As demonstrated earlier in Anatomy of a project, elements and sections are the building blocks of your Vev content. Let’s start with exploring elements.
Click the Rectangle button in the Top Bar
Click anywhere on the canvas OR click and drag
Inserting other types of elements will be discussed in separate articles shortly.
Drag the corners OR
Set width and height values directly Note that you can use pixels or percentage, “px” and “%”. Percentage here is in relation to the width/height of the parent section this element belongs to. OR
Stretch to fill the entire width, height, or both
Rotate the corners OR
Set the angle value directly
Drag it around OR
Set the x and y values directly OR
Use alignment controls
Use “Pin position” to keep the element fixed as you scroll the page down.
You can also right-click > “Arrange” to move the element up and down the layer stack.
Change the background color in the Style Panel
There’s so much more to styling. See Styling Elements.
The rectangle element is so simple there isn’t much to configure (!), but many elements will have some options you can set. You can manage those options (if they exist) by double-clicking the element placed on the canvas.
Though these steps seem rather trivial, they set the stage for more sophisticated topics we’ll be covering, including all sorts of other elements you can put on the canvas. What you can do with the rectangle is pretty much universal, so you now know the basics.