Customize width of the container element

I frequently use the container elements in my designs but in Webflow, there is not currently a way to customize the width or max-width of the container element as it is fixed/disabled. Now I am aware that I could just add a div amd customize the widths that way but I feel that the container element should allow this as standard and would be much clearer and useful for designers I am trying to teach webflow. It's currently a redundant element for me. Many thanks

  • James Cross
  • Sep 12 2017
  • John Smith commented
    22 Apr, 2020 08:17pm

    The container element makes no sense. Just make a div and style it accordingly. More here:

  • Linda commented
    4 Apr, 2019 10:17pm

    The ability to change the max-width of the container widget - and  the width of the grid overlay - would be a useful improvement. For most websites, 940px is too narrow, so the container widget and grid overlay are not much use. I know you can create your own container, but it would be nice if the max-width of the container widget could be customized.

  • Kyle Fs commented
    1 May, 2018 11:30pm

    Custom code to change the width is annoying as it doesn't allow preview in the designed.
    DIV works fine but ads some extra steps configuring it for the first time in every project.

    If the max width option was unlocked to change in the designe, it would make the process a bit more efficient.

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