For too many sites, a page that appears orderly and well-designed on one screen is indistinguishable on another device. Now more than ever, websites are populated with content-rich videos and images – and ensuring that these media fields and the page’s layout are responsive can make or break a user’s experience (Google also rewards responsive websites in their search rankings).
The Paragraphs module is one of the core reasons we built our new TrustedPartner Open CMS (TPO) on the Drupal 8 platform. Paragraphs replaces Drupal’s standard “Body” field, slicing up pages into components that give our clients a reliable way to enter any combination of text, image or video and keep them all responsive.
We made Paragraphs a core component of TPO because it’s a time-saver, freeing you and your team to concentrate on your mission. It gives flexibility to content creators as they build page layouts without having to edit code (or call support), providing a reliable, manageable tool for a seamless user experience.
Also? It’s easier to use.
The beauty of Paragraphs is how it redefines pages as highly stable stacks of component elements. From simple text to a gallery, and even parallax effects, the range of paragraph types our developers have produced enable our clients simply to choose a style and enter content into a clean user interface.
Each paragraph type can accommodate blocks of media. If your objective is, say, a three-column section with an image and text in each column, making it happen simply means choosing the three-column paragraph option and completing the fields.
But you can think a lot bigger, too, without eating away at time better spent sharing your message. Build edge-to-edge pages with paragraphs that include background images, transition effects or slideshows just by moving content into one of our range of reliable paragraph types. Drag and drop them around the page as you wish. In just a few moments, you can have a clean, reliable page that inspires action from your audience.
With Paragraphs, taking your vision from idea to end product is simply a matter of choosing paragraph types and completing the fields. Because a page may include any combination of paragraphs, there’s no limit to the potential for creating even complex pages – all within guardrails that keep your design safely out of the ditch of unusable web pages.
We developed paragraph types with our cause-based clients in mind – and, as always, with an eye toward facilitating compatibility with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Priority AA standards.
In all, TPO and the Paragraphs module give us the flexibility to craft reliable options in an intuitive format for our clients. Even more important? Paragraphs helps save you valuable time so you can work on spreading your organization’s message instead of building webpages.