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  • Install Help
  • QWhy isn't the paid version installing ?
    ASince I am one of the few developers that offers demo versions of my stacks, this situation sometimes pops up when users already have a demo version installed. Here's how to fix it:

    • RW5: In the menu, go to RapidWeaver > Manage Themes and Plugins > RapidWeaver folder > Stacks folder.  Find the relevant stack(s) with the name Demo in them and delete those demo versions.
    • Drag and drop the paid version into the same Stacks folder.
    • Shut down & restart RapidWeaver 5.  The new paid version should now be visible in the Stacks Element Library under "Stack-Its".

    • RW6: In the menu, go to RapidWeaver 6 or '7' > Manage Addons....  Find the relevant stack(s) using the Stacks tab.  They should have Demo in the name, then right-click on the icon and select Delete Add-on.
    • Drag and drop the paid version onto the RW6/RW7 icon in the dock which should install the paid version.
    • Shut down & restart RapidWeaver.  The new paid version should now be visible in the Stacks Element Library under "Stack-Its".
  • EasyDB
  • QWhat are the requirements for the suite of EasyDB stacks ?
    AThese stacks require the web design software RapidWeaver 6/7/8 from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks v3.5/4 from YourHead Software.  It also requires a unix/linux server that supports PHP v5.4+.
  • QWhat help files are available for the EasyDB stacks ?
    AThere are a number of great videos available that go through all the features of the EasyDB main suite stacks - just go to the Product Page and look toward the bottom for the video tab & click the 'Go to Videos' image.

    Docs for the add-on FreeForm Pro stacks can be found at the bottom of the EasyDB page - just look for the tabs next to the video tab. Click one of them and then you will see a Docs tab along the upper left edge of the page - click that to get a list of doc sections for that particular stack.
  • rwBackup
  • QWhere is the rwBackup stack & rwBackup App ?
    AThis stack, along w/ the rwBackup App have been retired & are no longer available.
  • ImagePack
  • QWhat are the requirements for the ImagePack stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks v3.0+ from YourHead Software.
  • QWhat functions does the ImagePack stack provide ?
    A
    • Image Styles:  ImagePack allows you to arrange images in either 'Perspective' or 'Laid Back' orientation.  Images will be automatically stacked on top of each other.  Perspective shows images rotated at approximately at 45 degrees and Laid Back shows images rotated away from the viewer.
    •  Thumbnail image sizes can be set relative to the width available.
    •  Image overlap is determined by the overlap & top margin controls & upon mouse hover/single tap, reveal controls determine how much the images spread apart prior to selection.
    •  Images open up in a gallery with clean button controls for desktops & swipe functionality for mobile browsers.
    • Large Images:  Upon selecting an image the large image will animate and fill the space.  Controls for the title & close button color and shadow, as well as, title background color are provided.  Controls for standard web web fonts, font weight & style are provided.  An optional Google font can be used as well.

