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Webdeersign creates RapidProjects, RapidTemplates & stacks to use with RapidWeaver + Stacks3, to enable users to quickly build stunning and professional looking responsive web sites.

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Concentrate on the design and not the mechanics of building a web site when using RapidWeaver. Using our ready to go Projects & Templates, you can start with a fully configured and tested web site, ready for you to add your own text and images. To use our RapidTemplates, you just need a free blank theme and freely available stacks. The RapidProjects require either Foundry or Foundation stacks - check each for details.

Webdeersign RapidWeaver Projects & Templates

FREELANCE

WEB DESIGN

For freelance web design consultancy, creation or updates, please contact us directly. In addition we offer a graphics creation service to supplement our Projects & Templates.

  • We do the heavy lifting, so you don't have to

  • Templates & Projects - pre-baked & ready to go

  • Documented integrated module based Templates & Projects

  • Projects for Foundry & Foundation

  • Over crafted with too much TLC

Webdeersign RapidWeaver Projects & Templates

PROJECTS

RapidProjects are aimed at professional web designers and design agencies who use the RapidWeaver Foundation or Foundry system of stacks and theme. These are complete projects where we have done all of the hard work for you.

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  • Projects require Foundation or Foundry, & Stacks3
  • A great way to learn about Foundation & Foundry
  • All images, icons, backgrounds, etc., packaged as a warehouse folder
  • Sections based modules
  • Useful notes withing the files
  • PADDY stacks suite included
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TEMPLATES

Break free from the rigid layout approach used in conventional RapidWeaver themes. Our RapidTemplates allow 100% freeform design and 100% flexibility of placement and selection of every single component.

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  • Templates require only Stacks3!
  • Based on a free blank theme & freely available "donation ware" stacks
  • All images, icons, etc, supplied in a Warehoused folder + in-file documentation
  • Module design approach allows ease of use and total freedom
  • Copy+Paste modules to other RW projects
  • Starter or Font Examples Page included to help you get going quickly
  • PADDY stacks suite included
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F.A.Q.New Property

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  • What's the big difference between Templates and Projects?

    What's the big difference between Templates and Projects?

    Projects require the Foundation stacks bundle from Joe Workman (or Foundry for some) + Stacks3

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    Templates just need Stacks3.

    Yes that is correct. Templates do not need Foundation or Foundry stacks.

    How is this possible? Using some incredible new stacks from Big White Duck and S4S and also by developing our own suite of PADDY stacks, as wel as some custom CSS code and a whole load of testing, I got it all figured out (with some great help along the way).

    You do need a blank theme and some free stacks and while they are all free, you really should support those developers, i.e. by buying Andrew at BWD a serious amount of coffee to keep him going.

  • Requirements to use the Templates?

    Requirements to use the Templates?

    Please note that beta versions of RapidWeaver or Stacks are not supported. Once new non-beta versions are released, we will re-test and give the all clear.

    Minimum requirements:
    - RapidWeaver 6 or 7 - Beta versions are not supported - Stacks 3 - Beta versions are not supported - A blank theme such as Foundation free theme or ThemeFloods Blank Theme
    - BWD free stacks
    - An S4S free stack

    Will the Templates work with RW7? Absolutely.

    Note that there is extensive use of BWD (Big White Duck) stacks which are free to download and use. However, Andrew at BWD would appreciate a donation via his "Buy me a coffee" system. Although Andrew doesn't charge for his amazing stacks he has high overheads just to support what he does so well, so do the right thing. Similarly, Will's (S4S) free stacks are a great demo for his other Stacks and we highly recommend using Pro Gallery, Switcher, Lister and one of Will's Slider stacks in our Templates.

    Optional Stacks pre-configured for demonstration in the Template page - S4S Rotator - any slider stack should do, but if you don't have one, then this one is a good low cost option. - S4S Lister is used to show how useful it is and appropriate in this design. This is a real time saver but if you don't want to use Lister, then you can use the bullet point demo built exclusively with Stacks3 stacks in the Template file.

