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One of Weavium's specialities, is the presentation of large amounts of information in confined spaces; expanding content commonly known as accordions – a word that Weavium tries to avoid.

Accordions are useful additions to any page that has a lot to say, but they have their limitations – there are only so many buttons that you can fit into a row of tabs. Category, the latest Weavium product, does away with those limitations.

Category neatly hides your content behind a sliding row of buttons or tabs. Slide until you find the button you want. Click the button to open an info panel. And as usual, each aspect of the stack is configurable.

Category – Weavium

Category – Weavium


Stack settings
Breakpoints
Max Width
Radius
Button Width
Button Radius
Arrow size

Category Items
Columns – [Number of columns on] Desktop, Tablet, Mobile
Padding – Vertical, Horizontal
Spacing – Vertical, Horizontal
Radius
Text Size
Icon Size
Icon Spacing
Content Width
Content Padding – Vertical, Horizontal

Colours & Fonts — The typical Weavium collection of settings that would fill half the page…

Category is yet another sleek Weavium stack that will save you hours of tinkering with combinations of different of stacks, it helps you quickly display masses of information in an elegant fashion.

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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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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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Panels for RapidWeaver

Panels is Weavium's latest contribution to the Stacks scene. Full page animated panels that expand, when clicked, to display whatever you care to drop inside.

When first inserted into a Stacks page, Panels displays a single panel 1000px wide. The panel contains an icon, a title and a stack container into which you can insert the expanded content. The panel may be configured to have a flat colour, gradient (via the Panels item settings) or an image. The Icon – from a choice of four icon fonts – may be replaced with an image.

By adding item child stacks, the panel is divided into two, three, four etc. panels which either have the max width you've set, or fill the container that they are in. When one of the Panels is hovered it expands, the icon gently bounces and a text e.g. 'Read More' slides up into the panel. When clicked, the panel expands to fill the full width of its container and displays the container stacks.Panels – WeaviumPanels – WeaviumStack settings
General
Max Width – px
Max Height – Vertical Mode, Horizontal Mode
Radius
Mobile Point – Breakpoint px

Section Panels
Icon BG Size – Initial, Active
Icon Size – Initial, Active
Icon Radius – Initial, Active
Title Size – Initial, Active
Title Spacing – Initial, Active
Title Weight
Content Width
Content Padding
Help Text
Help Text Size
Hover Stretch – Desktop, Mobile

Colours & Fonts
Title Font – 18 options plus Custom
Content Font – as above
Icon Colour – Icon, BG
Title [colour]
Help Text
Content – Header, Text, Links
Overlays

The item stack settings allow you to set the individual Icon or image plus a background image and allows the override of all colour settings.

Weavium's expanding stacks are amongst the best available. Panels is no exception and is a highly flexible way to display additional information within a confined space.

NOTE: Ion Icons have just been upgraded to version 4 with which Panels is not yet compatible. If you wish to use Ion Icons, I recommend you download the cheatsheet for version 2 which is 100% compatible.

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Contrascrolling in RapidWeaver

Invert. To turn [something] upside down or inside out; to place in a contrary order or direction. When we scroll a webpage, we expect into scroll up/down. Shaking the Habitual's Inverter stack does the inverse of what we'd expect - it scrolls horizontally, rather like a book, but without the page turning. AND, Inverter can do more.
Inverter stack allows for content to be distributed horizontally across a web page. Inverter then 'inverts' the user's scroll action so that instead of scrolling down the web page they instead move from left to right. Inverter allows for any type of content stack to be added and the possibilities for its use are endless. It does lend itself, however, especially well to such uses as timelines and storytelling etc.

Inverter stack also provides the ability to add a parallax background which gives the opportunity to create some really beautiful effects as the user scrolls across the screen.
The background image, foreground image and info blocks scroll across the page at different speeds.

The user should not add too much content to any one Inverter block as anything that does not fit on the page (height-wise) will simply be cropped. This is especially important to bear in mind when designing for mobile. However, a good option is to set some content blocks within an Inverter block to not display on mobile.

Inverter Stack – STH

Inverter v1.0.1 has just been released (26th May) which allows for even wider Inverter blocks to be added (previously this was restricted to 1500px). This now allows for content such as very wide images to be used. A great example of this use case can be found on the Inverter web page.

Stack settings
Content
Scroll Width
Scroll Speed
Blocks Offset

Background Images (Parallax)
Rear Image
Near Image
Pin To Bottom? – Near, Rear
Image Widths – Near, Rear

Inverter Block
Position / Size
Start Point – Distance from Left in px
Width – px

Block Styling
Colours – BG, Border
Border – px
Padding

Inverter is STH's 3rd stack. With its nifty parallax effect, it goes further than other horizontally scrolling stacks and will be appreciated by many Weavers. If you're interested in purchasing Inverter, there's a 20% discount available until June 8th/18 using the code sth-ninja-inverter.
*Image not historically correct – For demo purposes only.

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