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A few years ago, I decided to add a portfolio slideshow to my homepage – a MacBook Pro with sliding images. I literally spent hours layering Image stacks and sliders until I had the result that I wanted. The main problem, of course, was that I wanted the portfolio to be responsive. A couple of months later, I got the feeling that a developer had taken a look at my page because suddenly a stack became available that was almost identical to my slideshow. The stack was quickly followed by an iMac version.

At the end of December RWExtras released Showcase Ultra, a stack that takes the idea to the next level and adds a versatile slideshow to a choice of (if I counted correctly) fifty-two (52) different background images ranging from popular devices to office background settings. And I'm not just referring to the versatility of the backdrop images – there is a choice of nine different transition effects. The aforementioned stacks (which shall remain nameless) offered just a simple fade transition.

So how does it work? Drag Showcase Ultra onto a Stacks page, add child stacks with your local, or warehoused images, choose a backdrop and publish!
If you're not happy with the provided backdrops, you can add your own (warehoused) frame. You then get optional settings for the size and positioning.

Showcase Ultra – RWExtras

Stack settings
Hide Images In Edit Mode
Transition Effect – Nine ttransitions
Slide Order – Normal, Random, Reverse
Interval – set in ms
Transition Speed – in ms
Tile Count – Number of tiles, if 'tiles' has been set as transition
Frame – Choose from 52 backdrops
Image Scale – Scale your images to fit the backdrop
Maximun Width – Width of the backdrop
Float Alignment – Left, Centre, Right

Showcase Ultra is a cool stack that takes the graft (hard work – for those of you across the pond) out of presenting a responsive portfolio within a homogenous background.

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