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Squiggle & Spoiler – Enhancements for RapidWeaver

A few days ago Jeroen (Marathia's Stacks) released two "Pay What You Want" stacks – Squiggle and Spoiler. Squiggle replaces any Strikethrough text with a – well – squiggly line and Spoiler redacts spoiler text or images until your visitor wants to view them.

Squiggle can replace the standard Strikethrough with a scribbled line. I don't use Strikethrough very often (if you check my over 400 blogposts, you'll discover it just once), but if I did, I might be tempted to use Squiggle. Squiggle can be configured to be of any colour and, if you're in a bad mood, can be as intense as a felt-tipped-pen!

Squiggle – Marathia's Stacks
Stack settings
Target – Strike inside this stack, All strike on page, Strike with custom selector
Intensity – 1– straight line — 200–Irate
Set thickness – Auto, Manual
Set Colour – Auto, Manual
Move Up/Down

Don't you just love it?
You're looking for a review of a film or a book and stumble upon a page that iterates the complete plot.
Damn! Don't need to read the book any more!
If you have spoiler text on your page, you can hide it from view until the discerning reader really wants to read it with Spoiler.
Spoiler can cloak text elements by either covering them with coloured bars, or by blurring them so they are unreadable.

Spoiler – Marathia Stacks
Stack settings
Apply To – Underlined text in stack, Whole content (including images), All text with a class
Effect – Blur, Cover
Change Cursor – Visible, Hidden
Tool Tip Text – When hidden, When Visible

Spoiler Text Whole Stack+Effect Cover Only
Text When Hidden
Hidden Text Colour
Custom Font Size
Style – B, I, U
Font Family – Theme default, Web safe, Custom
Set Custom Line Height
Colour Hidden
Colour Visible

Squiggle and Spoiler are two stacks that can be used to a) Represent content that is no longer relevant or accurate and b) Hide content that you don''t want your visitor to be able to view immediately. And – you can pay what you want!

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Assist for RapidWeaver

User Guidance. Often a necessity, but not all users require guidance. We often see pages with FAQs, but do they really need to take up half the page? 1LD has decided that no, they don't; they don't even need to be permanently visible, just accessible. The new Assist stack hides away your questions and answers until they are needed.

Assist – One Little DesignerAssist adds a simple button to your Stacks' page. The button shape, size and colour is entirely up to you. When the button is clicked, An accordion with your list of options opens, displacing the page content below.
When you click one of the options, an info panel replaces the list. This all happens with subtle animations and is a great way of hiding any form of user guidance until it is needed. A real space saver!

Assist – 1LD

Assist – 1LD
Stack settings

General
Max Width – Initial, Expanded
Radius – Initial, Expanded
Background – Colour, Gradient, 3 Colour Gradient
Toggle

Hide Text
Hide Icon
Align
Padding
Text Font – 13 options plus Custom
Text Size
Icon
Icon Font – 3 options
Icon Size
Icon Spacing
Text Colour – Initial, Hover

List Items
Padding
Text Font – 13 Options plus Custom
Text Size
Title Size
Title Padding
Icon Size
Icon Spacing
Details Padding
Title Colour
Text Colour
Backround Colour
Details Colour – Header, Links, Text
Disclude Google Fonts

Assist is an innovative space saver that allows you to suppress your questions and answers until the are really needed.

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Melodeon for RapidWeaver

A melodeon, or 'squeezebox' as it is sometimes called (Quetschkommode if you're German), is a musical instrument. It is played by expanding and compressing a set of bellows whilst pressing a combination of buttons.
Weavium's 20th stack, Melodeon, doesn't play music, but it does expand and compress when hovered and it displays buttons when clicked.

Melodeon; a row of columns. When one of the columns is hovered, it expands whilst the adjoining columns are compressed. When clicked, the column expands to full width, the vertical title flips to horizontal and both a 'more' button and an icon are displayed. The more button opens up a content slider below the expanded column and displays further information.

Melodeon – WeaviumMelodeon – Weavium

The number of columns that Melodeon displays depends on the number of child stacks that have been added. Both the maximum width and the height can be determined so that Melodeon could also appear as a row of buttons. The columns are neatly stacked when displayed on mobile, but setting the breakpoint to a width higher the the maximum expected viewport also allows Melodeon to be stacked when viewed with a desktop browser.

Stack settings
Max Width – px
Mobile Point
Height
Widths – Min Width, Hover Width
Radius
Spacing Padding
Title Size – Initial, Expanded
BG Icon Size
Icon Offset
Expand Toggle – Button Size, Icon Size
Toggle Radius
Content Width
Padding

Items Mobile
Heights – Min Height, Hover Height
Icon Size
Icon Offset

Colours & Fonts
Title Font – 17 options plus google fonts
Content Font – As above
Colour settings for all content.

The child stack settings can override each of the section settings.

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Step by Step for RapidWeaver

Guide your users, one step at a time. Step from 1LD allows you to create step-by-step sections that lead users to a solution for their problems. Want to show your visitors how to fix their bike? Do you need to explain how to download and install your software? Step is the ideal solution.

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.

Step – One Little Designer
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.

Stack settings
General
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.

Sidebar
Sidebar Width – Sidebar width for desktop devices
Text Size – Font-size for the list item within the sidebar
Text Padding – Padding around the sidebar text
Sidebar Font –
Text colour – Initial & Active
Background – Colour, Double Gradient, Triple Gradient, Image
Steps
Padding – Padding around the inner step content.
Step Count – Text & Number – size
Count Text – Edit text content of the “STEP”
Title Size
Text Size – Default font-size for stack container
Nav Btn Padding – Padding of the “BACK” & “NEXT” buttons
Nav Btn Radius
Nav Btn Size – Font-size
Nav Btn Text – Text content of the navigation buttons
Nav Complete Text – Text for final step
Title, Text, Count FONTS
Count colours – Text & Number
Toggle colours – Initial & Active
Main Title – Colour
Content colours – Headers, Text, Links
Nav Btns – Text, Background
Nav background – Colour, Double Gradient, Triple Gradient, Image
Completed Step
Completed Icon – Size
Complete Title – Font-size
Complete Description – Font-size

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.

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Parallax effects in RapidWeaver

Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight. In web design, we have come to understand parallax to be two objects on a page that scroll at different speeds. Usually a background and a foreground content.

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.

Stack settings
Image – Warehoused, Local
Alt Text
Restrict Height?
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

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