containers are constrained. They aren't like a normal did block because Webflows um just edited certain parts of it like the webs and the pad and it's quite fixed and rigid compared to Diplock. We're not going to use that. What we actually just recommend doing for peace of mind is just going into plus and then layouts. Now, I'm just going to quickly talk about this because Webflow is built in libraries for every single project you build, you'll have your started library, but there's other libraries that you can add to your workspace. If you click here, browse More libraries, you've got all these different UIkits that you can use. And if you're in the early stages of this, I'd much rather you go through the process of creating your classes and designing your own elements so that you get more familiar with that process. If you're really looking to get something up quick and you're in a hurry and you've got deadlines, then these libraries can really make a huge difference because they provide you with all everything you need basically to build a website from scratch and then you can just customize these elements as you see fit. Getting back to it. Flow, we're going to go to start our library, and then I'm just going to take one of these navigation layouts, which one is not really that big a deal. Let's just go we'll just take this one. We'll take this one up here. And this provides us with a really standard navigation. And if I go to the free view up here, we can see that it comes I'm not sure how much I like that, but let's see how it looks on mobile. I'll come with navigation built in. And actually see that's fine. The way showing up in tablet not a fan of, but it's actually okay. I actually look at it closely. But regardless, let's just go back to desktop for a minute. And we'll come out of review. So Webflow will scale your Navbar, even if you use the other methods and you take one straight out the elements tab. It'll take that and anally it'll be responsive by default. So there's not any special setting you have to do to get it to show up like this on mobile or tablet. It will do that by default, and you can edit those accordingly for fronts and just the usual stuff. What we're going to do here is we're going to make this fit with our brand. Remember we're Tesla inspires landing page. So this button comes with a default class of Bustin primary. What we're going to change that to is just button and we're going to go I think we'll just go medium here. And then we'll make it black. Now that comes with all our fonts. But what we need to do here is actually change the setting of the navlink. If that was anything different, I would have deleted that and changed it to Nav link is the general class that I would go to if I was doing this. We want to change the font to railway and let me just see this a second. Yeah. We want the font size to be 18. I'm actually thinking that that's too big. Let's just go back on that. The button, I'm going to take down a size to small. Okay. And then we'll invert the color of that. Come back over to blink. Railway, will make it 16, and then we will make it I think we'll make it semi bold. Yeah. Then we'll do the same over here. The classes that this one has used by default Webflow. These are the classes that I would be creating anyway if I was building this from scratch, for your dropdown to, that's the name of the class that we use. I would just copy these. The more you do more you'll memorize them, the more you'll get into the habit of just using them. We're going to do the same here's what I'm And then I can't remember that pools or semis. Cool. Now, all of these are going to keep. I'm actually just going to go ahead and actually I'll keep them for illustrative purposes, but none of these lengths here will be active. So let's just leave them as is for now. I'm going to change this one. We can change that sight the last thing we want to do is add the logo. So you'll find the logo in the file that I have for you on the course that you can download. So we're going to go to choose images, uploads an image. And I'm going to go to download and I have it here, and this is a logo. It's a vector logo, a vector tells a logo. It's SVG. You won't really be able to change much of it. But when you upload it, it absolutely fine. If it adds. There we go. I'm going to bring this down. Great. There we go. This is essentially it basically races or Na always have to get linked up. But again, we're just creating a landing page here. I'm not going to have to link all this up, but you would do that down here. If you're going ahead and you're trying to build a full website off the back of this, if you're adding links to your NaF Bar, you would do it down in the link stens over here and you would select your page or you can select a section of the page, which is more likely what we're going to do with this. I'll come back to that a little bit later. Okay. So yeah, that is essentially a NaF bar, and it's scalable, as you can see, bring it back into free few modes. So if I take that out, It's going to scale up and down with me. As I said, in my experience, I've done a lot of these Naar on face value can usually be very straightforward, but they can get very complicated very quickly, depending on what you're trying to do, especially if you've got a really specific idea in mind of what you're trying to create. In this instance, it doesn't bother me really the way for me, this looks absolutely fine. But apart from one thing I'm actually going to fix. But if this was mine and I really cares about brand and making sure it was a really particular way I could be at this for a long long time. So, in this instance, it might take you 10 minutes, but and another another time it may take an awful lot longer. But yeah. That's it. So I'll see you in the next one. Okay. 7. Lesson 5 Creating a Symbol: All right. There was one last thing I wanted to add in about the Navbar. When you've created your nav bar, you styles it properly. It's all looking exactly how you want it to look. The last thing that needs to make it a component. A component is basically back to this idea of reusable elements. Right now, we've been using reusable elements in the sense of classes. We've been adding classes to elements to make it easier for us to do our development work. But creating a component basically creates a fixed element that you can drag and drop onto any page and it makes it much easier. It helps make your design process more efficient again. So What we're going to do here is we're going to click on Navbar. Now, you want to make sure you actually click the whole thing. In my case here, and then we're going to here and we're going to create a new component, and we're just going to call it N what'll happen is if I just as an example, go to the stale guides and I want to add this Navbar, I just go back to components, and then I can just drag it. To. And then I can literally just take it and I can add it to the top of my page like that. Obviously, that doesn't look correct. So what I'm going to do is quickly stay this. And as you can see there, they have a NaF bar on our Sale gate page. So that wraps up for the Nath bar. Any questions, leave some of the comments, and I'd be happy to answer them. So I'll see the next one. Okay. 8. Lesson 6 Building Your Hero Section: All right. So now that we have created the NaF bar, the next thing that we're going to do is create the hero section. Now, if you don't know what hero section is, the hero section is simply the banner that will show above the folds of the page. So basically, it's the first thing that people are going to see when they visit a particular page. In this instance, if it was your home page, it's the first thing most people are going to see when they visit your site as a whole. Um, they might not go deeper. They might not look at anything else on the site. They might not even scroll, but the first thing that they'll see is the hero section. So you want that to be the best it can be, basically. So this is where you'll commonly see videos adds as a background. You'll see marketers and designers put the most time and effort into making sure this section as compelling as it can be. And in this instance, we're just going to try and yeah we're going to try and create a good hero section that that will drive users. So what we're going to do is add new section. Again, I'm going to I think I'm going to build this part from scratch, but I'm just going to mention it just in case you want to go down this road. You can just add a hero section from one of these layouts if you want. You're not going to get the most benefit of that from a learning point of view, but you can do if you want literally has hero sections that you can add here. They have templates. But what I'm going to do I'm going to create it from scratch just so you can see the full process and what you have to do if you're building it from scratch. We are going to add a new section. In that section, we're going to add Diplock. I'm going to make sure that went in and it