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# 208150 28-Jan-2017 21:50
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So, at the risk of asking a monumentally obvious query, what are the channels/gutters/padding bits at either side of a webpage called? e.g. on, the bits where the ads appear on the right and left hand sides of the actual site/"news"/latest celebrity gossip.


I'm trying to put together a *very* basic website using Squarespace's Native theme/template. Generally it looks good, but a little stark/severe at the moment. I was hoping to put a subtle image or colour in the channels so the whole screen isn't white, but my google fu has completely failed me. Hard to google instructions when you don't know what you're instructing.

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  # 1711191 28-Jan-2017 22:04
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Margins ?



The format of the ads is called skyscraper or scrollers.

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  # 1711210 28-Jan-2017 23:11
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Usually you would set the body background to have a certain colour, then the actual middle part would be its own DIV with white (#FFF) background, and set at a certain width so it has gaps on both sides.

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