  • QHow do I add images to ImagePack ?
    AClick the Blue Plus button to add an additional ImagePack Image stack.  Controls for setting the image source are provided within the ImagePack Image stacks for Drop-In, Resources or Warehousing images.  The Title and alt text for the large image is also set within these controls.
  • QHow do I fix thumbnails not spreading out on hover/tap ?
    AThe default settings are probably too much for the thumbnails.  Decrease Thumb Overlap and Thumb Reveal, and adjust till the animation works as desired.
  • QHow do I add more than 5 images to ImagePack ?
    AThe controls default to a max of 5 images to minimize the amount of scrolling that may be required in mobile phones.  If more are desired, select the last image stack, hold down option and release it at the bottom to make a copy.  You can then edit the new copy & the Blue Add button will appear again if you want to add more images.
  • MoxTalk
  • QWhere is the MoxTalk stack ?
    AThis stack has been retired & is no longer available.
  • QWhat are the requirements for the NavHelper stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks v2.0+ and v3.0+ from YourHead Software.
  • QWhat functions does the NavHelper stack provide ?
    A
    • Navs:  NavHelper provides up to 20 navigation links to hide.  Simply enter the name of the page, exactly as it's spelled in the sidebar.
    • Hide Sub Levels:  You control whether sublevels to selected navigation links are hidden.
    • Hide Elements:  You can control whether the supporting elements for links such as disclosure triangles and side borders are hidden.
    • Hide All Navigation:  You can optionally hide all navigation and a div/class input box is given to enter the parent enclosing the navigation.
  • Rate-It
  • QWhat are the requirements for the Rate-It stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks v2.5+ and v3.0+ from YourHead Software.
  • QWhat functions does the Rate-It stack provide ?
    A
    • Automatic Updating:  Once a vote is cast, Rate-It will update the star rating, as well as, the vote count, if enabled.
    • Sizing:  Rate-It allows you control the size of the stars, as well as, the vote text.
    • Color:  Controls are provided to set the color for stars, as well as, the vote text.
    • Rating Hints:  There are five hint settings where you can set the text rating related to each star.
    • Votes:  The votes can be optionally turned off.
    • Star Spacing:  The spacing between the stars can be optionally turned off.
    • Multiple Vote Prevention:  Once a vote has been cast, the visitor will not be able to select another vote rating.
  • QWhy can't I see Rate-It function in Preview ?
    ADue to the storage of rating files, it will not function correctly in Preview.  Simply Publish to see the proper functionality.
  • PrintMe
  • QWhat are the requirements for the PrintMe stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks v2.5+ and v3.0+ from YourHead Software.  It also requires a unix/linux server that supports PHP.
  • QWhat functions does the PrintMe stack provide ?
    A
    • Creates Print Button or Print Links:  PrintMe allows you to create a Print Button and/or a Print Nav Link.
    • Enable Nav/Button:  Controls are provided to turn on/off the display of the print button and print nav link.
    • Print Button Settings:  The print button has a range of settings.  Controls include: custom print text, text color, text size and button top margin, horizontal alignment & background color.
    • Print Nav Link Settings:  The print nav link has an input to enter the id of the div that wraps the navigation you're targeting.  A print nav link will be added to the end of the navigation using the custom print text and will match the styles set for the navigation in the theme.
    • Print Settings:  The print settings have a range of settings.  Controls include: Page title which will be displayed at the top of the page if 'Print header & footers' is enabled in the print window, Page Info area will be displayed at the top of the first page and is a good place to state any info you wish the viewer to have such as company name and page url, Print Areas are the id of div areas you wish to print and Print css which provides custom css to help cleanup print layouts.
    • Print Helper:  You can enable the print helper and in Preview you can click on a desired area and it will display the selected id.  The background color will temporarily flash yellow to indicate the area selected.
  • QHow does the PrintMe stack function ?
    AThe stack requires support of PHP, thus it will automatically add a .php extension to the page.  Due to the php requirement, it will not function correctly in Preview, you will see a warning in the page and the Print Areas & Print CSS will not be applied correctly.  Simply Publish to see the proper functionality.  If the page had an .html extension before adding PrintMe, then a new page with a .php extension will be created on your web server.  You will need to look on your web server with an FTP program, such as Cyberduck, find the old .html version of the page and remove it.  This is necessary, as web servers will often continue to show the old .html version.

    In order to find out the divs to Print Areas, you can use the Print Helper at the bottom of the controls & then preview the page using File > Preview Page in .  When you click on areas you want to print, it will show a popup window with divs that wrap that area & the area will flash yellow afterward.  Note: Be sure to turn off Print Helper before Publishing.  Or you can manually find out the name of the Print Area divs by right-clicking on elements and select inspect element.  If you don't see inspect element when right-clicking, you will need to go to RW's Preferences > General & check Enable Web Developer tools.  Once you know what divs wrap the parts you want to print, then just enter them in Print Areas, EX. #one, #two, etc.