    All required stacks and themes are detailed in the readme file in the download zip file and also inside the Template main file.

  • Requirements to use the Projects?

    Requirements to use the Project files?

    Please note that beta versions of RapidWeaver or Stacks are not supported. Once new non-beta versions are released, we will re-test and give the all clear.

    Minimum requirements:

    • Rapidweaver 6 or 7 - Beta versions are not supported
    • Stacks 3 - Beta versions are not supported
    • Joe Workman's Foundation Stacks 1.7x or newer (including Foundation free theme)
    • Elixir Foundry for the Foundry Projects - see Project details
    • BWD free Foundation Plus & other stacks

    Will the Projects work with RW7? Absolutely

    Additional free stacks to get:

    • Various BWD & S4S free stacks detailed in each Product description. Note that there is extensive use of BWD (Big White Duck) Foundation Plus and other stacks which are free to download and use. However, Andrew at BWD would appreciate a donation via his "Buy me a coffee" system. Although Andrew doesn't charge for his amazing stacks he has high overheads just to support what he does so well, so do the right thing.

    Optional Stacks configured for use in Projects

    • Optional stacks detailed in each Project description

    Eg S4S Switcher is used in Project2, see each Project details

    FOUNDATION Stacks and current Foundation Theme

    Note that the Fondation Starter Pack is almost enough.

    The Starter Pack is essential, but the Addon Pack 1 provides 2 functions which may or may not be needed.
    Dropdown is used to show drop down a navigation menu in P1 (Demo 1 & Demo 2) but Glider could be used as an alternative and is better alternative IMHO. Glider is very useful. Forms are included in Addon Pack 1, but DooBox HTML Contact stack can be used as an alternative.
    So if you already own or decide to buy Glider and/or Contact Form, you don't need Addon Pack 1.

    Addon Pack 2 is not absolutely required either. Pack 2 adds Magellan and the smooth scroll between page links is provided by that function with BWD's MagicLink stack used in the Projects. However, as an alternative, if you have Tsooj's Media's SmoothScroll, you could use that instead as a great replecement.

    If you want to make your life easy and guaranteed to work, then get the whole Foundation which includes Starter, Add-On 1 & 2. If you want to save having to get Packs 1 or 2, then you will have to make some compromises by using an alternative Dropdown and an alternative smooth scroll.

    If using the Foundry Projects, all you need is Foundry

    Contact if further clarification is needed on whether the Foundation Starter Pack is enough.

  • Are beta versions of RapidWeaver or Stacks supported?

    Are beta versions of RapidWeaver or Stacks supported?

    Please note that beta versions of RapidWeaver or Stacks are not supported.

  • Can I use a Template, or modules from inside a Template, in any theme?

    Can I use a Template, or modules from inside a Template, in any theme?

    It is highly likely that you can do this inside a theme that supports Stacks. However, our Templates offer way more than a theme can offer so it might be the right time to move up a gear and abandon using themes.

    Modules

    A module is basically what is inside a Section and it is what you see filling the entire width of the screen. If your theme allows this, then the full screen width module should work. However, to be certain before purchase, download Sections Pro from Big White Duck (if you don't already have it) and use it as a test to see if your theme will work with it. Add a Section stack into the area that you want to check and set the height of the Section to 100% and to make life easier, add a background colour so that you will be able to see it. If that does work in your theme, then the Template modules should also work.

    Don’t forget to copy all of the site wide CSS (in RW Settings – Code in the CSS section) from the Template into any non Template file because you will also need that code. It is easier to just copy it all than be selective about just what is needed.

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    If your theme does not support Sections and our Templates, it is probably time to forget them and just use the Template as you will have far more flexibility.

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    Any of the stacks components inside a Section can be used wherever there is enough space for the stacks to fit. So anything you see inside a full width Section can be used outside that full width Section.

  • What is included with each Template?

