What are the problems?

Like anything, there are problems with single column web design. I include them here because I’m not a fanatic.

  1. It’s more boring. You can absolutely design an interesting, beautiful, engaging website and not put any elements side-by-side. But you have many more opportunities to engage the reader without constraints.
  2. It’s not suitable for some projects/websites. While a single column works very well for a landing page or text-heavy site, web apps or complicated websites like Airbnb really do benefit from putting elements side-by-side.
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