Easy Ways to Ignore Side Padding in Squarespace

Do you wish a certain block on your Squarespace site was wider? A few simple CSS tweaks might just do it.

Padding and margins are key components of web design; padding surrounds blocks while margins create spaces between your content and their edges. I will demonstrate how you can easily alter either one using some simple code!

How to Add Side Padding

When designing your website, spacing should be one of the top considerations. Spacing is defined as the distance between design elements like images and text that create an organized and professional appearance as well as balance and harmony within your page design. Squarespace offers several solutions for increasing site spacing so you can add even more of it!

One way is to use Squarespace’s built-in margin and padding settings; another option is using CSS code in Squarespace Classic Editor to alter padding settings. Either way, knowing how to customize padding ensures your website appears great across all screen sizes.

Squarespace makes it easy to customize the grid spacing on your page, enabling you to control how each block appears vertically and horizontally. Save a grid setting so it applies across your pages! Changing this feature gives your site an individual and personalized appearance tailored to meet all of your needs.

Before making changes to your page spacing, it is crucial that you understand the distinction between padding and margin. Margin refers to the space between your content and its edges of a block while padding covers everything between its borders and edges of that block. If unsure, hover your cursor over any block and look in its toolbar for guidance as each option corresponds with an option within that block’s toolbar.

Squarespace’s responsive designs automatically rearrange content blocks when visitors view your site on smaller screens, to make all your content easily viewable on tablets and phones. While this feature is useful, it may leave gaps between blocks that you may not wish for.

If you are using Squarespace Classic Editor, these gaps could be due to spaces in your layout. If there are spacers present, this can be removed by opening Classic Editor and clicking the page containing these spacers; alternatively you could click “Edit Page Styles”, open your Spacing tabs, and modify padding and margin settings accordingly.

How to Remove Side Padding

Squarespace provides many tools to help you craft the website of your dreams, including editing the spacing between sections on a page. This feature is particularly helpful in creating tighter layouts and ensuring all elements fit seamlessly together on one page. Luckily, changing this space between sections is easy and intuitive – simply log into your Squarespace site and select the page to edit, click pencil icon to open page editing window (inline editor also available); select style editor option then change spacing between sections!

As it pertains to editing space on a Squarespace page, it’s vital that you distinguish between padding and margin. Margin refers to the space surrounding an element while padding refers to any spaces between its border and an element’s edge. When making decisions regarding adding or subtracting space from sections on your website, understanding what constitutes padding vs margin helps make informed choices regarding adding or taking away spaces between sections.

Squarespace pages allow for most spaces on them to be adjusted with ease through its Style Editor; however, certain spaces may not be. This is particularly true with text blocks and image blocks which cannot be edited directly via Style Editor; however, you can still adjust their padding using spacers or through Page or Section Settings in Style Editor.

However, there’s another way you can adjust the spacing between elements on your Squarespace site: CSS code. While more advanced, this method provides designers with greater control of their own spacing while making sure their site looks uniform across devices. To use it effectively, familiarity with coding using our Learn post on Customizing Your Grid & Spacing with CSS Snippets (for 7.0 – 7.1) must first be gained; once this knowledge has been acquired you can apply these snippets directly onto your own Squarespace site to customize grid & spacing to meet any desired design!

How to Ignore Side Padding

Squarespace websites may seem limited when it comes to controlling their appearance, yet you do still have some power over their appearance with some simple tweaks and adjustments that give your pages a professional and clean appearance. With WordPress or Wix websites you have more freedom when moving elements around freely; with Squarespace there is less of this ability; but this does provide some ways for adjusting page layouts as desired – for instance eliminating unnecessary side padding for instance or giving your page structure more of a clean and professional appearance with just some basic changes.

Squarespace makes both margin and padding an essential factor when designing pages, so both should be taken into account when crafting one. Margins refer to spaces outside elements – similar to frames – while padding is used within an element. Understanding these concepts will enable you to craft beautifully-designed Squarespace pages.

One effective strategy for eliminating extra side padding is creating a custom template for your page, which allows you to set specific widths and heights without creating unnecessary spaces around content. Unfortunately, however, this method may be time-consuming or complex depending on its complexity; particularly for beginners.

At times, another way of reducing padding can be to use style tweaks. While this method might not be as direct, style tweaks can be useful tools for advanced designers looking to give their page an even more polished appearance.

Style tweaks allow you to remove the default padding of your website, usually 1px. To do so, navigate to the page you’d like to edit and click pencil icon before hovering over header to bring up menu with options including “Edit Header”. Select that item.

If you are using the older Fluid Engine editor, you can change the grid and spacing of any section by clicking on its rows and columns. Furthermore, individual blocks within that section may need more or less padding both horizontally and vertically.