    What is included with each Template?

    Each Template comes with a main Template RW file that contains the main page and a Starter Page, all of the pre configured, modules, and Sections. Also included is our full PADDY stacks suite which is a vital part of the our Template system.

    Modules

    Templates are made up of modules which are collections of pre configured stacks that can be placed anywhere in a page and most stacks have multiple configurations such as fonts, backgrounds, warehoused images, etc.. Each Module exists inside a Sections Pro stack and each Sections stack can be collapsed to hide from view. These modules are available to just select which ones you want and drag onto the page. Publish or Export and you will quickly have a working web site.

    A normal work procedure would be to drag a Section such as a footer, to the bottom of the page and work on that footer by adding, removing or altering the settings and contents. Each main element within each Section will already be pre-configured with multiple settings and there will be documentation in the main elements to explain the tricky stuff.

    In addition there are extras included with each Template. See below.

  • What is included with each Project?

    What is included with each Project?

    Project1 comes with a main Project file that contains all of the pre configured, modules, sections and stacks and Demo pages. Each project file has additional pages that provide an alternative design that are used to both illustrate an alternative visual look and also alternate configurations. In addition there is a Starter Page to either get you going quickly or to use as a Foundation training page. There is also an Options Page that include extra stacks, that if you have these stack, you will be able to use them. An EasyCMS/TotalCMS edit page is also included to act as the text edit page for the CMS demo in the Demo Page.

    Project 2 and higher are detailed in their specific decription on the Projects page.

    Note that we are adding Foundry projects to selected projects starting with Project8.

    Modules

    Projects are made up of modules which are collections of pre configured stacks that can be placed anywhere in a page and most stacks have multiple configurations such as fonts, backgrounds, warehoused images, etc.. Just select the tick box and preview to see how each of these pre-configured settings take effect. An example module would be a Landing full screen page with navigation, a 3 column product introduction, a Product Section, a Services Section and a Footer Section with contact details. These modules are available to just select which ones you want and drag onto the page. Publish or Export and you will have a working web site.

    Project1 uses ePartials extensively. Each module, Section and stack is saved as a Stacks Partial within the Project1 file and is backed up in a Partials Dump Page. A normal work procedure would be to drag a Partial such as Footer variation 2, to the bottom of the page and then Unpack the Partial. Each main element within each Partial stack will already be pre-configured with multiple settings and there will be documentation (inside the module or Partial) to explain the tricky stuff. E.g. The full range of possible background image settings are already used throughout the Project. I.e. Settings for no background, a solid colour background, multiple gradients and also Image background with multiple options. So if you want to understand how to implement a semi transparent image fixed background using a warehoused image, that is already setup for you. There is no better way to understand something than to see a working and tested example. This process also aids rapidly prototyping your design.

    Familiarity with the Stacks 3 Partials concept is something that you should have a basic understanding of to make swift progress. If you are not familiar with Partials then watching Joe Workman's excellent Partials video would be well worth doing. In fact, watch all of Joe's videos if you haven't already, as they really are an excellent introduction and aid in using most of the stacks in these Projects.

  • Extras and additional resources included with Templates & Projects.

    Extras and additional resources included with Templates & Projects.

    There are a number of useful resources included with every Template & Project package.

    There is a folder of images already setup as a warehoused folder containing the images, icons, dividers, background images and bullet icons used in the Templates & Projects. There are extra images provided to aid in the selection of your images to use in your design. All images are sized and optimised for Foundation, e.g. all large images are sized for mobile, tablet and desktop. The svg images are editable in a decent graphics editor such as Autodesk's Graphic. The images provided are really a guide to se how a similar image is sized and also to see how it looks. Most users will replace these demo images with their own images.

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    There is additional CSS used to style some stacks. This is used where a stack (or theme) doesn't provide this functionality or sometimes it's just quicker and easier to do a bit of hand coding. This will be explained in the module notes.