didn't. So we're just going to correct that I'm going to make sure these are names properly. Basic Basic section. Basic container. This is one of the instances actually where I'm actually como classes out of my basic section and basic container depending on the size and proportion I want it to be. That's what I would usually do and I would usually just call the class hero, but I'll get onto that when we get there. Then inside my container, I want to add another lock. And I don't really know what I'm going to put in here yet, so we're going to come back to that. So for the section, what I want to do is the wtf is 100% size and proportion. What I'm going to do first is add the image, I think. I'm going to just take all the images that I have because I haven't done that yet. I'm going to add all the images from my folder to the site. So you can see here we uploaded the image before, so you should know how to do this, but we'll just upload And then it's these images here, one outflow. So we've got them all inside Webflow. A lot of these images are fairly big. Usually I would spend the time to scale these down into a smaller size because you can see it. I'm pretty sure Webflow is going to flag them up when I upload them. Yeah, I did. It seems to be it's not uploaded all of them, but most of them. That's fine. I'm going to quickly just come out here and I'm going to make some quick changes. I was already had set up. Okay. Take them, pop them in there. And I think that'll do it. I don't know if I'll leave that in the video on, but if you want to know how to convert images to something smaller on Mac, then there you go. Let's go back to full screen here. So when you're adding background to your section and I'm going to go ahead and add that class, you're going to put and I'm going to make the height of this. I'm just going to make it something so I can see the background initially. We'll do that and then we'll just call it 500 just so I can see exactly what's here. Now what we're going to do is if you scroll down here to backgrounds, and we're going to add the background image. Now, one I haven't decided. I'm just going with the flow here, if I'm honest with you, but I think we're going to go for something a bit brighter. Like one of these actually I think this one should do it. Right. Now, you have a couple of options here. You've got custom cover and contain. Custom is where you can choose exactly where on the image, what you want to show. Cover is where try and show the whole image inside, but you can still select what part you actually want to show. Custom is just set the width and height you set all of it, but you end up with a weird thing where the image will start to repeat, in this case, three times it's trying to repeat itself because it just doesn't fit and it doesn't really know what you're asking it to do. We're going to go with cover just so that always fits on the screen. We're going to have it centered and I'm going to adjust the height of this to Like, 800, I think, maybe less than that, maybe seven. Yeah, and then I want to change the way the background also sitting. That's not going to make too much of a difference. Let's try six. Maybe that will be the switch part. Yeah, that seems better. 600. What I want to do here, I want my nav bar to show over the image. And what I mean by that is I want it to sit on top of the image, and I don't want any white background. I just wanted to sit nicely. I want it all to come together. What we're going to do is we're going to go back up to the NaF Bar. And we are going to change the background of this. So we'll go down here, and I think the background might be coming from Nope. Must be coming from the container. No, it's not coming from the container. But let's just see we'll just try from the top. So there is white actually might not be. What we're going to do is create we're going to make this nap bar sticky, which just means that in terms of where it sits on the page, it doesn't have a pavement or it's not inherit anything. So it will just sit as a fixed element on top of everything else in the page. And as it scrolls, it will stay fixed. So we're going to do that now. So if I go up here, right now, it's set to static, but I'm going to change that and I'm going to set it to and you can see that there was no white background. I was wrong about that initially. So now that I've shifted that up, the logo and text now the Navbar now sits on top of hero section. But because I've changed it to fixed, it's done something to the width of the Navbar, so we're going to go ahead and fix that. And we need to make sure that this is set to 100% width. Okay. Because right now, as you can see it's on 86. We do that, that's it back. Now, I think that looks okay, but I'm not sure about this image now that I'm looking at it. I think I maybe want to change it if I can find one that's brighter or it's a clear color on it in the sense that there's no patterns. I think I'll use an image like that. Let's see what we've got. So we'll go back here, choose image. And this one with the blue right here, there we go. That is looking 100 times better. So we can easily see all the text from an accessibility point of view, no one's going to have any trouble reading that, and the image of the car is a lot more focused, and it probably just fits a little bit better as a hero section. Now, in terms of text, That was the next thing that we need to do. And we're going to go up here. I already added a deve block, so we'll go back to that and see how that's doing. That's up the top here. So this is where I'm going to actually I'm going to put some padding into this and I'm not going to class it yet. I'll change that later, just so you can see exactly where it is now you can see this dev block here. Let me go back to it. Okay. You can see how it's sitting at the top of the page. If I start either text to this, it's not going to look right and I'd have the monkey around with a lot to actually try and get it if I kept this layout option. But if I go up to the pair of this deblock which is the basic container. I'm going to make this hero the s for home container. What I'm going to do is edit the layout of the container. I'm going to make everything sent basically. So here. Actually that's Okay. Now that we're going to go ahead and add some texts. There's a few things that we have to consider before we do that. Remember I was talking about placing combo classes out of the basic section and the container, this is where we're actually going to have to do that because if I start trying to add text and add elements and move them around on this the way this is set up, it's going to be very difficult for me to do that. What I want to do there's two things that I have to addit here. I have to edit the basic container, and I have to edit the dev lock that I've added, but I'm not actually made any customizations to yet. If we go down to the basic container, What we're going to do, I'm going to make the height of this 100%. What was the percentage, and we're going to make this 100 and you can see that will now fit 100% vertically and horizontally. But what that allows me to do is it allows me to bring the death block into the center, basically. Now that's done, I can go back up here, and this should be and we can see the deadlocks here in the center. So now we go to the D block and I'm going to change the name of this to uro Content wrap or something like this. Again, you can call your classes anything you want. I'm just some people prefer to use codes or abbreviations for their classes because they want to use small amounts of texts. For me, I'm quite a linguistic person, so I like to use the words which As an ideal, sometimes, maybe you want your classes to be a little bit short, I just find it easier for identifying and also remembering them. That's just me. Everyone is different. Now that we have that in here, the width of this, we are going to make 100% again, which is currently. Just like the container, we're going to make the height 100%. It gets fun. So you might be wondering the reason why I've taken the deadlock and basically made it the same as a container. And that's because when I add the elements into this text, what I'm going to add and the changes that might have to make it makes more sense for me to just have my own deadlock for all of that as opposed to trying to make edits directly to the container every time. Because even though it's a combo class, I still don't want to be making many edits to that. I want that to be pretty much consistent no matter where I go because I could create a totally different hero section with a completely different intention and I want to show different stuff, I want it to be completely different. That combo class I've got for the hero section then might become redundant because I've customized it specifically for what I'm doing here. Always just makes sense just to use a fresh dead block where I can and it doesn't impact the site at all pretty much. Here, we're going to add some texts. That'll be the first thing. You