What I do
I design highly individual and affordable RapidWeaver and WordPress websites
for businesses and entrepreneurs looking to enhance their professional
presence with productive, profitable websites that give them the
competitive edge they need to succeed online today.
Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find yourself, go mad just to find your sanity again. And in design terms that’s where I’ve been recently, stumbling through the heart of my creative darkness, searching for a way out.
From 2nd August to 1st September 2016, RapidWeaver Central will be offline while we perform some much needed maintenance to our rather shapely but oft-neglected backend.
Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
The RWExtras site has been down for some time now and if you visited the site recently, you’ll have noticed a message from Will Woodgate saying he’s working on a site revival.Well, RWExtras is now back online and the stacks – which hadn’t been updated in an age – have all been rewritten.
Some weeks ago, I downloaded Sections Pro from the BWD site. It was only now that I was able to take a look at what I’d downloaded. I did try, but was hindered by the fact that in RW 7.1 nothing seemed to work as it should, not to mention the regular crashes.
Gutenberg & Layerz
Johannes Gensfleisch, better known as Gutenberg, was the German blacksmith/goldsmith who introduced movable type to European printing and is the father of the modern printing industry. Like the scribes before him, he realised that large texts require a smaller printed area if displayed in columns.
Ups And Downs
Do you oversee a charity website? Are you responsible for an online project? If you do, you may have asked yourself how to demonstrate how your project is progressing – is the project’s funding going as planned – is your project nearing completion, or is there still some way to go?
What Does It Cost?
You can always trust Marten to come up with a business orientated solution to some problem or other. I’ve seen a number of forum posts asking “What’s the easiest way to build a price list?” RapidWeaver Central now has the answer – PriceThing.
Remember Aaron’s Switchr? It wasn’t the most elegant of stacks in edit mode – it took up the whole screen. But it was a novel stack that allowed you to choose whether it was an accordion or a tabbed stack – useful for elegantly switching through various sets of information on a webpage – but only if you liked the predefined themes.
Sayonara. Hasta la vista. Maido. It’s time to go.
Yuzool Themes, Stacks and Widgets have served thousands over the years and are still as useful in projects in 2016 as they were when they were created. But now everything must go. Michael’s set a limited number for sale — 250 — and once that’s reached, that’s it, end of sale. In other words, you can save about $200 but it’s first come first served.
Every now and then a product comes along that reminds you of everything that makes Rapidweaver such a delight to build professional websites. Screens is such a product.
OpenStreetMap is a fine little stack which is sure to find its way onto many a Rapidweaver ‘Contact Us’ page both now and in the future.
Count Up stack is a useful, inexpensive stack which will save you time when trying to draw your visitors’ attention to important statistical information.
Gallery 3 is a major player in the slider/gallery/lightbox world and deserves serious consideration, especially for the number of variations and CMS integrations you get for your money.
Its tiny footprint and effortless set up makes LiteBox a good choice for anyone who needs to lightbox a few images on their pages with the minimum of effort.
Don’t be a lert, check out Will Woodgate’s Alert Bar. Rob Beattie sees it as one more handy little Stacks4Stacks stack that’s available for free.
There’s a very good reason Rob Beattie writes most of our reviews. Angus MacPheep gets all steamed up about the new Pulse CMS Stack and shows exactly why.
Excellent warehouse-friendly responsive image stack with some very nice, lightweight special visual effects. Another worthy contender for your Stacks Favourites Library.
Rob Beattie runs the rule over a couple of standout stacks from Will Woodgate’s expanding universe of free Stacks4Stacks.
As one of the world’s leading RapidWeaver consultants I specialise in giving my international clients the professional edge they need to succeed online, along with the longterm security of my personal support and commitment to their cause. If that’s the kind of dedicated experience you’d like, call me today.
The Rapidweaver’s Journey
Why Struggle Alone?
The Rapidweaver’s Journey