Notion is most powerful when used as a builder; as a tool that gives you, the creator, power and flexibility to shape it as you please.
Layouts—how your Notion page is structured—are a key function of this. They can help you:
Very simply, when we talk about Notion layouts and layout ideas, we’re talking about how your Notion page is structured.
For example, you might have:
The layout for your Notion page can be considered its blueprint—and certain layouts are better suited to particular use cases than others.
There are a few key building blocks that go into the creation of any Notion layout. For our purposes (and in the linked Notion layout templates), it’ll be worth understanding more about:
Let's start with Notion page columns, then.
The quickest way to create a new column on your Notion page is to:
Some important things to note about columns in Notion:
Database templates within Notion are an incredibly handy feature when it comes to speed.
This Layout Kit is made up of 11 essential Notion layouts--and these layouts can be generated as many times as needed from a single click:
Bonus: The beauty of using template buttons in Notion for layouts is that you can begin to stack templates within one another to create a series of building blocks. Suppose you want the main structure of a new project to be multi-menu; that is, you want to have a left-hand menu for 'Areas' and a top tab menu for specific pages within each.
You can use the Layouts Kit to generate the layouts you need, then mix and match various layouts within the new workspace, rapidly. Think of the Layout Kit as some handy building blocks to help you build your Notion setup quicker.
There are several ways to customize and tailor each Notion layout, but honing in on just 2 can help you create more space and information hierarchy on the page.
Callouts: can be used to highlight specific information, or to create a clearly bordered section on the page. To use the callout box as a 'border', you can:
Dividers: are another useful way to break up the page and create clear areas of information. Common cases to use a divider: