Is it possible to achieve a 1 & 2 column layout?

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I'm trying to create a template which features a collection of articles. At the top there is supposed to be a full-width (1 column) featured article. Below it, there is a two column grid of the remaining articles. From what I understand, it is only possible to either do a 1 or 2 column layout. Is this correct?

I've tried to insert HTML tags around the "[% block %]" tags (or whatever they're called), but Emma strips them out. I've also tried putting a "[% block %]" into the header area, but Emma doesn't seem to like that syntax (I'm assuming that blocks need to be wrapped in the "[% layout %]" tags?). 

I'm about to give up on the template, but perhaps someone out there can work some magic?

If it is impossible to create a 1 & 2 column layout, can this be a question and an idea?
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Kellen Lester

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Grey Stepp, Support Team Manager

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Hey there, 

Thanks for reaching out! 

If you're working in the Drag and Drop Template Builder, you can set up columns and then add rows on top and/or bottom by clicking the Rows button at the top:



NOTE:  You do have to turn on a Column layout before the Rows option will show up.  

If you need a bit more info on using Template Builder, here's our help documentation:
https://support.e2ma.net/Resource_Center/Account_how-to/Using_template_builder#Template_markup

Let me know if you have any more questions! 

- Grey
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After changing my template to a two column layout, the rows option fails to appear. What other steps do I need to take in order to enable the display of the rows option?
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hey Chris, we made a change a few months ago where the top and bottom rows are actually ALWAYS on now.  So if you switch to a columned layout, you should still see the top and bottom row when dragging blocks over.  

I recorded a quick video to show you what this looks like:  http://recordit.co/9LF4DaQpwg
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Grey,

Thank you! I now see the row options when dragging blocks and can achieve the layout we are trying to get.

Cheers,

Chris