can see where that's setting here. In terms of text, I'm just going to go fast. It's going to be fast electric. I'll come back and change, I think. But so we can get it done. And we're going to go Clasre going to make heading and we're going to put h one. What was the last thing that I wanted to do here? We're going to make it centered and that should do as I think. Now, what I have to do here is the position that text is a bit too high up, so I want to make that a little bit lower and that's where I can come to the heedro contents wrapper and I can change this basically. Instead of doing 40, I can make it 60, 100, 140. You can see that's too low. 160, maybe slightly too high, so we're going to go for 65 to maybe 70. Yeah. That seems to do the check for me. Now, what if I want to add something to the bottom in this section here, like just some information, little blocks of text. What I'm actually going to do is add another de block. And I'm going to put that to actually do any actually. Let's just jump in and see if we can just add a grid straight to this. I'll get rid of the deblock I'm going to take a grid quick stack actually is a good thing, just an opportunity for me to point that out. Grids are something that you'll get used to using a lot in web flow, I would say. Rids make it much easier for you to add in position elements, especially if it's like columns, a little bit of text, stuff that you want to aligned and that is in a grid format. You wouldn't want to be using lots of deplocks that. You might not want to be using lots of columns for it. Overall, using a grid will usually make the most sense. You can see here I've added a two by one grid. I'm going to make four by one. Then inside it, I'm going to add Dlocks it lets me, which is not as usual. So we're down here. We're just going to add it straight to the cells. Still doesn't seem to be like in it. Bear with me. I make these 20. And in each of these cells, I'm just going to drop it about text just so you can see as I'm working on this if it lets me, which doesn't appear to be. I'm just going to take it and copy and paste it into each cell because I think that would be much easier. Anyway, we'll copy paste, paste, paste it here. And paste it here. Now, before I start customizing any of this, I want to make sure the position on the page is right. So what we want to do is go back up to our content wrapper. And the way that we have this setup and I think I've got wrong this is. So we want to go to flex. We want this to be going vertically. And we want it to be we want them to show at the top and the bottom. So let me just bear with me for 1 second. There we go. So we want it space between. So I want to have my tile here at the top, and then I want to have all my text elements at the bottom. So what we're going to do is we're going to make this grid, and we'll just call it grid doesn't really matter. We're going to make that Okay. 100%. Now inside here, I want to add paragraph text, so we'll just take this and add it there. Again, this is going to get changed, so don't worry. At the end, it will look much better. Okay. Now, obviously, the colors text and stuff, we're just about to change the contents. I'm not actually going to fiddle with too much. But anyway, we'll start customizing it. We'll do heading and I'm going to share with you something here. The h12 345, the ones that were styled in the style guide. Those can be applied to different tags. So settings, which is something that should show you here, you'll have these are your head settings here. This one is correct, obviously, at the top of the page, the H one that's also your default. That's the one that we're going to use. For this one here, This would technically be a H two, and it will size up proportionally without any classes. But when I go here, I can make that a H three or a H four if I wanted to. I can make it a H five if I wanted to, and it's not going to affect the tag. So what I mean by that is you don't need to restrict yourself to the specific style that you've created for a specific tag. So it can be tag as H two, but really you're using a H four style, something to keep in mind as you're going through this. We're going to go for five because I want it to be quite small and heading H five, you're going to get in for these two. Pgraph then what we're going to do is we're going to make that small. And let's just quickly apply all of this. Pgraph Small. M. Okay. And we need to change the color of these because right now they don't look right. We're going to make each of them sensors and I want them to have a light head. The cell itself, we need to set that sensor. So you can see that I've just changed it for that cell and I'm just going to make a cell. Sometimes as well for the cells. If you don't want to edit them directly, you can add a deadlock directly to them in this case, and just d the cell because I can if it was a more complicated layer, I just add a deadlock just to give me that extra layer of customization if I wanted. Right. And we need to get rid of some of the text in here, so we're going to take that. Now this text, you might be wondering is almost definitely going to have to change. I don't mean the text is going to have to change itself. I mean the style of it because I don't think this is going to fit very nicely when I style all these I'm debating here, debating Now, also something you can see. I'm doing all of these individually. Usually, I'll just copy and paste them. This is just for demonstration purposes. Also it just demonstrates how easy it is just to add classes quite quickly. It's not hard because web is quite intuitive, it knows roughly what you're going to ask it to do before you ask it because it knows what the existing como classes are. Right now that's done, this text isn't looking right. So the paragraph text, I think has to be smaller. This is where again, we can add another common class to make this work. So I need this to be smaller. So right now this is sitting I think 16 can see it there. Really needs to be 14. So What I would do is add another combo class, usually. Now, in an ideal world, I will accommodate it for the fact that I'm going to need even smaller text than 16 p. I'd add it to my style guide. I'd bring it back in here, and I would apply it in this case and not. I'm just going to create a new class here now because as is more convenient and it saves me a little bit of time. So we're just going to put hero red small text. And this is specifically just for this element. I use this layer, and if I reuse a layer and I'm using it in different places, then I'll rename it again. We're just going to take that and going to make this 14. That's much better and the hundred 45% can stay. That's okay. I'll take that apply to all of these. I want to see if I should keep this dark debating debating debating. And I think actually am I think I'm going to keep it black. So now that I've been through all that, you can see that this isn't actually showing up as good as I maybe wanted to. So I'm going to go ahead and actually make some more edits. So I want to bring this down a little bit this grid, and I'm going to make it maybe even ten, bring it all the way down there. On the section level, I'm going to add something just so that this texture up a bit better. If we go back down to backgrounds, we can click. We can click plus, and we're just going to add a gradient. Now, the top level of this gradient is going to be zero transparency, bring that, get rid of that. On the bottom, we're going to change it to black, just like this. Then we're going to bring this slider down like that. So we can see there that we've created a enough contrast between the background and the text for the white text so that it shows up properly now. But it doesn't really interfere with the image or that top text at all, can I just blanch together quite nicely now. So again, I'm not going to spend too much time on the copy here because this isn't of course on copyright. I'm going to put superior. I've never run the tele, I've never driven one, but if you think it was superior, then for play. So, this is a good example of a hero section. Now, you might be wondering, what do we do here when we want to style this sorry when we want to make it responsive. Now I'm going to add a lesson a little bit later on responsiveness as a whole. But just for demonstration purposes here, if I take this down to tablet, that actually looks not too bad, but there's some edits that I'm going to want to make. So On the contents wrapper, this is going to have to change to probably zero, I think. Yeah. And then in terms of the grid itself, if you click on the grid and just on there, you can decrease the pattern of the margin story between each element, and I don't actually know if I want to do that. Maybe I want to keep that exactly where it is. But as you can see, as you can see, this text hasn't shown up exactly how it just looks a bit clunky to tech together. And for the screen size, this text looks a little bit too big. So because I've