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Spacers and Dynamic Spacers

Learn how to control the space, padding and margins in between structures and blocks

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Written by Keith Gentile
Updated over a week ago

When designing an email, spacers often come in handy to fine-tune the look and feel of your completed design. You might use spacers to add some margin underneath an image, add some padding between two columns stacked on top of each other, or just add some overall breathing space to your email. In this article, we take a look at spacers to help you understand how they can be used throughout the design process.


Let's start with spacer blocks. An email design often calls for a spacer between a structure or set of content blocks. On the left-hand side of your screen, select Content and then Blocks. From there, select the Spacer and drag it to the area you would like it to be inserted.

Once added to the designated area, you can customize the look and feel. You can choose the type of spacer you want, the thickness, and the color. You can also control the width and alignment and the responsiveness for mobile. If you prefer to have a spacer, but without a divider, simply set the line to 0.

Dynamic Spacer

Oftentimes, when designing an email, you will need a Dynamic Spacer. This spacer will allow you to control the distance in-between structures and blocks. They are used to add padding between margins and even add some breathing space throughout your email design. Although a simple setting, it will often be used to fine-tune your design.

Adding a Dynamic Spacer

In the example below, the user noticed they would like some spacing in-between the last Blocks and the Footer. On the left-hand side of the screen, select Content and Blocks and then select and drag the Spacer Block to the area of focus.

Turning on a Dynamic Spacer

Once the Spacer is in the area of focus, you will want to toggle the Dynamic Spacer settings to the on position. This will change the spacer from a line to a blank space where you can control the height you would like to adjust your space.

Adjusting a Dynamic Spacer

Once toggled on, you can grab the pixel arrow to adjust your height. Depending on your needs and design requirements, you can make the space smaller or larger.

Finalizing your Dynamic Spacer

Once your height is adjusted to your liking, it is suggested that you preview and send a test email to ensure that your dynamic spacer was used correctly.

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