In the previous chapter we looked briefly at how to add some text to our pages and also, how to add links to allow us to jump from page to page in the browser. These are an essential part of website building. In this chapter, we're discussing another important fundamental building block of Muse websites – the rectangle.
A rectangle is exactly as it sounds, that is, a shape. When we draw a rectangle, we're creating a shape to layout objects in place on our pages. A rectangle can hold text or images, they can be filled with color and outlined with a stroke. And even though they are called rectangles, they can be square in shape and we can round their corners off to make them circular in shape.
In this chapter we'll learn how to do the following:
Set up a background rectangle
Create a rectangle
Select or adjust a rectangle
Position and rotate rectangles
Duplicate a rectangle