already added my combo class, I can just go ahead back down to the typography, and I'm probably going to change this to 12. I think that looks about right. You can see the difference that looks easier to read and look at Next, ether we're getting down to the smaller ones, horizontal phone and a phone, and this is where we can actually change the grid y. What I would want to do is get rid of these columns and make this a four by four. And that looks good, but it clashes with the image, and I'm going to have to extend the size of the section to make this one work. So it was 600, scrap it gradually in 100 and see that we get. 700 is better, 800, make it too much. No, actually, that's okay. 800 works as well. That looks good to me. Then lastly, The last thing that we're going to want to look at is mobile itself. So now on mobile. This one actually looks okay. I just need to extend that again a little bit further just so the text isn't in the way. And I maybe want to bring that gradient up away but more so the text is still easy to read on higher up in the page where it says faster and powerful. We'll go to section. We're going to increase that to 900. That looks better. We're going to come down to the backgrounds, and we can see our background gradient there. We're going to bring this back just a tad and that looks much easier to read already. Now, you'll notice here, this is something I'm not going to spend too much time on for purposes of this demonstration, but this is an illustration of where nab bars can become quite tricky. You can see here when I start scrolling that the elements fixed, and this will become more evident as we add more to the page. But the black is going to it's not going to look right as I'm going down the page and the elements aren't dynamic, so they're not going to change color as they're going over things that are darker or lighter. What I'd actually want here, I'd want some interaction or animation that when I start scrolling the background turns white. Now, interactions is not something that I'm going to work on here, but the leading the course that will follow up to this one, which will be called Mastery for web flow or something like that. When we expanded this website and turn it into a fully fledged Tesla website with all the vehicles and stuff, you'll see me create interactions and I'll actually expand on this much more, but we're just going to leave it like that for now. But you can see that looks good. In my eyes, this is a completed herosection as good as Tesla maybe not. I actually now that I'm looking back on this maybe make this a little bit bigger. So back down to move my face out of the way back down to section. And I'm going to make it 700. Okay. Beater. Yeah, that's definitely. No cramped bit more space. Space is your friend when it comes to design and websites. This, in my opinion, having looked at a lot of these. This would be considered a quite a good one. It puts emphasis on the vehicle. We'll get text below and above. If we're putting good copy into this, it would probably be quite compelling. Now that we have created our hero section and the next thing for us to do is go ahead and add more content to this page and make it more of a fully formed page. We'll do that. I'll see you in the next one. 9. Lesson 7 Creating The Body of Your Page: All right. We've just finished building our hero section. The next thing that we need to do now is just go ahead and start filling out the rest of this page. I've not thought too much of it in this instance. If you took my advice in earlier video and you've went ahead and tried to create a wire frame or you've some inspiration of the page that you're trying to create the brilliant. In this instance. I'm just going to the flow. This isn't going to be a huge page. All I'm really trying to do here is cover all the basic structures of the basic page layouts that you're probably going to implement. The first one we're going to do is we're just going to create a basic column. Basically due column layout. I'm going to take section container. And when it comes to columns, there's two things you can do. Webflow right down the bottom. They used to put much more emphasis on this than they did. Now they used to use Quickstak for everything. So you can either you can use the columns or grid function down here. Won't recommend declam because you don't really need to worry about either of these. I would just focus on using Quicksta for everything. It's much easier, fulfill all your needs and you're not going to have to jump between the old dri layout system or the column system. So just use Quickstak. So we'll drag that And then I'm going to quickly just make sure I've added my classes to these correctly, so we'll go basic section. Basic container. And then I'm going to call this dual column grid. And we're going to make the words hundreds. In terms of backgrounds. Those are a couple of things we can do here. We can either right now, I'm just going to make it black. I come back and add an image, not really decided yet, but we're I'm just going to add another. We'll go here and we're literally just going to make this black. Then in the cell, we're going to add another diplo and this is what I was talking about earlier it was just a little bit more customization. I'm going to add an image in here. Okay and we're going to choose an image. Image will I choose? That is the question. Now again, if we're really focusing on the content of this page and everything, we'd be making something maybe be talking about accessibility or the interior or the specs of the engine, stuff like that. Right now, we're just focusing on the layers and actually using web flow. So we'll go for something like this, I think. Then over here, we're going to add another dip block it we're going to add a paragraph. We're going to add a heading above and below that, we're going to add a button. We're going to create heading and then we're going to make it a H two. We're going to make it, we don't want it to be censored. We're going to make it. Make it heading. I've had to create another class here called light heaven because I want to keep it left I want to keep it to the left a standard heading. I want to make it white. But because I'm not using the center then the light heading combo class, I want to take the center out. I'm having to create a new class that will make it white. Again, it's just something that you have to do from time to time, but it's not that big a deal. I'm probably going to ask to do the same with this one, which is okay. Paragraph. We're going to go standards, we're going to go like paragraph, and we'll make this whites. I think we'll actually make the small though. I'm not too keen on I think the stands, maybe I leave it too big. That's better. Then we'll do the. I think that will be fine. Now if we're looking at these, I actually looks okay overall, but I want to make sure that the pattern for this is a bit more tuned we're going to put maybe 40. I think we're going to go for 4020 of that set then in terms of the g, we're going to go First here and 40 below. I'm thinking maybe weave more space, so maybe 60100100 here. That's better a weave more space. And I'm going to put the interior. That's one section done. Next, we'll another more image focus section. Below here, I am going to add another section. Another dev. And what we'll do is we'll do another heading and we'll do another dev. Then we'll do a paragraph and under that, we'll do a button. And you'll see where I'm going with that in a second. So we'll go back up here, basic section. So you'll notice as I'm going. I haven't been working on the responsiveness as I've been doing this, but I'm going to come back to that and do it at the end. So then this one is going to be basic container. And then for this section, I'm going to do I'm going to do backgrounds. A one. And here, we're going to make sure we had an image. We're going to choose an image. So one that we could probably that's quite striking, I think would be good. I mean, we've got a lot to choose from here. Maybe that one that we had initially may be a good start for this again, we want to make sure that the height of the section is adequate, so we're going to make that 800. And I'm just making sure this is correct as I go. And I need a wrapper in here, which is something you'll notice that have not added, so I need to go inside the container, and then I'm going to put everything else inside that. I'm just going to call this contents. No, as I'm going a good one to do for your wrappers is maybe just have a base class of content wrapper. And then on top of that, you maybe want to add another combo class to make things more specific, but again, that's entirely to yourself. And then content wrapper again, we're going to go. We need to make the width of this 100%. We make the height 100%. And fix this was the container. That should be set a little differently. Then with the content trapper we're going to make that flex, going down and we want to I want to make sure this is stretched, but I