A menu button with an icon of your choice in any, or all four corners of your page that is either static and permanently visible, or appears when it is scrolled to and can disappear again when a scroll marker has been reached.
Each Dive child stack can have multiple levels, so if for instance you have "Support" in the first level, it can open up to offer "FAQs; Forum; Contact" when clicked, then whisk you away to the appropriate page on the second or third click.
The only disappointing aspect about Dive (as with other recent Weavium Stacks) is that, while you can have your visitors zip to another page or to a page anchor on the same page, I was unable to persuade it to open a lightbox.
I've mentioned this to the Weavium team and, with any luck, this may be remedied in the near future.
Align Vert – Top, Bottom
Align Horiz – Left, Right
Display Menu – Always, On Scroll To
Hide Marker ID
Size – Button, Icon
Toggle Icon Font – Six options
Max Width – px
Item Padding – Vertical, Horizontal
Item Text – px
Item Arrow – px
Item Icon – px
Icon Spacing – px
Colours & Fonts
Each Dive Item Child stack has the option to add Sub Items and options to customise the colours. There are also settings for choosing Icons and Icon colours, but I was unable to find a way to activate Icons. Probably an oversize on my behalf.
Dive is one of those navigation helpers that is a little different to the rest. The options for multiple levels are unique as are the show and hide options that can be activated for multiple page sections. This is certainly a useful stack!
The wait is over. Duck Soup has a sibling and if you thought Maximum Design was cool, you'll find Quantum Edge has been chilled a couple of degrees more.
Quantum Edge began life as what was probably the single most complicated RapidWeaver project ever produced. In the meantime, Marten has taken sensible steps to split the project into more bite-sized modules. Five of them.
As with the Max Design pack, Quantum Edge is predominantly based on Sections modules; standalone, multi-purpose, full-width content containers that can be quickly deployed to make an instant impact on both your page and your clients. There are eighteen pages of these modules, but you don't have to purchase all eighteen of them; instead you can opt to acquire just five, or ten of them and, as a seasoned BWD user, work out for yourself how the remaining modules were created…
This time round, Marten's new package doesn't simply present Sections modules; there is a module with complete pages, one with cards, one that devotes itself to footers and one specifically aimed at the iPhone.
You can, of course, secure the complete bundle at a reduced price. But be warned: it will take you a whole day just to peruse your purchase and a month, or two, to get to grips with (i.e. understand) what Marten has put together! Quantum Edge takes advantage of the very latest BWD stacks to present subtle animations and 3D effects never before seen in RapidWeaver.
If you're looking to impress a new client, or just want to WOW the visitors to your new home page, Quantum Edge has everything you need to be able to do so easily.
Copy and Paste one of Marten's modules, replace the content with your own and the wow-effect is guaranteed!
Whichever module(s) you decide to procure, when you open your download, you'll discover that you have a Foundation, a Foundry and a Universal version for both RW7 and RW8. You'll also discover a download link to all images used within your project and – if SVGs were used in the project – you'll find all the SVGs too!
Dual Shard Designs. We have no idea who they are as their website gives us no information whatsoever (it's almost empty). Judging by their logo, they could be based in Mettmann in the not-so-idyllic North Rhine-Westphalia; we may never know…
… what we do know is that they are going to "provide the community with tools to build charming and attractive websites" and that their launch is being promoted with a free stack.
Floating Notice is a neat little notice that floats up and down over your important message, so that no-one will miss it! Strangely enough, I spotted a couple of messages on the forums "doesn't work!!". A very useful message, because it informs the developer exactly what is going on.
I've had no such 'luck' (I love it when stacks don't work, or when I can break them), I tested the stack with Foundation and RW8 and it works perfectly for me. I even tried a couple of different stack combinations – just to make sure.
So how does Floating Notice work? Quite simply drop Floating Notice into a Stacks page and drag the stack that you wish to highlight into it. At the bottom of Floating Notice, you'll notice a text container — this is where you place your message.
Now you just need to adjust the animation and such things as padding and you're all set. You might need to add a margin to encompass the movement, but that's all.
Unless, of course, you're not happy with a simple text message. Should this be the case, you can go wild and begin adding stacks to Floating Notice. The stacks will then jump, or float, up and down to catch a visitor's attention – depending on the animation speed you chose.
Colour – Font, Background
Align – Left, Centre, Right
Use Stacks Content
With a floating (or bouncing) message above your Special Offer, Book Now, or Learn More, no-one is going to miss your CTA.
And all Floating Notice is going to cost you is a subscription to the news letter, where you'll learn more about the site launch and about even more free stacks.
What are you waiting for? There's sure to be an 'Unsubscribe' button!
I assure you it isn’t; Here’s a layout that I put together quickly to demonstrate how Intrinsic works…
We’re building for the modern web – right? So what did we learn just last week?
Let’s build a project together…
Drag an Intrinsic stack into your stacks page and begin filling it with content.
In my project, I have a header stack — an image with a title and a menu bar. I added the image as a background image to a Sections Pro stack and the title in a Sections Box. The menu is below the sections box and I dropped the lot into an Intrinsic Grid Item. Problem number one! The Intrinsic stack already has a background colour defined. Two backgrounds won’t work. If you wish to see your Section, you’ll need to deactivate Intrinsic’s BG in the main stack!
Once that’s done, you’ll notice that Intrinsic also has 0.75rem padding on all sides. We want our banner image to be full width, so the padding will have to go!
Next up, in a Grid Item that I’ve given the ID h1, I’ve added a Grummage stack with a Header stack, and a 2 column Grummage containing paragraph stacks.
The Grummage stack reduces our Intrinsic content to the site width defined in the Foundation setup.
I’ve then added the following Grid Items and filled them : for paragraphs one to four with the IDs p1 — p4. For images i1 — i4. In the I Grid items I’ve added a text stack for the caption — set to align at the bottom of the Item and I’ve added a background image via the Fill Style dropdown.
Now comes the Grid Item for your footer.
The preview will still look chaotic because we haven’t added a layout yet!
Our content is all in place, so all we need to do now is add a layout description for screens larger than 640px or 768 px (up to you).
We want the images spaced around the header ‘p4’, so In suggest you grab a piece of paper and draw the following:
And now you've come this far, you can define a layout for a third breakpoint.
Quickly sketch out on paper just how you'd like it! Have fun!
BTW – If you visit this page with what you’ve just learned, you’ll find a few more helpful tips.
I know, if you suffer from code phobia like me, it looks scary, but I assure you — after the work you just did, it isn’t!
Filter grid does exactly what it says on the tin. A grid of content that is filterable. Drag Filter Grid into a Stacks page and your first row of content is almost finished. All that's missing is your content. Drag any combination of content into a Filter Grid Column, add comma separated tags and you're ready to fly!
The possibilities are endless: Portfolios, travel catalogues, product catalogues, if it needs to be filtered, Filter grid is the simplest solution!
Select Text – Select, Deselect – localisation
Width – px
Text – px
DropDown List Items
Text – px
Radio – px
Colour Blocks – px
Colours & Fonts
Default 1LD font options
Colour selectors for
Filter grid is child's play to set up, does not require PHP and is very effective. See it on a site near you soon!
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