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Getting Started

Your guide to getting familiar with Upward.

Blank Starter Template

Inside the "Template" directory, you'll find a page titled "Blank Starter Template". This template includes a navigation bar and a footer - the ideal starting point for your pages.

1. Duplicate the Blank Starter Page template

Note: Be sure to change the Parent Folder to the desired location.

2. Copy and paste blocks to the newly created page:

Copy Sections from any page, then paste them into the body of your newly created page. Also you may copy sections from any page listed on the main landing page.

Style Guide

The Style Guide page demonstrates the display of all base elements found in Upward and is a good place to start familiarising yourself with the template.

You'll also find a section demonstrating how to correctly use the associated utility classes.

Editing Typography Styles

Setting heading styles

Instead of using classes, you must click the header then in the Selector drop-down where you would type in the class name, select “All H1 Headings” then make your change.  Same goes for all base heading elements. Click the element, choose “All heading 5”, then any changes you make to that will be reflected across all in the site.

Setting Body Text and paragraph styles

Follow the same procedure for body text and paragraphs - which are specified on the Body element.  Select the body element, and from the Selector dropdown, choose “Body (All Pages)” and change the typography settings for that element.  These styles then flow through to the paragraphs and other generic text elements in the site.

Grids

Content is structured using the CSS grid layout property and uses various Gap modifier classes to set the desired amount of spacing between grid items. This spacing is based on the base line height unit (24px), as such when you see a class such as "Gap 2" the "2" in this case will mean that the grid gap is 48px, as this is 2 times the base line height unit of 24px. Note: the default space between both the Columns and Rows classes is 24px.

The class reference for grids is as follows:

  • Columns - this class will set the grid layout so that children are structured in columns.
  • Rows - this class will set the grid layout so that children are structure in rows.

Modifier classes are as follows:

  • Gap 0.75 - The gap between grid items will be 18px
  • Gap 1.5 - The gap between grid items will be 36px
  • Gap 2 - The gap between grid items will be 48px
  • Gap 3 - The gap between grid items will be 72px

Containers

Upward uses 5 container sizes to house the contents in most sections. For your convenience, you can use these classes to easily contain content in your sections:

  1. Container - XS: This container limits content to 379px
  2. Container - S: This container limits content to 491px
  3. Container - M: This container limits content to 604px
  4. Container - L: This container limits content to 829px
  5. Container - XL: This container limits content to 1055px

Additionally, use the class Align Center to align the container in the center of its parent element.

Back To Top Button

Ensure that the Back To Top Button symbol is the first element inside the body.

The Back To Top Button symbol.

Then, ensure the page has a Page Scrolled interaction with the Hide Back To Top Button interaction activates when the page scrolls up, and the Show Back To Top Button interaction activates when the page scrolls down.

The Page scrolled interaction

SVG Icon & SVG Divider Colors

Unfortunately Webflow does not allow dynamic coloring of SVG icons and dividers. To change the icon or divider color from the default:

  1. Download the icon SVG file
  2. Open the SVG file in a text editor
  3. Change the hex value to your desired color
  4. Save, and reupload the icon.

Custom Code

Inside the Project Settings, in the Custom Code tab you'll notice some style code has been added to the head of each page:

Font Rendering Custom Code

This code is to ensure that the text rendering is smooth and consistent across all browsers. It does not require any action on your part.

More Information

For further information, please consult the Webflow documentation or reach out to us via the Template Support Page.