Rails | Nick Cates Design | $20
Nick Cates’ latest Stack “Rails” demonstrates how single-page designs can be condensed & quickly executed with just one Stack, thanks to its brilliant content structuring, transitional animations, and straightforward intuitiveness.
The general layout of Rails Stack is organized into a two-column (or “Rails”) page: One side is the page-navigation, with each tabbed link transitioning smoothly over to the specified content, while the other situates the general content. Both areas can have additional links and/or content by clicking on the Add Button. Linking the connection between the two elements can be resolved by simply having them alongside each other. Interestingly noteworthy are how the links can also be redirected to internal pages, which helps for consistency in multiple-page sites. Upon preview, the navigation performs a magnificent job automatically shifting towards the content, with additional animations for a more dynamic impact.
Although initially overwhelming, most of the options listed are supplementary & generally compliant with the Stacks 3 UI controls. Users can familiarize themselves with typical parameters (padding, width, color, etc.), while those who appreciate the aesthetically-intricate can find complex controls, such as content alignment, animation typing, or transitional-shift speed, at their complete disposal. Each content & link area can also be configured & designed for individualization.
The Rails Stack is an excellent start-up template, and makes an ideal addition for those who want to get a quick website going.
– RapidWeaver 6 (Mac OS X 10.9+)
– Stacks 3