don't think it's doing it yet. I'll do it so you can see that but this doesn't look right, so we need to add some padding around this. There's a couple of things that we need to do maybe shot on the height of the section because it may be we are too tall for what we're aiming for. Okay. And we do want it center this time, and we want it to be like and for the deadlock, again, we want to make this centers. Okay. I'm just going to add to the button. I care. Once you've been doing this for a while, eventually it just becomes quite second nature. It takes time, of course, but Webflow isn't as hard as what some people make it out. I think a common complaint about it that I've had about Rigid. I get where people are coming from for that, but when you're doing this type of work for long enough, you start to appreciate the constraints a bit more. Emmausally have a structure that you're working with. When you You know, you know, other platforms like Wicks which I've used plenty of times now. I definitely I'm not that much of a fan of. And it's not to say that they're bad platforms. It's just that when you start trying to do some more complicated or you really want to taper down some things or, I say the main thing is complexity. If you're starting type complexity of your project, then wx isn't the one to use. I wouldn't say it doesn't really have the capabilities in my opinion, but then again, everyone's got their own opinion. So anyway, so we'll bring that Okay. Bring that down and this should all tie together quite nicely. I think for here, we need to change the width of this because you'll notice with this paragraph down the bottom here, it's way too wide if we were talking about, we were looking at the user experience of this and the design, this is not good user experience, and it's not a good use of design. We want this to be much more takers. So we'll go 60 there, and then I need to I need to make sure that this is sensors. Okay. There we go. What I'm going to do to our background again, we're going to add something else to this section. Again, this is about making sure the text is readable. That one is okay. That one we're going to in the middle. Get rid of the transparency of that one. In the end here, we're going to add another color, which is just going to be bla. You can see there. That looks. Okay. Okay. I'm just going to put performance performance first for the fund more. Again, that's another section. Not to think too much about it. The great thing about this kind of blend of page and I mean this is credit to Ted nothing to do with me but the quality of the images are really high. I think that if you're going through this and you're working on your own project and you're trying to bring together your own ideas, your own ideas to life. You can't you can't underplay the importance I can't underplay the importance of having good images. And whether it's of your product. I mean, these are technically products images that we're looking at. They're just such a high such a high standard. But if you're on, you just want to try and make sure the content is as high as possible. Because it just brings everything else together and makes everything so much easier. Okay. So that section is done. Now, we are going to We're going to take this section. Again, this is just a bit of a cut and paste job, but we're going to take that paste down the bottom, and then we're going to flip over the contents of this. And that one is going to go into the next cell. We're going to change the image. Something like that. Be good rig that's looking good again. We're going to change obviously you would change the text as you did so I'm going to put I don't know. Drive can tell put lows of thought into the contents of the landing page. But overall, I think from a design point of view, I think it's total. So we would do that and All right. And with that section done, I'm going to call it there for the body of the page. So you can see how easy that is to put together. It's not overly complex, I wouldn't say. These are quite straightforward layouts, but the more that you do these effaci you'll get out of it, the more comfortable you'll get with it. Webflow is more scary than it looks. It's not that hard to use. I'm going to get in a rhythm of it is a really, really useful platform. So I'm going to call this here for now. The next thing that we have to do, I'm going to create a farm section for lead generation, something quite standard that you'll see a lot of websites, and you'll probably want on your own. And then after that, we're going to create the fzer we'll take it from there. So see in the next one. 10. Lesson 8 Building Your Lead Gen Form: Okay. So now that we've got the body for our page. The last thing I want to one of the last things I want to do in this page is build our generation farm and farms are a big part of Webflow and they're a big part because they're so customizable, and that's something you don't get on a lot of other website builders and even form builders. A lot of the time you can't really do much to customize the forms, how they look the way they interact hover interactions or hover animation. There's a lot of stuff that you can do on a lot of other forms you get on these other platforms. But on flow you can style exactly how you want. I wanted to take the time to dive into forms specifically because normally I would add them earlier in the process when you're creating your style guide, that's where I'd be working on it, and then you would just import it into whatever page you want. But in this instance, I want to act I want to go a step by step. We're going to jump back into the style guide. We're going to do all the configurations we need there. Then I'm going to add in a fresh section down here and I'm going to make it look I'm going to make it fit with this page and hopefully it's going to look quick and it's going to help contribute to this page. Let's jump back into stale gate. I'm going to scroll down to the bottom here. We're going to create another new section. You just bear with me. This is one thing we can be quite buggy with, which is that when you're placing sections on a page, sometimes it just doesn't like it that much. We'll bring this down to the button. Delo inside. Another dev block inside these classes adds. The container. And then we are going to add we're just going to call this form refer. I'll Probably use this on the Landon page, but we'll see. We'll make 100%. And we'll make this one 100% as well. I'm just going to add some pad and room. Let's just so it's a little bit easier to see. Right. And then we're going to just drag a form in and I'm going to go through all of this with you step by step. The main thing we're trying to do here just like we did with all these other elements on the style just to do a quick recap. We're adding the form. We're going to style add the correct classes, and then we can take that form and we can add those classes anywhere else in the site. So let's just drag a form in and we'll get started on this. Okay. This is just a really basic form, but there's some other stuff I want to add here because there's other functionality that you can have with Webflow forms. So you can have your form block, then we get labels as we've already seen a checkbox. Then we want to add a radio button. If it lets me. If we go. And then we're going to add a drop down. And then recapture. I'm just going to go through all these. We're going to talk about them, and we're just going to customize them. So let's start with the field labels. So I'm just going to las as labels, we want to make this railway. The font can just say for fast about that and we're just going to take that class, and we're going to add it there. Right. Inputs inputs are important one. I mean, these are what people are going to type into. You want to make sure the users getting the correct feedback from them. You want to make sure that it's easy to type in and easy to read and understand. So let's just go ahead and farm input. We're going to make sure the topography is set to railway. In this particular one, I want to make the height of this I think we're going to go with 30 40. I'm sure that usually. 