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Another RapidWeaver blog

Yes, it's true: one more blog about our favorite web site building application for MacOSX. But this one is a little different. It started back in 2011 as a blog focusing solely on free and low-cost stuff for (producing a web site with) RapidWeaver: themes, tools, tips, tricks, anything, as long as it was free – or low-cost.
    Over time, the Stacks plugin became more popular, and coding yourself was no longer an option for many people, so I started to develop my own stacks in the spirit of the blog: free (well, actually pay-what-you-want) and low-cost.
    This blog evolved with it, and is now primarily about those new stacks, although from time to time I will post about other free and low-cost stuff for RapidWeaver.

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New & Free PWYW #8-12 and more…

It looks like the RapidWeaver community has become more and more internationally orientated lately, because I’ve got a lot of questions about how to make a multilingual site in RapidWeaver the last few months. To bundle my thoughts and advices about this subject, I decided to write a short tutorial. Then things got out of hand…

First of all, the tutorial became much bigger than I expected, so I decided to move it away from this blog and give it a dedicated sub site. You can find the result here.

Then I wanted to make a few demo pages, but I could not find an easy (and free) way to make the splash page I had in mind. So, I decided to make a theme for that. I called it SimpleSplash.

Next, I wanted to spice up the splash pages I made with the SimpleSplash theme with a nice full background image, so I developed the Simple Background Image stack.

On another splash page demo, I wanted to use a repeating background image, so I developed the Simple Background Repeat stack.

On the demo pages for the multilingual site, I wanted to make the links to the corresponding pages in the other languages part of the menu, so I developed the LangMenu stack.

And because I wanted the LangMenu stack to hide those menu items on small screens in responsive themes, I needed to determine the ‘breakpoint’ values of those themes, so I developed the ViewPortSize stack.

By that time, things got so messed up that the demo moved to the LangMenu stack, and a separate demo for the SimpleSplash theme was necessary…

Finally, I decided to introduce the whole bunch simultaneously. I know there’s a risk you will be just as confused as I was at a certain moment, but the tutorial, the theme and the stacks are so related that introducing them one at the time had become an unworkable option.

For the sake of clarity, here’s an overview of all the new stuff:

Tutorial: A multilingual site in RapidWeaver
SimpleSplash theme: product page, demo page
Simple Background Image stack: product and demo page
Simple Background Repeat stack: product and demo page
LangMenu stack: product page, demo page
ViewPortSize stack: product and demo page

As always, the stacks (but also the theme) are completely free! Update May 14, 2013: These items are no longer free. I changed to Pay What You Want. Read more about the what and why in this post.

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