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Light Page Stack

Rob Beattie finds Nick Cates’ Light Page powerful and versatile enough to be the centrpiece of any website.

Because of the way it’s pitched – as a way to build an online shop with thumbnails that open into full pages – it’s easy to underestimate Light Page and wonder why it costs forty bucks. However, delve a little deeper and it becomes clear that this is a powerful set of stacks that has many applications above and beyond creating an attractive shopfront. In fact, we can envisage this being used for shops, photo galleries, portfolios with mixed content, product catalogues, staff pages – anything where you need a responsive grid of images that open to reveal more content. 

Light Page includes three stacks – the Page Base enabler stack, a Page Single stack for creating the detailed content asociated with each thumbnail, and Video header stack which we’ll come to in a bit. Drop the Page Base stack onto a Stacks page and then add as many Page Single stacks as you have products. Add an image into the Page Single stack and then whatever other content you require – we created some nice layouts using Nick Cates’ own Production stacks but equally Light Page comes with a built-in Sidebar Layout which automatically creates two uneven columns into which you can add text, headers, buttons or whatever. The image is used to generate the thumbnail automatically (though there’s also an option to choose a different image for the thumbnail if you like). In this way it’s very quick to build up a page of product thumbnails which, when clicked, reveal a page of more detailed information, complete with Previous and Next controls, so you don’t have to return to the thumbnail page to navigate.
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19th August 2015

Rob Beattie discovers that Scroll Page Stack is a neat, highly-customisable stack that’s designed to fit in with your theme and animate smoothly into position when you need it.

limbo
18th August 2015

I’ve now upgraded the Developers page in line with the StackCentral design. This means you can find out about your favourite RapidWeaver developers fast.

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17th August 2015

A warm welcome to the Mountain Moves, aka William Davis — founder & developer for the recently established tMM Tekh — and his first stack, Prodigal.

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8th August 2015

Back on the mean streets, Marten Claridge has tried to put his criminal past behind him… but sometimes it just never lets go.

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29th July 2015

Welcome to the new RapidWeaver Central. It looks just like the previous version, but under the hood, there’s a powerful new motor.

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Editorial » Marten Claridge » 28th July 2015

The mind is a funny thing. For a few inglorious seconds I was sorely tempted to name this stack the RippleButtonThing — but fortunately the moment passed and common sense prevailed.

So what’s it all about then? Well, seeing as Google spent billions creating ‘a visual language that synthesizes classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science’, we sane few developers left at RapidWeaver Central decided to come up with our own visual language which we have since trademarked ‘Immaterial Design’.

We firmly believe that this is a giga-trend in the making and even in the unlikely event that we sober up next week and realise it’s nothing but a dodgy dream, we shall persevere in our endeavour because our principles are sound and our philosophy is vague enough to give the impression we know what we’re talking about.

So with little further ado we’d like to introduce our first two Immaterial Design buttons, RippleButtonThing and WaveButtonThing. They will be the first of many, if not two.

 

Find Out More

scrollmate
19th August 2015

Rob Beattie discovers that Scroll Page Stack is a neat, highly-customisable stack that’s designed to fit in with your theme and animate smoothly into position when you need it.

limbo
18th August 2015

I’ve now upgraded the Developers page in line with the StackCentral design. This means you can find out about your favourite RapidWeaver developers fast.

tMM_logo
17th August 2015

A warm welcome to the Mountain Moves, aka William Davis — founder & developer for the recently established tMM Tekh — and his first stack, Prodigal.

banner_7
8th August 2015

Back on the mean streets, Marten Claridge has tried to put his criminal past behind him… but sometimes it just never lets go.

Logo-263
29th July 2015

Welcome to the new RapidWeaver Central. It looks just like the previous version, but under the hood, there’s a powerful new motor.

Scroll Page Stack

Scroll Page Stack

Rob Beattie discovers that Scroll Page Stack is a neat, highly-customisable stack that’s designed to fit in with your theme and animate smoothly into position when you need it.

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New Developers Page

New Developers Page

I’ve now upgraded the Developers page in line with the StackCentral design. This means you can find out about your favourite RapidWeaver developers fast.

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The New StackCentral

The New StackCentral

A little historical perspective on the origins of StackCentral and the RapidWeaver community’s first central stacks resource.

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Criminal Literature

Criminal Literature

Back on the mean streets, Marten Claridge has tried to put his criminal past behind him… but sometimes it just never lets go.

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Announcements

New Developers Page

I’ve now upgraded the Developers page in line with the StackCentral design. This means you can find out about your favourite RapidWeaver developers fast.

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New Live Chat Feature

Angus MacPheep’s on day-release from the clinic now so we’re trying out a new Live Chat feature to keep him off the streets. You can see it bottom right.

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RapidWeaver Central v5

Welcome to the new RapidWeaver Central. It looks just like the previous version, but under the hood, there’s a powerful new motor.

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Reviews

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Review25th August 2015

Rob Beattie takes a good look at Nick Cates’ Light Page Stack and finds it more than powerful and versatile enough to be the centrpiece of any website.

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Review19th August 2015

Rob Beattie discovers that Scroll Page Stack is a neat, highly-customisable stack that’s designed to fit in with your theme and animate smoothly into position when you need it.

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Review5th August 2015

Rob Beattie finds a new perspective in Michael’s beautiful new 3D card slider.

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Review2nd August 2015

Rob Beattie reviews Jermemy’s new carousel and slider stack and finds it very flexible. General Hearty agrees.

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Review30th July 2015

Need to be sociable? Rob Beattie’s found a good way to promote your Facebook presence.

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Review29th July 2015

Need to be sociable? Rob Beattie’s found a good way to promote your Facebook presence.

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Review27th July 2015

Looks like Gary’s on a roll. Rob Beattie tries desperately to keep up and feel the width.

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Review15th July 2015

Will Woodgate’s latest free stack is essential for Weavers publishing regular video content to YouTube.

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Review7th July 2015

Careful where you tread. Rob Beattie’s still out there, stalking the perfect slider.

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Review5th July 2015

Classic Doobox. Rob Beattie appraises Gary’s neat solution to an age-old RW problem.

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Articles

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Focus on People, not Google

Article 25th June 2015
SEO is not a shortcut to high rankings, nor is it a substitute for good content.
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Responsive Tabs Stacks Compared

Article 12th April 2015
Rob Hall looks at 'Organised Content' with responsive tab stacks from Joe Workman, Yuzool, StackManiac, and Doobox.
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Filtering Stacks Content

Article 8th April 2015
Have you ever wondered how Doobox or Maik Barz or S4S sort and filter their product pages? Rob Hall has.
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Chillidog Software pledges $500

Article 24th June 2015
Tiffany Barchard is married to Greg Barchard. She deserves our sympathy. In this article she talks Alzheimers and more...