Content Block Settings

How to use the Guidelines Block Settings to customize your Guidelines

Updated over a week ago

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Your content blocks are the core of your Brand Guidelines, but the content block settings are the DNA behind them.

Starting in April 2022, we are giving our Content Block settings a fresh new look and feel to give you even more freedom to build and manage your Guidelines as you want. Also, with these updates, your Guidelines are prepared for even more customization in the future.

If you are a Frontify Editor, this guide will show you how to make the most of the Content Block settings in your Guidelines.

How to Use the Content Block Settings

Let’s understand how the Content Block settings work by looking at an example of the Image Block settings.

Main Features

1 – The location of the settings

With the Block settings, you can access them on the right side of your screen, giving you more space to work on your settings.

2 – Sidebar structure and navigation

The settings sidebar provides breadcrumb navigation so you’ll never get lost in your settings.

The settings sidebar also follows a similar structure for each block settings to help you find exactly what you are looking for quicker.

3 – More accessibility settings

We utilize React Aria, which provides accessibility and behavior according to WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices, including full-screen reader and keyboard navigation support. All components have been built to ensure the best experience possible for all users.

  1. Screen reader support - More assistive technology support for people with disabilities.

  2. Keyboard navigation - Open up a content block and access the settings. Click 'tab’ to navigate through the clickable elements in the sidebar. You can move forward with the arrows and you can open a specific section by clicking ‘enter’.

4 – Settings features

Link Chooser - In your Image Block Settings, you now have access to the new link chooser, which allows you to connect your brand content. Simply access the settings and the ‘Content’ section, and you will be able to find internal and add external links to your content within Frontify. Consider this your personal call-to-action (CTA) section to attract your users to your Frontify content.

Target Selection - In your Content Block settings, you can choose to grant access to specific groups of people, or targets, to view the specific Content Block. Not sure how it works? Check out the short text below the Targets section for further guidance.


Image Block: Under ‘Security’ there is a Global Settings option - What does this mean?

You can select between "Global Settings" and "Custom". If you select "Global Settings" the security restrictions for downloading assets as defined globally apply. If you select "Custom" you can enable downloads for this specific block.

Grayed-out menus: In some Block settings I see a grayed-out dropdown at the top which is deactivated.

We plan to introduce more block "types" in the future. At the moment the main dropdown is disabled for blocks, that only have one type for now.

Where is the 2x setting for the Image Block?

In the image block settings under the ‘Content’ section, you will find the 2x option to display images in a scale factor of 2.0 for high-resolution displays.

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