50 I'm going to say 51. And then with that, we are going to I'm just going to add placeholder text into this just so it's easier to understand. So we're going to I'm just going to add actually. Here I'll do the same. Okay. Right. And I think I'd like these to be curved. Right now, it just looks a bit boxy. So if we go down to the bottom, I might need to add more than that. Maybe seven feet, I should do it. Okay. And the size of the text inside so I'm thinking 16 to 181618. I think 18 is better. And up here, I'm just going to change the padn slightly. I want to 20 each size, not 12. I was looking best. And then I don't really want a border. What I want is a box shadow, so if we go down to the bottom here. And that's fine for a box shadow, and we don't need to change it much. I'm not really all that fast about it. So we border there that's gray. Again, because G are going to be doing so much talking for us. We don't really need to worry about the border. The box shadow helps just to see if we're looking at it on a white background, but overall, that's okay. The only thing that I would really change here and this is another interaction to add we're going to add a transition and it's going to be border color or Yeah, we're going to make it border color. And when a user is focused and focus means when they're actively typing inside of it, we want the color of the borders to change. And we're going to change it to I want to change it to red. I'm just going to try and it here, I think. No, actually, we'll change it. Yeah, we'll change it to red. We'll change it to this. We'll see how that looks. Now if I go to preview, if I start typing on this, you'll see the changes. One last thing that they need to change is the color of the text and someone is typing on it because right now that's too faint. So we'll come out here. And I change hopefully. Okay. There we go. That's the way we want it. That's good. You'll see here that the boards are changing color. That's something you've probably seen when you interact with a lot of websites. We're used to little things like this. Every company does it slightly differently. But the key thing here is giving the user feedback. If that turns red apart from the cursor flashing at them to type, it just tells them that they clicked on it and they can start typing an accessibility thing. It's a design thing. It's good for user experience, that's the bottom line. We can come out here and I'm going to take form input. I'm going to apply it to here. Okay, so that's looking better already. Now, for checkbox, this is going to be similar again, but we're going to we're going to change the font to railway don't used to do much else. Okay. And we're going to change the radio to radio. I've just done that without adding any custom classes because I know that these are the classes that I want to use for this and then you'll be able to see if it goes to freview if you check it there. Radio Radio has to be inside its on questions, so it won't work here. I'm pretty sure it also doesn't work if you test. It won't work inflow free view, you'll have to test on the live site or a feview link. Then lastly, we have this now I'm going to take form input and I'm going to pop this here. And that will probably be fine, actually. So you'll notice that this will stay gray. Just leave it like that. Don't try and change it. This is one of the ones in we fell forms. It's a bit more rigid. I would just recommend leaving that as is. And when you pop up, you don't need to worry about the drop down or anything because it provides you with your options, and that's the options you get. And that's it really. Now recapture, this is one I want to spend a second on. So if you have recapture enabled, and I'm going to go into site sentence because that's where this has to get activated. So if you have recapture active, it must be added to every single form on the website. If it's not active, you won't be able to use it. Activate it as hard, you just need to create a key from read to Webflow rest. It's It's not too tricky. You go to farms. And then we go down here to recapture validation. And then we register for UK. So you can see that I've already got a couple of these here for different websites. You just want to add one here. I'm I'm just going to cover this model three website. The one that you use is version two. Yeah. It's version two and I'm not a robot chatbox. That's the one that we get to use. Website only supports that one. That's one you want to make sure you use every time. And then we don't have the domain here. Well, in this case, I'm going to have to just put one in just put model three website. Dot com. When I do that, I'll get two keys I can take and you just take them and copy them, paste them back in Webflow and here. Make sure it's enables save your changes. Then after you publish them and you start recapture all your form. So anyway, so that's recapture. Again, if you enable it, it must be added to every form in the site. That's a common misconception that is made and it will save you some headaches if you just remember that one thing. So we'll head back to the style guide here. Overall, that's basically apart from the button on the bottom here. We need to change that. Okay. Again, because we're already created the button classes, these can just get added. Generally, you'd want to use a large button for your submit button. That's pretty much it. There's not too much else to it. Now that we have the form classes creates and we're happy with that. We can go back to home and we're going to start building out this form section. Let's just make sure that we've properly at basic Basic section container. Lock. Then we're going to add form wrapper in here actually. I think that's just the best bet. Because I've already added form wrapper in the stale gate, but I know that I'm going to have to change in here. Then what we're going to do is add form block. And what we're going to do here is change the background of the section to something nice. So that fits in line with the theme of the rest of the website. So we're going to go to section and I'm going to go image background to something to make the height of this probably 800 again. Maybe not as big as that. Maybe Maybe it was 600. Once that's done. Take that and we'll add an image. The image to pick any one here that I'm going for it actually quite like that or one of these red ones. That's quite nice but the formal cover of the image. So I think we're going to choose something different. What? I don't know how to feel about that one. Yeah, let's go for something like that. I think. Now what we want to do is we just want to apply the classes to this form. And I think we're going to change a couple of things, but I'll show you that it. Okay. So you can see that this is the form is going to have a huge contrast with the background, right? And this is something that you can leave and you can work, but I'd always try and avoid it. And I'm going to show you what I usually do to try and make this. So for label, and then we're going to go you're going to go whites. Okay. Right. Okay. So for the input, and I'm going to make sure I've got place here again. Let's go for mail.com. If we want to add. I'm just going to add a text area in here as well. I keep it going. And I don't think I add a And then on the end side, we need to try and make that a bit. This can be quite tedious as I'm sure you can see, but it is worth it in the end and the end result be satisfactory, real. 18. This is going to have to come in. Yeah, that's okay. I think I'm both t he consistent. Yeah, that's okay. Okay. Now, what I want to do is I don't want the image to feel as the background image, sorry, I feel like it's divorced from the form. I want it all to blend together. I want it to be a nice years of experience when someone's interacted with. So for the input, I'm going to make a coolest, we're going to put We are wanted to train. Dark bros. What we're going to do here Background haven't decided yet actually. First thing we're going to do is decrease opacity down to 75%, 50%, maybe you just want it enough so that it's blended number the background, but you don't want it transparent. That's the first thing we're going to do. I might come back and change this, but just bear with me. Then we're going to change the color of the p text in general, but I'm also going to change the placeholder color to completely white, just like that. The boards are The border, I think is going to be completely white, it's going to be black. I think we'll go with white. I think that keeps the accessibility quite high. Then if I just review this, let's make sure that mess. That looks okay. We're going to take that one class we're going to put that in here. Then we're going to put that into text area as well, but I just to make sure And I need to make the place holds are text white again and it takes 2 seconds. Great. So let's look better. All that's really happening here is I'm trying to unite the background with the form. I don't like I said, I don't want them to feel divorced from one another. So this does a much better job of that, in my opinion, I just need to make it centered now and they need text to the top. So we're going to add a heading here paragraph here. This one is going to be Heading Jump myself heading, then we'll make this H two. In this case, yeah, I think we're going to make it. Paragraphs text. Then I'm going to put that into dep because I need to make sure that again, the paragraph is just too wide. And we're going to make that deadlock. Heading rapper. I think that should be the one. I think. Regardless, we'll just go with this. Heading rapper and then we're going to make the width of 60%. And then I need to make sure that the form rapper is centered so that this all works, make this verticle Right. Okay. So I need it sensed, but you can see when I do that it brings the farm into what we're