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    Modules, Sections and stacks will contain help notes explaining their function and what is specific to their configuration that needs explaining and is placed conveniently inside the project file in a PADDYNotes stack (which does not get published).

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    Additional README filea are included in the zipped Template or Project that details the requirements and also any other information relevant to the initial use of the Template or Project.

    Note that all images and icons used in the demos are included.

    Additional resources included with Project1.

    In general there are more resources in Project1. The Project1 use Partials to hold the modules and each module is documented.

    In Project1, there is also a folder of fonts already setup as a font folder containing inline fonts and web fonts all ready to be use with Font Pro.

  • What are the required PADDY stacks?

    What are the required PADDY stacks included with each Template?

    A vital part of our Templates is our suite of PADDY stacks. Currently there are 14 stacks in the suite and are best described in the PADDY stacks page. The Templates will not work without our PADDY stacks.

    All PADDY stacks

    The PADDY stacks are a Vital part of our Template System. The Templates will not work without them.

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    The PADDYNotes stack contains all of the help and guidance documentation located inside the project files.

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    Each stack provides either a function or high degree of ease of use that is not available in any other stack.

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    The PADDY stack suite makes building great looking web sites easier and quicker.

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    The core concept was to crteate a modular system so that PADDY stacks can be combined to provide complex configurations yet remain easy to understand and use.

  • I only have experience of using themes. What's right for me - Temlates or Projects?

    I only have experience of using themes. What's right for me - Temlates or Projects?

    If you have used themes in RapidWeaver but find them too limiting and you always have to make a compromise, then Templates would be perfect for you. Templates are the next progression from themse and open the door (actually kick the door wide open) to total design freedom without any compromise. As long as you have Stacks3 then you just need our Templates and you will never go back to using themes.

    Absolutely. There is no quicker route to getting to a professional looking and tested web site. Starting from a blank page, as Foundation does, can be daunting. Just load up the project files and starting making simple changes such as changing your text.

    A Starter Page is included which is a simplified page layout with all of the backend CSS loaded up. You can start dragging modules from the main page into the Starter page to begin building. The additional notes within the Templates will help greatly. If you really mess things up, just go back to your saved project file and it will all be working again.

    Note that you do need to devote time to understand not only the Templates but also Stacks and RapidWeaver.

  • Can Templates be used with Foundation or any other framework?

    Can Templates be used with Foundation or any other framework?

    Yes indeed they can. Because they are based on Stacks3, they are designed to work seamlesly with Foundation and other frameworks that use Stacks3. They will work seamlessly with Foundation and can be a great source of ready made module to drap into your Foundation projects.

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    The PADDY stacks provide many functions that are not available in Foundation so our Templates actually extend the functionality of Foundation. E.g. Our unique 2 & 3Col stacks and also 3 way breakpoints with proportional padding in many of the stacks. It is possible to build 5, 7 and 9 equal sized grids using the PADDYCol stacks - Think outside the 12 grid box!

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    The device screenwidth breakpoints used by Stacks and Foundation are slightly different, but this shouldn't cause any issues. In situations where you want to match all breakponts then either swap out the S3 column stacks for the Foundation column stacks or BWD Foundation compatible Grummage suite or use our PADDY stacks. The PADDY stacks allow S3 Column and Foundation Column stacks to work together using the same breakpoints. The adjustablity of the PADDY stacks allow them to fit in with all Frameworks.

  • I'm a seasoned web designer. What's right for me?

    I'm a seasoned web designer. What's right for me?

    Templates are perfect for those experienced RapidWeaver & Stacks users who don't use Foundation but want to break free from the world of RapidWeaver Themes and move to the next level of web design. If you are comfortable using Themes with Stacks, then you will be quite at home with our Templates and will not want to go back to the theme world. The Templates have documentation throughout that cover the layouts that benefit from additional information. However, once you become familiar with a Template, you will learn to quickly adapt the modules into exactly the design you want.

