USING YOUR
WEBSITE TO
BUILD A
QWILR PAGE


Your company's website has lots of elements that can be the basis of a Qwilr Page.

This guide will show you how to use them.


If this is your first Qwilr Page, we also have a Getting Started Guide.

Step 1: Gather your branding elements

First, make sure you have the right colors and fonts for your brand.

  • You’ll need the hex color code for each of your brand colors. If you don’t know what those are, you can use a free online tool to find them.
  • You’ll also need 1-3 fonts used in your website. If you're not sure what they are, you can use a free online tool to detect them. 

  • Here's how to add your brand elements to Qwilr:


    We also have these instructions in text form.

    Step 2: What visuals will you need?

    Qwilr Pages hold all kinds of visuals - images, videos, maps, tables, and even embedded content from other websites.

    It’s a good idea to collect all the visuals you want to use ahead of time - that will help you plan your Qwilr Page.

    You’ll probably also want to include your logo, so make sure you have a .jpg or .png file handy.

    Getting the images from your website

    Tip: Getting the images from your website


    If you have the original image files, they’ll look best in your Qwilr Page. But if not, you can try pulling them from your website.

  • In most cases, you can right-click on an image. A menu will appear where you can choose to save it to your computer.
  • In Windows, you can also use the Snipping tool to take screen captures of images.
  • On Mac, you can type Shift-Command-4 to capture sections of your screen.
  • Step 3: Let’s consider the layout

    Now that you have the foundations, let's think about the layout of your new page. It will be different than the layout of your website.

    That's because Qwilr is built to create documents that live on the web. These documents have the same responsive layout your website likely has.

    Your Website


    Qwilr Page

    Generally has a number of different jobs to do. That's why it has multiple pages.


    A single web-based document, usually communicating one overall idea

    Publicly available


    Private by default, so you can share them with individuals. But you can make Qwilr Pages public if you choose.


    💡Tip: Working with Qwilr's responsive layout


    Some things to remember as you build your page:


    (Incidentally, you can see all these ideas at work here in this very page.)

    💡Tip: Putting your brand colors to work as backgrounds

    Once you've established your brand colors, you can use them as the backgrounds for any block in your page. It's a great and simple way to give your page a strong brand presence.

    Click the paint roller icon in the top left corner of any block to add a background.


    💡Tip: Splash images vs. inline images


    Splash Blocks (like this one) are part of what makes Qwilr's layout responsive.

    Splash images are backgrounds. They'll be cropped differently on different-sized screens.

    Content near the edges of a splash image may be cropped out on smaller screens.

    If you need to see 100% of your image on all screens, it's best to add it as an inline image, like you see below:


    If you need a little more layout complexity...

    If you need a little more layout complexity...


    If you're looking to stretch the one-column layout a bit, here are some tricks to try:

  • If you need text and images to be in a specific arrangement, try formatting them together in an image-editing program, creating an image you can upload to Qwilr.
  • Try using a table to structure your text in more than one column.
  • Try embedding a PDF or slideshow into your page.
  • Feel free to reach out to us for suggestions!

  • Questions?

    Feel free to email us at help@qwilr.com, or click the ? Help button in Qwilr.