Michelangelo from Multithemes is one of the developers that delivers high quality and highly customisable themes. His latest creation, HYPE, is no exception. There are so many options for customisation that I shan't even attempt to go over them. Suffice it to say that if you deploy HYPE, you most certainly won't be disappointed.
There are 16 different web fonts available for title, slogan and Headlines, accompanied by web-safe fonts for your content. Animated Social Icons come as part of the deal, as do animated FA Icons. However, what immediately jumps out at visitors to Michelangelo's demo site, are the animated SVG headers. There are 16 different options to animate each page's title/slogan combination and the animations are so riveting that admirers have already enquired if they will be available as a stack!
I spent a couple of hours exploring HYPE's customisation options and if you're going to deploy the theme, you'll want to do the same. Whilst the default setup is attractive, there are so many options that HYPE can be almost anything you want it to be. However, you can rest assured that however much you tweak HYPE, it's always going to look good with the RW standard pages (assuming, of course that you're not colourblind) and that the theme will play along equally well with Stacks pages. That animated header will ensure that your pages will POP and two ExtraContent areas secure your pages' flexibility!
If you prefer the convenience of a prefabricated theme, but want extreme flexibility, then I highly recommend taking a look at HYPE
Now, with the help of Weavium, Google Sheets has outgrown its pram (baby carriage for those across the pond) and jumped into running shoes. Gsheet is a suite of eight stacks that allow you to publish highly polished dynamic data which can be changed on the fly by editing your Google Sheet. And I have to say that after inspecting the Gsheet demo page, I'm more than just a little surprised at just what the eight stacks can do. The stacks are Box, Button, G Sheet, IF, Icon, Image, Progress and Text.
The idea is that you drop the main Gsheet stack into a Box stack which defines maximum/minimum sizes and how your content will flow. After supplying Gsheet with the URL of you spreadsheet you can then add content simply by defining row:attribute within a text or image stack. The content of said field will then be imported and displayed in RapidWeaver.
The above combination of stacks alone allows you to present your data just the way you want it. The clou, however, is the IF stack which allows simple arguments such as
IF row.content contains text [text] THEN Show [stack content].
The options for IF are Is True/False; Is Empty; Is Number; Is Equal To; Is Less Than; Is Greater Than; Contains Text…
The Options for THEN are Show/Hide; Change Colours; Change Opacity; Conditional Content; Conditional CSS Classes.
There aren't any ELSE options. You define ELSE arguments by adding further IF stacks.
Far, far away, in a land where the red Indians live, another stack has been created. This new stack, Seams, can not only add a jagged line between two sections, it can add a wave, angles or – well there's a choice of twenty-three different transitions, plus the option to add your own in SVG form. The Seams can be any colour you wish, they can also float behind content and Seams can be nested to produce some very interesting effects.
JW promises that you're going to have fun adding Seams to your pages and I can assure you that if, like me, you don't view the tutorials or consult the demo document, you're going to have hours of fun. It took me an age to work out exactly what you can do with Seams (discovering what you can't do is a lot easier).
Main Stack settings
Size and Position
Canvas Height – px
Position – Top, Float, Bottom
Add Bottom Seam – Deactivated by default
Content – Top, Float, Bottom – adds a content container to the child stack.
Child Stack settings
Varies, depending on the seam chosen. Allows you to fully customise each transition.
Check out the demo page at the Weaver's Space and get some inspiration for you next section dividers!
Stacks4Stacks' new (free) VimStack makes it simple to quickly and safely embed a Vimeo™ video within a RapidWeaver webpage. The VimStack is responsive and will resize to fit any screen size. In addition to the standard video options, VimStack lets you hide the video in print / PDF or embed it directly into a theme ExtraContent container, without needing any additional stacks.
The VimStack displays the default Vimeo™ player controls, however, the colour of the buttons is editable.
Video Controls – Colour
Autoplay – Disabled by default
Embed in Extra Content – Disabled by default
Extra Content No.
Hide in Print/PDF
Intro Title – Dispay video title before playback begins
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