Step displays two panels, the left panel shows a menu; the main panel contains the numbered steps/instructions for your visitor to arrive at a solution. The Menu panel displays the steps necessary and gives an idea of how many steps remain to be completed. When your visitor has digested the first step, she/he can either click the 'Next' button, or click the next step in the menu.
A clipboard Symbol slides the menu panel out of sight when it's not needed. And Step is, of course, fully responsive – when viewed on a mobile device, the menu is hidden by default and simply activated by clicking the clipboard.
Once Step has been added to a Stacks page, you can get straight to work, the procedure is simple. Add a Title to your first step – it is automatically added to the menu panel. In the stack container, add the stacks that you need for your description and add your content. Just about any stack is acceptable, including contact forms.
Once you have the first Step completed, you can add further Step child stacks and then set about formatting the display.
Maximum Width – Sets the maximum width of the entire stack
Minimum Height – Set minimum height
Radius –Corner radius
Mobile Point – Breakpoint. Note: the sidebar hides and is be toggled by clicking the clipboard icon.
Restart Icon & Button Sizes – Icon size, width, height
Icon colour – Colour of the checkmark icon.
Title & Description colours
Restart Button – Icon & Background
Background – Colour, Double Gradient, Triple Gradient, Image
The possibilities of Step are only restricted by your imagination. I can think of a couple of web designers that will immediately find a use for the stack.
Parallaxer from Shaking The Habitual is the second take on parallax effects in as many weeks and it adds a new dimension to the effect we've become used to. Not only can the background images scroll up the page, they can also scroll to the left or the right. And, because the background image is not defined as a CSS BG, it works on mobiles*. The fact that the image is a 'normal' image, also means that you can add Alt tags to improve your SEO results.
In its default state, Parallaxer adds an image to your page that scrolls slower than the rest of the page. You can set the scroll speed between 10 and 50. A stack container can be activated that allows you to add stacks to be inserted over the background image, either centered, or in one of the four corners.
Image – Warehoused, Local
Effect Scale – 10–50
Direction – Up, Left, Right
Add Content – Deactivated by default
Placement – Four corners or Centred
Until 20th June 2018 a discount of 20% can be had by using the code: sth-ninja-parallaxer.
*Tested on Android using Chrome and Firefox
When first inserted into a Stacks page, Panels displays a single panel 1000px wide. The panel contains an icon, a title and a stack container into which you can insert the expanded content. The panel may be configured to have a flat colour, gradient (via the Panels item settings) or an image. The Icon – from a choice of four icon fonts – may be replaced with an image.
By adding item child stacks, the panel is divided into two, three, four etc. panels which either have the max width you've set, or fill the container that they are in. When one of the Panels is hovered it expands, the icon gently bounces and a text e.g. 'Read More' slides up into the panel. When clicked, the panel expands to fill the full width of its container and displays the container stacks.Stack settings
Max Width – px
Max Height – Vertical Mode, Horizontal Mode
Mobile Point – Breakpoint px
Icon BG Size – Initial, Active
Icon Size – Initial, Active
Icon Radius – Initial, Active
Title Size – Initial, Active
Title Spacing – Initial, Active
Help Text Size
Hover Stretch – Desktop, Mobile
Colours & Fonts
Title Font – 18 options plus Custom
Content Font – as above
Icon Colour – Icon, BG
Content – Header, Text, Links
The item stack settings allow you to set the individual Icon or image plus a background image and allows the override of all colour settings.
Weavium's expanding stacks are amongst the best available. Panels is no exception and is a highly flexible way to display additional information within a confined space.
NOTE: Ion Icons have just been upgraded to version 4 with which Panels is not yet compatible. If you wish to use Ion Icons, I recommend you download the cheatsheet for version 2 which is 100% compatible.
Only one thing troubles me with this scenario – I'm in a hurry and now I have to waste time swapping out stacks instead of simply adding the text and copy that was just supplied?
The copy is the simplest problem to solve – instead of using placeholder stacks that generate dummy text, use the original Header and Paragraph stacks that you intend to use and paste in your own dummy text. But what about the images? We want to show the client a layout, but cropping dummy images to fit??
Wait!! Marathia just released UltimateImage – a stack that will allow you to generate dummy images of any size and then – when the client finally condescends to supply the content – replace the dummies with the original images.
The dummy images are loaded via one of five servers – the first two place a coloured background with a text displaying the pixel size of the image, the remaining three load random images from their servers.
When the final content is ready for publishing, you set UltimateImage to Local Image, or Warehoused Image and add in your images saving yourself a couple of minutes with each image when compared to other placeholder stacks!
Image Source – Default: Local Image. Options: Warehoused Image, *Ipsum Image, Placeholder.com, **LoremPicsum, LoremFlickr, PlaceIMG
Force Fluid Image
Depending on the chosen placeholder server…
*Image Size – Width, Height
*Colours – Background, Text
**Specific Image – number – "-1"=Random
11 further settings to Flip, Rotate and add filter effects to the images.
I've used dummy content stacks to knock up a quick layout before, or to build a style template for suggested fonts and colours etc. UltimateImage helps save production time by reducing unnecessary actions.
Background Images (Parallax)
Pin To Bottom? – Near, Rear
Image Widths – Near, Rear
Position / Size
Start Point – Distance from Left in px
Width – px
Colours – BG, Border
Border – px
Inverter is STH's 3rd stack. With its nifty parallax effect, it goes further than other horizontally scrolling stacks and will be appreciated by many Weavers. If you're interested in purchasing Inverter, there's a 20% discount available until June 8th/18 using the code sth-ninja-inverter.
*Image not historically correct – For demo purposes only.
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