Yes, this is really frustrating to me too. Or click on the blank space on the structure panel would be great!
@tole011 I think the issue is more prominent when you have created a page and want to insert a container above a section, you are not able to do it. And sometimes there is no canvas showing either to click to come out of a container.
The issue is that there will be no space to click when a few sections are on the canvas(or 1 section with 100vh height). It is difficult to add a new section right below the section. That is frustrating for me too.
I have made a screencast.
For now, I have to duplicate the section and remove everything in it. It isn’t enjoyable. Because no matter how it only allows me to add a container instead of a section.
Please get this fixed quickly.
The highlight should not stay at that element when we click outside any element in the structure panel.
*You can see the video element is now highlighted(or selected).
I have wanted to point out this issue for a long time ago. But I forgot. I hope @timmse will see this because this feedback was submitted in July 2021.
You can also simply click on any element on the left of the dashboard and it gets added to the bottom of the structure. Then just drag it where needed. You can also do this when choosing the Container Layout, which is what I think you mean when you say “section”.
Well I must be wrong then.
But I set a container to 100vh so the canvas is covered. I can then add any element from the left hand Elements navbar just by clicking on it. I can then move it in the structure panel to where I want. Of course you won’t be able to see it if you’ve set another element to 100vh, so all a bit pointless.
I still don’t know what you are referring to when you say “section” element. I don’t see anything of that name in bricks.
You try open a new blank page, add your first section by clicking the icon next to “+” on the canvas, then you should see a few different layout is appearing there. The first layout is “Section(full width)”.
I’m not in front of my computer now. I’ll provide some screenshot or making a screencast for you to have better understanding in case you don’t see it.
So as I described. What you call a section is labelled “layouts”.
I added a 100vh container.
I can now add other elements or containers or layouts just by clicking on them in the left hand dashboard/navigator.
I don’t see any difference between a container and the first layout item. They seem to have the same values as far as I can see.
So I can really see no issue here. For me anyway, it all works as I expect and very well. But then I never use the icons on the canvas.
As I understand you correctly, you also see the different layouts when adding a container. You also see the 100% container.
Let me show you a screencast.
When the canvas is full of sections, what you can add is only a container(Not a section). Let me show you what the differences between 100% container are and full-width section
Look at it closely, and it is a section. In the video, you will see that when I add this, it comes with two wrappers, 1 for parent and 1 for child div and have preset setting as a section.
When the canvas is no space to click, what you can only add is container. When you add a container, there is only one wrapper.
I can reproduce the problem described by jornes, it does seem to be a bug.
As a slight aside and as someone who is currently trying Bricks, I don’t find having to click on the little icon in the corner of the container element tile intuitive. No other tiles have an additional mode of operation either.
I’d rather see the layout icon removed from the container element tile and then either a) a new layout element added which could be dropped onto the canvas or structure panel or b) when the container element is dropped onto the canvas/structure panel, Bricks prompts as to what layout is wanted which would include a single container as well as section layouts.