    Note: if visitors don't click the Print button or Print nav link and instead manually print from the browser, then the custom print functionality won't work.  This is expected, as most viewers will actively look for a visual print link when printing.
  • Counter
  • QWhere is the Counter stack ?
    AThis stack has been retired & is no longer available.
  • QWhat are the requirements for the Counter stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks v2.0+ and v3.0+ from YourHead Software.
  • QWhat functions does the Counter stack provide ?
    A
    • Creates a Counter of Elements:
      Counter allows you to count three different ways: Characters which gives you a count of all characters in a particular stack (spaces not counted), Words which gives you a count of all words in a particular stack and Page Word Count which gives you a count of a specific word on the entire page.  This is handy for SEO keyword checking purposes.
    • Count Limit:  Allows you to set an upper count limit which, when exceeded the count will turn red in Preview.  Provides an easy way to track how much you've typed.
    • BodyText Settings:  The main typing area has a range of settings.  Controls include: text color, text size, background color and transparent background option.
    • Enable Counter:  A control is provided to turn on/off the display of the counts.  It can be turned off when Publishing and the stack will display as normal text.
  • InitialisPro
  • QWhere is the InitialisPro stack ?
    AThis stack has been retired & is no longer available.
  • QWhat are the requirements for the InitialisPro stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks v2.0+ and v3.0+ from YourHead Software.
  • QWhat functions does the InitialisPro stack provide ?
    A
    • Creates a Custom Initial for a Starting Paragraph:  An initial is commonly known as a decorative element, such as an ornate letter, that is placed at the beginning of a paragraph.
      InitialisPro allows you to create three different cap styles: Drop-cap which is the initial surrounded by the text, a Baseline-cap which aligns the bottom of the initial with the first line of body text and a Margin-cap which moves the initial to the left of the body text w/o any text wrapping below it.
    • Google Fonts:  InitialisPro allows for the selection of google fonts from the entire web font collection.
    • Font Awesome  InitialisPro allows for the selection of font awesome icons from the entire collection.
    • Main Character Settings:  The main character has a whole range of settings.  Controls include: sizing from small to absolutely huge, character input of your choice, character color selection and twenty two shadow styles w/ custom shadow size and color controls.
    • Background Settings:  Background settings include: background color and transparency selection, border width, six border styles, border color, transparent border option, shadow size and color controls, corner radius selection, vertical alignment, size adjustment, custom background image import from either a Drop in image well or from Resources or from a Warehouse folder and a background image sizing helper to make getting the right background image size a snap.
    • Body Text Settings: Adjustments include: vertical and horizontal offsets from the main character, first-line indent or outdent as desired, justify of body text and clipping fix control for first letter clipping in some outdent situations.
    • Responsive Sizing:  A control is available to allow for automatic resizing on smaller mobile phone screens.
  • QWhat is the checkbox 'Font Awesome Review' ?
    AThis checkbox shows you to see all of the Font Awesome icons available when viewed in Preview.  Simply choose an icon and type the name given into the Font Awesome input box.
  • QWhat is the pulldown 'Shadow Styles' all about ?
    AThe pulldown allows you to select from 22 predefined shadow styles.  They are grouped into sets of 3 (sm, med & lg) which you should select based on the font size that you choose.
  • Default provides a nice dark grey softened shadow.
  • Embossed provides highlighted and dark edges that simulates a raised letter.
  • Pillow provides a soft-edged highlight and dark edges that simulates an indented, yet rounded look.
  • Etched provides a vertical sharp highlight that simulates an engraved look.
  • Letterpress provides vertical softened dark edges that simulates a raised letter.
  • Glow provides a soft diffuse highlight that simulates a neon look and is usually looks best with a light bright color.
  • Milky provides extra-soft dark edges and is usually best used with a light letter and background.