going to do is we just go to the farm. And then we're just going to make that. This isn't played nice for some reason. At 800%. Okay. Just best me while I try and fix this block. So you can see here the problems that you can run into when you do this. It does there we go. I think that must have just been a weak bug. There we go working. Form is still of white. I'm actually going to change that. To Do you know what it is. It's the form block that's causing problems here. I just realized that make it 60%. Maybe 70. You can make up your mind, but I'm just trying to find that balance. That looks okay. For the form label, I want to add a bit margin to the top here for all of these because a specim. Now, I just need to make sure the section is an adequate height. We should be good to go. Okay. Okay. There we go. That's a form. Again, we're going to come back and edit the responsiveness. Again, we're going to come back and edit the responsiveness of this, but this gives you a good idea of where we're at. Overall looks okay. I'm not going to ask to make any edits to this page. I don't think, but we can see here's bill form. And I'm going to quickly just take you into page settings to show you the things you need to do to make sure your forms will be access. So if you go to the site settings and then we come in here, you can change your sender name. You want to make sure that your firm submissions are getting forwarded to the right e mail address, and make sure your e mail address is in there. You can addit your subject line as you see fit. Webflow leave notes about that on the right hand side. If you want an email template, you can add it there. We already spoke about recapture. If you want to integrate your firms with any other places, but I think that. Most people won't be worrying about that because that's for enterprise. Spam filtering, have that on. And Yeah, you definitely want to restrict upload file access on. I'll tell you down there how many of your form submissions you've used for the month. Other than that, that's it. Forms can be a bit tricky to style and stuff, but when you get used to it, they're pretty straightforward, I would say all the things in the Webflow ecosystem forms are probably the most underdeveloped in terms of the fact that The fact that you need to be on Webs enterprise plan to properly integrate these forms with other platforms is a real kick in the teeth because it makes it much more difficult when you're just trying to send information to different places like you almost have to use Zapier all the time. But other than that for basic form submissions they're really straightforward. So that is it. And the next thing we need to do or the last thing we need to do in this instance is to create the footer and we're going to do that in the next video. Okay. 11. Lesson 9 Building Your Footer: All right. So we have done most of the things we need to do for this landing page. The last thing we need to do is add a fitter, and then we've got some responsiveness stuff to work on, and there's a couple of little things that I'm going to show you just to polish it all up. So let's just add a fitter. And the process that we're going to follow for adding the fitter is going to be simple. So is going to be similar to what we did for adding the nav bar. So you can either do this I don't actually think Webflow doesn't have. We're going to go to layouts, and we're going to go to start the library again and we're going to scroll down to the fuser you can pick whatever one you want here. It doesn't really make a difference. Just for the purposes of demonstrating this, we're just going to pick this one, and I'm going to pop this down the bottom. Once that's done and we're down the bottom here. Great. We've got a foot in place. Now we just need to make the necessary edits to it. The first thing I'm going to do is I'm going to make the background black. We actually before I do that, I think I'll make sure I add all the correct assets in here. Yeah. Actually black will make it white. I think I might actually just remove the logo altogether. Because this doesn't have to be too complicated. Then we'll change all of these to railway. Nearly there. And I'm going to leave this in We're not going to set this part. The part where we're asking users to put in the uni dress and stuff. There's no need, but I'm going to sell it and we'll see. So we'll change that the real way. And we'll make it c I think that will be, we will. So here, make that'll do for that. Last thing we're going to do is just make these all white. Then we're going to I'm going to change this to the for doctor so the class is accurate. I make We'll make this button. I think that would be. Okay. It doesn't seem to change the age actually. So we'll just leave that as for the moment. That's basically need to style more. I'm not going to waste too much time on it. But there's lots of different stuff you can do here. These are, I can't change. These are images, so I'm just going to actually them. Border here that we're definitely going to want to change because it's a bit. And then that's it. And then should scale because it's we zone, which yeah does. That's all right. Yeah. That's perfect. We just want to make that symbol the same way with the apparel is it? Components component, call The creates create after the instance that we're creating multiple pages here, we'd be able just to add on that bar and fister to every page that we're working on. That's it. So last thing we need to do is just edit this page for responsiveness and then we're in a good place. I'll see you in the next one. 12. Lesson 10 Making Your Page Responsive: Okay. So now that we have finished basically creating our entire site, we just want to make sure it's responsive across every device up here. So on desktop, I think overall, this page looks pretty good, pretty quite happy with it. You know, I'm not going to be spending much more time on this, but if I if I was, I mean, I think this would be a really, really great website. Okay. But anyway, let's focus on the responsiveness. Overall on desktop, I think we all this as you would expect. Go to tablet, and the only thing here. What I'm going to do is I want the image to be centered the image is too high here. So in the cell, I'm going to take this and I'm going to make it centered so that already looks better. And what I want to point out here is that on each breakpoint, which is what these are breakpoints, when you make a change, it's not going to change it on desktop. But in this instance, any change I make on table, it will apply to horizontal phone and phone. It kind of works. And likewise, any changes I make on desktop it applies to all of them. And any changes I make in mobile, it just applies to mobile, so you can see the kind of hierarchy there. This all looks good. Same again here. I want to make this centered In this form, this year, I'm going to increase to 70%, I think that's sufficient. Great. And that looks good here. And on horizontal, let's just go back up to the top here. This looks good. This here As we go in, you can see that I'd probably not be too happy with that, but as we come out, it actually looks okay. This is one, let's try it. If we go to the grit and delete this column, let's see how it looks. That actually looks okay like this. I'm pretty happy. Actually, I'm happy with that because this is the thing. Sometimes images aren't good enough to have the Sometimes for some websites they aren't good enough to you don't want to have so much emphasis on them. In this instance, this image is good enough to put emphasis on. Actually this works really well, so I'm going to do that for the other section down here. Great. That works really well. And Great. We'll leave that like that. Then here, again, I'm going to change this to probably. That's better. Lastly, mobile. This one should not take long at all. This one looks fine. This needs to get extended out. I'm going to pull this out a little bit. Yeah, this fixed. This has to get changed to 100% them going to need some pad on the inside of here and make that 20. And then for the text size itself, Okay. The text side. I think that Let me see. If I make the section bigger, it would expand it with and maybe more of the gradient would catch that text and make it look okay. We'll make this 800. That's we'll go down here. We'll look at our gradient. Then we're going to bring that half that's much better. That one is looking good. That's brilliant. Love that. This has to change to 100%. Same with this. Form block. Great. And that fair loose, great. So there we go. That's it. So that's the response of miss Dunn. So all you need to keep in mind when you're doing this, you're just trying to make the website or the page look as good as possible on each individual breakpoint. That's it. Once you've done that, be This web page is in a good place. There's a couple of little things that I want to do here. And in the next video, I'm going to talk to you about. I'm going to show you a specific interaction. I want to add to this