It's slowly becoming a tradition that Marathia presents us with a free stack at Christmas. ShatteringPopup is Jeroen's latest present; a popup with a fullscreen overlay that opens as an animated mosaic and closes the same way when your visitor clicks anywhere on the page.
The overlay can be set to either a colour, or an image.
It's recommended that ShatteringPopup is set to a maximum width of 320 px, so that it can be viewed in its entirety on mobile screen. The size is set via the mosaic tile size, but sadly the popup script that ShatteringPopup is based on is not responsive.
The non-responsiveness, however, is not a problem. Your popup appears in the centre of the screen and, due to the animation, it simply can't be overlooked.
The setup is simple, with settings for the tile Size and Number of tiles (you must set an even number), Border Colour, Width and Radius and , of course, the background colour or image settings.
Grab your free copy of ShatteringPopup now. Oh, and if you missed Jeroen's previous Xmas specials – XmasLights Stack from 2012, the Blink! and Marquee! Stacks from 2015, the Antiquify Stack from 2016 and the Nebula Stack and Shards Stack from 2017 – they're still available as free downloads
Let's say that you want to add short teasers from your group's latest album, or a collection of bird songs…
Soundboard, the latest stack from Stacks4Stacks, is the ideal solution. Just drop a soundboard stack into your page, link to MP3 files you've added as resources, or files stored online, add images/buttons and/or captions as necessary and you're good to go.
Soundboard has a simple user interface and is intended for more uncomplicated setups where advanced features such audio controls, dynamic playlists, sequential playback and extended captioning aren't required. SoundBoard lists your MP3 tracks as attractive buttons and make them instantly available for playback in HTML5 format. Soundboard works in practically any modern web browser and on mobile devices.
The buttons are presented in a responsive CSS grid. You can either apply the same background styling to all buttons or customise button backgrounds individually on a button-by-button basis. The completed result is a tidy and particularly user-friendly interface. To play an MP3 track, simply click or press its button. To stop the MP3 track playing, press the button a second time, press an adjacent button, or click anywhere on the page.
Soundboard Grid Width – XS, SM, MD, LG, XL – %
Button Opacity – Status #1 (playing), Status #2
Fill Style – Inherit, Colour Fill, Vertical/Horizontal/Diagonal/Radial Gradient, Single Image, Tiled Image
Lebel Align – Left, Centre, Right
Label Colour - Status #1 (playing), Status #2
Label Style – B, I, Upper Case, Underlined
Soundboard was designed specifically for RapidWeaver, you won't find the code anywhere else on the web. It is, without a doubt, the ideal stack for publishing short audio clips.
JW's Weaver's Space has gained a new stack – Horizon a stack that scrolls content into view when required.
We've seen sliders before, but Horizon is different, it can scroll content horizontally either when your visitor slides the scrollbar (or drags on mobile devices), or automatically. Automatically means that your content can scroll constantly (and pause on hover), or – especially subtle – scroll as the page is scrolled.
If Horizon is set to scroll manually, a badge can be displayed "Scroll Me" (or a text of your choice) so that even the least experienced visitor gets a hint that there's more content available.
Horizon will accept any stack [combination] that you care to throw at it, but it is also TotalCMS-ready, i.e. it has options to add a Blog List, a Gallery, or a Post Gallery.
Start Position – %
Enable Scroll Hint
Collapse in Edit Mode
Scrollbar – Default, Hide, Styled
Show on Hover
Scrollbar Height – Height, Gap (px)
Height – Auto, px, %
Width – Auto, px, %
Width – %
Min/Max – px
Animation – None, On Page Scroll, Loop, Loop on Hover
Horizon is a great way to display masses of information and even the most inexperienced visitor can hardly miss that there's more content to view.
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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