tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-82755210766790123622019-05-07T08:54:36.182-07:00The Marathia TimesA blog about free and low cost stuff for (producing a web site with) RapidWeaver: themes, tools, tips, tricks, anything, as long as it's not expensive.Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.comBlogger101125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-89915560360021946262019-08-22T11:07:00.000-07:002018-09-15T04:27:36.308-07:00Moving to the Blogspot.stackI've moved my blog from the RapidBlog plugin to Marc Vos’ excellent Blogspot.stack. Better late than never, I know… There may be some glitches here and there, but I'm working on it. Please feel free to leave your comments if you found something wrong. Please not that the link to the RSS Feed is changed to https://www.marathia.com/blog/index.php?rssfeed. Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-24142448792449082362019-05-07T08:53:00.002-07:002019-05-07T08:54:36.084-07:00New #94: Menupilator StackOn the average website, all menu items look more or less the same, except the one for the current page. There are plenty reasons however to change the standard looks and behaviour of one or more menu items. Maybe you want to put extra emphasis on one or more menu items by changing their style and/or color, disable a menu item to turn it into a placeholder for the submenu items, make a menu item Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-20079389498459643132019-01-07T07:51:00.000-08:002019-01-07T07:52:24.703-08:00New #93: EasyButtons StackThe EasyButtons Stack I introduce today is a very versatile stack to create all sorts of links that look like buttons: in a (responsive) grid, with animations on hover, with animated Font Awesome icons… Whether you need good looking call to action buttons, add to cart buttons or even a menu (with disabled buttons when needed – see the demo pages for an example), with the EasyButtons Stack it’s aJeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-6882459984799776962018-12-10T11:29:00.002-08:002018-12-10T11:47:49.202-08:00rw4all: a new forum worth checking outDid you already hear about rw4all, the new forum? It’s a joined effort of several independent RapidWeaver developers. I’ve got my own category there too. Please consider joining and help building a community where developers and users find each other for help, suggestions and inspiration.Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-35861121520734613772018-12-10T08:30:00.003-08:002018-12-10T11:27:40.990-08:002018 Holiday giftIt looks like it’s becoming a tradition this time of the year for me to release a small gift to show my gratitude to the RapidWeaver community. After the XmasLights Stack in 2012, the Blink! and Marquee! Stacks in 2015, the Antiquify Stack in 2016 and the Nebula Stack and Shards Stack in 2017, I present an unusual way to show (or better: to close) a popup this year: The ShatteringPopup Stack Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-66662798806017809352018-08-21T04:13:00.000-07:002018-08-25T05:49:50.581-07:00New #92: PMBeautifier StackThe option to show a privacy message is a great new feature in RapidWeaver 8. Unfortunately, there are no options to style this message (yet). I’m sure themes will introduce these options sooner or later, but there's no need to wait for that. My new free PMBeautifier Stack has all the options to style the privacy message. You can not only change colors and text sizes, you can even change the Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-35559229681647873242018-06-07T10:13:00.003-07:002018-08-25T04:57:13.797-07:00New #91: Squiggle StackThe HTML strike (<​s​>) element renders text with a strikethrough, or a line through it. Unfortunately, it does not look great in my opinion. If you agree with that, you may like the solution the Squiggle Stack offers. It removes the horizontal line and generates a wavy line (scribble) over your striked text to make it look much better. So, if you’re (like me) not really happy with how your Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-15851392878213016742018-06-07T10:08:00.002-07:002018-08-25T04:59:20.568-07:00New #90 : Spoiler StackThere are occasions you don’t want certain content on your website to show immediately. When you’re a reviewer of movies, books, games, etc. you may want to initially hidethose parts that reveal plot elements. Or you may need to prevent visitors to be confronted with NSFW content without their consent. The Spoiler Stack is the solution in these kind of situations. Content will by covered or Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-84988118969183149062018-05-27T11:33:00.002-07:002018-08-25T04:59:30.267-07:00New #89: UltimateImage StackToday I introduce an all-in-one stack for all your images: the UltimateImage Stack. This stack allows you to place local images, warehoused images and placeholder images from different services – and easily change them without replacing the stack. Optionally, you can apply filters and/or rotation to the image. Tired of wasting my time replacing placeholder image stacks in mockups with either Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-41145473219825856172018-02-20T08:40:00.000-08:002018-08-25T05:50:30.523-07:00New #87 & 88: Tippy Stacks SetToday I introduce a set of two stacks for creating tooltips: the TippyTitle Stack and the TippyPlus Stack. These stacks are the ultimate tools for showing content in tooltips. The many options of both stacks make it possible to adjust the stack to virtually any tooltip you have in mind. Show tooltips at any size and color, containing text and/or images, on hover or on click; let them flip to theJeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-38691479949233090992017-12-20T07:02:00.000-08:002018-09-18T09:14:13.728-07:00New #85 & 86: 2day Stack and LastPublished StackThe year is coming to its end, so what would be more appropriate than introducing a stack that has to do with the date? Two stacks that have to do with the date maybe? The 2day Stack is a simple to use stack that will display today’s date. The many options of the stack make it possible to display the date in any format (7/6/2017, 17‑06‑07, 7 juni 2017, Sunday, June 6, 2017 etc.). The date can beJeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-70254244327180538352017-12-20T07:01:00.000-08:002018-08-25T05:51:16.372-07:00End of year sale: 25% off all stacksJust visit this page, use the Add To Cart button (not the Buy Now with PayPal button!) to add any stacks to your cart and enter the discount code HAPPY2018 in the designated field. This offer expires Mon, January 2, 2018, 00:00:00 GMT -7 (MST/PDT).Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-59280692515639926462017-12-13T06:42:00.001-08:002018-08-25T05:03:25.864-07:00New #83 & 84: a small holiday giftIt looks like it’s becoming a tradition this time of the year for me to release a small gift to show my gratitude to the RapidWeaver community. After the XmasLights Stack in 2012, the Blink! and Marquee! Stacks in 2016 and the Antiquify Stack in 2016, I looked for something different this year. The result is two stacks to spice up your site (it is the season of decorations after all): The Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-72477256277244397162017-12-05T09:51:00.000-08:002018-08-25T05:04:26.735-07:00New #82: DownloadLinkIcon StackThe stack I introduce today is more or less a sibling of the ExternalLinkIcon3 Stack, but instead of adding an icon to the end of a link to another page, it adds an icon before or after a (text) link to a downloadable file. The stack will automatically add the most appropriate Font Awesome icon based on the file extension, but you can also override its choice. The DownloadLinkIcon Stack works Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-27465205678924876132017-11-21T12:15:00.000-08:002018-08-25T05:05:00.484-07:0030% off all stacksJust visit this page, use the Add To Cart button (not the Buy Now with PayPal button!) to add any stacks to your cart and enter the discount code BF2017 in the designated field. This offer expires Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 00:00:00 GMT -7 (MST/PDT).Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-18069827395134057652017-11-01T08:29:00.000-07:002018-01-12T07:39:21.907-08:00New #81: OneLiner StackDisplaying full width text elements that will resize according to the width of its container can add a really nice touch to your site, but is not always easy. Frustrated by the solutions available, I decided to develop my own version. The result: the Oneliner Stack. This is an easy-to-use, responsive, lightweight solution to display a single line of text with flexible font size. This line of textJeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-88954784280539829432017-10-02T05:38:00.000-07:002018-08-24T02:19:43.836-07:00New #80: MediaQueries StackThe stack I introduce today has everything to do with responsive design: it makes it a lot easier to adjust the content of your page to the dimensions, orientation and/or screen resolution of your visitors screen. The Stacks plugin itself provides functionality for all stacks to hide content for mobile, tablet and/or desktop. Although this is often sufficient, there are situations you may want Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-73068358740344737342017-09-09T11:36:00.002-07:002018-08-25T05:05:52.978-07:00New #79: Truncator StackWhile working on my new BigLink Stack, I realised that it would be really nice to have the possibility to have a fixed number of lines inside it, truncate the text that wouldn’t fit and end with an ellipsis (…), regardless the actual width of its container. That turned out to be easier said than done, but in the end I found an acceptable solution which became the stack I introduce today: the Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-33089279996823546722017-09-09T11:33:00.000-07:002018-08-25T05:06:28.794-07:00New #78: BigLink StackWe all know how to make a link from a piece of text, an image or a button, but turning more complex content into a link is not that easy – without the new BigLink Stack that is. The BigLink Stack turns its content (text, images, FontAwesome icons) into one big link – and lets you style the background, border, text, image and more for all four link states (static, hover, active and visited) Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-25894632823664182932017-07-06T07:28:00.000-07:002018-09-18T09:16:18.054-07:00Summersale: 25% off everythingI don’t know how it is where you live, but over here in Greece it is summer now and really hot. Time for a summersale! When I introduce a new stack, I always offer a 25% discount for that stack to my newsletter subscribers for a limited time. This time, everybody can get a 25% discount on all my stacks using the code SUMMER2017. Just pick the stacks you like (here’s an overview of all of them),Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-55906768263825653872017-07-06T07:25:00.000-07:002018-01-30T10:52:36.215-08:00New #77: ShakeIt StackThis new stack is meant to draw attention to elements on a page by shaking, rumbling, vibrating or pulsing them. The ShakeIt Stack is pretty versatile. There are six different shake behaviors and plenty of settings to fine-tune the intensity of all aspects of the movement. This stack is pay-what-you-want, so you can decide yourself how much this stack is worth to you. When you downloaded it for Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-4397030305175006942017-06-06T05:39:00.002-07:002018-08-25T05:07:35.939-07:00New #74-76: SmoothScroll Stacks SetOn a web page, links cannot only direct to other pages, but also to other locations on the same page. These so called destination anchors are used as bookmarks on a page you automatically scroll to when you click a link that directs to it elsewhere on a page. This is especially handy on pages with long pieces of text. Divide the text in chapters, make a table of content on the top, and let yourJeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-70161367629080668282017-05-22T01:52:00.001-07:002018-01-30T10:53:17.648-08:00New #73: ScrollShow StackToday I introduce a stack that was suggested by one of my customers. R. envisioned a stack that would show or hide some content, depending on the scroll position of the page. This content should have a fixed position, meaning it should stay in the same place even if the page is scrolled. I agreed that it would make a great stack, so here is the result: the ScrollShow Stack. This stack is a Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-5057528578254351362017-04-08T07:44:00.000-07:002018-08-25T02:57:24.911-07:00New #72: BrowserUpdate StackThere are still numerous people who visit your modern website with an outdated browser. Rather frustrating, because they will not see the latest and greatest functionality you built into your site. Or, even worse, your website may not work properly for them. With the free BrowserUpdate Stack I introduce today, you can unobtrusively notify your visitors that their browser is out of date. Choose Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8275521076679012362.post-48765103076197995482017-03-24T12:46:00.005-07:002018-01-30T10:49:01.304-08:00New #71: RainbowText StackIt’s been a while since I launched a pay-what-you-want stack, but here’s one! With the stack I introduce today, you can spice up a header text by using multiple colors (e.g. like a rainbow), a background image, or even a SVG background on the text only. The RainbowText Stack is great for drawing attention to short pieces of text (like headings) in a colorful way. Despite its name, there are many Jeroenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13836021569545037705noreply@blogger.com0