page just to really bring it home because right now it's 99% done. There's just one thing that I need to change to bring it to the standard that I want it to be, and I'll share that with you in the next one. 13. Lesson 11 An Introduction to Interactions: Okay. So that's why. So this landing page is pretty much finished and hopefully you've enjoyed going through this course with me so far, but there's just one thing that I can't leave and it's to do with the nav bar. You can see here as a scroll. Sometimes the text is just blended in completely with the background, and it doesn't really work. Detracts it just doesn't look right. This could not get published as a finished page. In order to fix this, I need to add an interaction because at the top here, I still want to be clear and blend in with the hero section. But as a scroll, I want the background of the na bar to change color to white so that it's still legible and easy to use on the site as someone scrolling. So what we're going to do here is interactions is something that I'm going to cover much more deeply in the follow up to this course, which is wi flow mastery. But in this particular instance, we're just going to create a really simple interaction, and this is probably a good opportunity to see how interactions actually work. Because we've already been seeing how some smaller, less significant interactions are used in the style section in the effects column. But interactions are a bit different. They're more complicated. The, they can get very complicated very quickly. In this instance, it's quite a straightforward one, and it's probably a really good example to use. So I'm just going to do this. What we need to do here is we need to create a scrolling animation. When anyone scrolls down, something will happen and when the scroll back up to the top it will return to the way it was. To do that, we need a page trigger. The one that we're going to use is while the page is scrolling, this one here. I'm going to click that and then we're going to select an action, and we're going to hit play scroll animation. Now, I have no current animations that have been created, and this is one place whereby flow generally doesn't provide you with any defaults. You have to build with them from scratch. We're going to create a new animation. We're going to hit the plus icon here and we're going to hit background color. You can see here, it's given me two places for me figure the background color. In this first one, we're going to set the background color to completely transparent, just as it has been, and that's 0%. And the percentage represents how far down the page that we're scrolling. Then the second one here, we are going to move up to about 5% We'll make it 4%. Then for this one, we're going to make it completely white. Now what we're going to do is we're going to turn live preview on. Then as I scroll, you can see that the nav bar now turns white, and that's all we're doing here. But that makes a huge difference to the user experience and accessibility as a whole. The way it was previously, couldn't get published in this instance, it can. So I just need to make sure that we save this and that it is active. As you can see here, what we're going to do here that's activate what we're going to do is here, you won't see it in the designer, but if you hit the play button up here, and that's not what I'm really looking for that 50% up here, you can see as a scroll it changes, which is perfect. That's exactly what we're looking for. And you can see here as we start scrolling, it changes, and that's exactly what we're looking for. That's it. This page is pretty much done. I'm absolutely happy with this page. If I had all the time in the world to spend it, I could make it much much better than that but overall, I think this is a really good demo of what you can do in Webflow, if you're a beginner and it's a really good exercise to follow along with. That's it. Um Okay. And that's it. In the next video, I'm going to talk to you about the page stings for this website and just talk to you about how to publish it and get it live. But then after that, yeah. So hopefully you should be in a better place with Webflow by now and understand a lot more about the platform. I'll see you in the next video. Okay. 14. Lesson 12 Publishing Your Site: So now that we're in the position where we've completed our landing page, you might be in the position where you're ready to publish this. So that's what I'm going to quickly show you how to do. So before we even get into connecting your domain or anything like that, I'm going to just take you over to page sentence just for a second. So we go to pages, and here. In your title tag, this would be the home page generally, but this is where you want to optimize for you put the brand name, which might be Tesla. Then we would put model or order model C today or something. Something like that. And then you would have a description in here. That title tag and description, you can then set to be your method description in the title tag. If you have an image that you want to add, you would take it I'll just show you as an example. So we'll just take this one. It probably won't do it because it's not the right you copy that go back to your page sentence. And then you would paste the URL in here. All right. That does work. Okay. So you can see it there. That's how we would show up if people were sharing it on social media. Then down here, you can add any custom code you want. Probably not going to do that in this instance, but if there was anything you needed to add, this is where you would add it. And then just save. Now this page would be ready to publish, but assume you have a whole project, you'd have quite a lot of this do and you'd probably want to think a bit more carefully about how you're going to tackle SEO. Now if we want to publish, we just go up here, publish, can we can publish it to our staging domain. I'm just going to do that just now. Anyway. Then down here for production. Staging, that's your staging domain, and then we would want to take it into production if we're finished, we'd want to add a custom domain. If we're in site settings, you'd have to choose a site plan. Now, weblos pricing structure generally goes with you'll pay for a workspace. They have different tiers for that and then within that you when you're ready to publish an individual site, you'll pay for a site plan. The one that I would normally go for on the one that I'd normally recommend is the CMS plan. You can pay monthly or yearly. If you were literally just publishing something akin to what we just done, you wouldn't need the CMS version, you would just need the basic one. And the reason for that is we haven't actually used the CMS Webflow. We haven't created any collections. There's no dynamic content. We don't need any of that. So you would just use the basic plan. But hopefully that helps give you a little bit more context around that. In terms of actually adding the domain, we would go to publishing, I'm sure, it is. So You would have to add a site plan before we can do any of this. But I'll show you another site really quickly. I'll show you the ambio one just so you know exactly what it looks like. If I go here and over here, you can see here that you can see that I have ambu as the default, and I also have able as another domain that I can use. To add these, you just need to insert a couple of TXT record and a name record that you insert into it. For instance, I use name sheep, I add that into name sheep, and then I can use the domains over on web flow. And that's it. That's what you would do to publish when you did your domain you select one one you want to publish and then a published button, and then that is you good to go. 15. Conclusion Next Steps: Alright, so we're now at the end of this course. First and foremost, I just want to say thank you for you taking the time to go through this course. And any feedback that you can provide on the quality and anything I can do to make it better would be very, very much appreciated. Other than that, hopefully, you're in a position now where you can go forward and continue building your skills on Webflow and become a better designer. We've covered everything from the Webflow user interface and how the platform actually works. So box layout and all the other introductory components that you need to know about for you to be able to effectively build on this platform. If you're in a position where say you're a small business owner and you're trying to build your website, but maybe you still feel like you don't have all the required skills you need to build the website that you want, feel free to get in touch with me and I'd be happy to help you out. Or otherwise, simply just leave whatever you have to say in the comment section of this course, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. But overall, I thoroughly enjoy teaching this course, and I can't wait to release more content like this in the near future. So thank you, and I'll see you in the next