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Dynamic content grid possible?

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Community Member, 1 Post

31 March 2009 at 1:15am


I was wondering how i can make dynamic page so that content aligns automatically.

Basically so that you have grid type content place holder and you could publish content in different sizes to it. If grid is 3x2 (3 vert. 2 horiz.). You could make 1x2 or 2x2 sized content and publish it automatically to grid where it fits best and maybe change order of the boxes.

So how i could achieve this? Thanks for tips!


Community Member, 712 Posts

7 April 2009 at 9:22pm

sounds a lot like a table...

...but I get what you mean. Your question is very general. You could generate objects from 2-dimensioned arrays with ArrayData, and create a couple of size methods to return the length of each dimension.


Community Member, 54 Posts

1 December 2010 at 8:04pm


I'm curious to know how other silverstripe developers have implemented complex grid layouts without page elements...


Community Member, 5 Posts

10 December 2010 at 3:35am

Wow! Thanks for posting that nice piece of software right there. I am currently reconsidering my CMS choice for the future. Built-in SilverStripe features are rocksolid, I can tell already after some research. This addition adds one BIG pro to my list though.


Community Member, 54 Posts

10 December 2010 at 10:26am

Yeah I'd love to see more of this from Silverstripe and out of the box

It wouldn't take much to strip down Blackcandy and make it for much better quality websites, regardless of if people use page-elements... perhaps I should start another forum topic


Community Member, 72 Posts

7 January 2011 at 7:06pm

I agree with you kcd, it would be really cool to see some 960 grid options out of the box, but the 960 grid system is not a one-size-fits-all solution, even though it probably should be. That being said, I love using the 960 grid system, and its really easy to implement into Silverstripe.

The page-elements looks very interesting.


Community Member, 11 Posts

13 April 2011 at 8:00am


i was installing Page Elements module in SS 2.4 and seems to work fine, except some small issues with IE8.
Does somebody know where this module is supported? is a real mess to find your way to support.
Did not find a dedicated forum to Page Elements module here either.


Community Member, 54 Posts

14 April 2011 at 11:22am

Hi Rahi

That is pretty much it because Page Elements is a one man project. Fortunately Tim is pretty good from what I've seen.

The HTML/CSS in Page Elements isn't anything new so you should be able to tackle your IE8 problem in normal forums. Of course I'm not sure what your problem is.

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