    Project1 is a more detailed solution with additional pre configured modules and pages and use Partials throughout. Project2 is an ideal format the extra pages such as TotalCMS edit, Options demo pages and Fonts, yet is still a very complete solution. All Projects are therefore perfect if you want to save time and money and build great web sites quicker. The Projects are real time savers and just compare the purchase price with your hourly rate to realise the advantage.

    You might want to use a Project to quickly add in a prospective clients name and logo and then use to demonstrate how a new design web site might look. This can prompt those customers who don't know what they want, until they see something. It can begin and accelerate that dialogue.

  • Can I integrate CMS into Templates & Projects?

    Can I integrate CMS into a Project?

    Yes, and Project1 is already setup for you with Easy/TotalCMS.

    EasyCMS examples have been setup and configured in the OptionsCMS page. 2 sub pages are setup showing various ways to use CMS to edit text in a variety of different ways

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    Once you publish the OptionsCMS and CMSEdit pages you can use the CMS system live. If you would like to use the demo version please contact for a temp login password to login on this sites CMS system.

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    TotalCMS will of course also work

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    An additional CMS Edit page is already setup and configured so you can just copy the whole page into your project. PageSafe is used but it can be deleted for testing purposes if you want to use an alternative Admin security system.

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    Is this a really cool thing or what? Yes it certainly is.

    Yes, and Project3 is a fully configured restaurant based site built around PulseCMS

    Can I integrate CMS into a Template or project?

    The Templates & Projects are a perfect place to use EasyCMS or TotalCMS or indeed any other CMS solution. Just ask on the Webdeersign forums if more information is needed.

    Template5 is a fully configured site built around PulseCMS

  • What sort of support is available?

    What sort of support is available?

    Firstly there is a great deal of documented support, video tutorials and forum support for stacks. That is one of Stacks3 really big advantages, so Google will often be your initial way to find more information.

    Sources of Templates support:

    Webdeersign forum
    Webdeersign at Weaver's Space
    Big White Duck forum

    Email support is of course offered in direct response to specific Templates & Projects questions.

    The Joew Workman and Big White Duck support forums are the first place to start searching for an answer. In these well established support forums you will catch the attention of the smartest most helpful RW users. However, firstly make sure that you try to search for your query first.

    Joe Workman's New Weaver's Space
    Joe Workman's older G+ forum but still a great place to search
    Big White Duck forum - excellent

    Sources of support for Projects i.e. Foundation:

    Joe Workman Foundation Docs Portal
    Zurb Foundation Docs Portal (if you need to go deep under the hood)

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    Secondly there is a great deal of documented support, video tutorials and forum support for Foundation. That is one of Foundation's really big advantages.
    Sources of support for Foundation:

    Joe Workman Foundation YouTube Videos
    Joe Workman Foundation Vimeo Videos

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    Thirdly are the support forums specific to Foundation and Big White Ducks. In these well established support forums you will catch the attention of the smartest most helpful Foundation users. However, firstly make sure that you try to search for your query first:

    Joe Workman's New Weaver's Space
    Joe Workman's older G+ forum but still a great place to search
    Big White Duck forum - excellent

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    We have a Support Forum that will act as the initial place to ask day to day technical questions as well as pre purchase questions. Don't forget the powerful Search facility in the forum and as it grows, it will become the main resource for Support. Webdeersign support forum at Joe Workman's Weaver's Space at Webdeersign at Weaver's Space .

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    Finally, because of the nature of these Templates & Projects, they are delivered tested and working. If something doesn't work straight out of the box, then get in touch immediately. If you find that you have made a modification that has upset something, then you can always go back to a saved working version or worst case, is to load up the original working template or Project and then trace your steps carefully.

  • What documentation is provided?

    What sort of documentation is provided?

    Notes are provided in every page that detail the requirements and other information. The notes are hidden from view inside our PADDYNotes stack that can be hidden from view and the content will never be published. All notes can be deleted or removed from any module if you want to but it is advisable to leave them there.

