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Improve the Design-Time Experience when working with SA5.

The Webflow Designer cannot execute custom code, or external CSS, which means that the design-time experience can

Most especially I see these when;

  • You have a long collection list of items that will be filtered in the published view.

  • You have modals or other elements that won't always appear

SA5's Design-Time Support

Fortunately, you can adjust the design-time view using an HTML Embed with custom CSS.

Set that up any custom CSS embeds you want, and if you add the [wfu-design] custom attribute to them, SA5 will remove them automatically as soon as any of the libraries load.

Hide an element at design-time;

.modal1 {
  display: none

Reduce a collection list to just a few items of display;

For a collection list with the ID my-list, let's display the first 3 items in the designer only.

/* By default, hide all .w-dyn-item elements inside #my-list */
#my-list .w-dyn-item {
    display: none;

/* Display the first three .w-dyn-item elements inside #my-list */
#my-list .w-dyn-item:nth-child(1),
#my-list .w-dyn-item:nth-child(2),
#my-list .w-dyn-item:nth-child(3) {
    display: block; /* or display: flex, inline-block, etc., depending on your layout */

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