Despite its rather ordinary sounding name, this section is just one of Artisan’s secret weapons that can be used for a wide variety of purposes.
The section is also included in Turbo, though with slightly different options.
Within each text columns with image section, you can add one to five blocks, each of which represents one of the columns in the section.
Each column, or block, can feature any or all of the following:
Additional elements are available for this text columns section as a whole, allowing you to add any of the following:
The flexibility of this section is hard to overstate — it allows you to create an almost unlimited combination of looks for a variety of purposes.
Use a combination of text columns and images to create a magazine-style layout that makes information easier to scan and digest. Try varying the heading size, border styles and image aspect ratios (square, vertical or other shapes) to achieve different looks:
A typical layout to showcase info in this section would be 3 or 4 columns, each with an image at the top, followed by text, as we did in our Phoenix demo store. Try varying the image crop and make use of the background shapes option for this section too, as in the third example:
This section could also be used to configure an event list or calendar of sorts, similar to what we've done in our Barcelona demo store. You don't even necessarily need to include any images, as the "Bakery shop" sample demonstrates below:
Consider using this section as an alternative way to showcase blog content on your homepage. In this example, hand-picked blog posts are listed in the text columns under three distinct categories. Note that this type of layout does require you to link to blog posts manually, but this can actually give you more flexibility to pick which posts are spotlighted — and combine content from multiple blogs or pages.
I normally don’t get very personal in this blog, but one feature of the new Artisan Shopify theme really has me really excited — the new vector shapes and overlays. I’m not quite sure, other than just being a good old design nerd, what I love so much about this feature.