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How to Customize the Tiles Design Element in Grid Mode

This support article will discuss how to insert and customize the Tiles Design Element in Grid Mode. Follow the steps below to get started.

Sample Tiles template



Step-by-step Tutorial

Follow the steps below to learn how to customize the Tiles Design Element:

Step 1: Insert the Tiles Design Element

Watch the video below to learn how to insert the Tiles Design Element using Grid Mode. 

NOTE: Check out ShortPoint Basics: How to Insert a ShortPoint Design Element in Grid Mode for more details.

Step 2: Add Content to your Tiles

Go to the Tiles tab. Add a Title (1) and a Description (2).

Title and Description

Add a Link (1) and specify the Linking Option (2).

Link and Linking Options

Then, choose an Icon (1) and/or an Image (2). 

Icon and Image

Repeat the same steps for your other tiles.

Repeat for other tiles

(Optional) Click the plus icon if you want to add more tiles. 

plus icon

(Optional) Click the remove icon if you want to delete a tile. 

Remove icon

(Optional) Click the up or down arrow to arrange the order of the Tiles. 

up and down arrow

Step 3: Customize your Tiles

On the Design tab, customize the Tiles’ size, color, and color transparency.

Size, color, and color transparency

Then, customize the Text Horizontal Alignment, Shape, and Style of your tiles.

Text Horizontal alignment, shape, and style

NOTE: Learn more about the customization options mentioned above in the Tiles Features section.

Step 4: Insert and Save

Once you are satisfied, click Preview (1) to see how it will look on your site. Then, click Insert (2).

Preview and insert button

Click Save.

Save button

Then, click Republish.

Republish button

Tiles Features

There are many ways to customize the features of the Tiles Design Element. In the settings window, you will find the following tabs:

A. Design Tab

You can modify the default design of the element in the Design Tab. Below are the settings you can configure:

Design tab



customize the size of your tile. You can choose from Small, Medium, Large, and Huge.
specify the color of the tile. All ShortPoint Colors are supported.
Color TransparencyColor Transparency
adjust the transparency of the tile color.
Text Horizontal alignmentText Horizontal Alignment

specifies the alignment of text. You can choose from Default, Left, Center, and Right.
change the shape of the tile. You can choose from Default, Wide, Square, and Tall.
change the style of the tile. You can choose from Sarah, Flat, Bordered, and Flip.

Image PlacementImage Placement
customize the placement of the background image. You can choose from Default, Cover the area, Show entire image, and Actual Size.
Enable advanced image settingsEnable advanced image settings
enables advanced image settings.
Image Horizontal PositionImage Horizontal Position
adjusts the horizontal position of the image (Default, Center, Left, and Right).
Image Vertical PositionImage Vertical Position
adjusts the vertical position of the image (Default, Top, Center, and Bottom).
Image RepeatImage Repeat
repeats the image (Default, Repeat, Don’t Repeat, Repeat Horizontally, and Repeat Vertically).

B. Tiles Tab

The Tiles tab allows you to configure the content and design of each tile. It contains the following options:

Tiles tab

TitleTitlespecify the title of your Tile.
DescriptionDescriptionadds a description to your Tile.
LinkLink specify the URL where you want to redirect users.
Linking OptionLinking Optionspecify the behavior of the link including:
  • Default (link will be opened in the same window), 
  • LightBox (link will be opened in the lightbox), 
  • New window (link will be opened in the new tab), and 
  • Dialog (link will be opened in the dialog window).
IconIconchoose from a list of icons. You can check out all supported icons.
ImageImageadd a background image for the Tile.
ColorColor by default, the tile will use the color specified in the Design tab. Set a color here only if you want this Tile to have a different color.
Color TransparencyColor Transparencyadjust the transparency of the color.
Enable Visibility SettingsEnable Visibility Settingsallows you to specify the people and devices the Tile will be visible to.
Image PlacementImage Placementcustomizes the placement of the background image. You can choose from:
  • Default
  • Cover the area (will resize the image to fill the whole container from all edges),
  • Show entire image (will resize the image to make the whole image fill the container while maintaining the image aspect ratio), and 
  • Actual size (will show the exact image size without any resizing while maintaining the image aspect ratio).

plus iconPlus iconadd new Tile.
Duplicate iconDuplicate icon duplicates the selected Tile.
Remove iconRemove icondeletes the selected Tile.
up and down arrowUp and Down arrows
allows you to arrange the order of your Tiles.

C. Connect Tab

The Connect tab allows you to connect the Tiles Design Element to another list in your site collection or to other data sources outside of SharePoint.

NOTE: Check out our article about the Connect feature to learn more. 

Connect tab

D. Visibility Tab

The Visibility Tab allows you to configure who can view the page and what types of devices can be used to access it. 

NOTE: Check out Managing Visibility of ShortPoint Design Elements to learn more about the Visibility feature. 

Visibility tab

E. Advanced Tab

This tab allows you to further customize the Tiles Design Element. Below are the options available:

Advanced tab


Icon Color

Icon Color
customizes the color of the icon.
Spacing between tiles
Spacing between tilesadjusts the spacing between each tile.
Tiles Layout
Tiles layout
choose the layout of the tile (Default, Grid, and Masonry).

Makes Tiles response
Make Tiles Responsive

enabling this will automatically resize all tiles to fit the container

Text ColorText Colorspecifies the color of your text.
Text SizeText Size
specifies the size of your text.

HeightHeightadjusts the height of your tile.
WidthWidthadjusts the width of your tile.

Blur EffectBlur effect

add a blurred effect to your tile (Default, None, Light, Medium, Strong).

F. Custom CSS Tab

This tab allows you to use your own CSS, HTML, and Javascript code to customize the Tiles Design Element.

NOTE: Check out our support article on How to Insert Custom CSS into a Page Builder Element? (Basic Tutorial) to know more about Custom CSS.

Custom CSS tab

That’s it! You now know how to customize the Tiles Design Element using Grid Mode. Enjoy creating amazing designs using Tiles.

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