Article, when dropped into a Stacks page, displays a black rectangle with a black title, a grey icon and grey text. And whilst black may be the new white, thankfully everything about Article can be fully customised.
Article displays an image, a summary text and, if you wish, author and publishing date. When previewed, you can click an article, it opens up full page to display its contents – which may be any stack combination you please. The author and publishing date may also be replaced with any text you see fit. A feature that I really like is the Child Stack which adds new articles to form a list separated by thin dividing lines.
Once again, 1LDs settings are so extensive that I'll only be showing you a summary of the stack's settings.
Article in its initial state.
Two opened articles
Collapse Content in Edit Mode – Very useful
Truncate Description Text
Mobile [Break] Point
An extensive list of formatting options for the Initial description
Article > Opened
An extensive list of formatting options for the article
Colour options for each of Article's elements.
Article is yet another versatile 1LD stack in contemporary design that many Weavers will find useful.
Packing tons of information into a webpage has always presented a problem. How do you pack reams of text and/or images into a page, yet retain an attractive design? Well, maybe Weavium can help you…
View More is a stack that presents your visitors with a compact teaser and expands when clicked. View More is as highly customisable as we have come to expect in the short time that Weavium stacks have been available and can be configured either to subtly match any other elements on your page. or to jump out at your visitor, begging to be clicked.
In its base form, View More displays a rectangular box (the colour settings are entirely up to you) which, when opened can contain the Encyclopaedia Britannica, if you so wish.
… Well, that's entirely up to you!
Max Width – px
[Corner] Radius – px
Breakpoints – Tablet, Mobile
Header – Extensive settings for the header formatting, including a choice of sixteen web fonts + Custom Google Font and four different icon sets – Font Awesome, Iconic, Linear Icons, Material Icons + Custom
Content Font – as above
Button Text – px
Button Spacing – Spacing between buttons
More Button Text – View More, Close
Action Button Text – Proceed
Section Colours – Extensive colour settings for every View More setting, including diagonal gradients and background images.
Action Button – Hide/Display action button
Displays either Link or text box for script.
Let's just hope that 'Linear Icons' lives longer than other icon sets have in the past, so that we don't have to reconfigure our pages next year.
One Little Designer is one of those stack developers that is currently on a roll, releasing practical and very current looking stacks – one after the other. And the speed with which these stacks are being published does nothing to affect their quality, the are all 1A rated.
Events is the ideal stack to announce any sort of event, be it a single day event, or one that covers multiple days. Events displays a large date, the event title and short description and can also display the location, times, or login details for instance. When clicked, Events slides open to display further details. The details can contain practically any combination of stacks that you care to add.
As to be expected from 1LD, every aspect of Events may be configured to match your website. All colours, fonts and sizes (within reason) are customisable.
Show Top Date – Day number
Show Bottom Date – Month name
Show Description – Short description
Show Info 1 – Location, times, URL etc.
Show Info 2 – As above
Maximum Width – px
Wrapping Point – Wrapping point for mobile
Break Points – Tablet, Mobile
Margin – Vertical, Horizontal
Padding – Inner padding
Content Spacing – Between title, description, info
Title – Size in px Desktop, Tablet, Mobile
Title Weight – Bold, Normal
Description – Sizes in px
Info 1 & 2 – Sizes in px
Top Format – Default DD
Bottom Format – Default MMMM
Min Width – px
Padding – Vertical, Horizontal
Date Top – Sizes in px
Date Bottom – Sizes in px
Font – 15 WebFonts, plus Custom. Not yet an option for theme fonts.
Events Details – Toggle Text, Padding, Text Sizes, Font
Event colours – Colour settings for all of the above
Info 1 Icon – Google Material, Fontawesome, or Ion Icons
Info 2 Icon – As above
As you can see, Events, as is typical for 1LD stacks, is endlessly customisable and the results are not only practical, but attractive.
If you have an event to announce, I suggest that you take a look at the 1LD product page right away.
There are a dozen stacks available for RapidWeaver that will expand their content. Some are themed, many can be fairly freely customised and now there is Flex, a stack that many Weavers will find interesting due to its configurability, or should I say Flexibility? Flex is quote: "expandable content, like you've never seen it before".
When you hover over a Flex drawer, its height expands to indicate that is ready to be clicked. When you click, the header shrinks again, changes colour and the drawer opens to display its content. The Flex drawers may be formatted collectively, or individually – the choice is yours. The collective formatting overrides the individual formatting.
You have a wide choice of fonts and icons for the drawer's title and there is an optional button with a neat animated slide effect to open, or close all of the drawers at once.
Open All On Start – Deactivated by default
Collapse Siblings – Active by default – when a drawer is clicked the previous drawer closes.
Max Width – px
Breakpoints – Tablet, Mobile
Header Padding – Vertical, Horizontal
Content Padding – Vertical, Horizontal
Title – Desktop, Tablet, Mobile – px
Icon – D, T, M –px
Dropdown Icon – D, T, M – px
Container Text – D, T, M – px
Header Font – 16 optional web fonts, plus custom
Content Font – Dito
All Caps Headers – deactivated by default
There now follows a long list of colour (including gradients and images) settings for Flex's settings for each static, hover and active states; colour settings for the Open All button and the option to deactivate said button.
Open This Item on Start
Icon Font – Three optional Icon Fonts, plus Custom
Header Title [colour] – Open, Closed
Header Icon [colour] – Open, Closed
Header Overlay [colour] – visible when active
Content Text [colour]
Background Colour – Static Drawer colour
Flex's appeal lies not only with the slick animations that it delivers, but also with the total configurability of each of the drawers.
EDIT – January 23 2018 Flex has since been updated – twice:
The Link Drawer toggle can be as wide as the container that it is enclosed in, or set to a fixed pixel width.
The drawer too! The drawer also allows you to set the number of columns it displays – for Desktop, Tablet and mobile devices. So if you set the drawer to 4 columns wide and then add 8 Drawer Items, you will have a grid with 4 x 2 link items on the desktop.
Each Drawer Item displays an Icon and a text. The Icon can be chosen from FontAwesome, Google Material Icons, or Ion Icons, but if you prefer, you can also add your own icons, i.e. a png, or a jpg image. Sadly SVG's are not (yet?) recognised.
Start Collapsed – Default
z-Index – Set by default to a pessimistic 1 quadrillion. I've recently seen this number before somewhere?? Today's developers seem to be obsessed by being top of the pile!
Max Width – in px
Breakpoints – Tablet, Mobile
Columns – Desktop, Tablet, Mobile
Font Family – 14 Options, including Custom.
Background – Off, Colour, Gradient, Image
Icon Size – Desktop, Tablet, Mobile
Text Size – Dito
Icon Colour – Initial, Hover
Text Colour – Dito
Background [Colour] – Dito
Border Colour – Dito
Content Spacing – Spacing between Icon and Text
Padding – Vertical Horizontal
Fill Mode – Full, Pixel
Width – px
Alignment –Left, Centre, Right
Height – px
Text – Open, Close
Background [Colour] – Initial, Hover
Icon [Colour] – Dito
Link Drawer Item
Use Custom Icon
As you can see by the list of settings, Link Drawer is highly configurable and I can see many uses for it.
My only 'criticism', if you'd like to call it that, is the lack of support for SVG icons and the inability to alter the toggle Icon.
Otherwise — a great stack!
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