One of the great strengths of Perch is the flexibility to construct content forms that match the nature of your content. Often you know when a field like a textarea should expect a little or a lot of content.

A perfect example of this a news article – you might have a big textarea for the main body of the article, and a much smaller one for an introductory paragraph used for a listing elsewhere on the site.

You can set the size of a textarea in your template:

<perch:content type="textarea" size="xl" ... />

The size options are based on t-shirt sizes: s, m, l, xl and xxl. You can read about the other options for textareas on the textarea documentation page.