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    General Notes are provided in every page that detail the specific information about that page together with helpful information on image warehousing and fonts. This would be your second port of call if dealing with an issue. The notes are hidden from view inside a PADDYNotes stack.
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    Things to be aware of are detailed explaining the things that may need further explaining.

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    These notes would be the first thing to look at if something is not clear

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    Caution information for anything that needs careful attention such as being aware that font size is important or text content might overflow without further adjustment

  • What about interesting optional stacks?

    Project1 file stacks options:

    There is a special Demo Options page in Project1, that contains stacks options that are alternative options to using Foundation Stacks. These are not better options but just alternative options that have some advantage such as easier to configure or understand. If you have these stacks then you may prefer to use them and examples of how they would be used are shown on this page.

    Example of Demo Options Page notes:

    1. DooBox's Contact HTML form is used in myRevealcontact2 at the bottom of the page. This has been placed into a CSSBox and styled with CSS to better match Foundation and also this design. This stack is very easy to setup and use.

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    1. S4S HoverBox4 is used in the first page to provide a better hover effect using an alternative image for the hover. Also the layout of this stack is easy to understand and see what is happening on the page. HoverBox is one of the most useful stacks to have to provide a hover effect, i.e. it swaps a new image for hover and lends itself for many great effects. Really well suited to using with image icons and social media icons.

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    1. EasyCMS and TotalCMS. You must have either EasyCMS or use the free 30 trial or have a license to use TotalCMS for this to work and you must also have published this page to your server. This example also uses Joe Workmans's Page Safe stack to provide a secure log in. You can delete this stack if you want to just try it or will use your own server security to secure the CMS page. In the About Us page, the About Us Header and Paragraph text on the left is setup to be edited by CMS. This has also been setup on the iPhone image slider for 3rd slide on the orange/pink background. Also at the bottom of this page is a small LOG IN link in the footer. This will take you to the CMS edit page and you will need to enter your log in code, which has been set to xxxxxx in this example. See the Project page CMSedit to see in detail how this is created. This shows the basics for using Easy and TotalCMS.

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    1. Post Office (Joe Workman) newsletter sign up stack. This is configured using some CSS (roundaBoxer) to blend the email enter box with the sign up button. The buttons are selected to be split but without the CSS they appear as 2 fully rounded boxes. The CSS styles them to look integrated as 1 long rounded button.

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    1. S4S Switcher stack. This is perfect stack in that it doesn't cost much yet is a real time saver if you want to make bullet lists. The demo here is setup using Markdown and Font Awesome symbols, but the real beauty of this stack is that it can be used with warehouse images allowing you to use whatever symbols you want. Note that depending on font size, spacing, etc it may be necessary to adjust the comprehensive positional adjustments in the Switcher stack. The demo stack has been placed inside the iPad slider but it can be used anywhere. Of course you could also use TotalCMS to CMS edit the Switcher text.

    Projects that use options will be detailed in each Projects & Templates description

    Template Options:

    The optional stacks above are just as applicable in the Template files as in the Project files.

  • How can I support the developers who create free stacks and themes?

    What was used to build this web site?

    This site was originally built with Rapidweaver 6, Stacks3 & Foundation, using the modules mosty from Project1 and a couple of future Projects. When we developed our Template concept together with the PADDY suite of stacks, this site is now slowly being rebuilt with less and less Foundation stacks. There is no way a RW theme could be used to build a site like this. Since we have now released our Templates, this site will continue to be modified using our Template approach. Using Foundation to prototype it in the first place was however, a definite advantage.

  • Do I have to pay additional Tax?

    Do I have to pay additional Tax?

    No. The price you see is the price you pay in US Dollars. If you are in the EU or other area that requires an additional tax, the correct VAT or tax will be paid to your country of origin, by us. We receive the purchase price less the tax paid and of course an additional fee to handle this, plus an additional per transaction fee and also a monthly fee is also charged to us.

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