  • If you wish to change the preassigned shadow color, then select the "Shadow" color well to change the main shadow color.  Some styles have a second white companion shadow which creates the specific style and can't be changed.
  • QHow do you use the 'Space' settings in the Alignment group ?
    ADue to the way fonts render and the many interactions between the background, the view within Edit mode and sometimes even in Preview is only an approximation.  The space settings represent the space between the main character and the corresponding edge of the background.  To see an accurate view, Publish the page, and check to see if any of the Space settings need to be tweaked.
  • QWhy is there a dot in the upper left corner of the background ?
    AThere is functionality that allows you to add a background image.  If you have "Use BG Image" checked, then this will show initially in the upper left corner.  Uncheck it if you don't want a background image, or if you do, then Drop in an image into the image well or enter a Resources path or a Warehouse folder path.
  • QHow do you use Drop In, Resources or Warehouse folder for background image ?
    AMake sure "Use BG Image" is checked.  For "Image Source" select the general input method of either 'Use Drop In' or 'Use Resources/Warehouse'.
    For Drop in, you will be shown an image well, in which you can drop an image.
    For Resources/Warehouse method, the "Image Folders" selection will be shown and then select the specific method of either 'Use Resources' or 'Use Warehouse folder'.   Either a 'Resources Image' or a 'Warehouse Image' input box will be shown, in which you can enter the path to the image.
  • QWhat is the checkbox 'Border Transparency' ?
    AIf the user wishes to use a border that is transparent, then check this box.  The border will inherit the transparency of the background color.  Note: Transparent border is not available when using a background image, so uncheck "Border Transparency".  However, you may incorporate the transparency into the image that you provide and remove the border by setting "BG Border Width" to 0.
  • QWhy are the rounded corners not showing correctly in Edit mode when I place a background image ?
    AThere are scripts that run to create the rounded corners.  Since these scripts don't run in Edit mode, the corners will not be exact.  When viewed in Preview or Published/Exported, the rounded corners will appear correctly.
  • QWhy are the character & background shadows not showing correctly in Edit mode ?
    AThere are scripts that run to edit the shadows when color selections are made.  Since these scripts don't run in Edit mode, the shadows may not appear correctly.  When viewed in Preview or Published/Exported, the shadows will appear correctly.
  • QWhat is the checkbox 'Show Image Size' ?
    AIf the user wishes to use a background image, this setting is used to easily determine the image size.  Note: An overlay in Preview mode with red letters will display the width and height.  After determining the correct size, this checkbox should be disabled before you Publish.
  • QWhat is the checkbox 'Resize on Small Screen' ?
    AThis control will automatically responsively resize the initialis if it is viewed on mobile phone screens of 640px or smaller.
  • QWhat about IE support ?
    AThe stack will provide main character text shadows in IE8+.  Rounded corners wlll be allowed to gracefully degrade in IE < 10.  Background box shadow is supported in IE9+.
  • Image ReSize
  • QWhat are the requirements for the Image ReSize stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks v2.0+ and v3.0 from YourHead Software.
  • QWhat functions does the Image ReSize stack provide ?
    A

    Image ReSize:

    • Edit-Mode Display:  A selection of the major options are displayed in the Edit Window.  For Resources/Warehouse images, the Image Source and its path displayed.  The Captions/Titles for both sizes display in the selected font, font weight, color and shadow.  For Drop In images, the original image is displayed w/ any of the default Stack image options that have been applied.  The surrounding text has an indicator whether the text is enabled or not.
    • Captions:  Controls are available for both of the caption sizes for font, font size, font weight, line height, text alignment, text shadow vertical positioning, padding and hide controls.  Please note for controls with selection lists that have 'Theme Default' selected as the default:  if that characteristic was never defined in the theme, then it won't work on that setting and it will need to be set to another value.
    • Image:  Sizing controls are provided for both the small and large image sizes.  The image can be floated either left or right or the text can be disabled to just show the image automatically centered.  If the user has a small original image to start with, the controls allow up to 150% for the large size and an alert warning will be displayed in edit mode about pixelation.  If the user selects a large size that is larger than the available width, then the stack will auto-size the image to fit in the space available.  When using Resource/Warehouse images, controls are provided for image border width, radius, shadow, border color and alt tag controls.
  • QHow do I use the image source ?
    AIf you are using a Drop In image, first verify Image Folders is set to "Not Used" and then set Image Source to "Use Drop In".  Be sure to go to Stack's blue edit mode and within the Layout panel, uncheck Constrain Width & Constrain Height.  This will allow the original image size to be used & thus Image ReSize will be able to use the full size available to it.

    If you are using a Resources or Warehouse image, first set Image Source to "Use Resources/Warehouse".  Then set Image Folders to either "Use Resources" or "Use Warehouse folder".  A corresponding image input will appear.  If using Resources, enter a relative path to the image - Ex. Image in root of Resources: myimage.jpg or if it's in a folder w/in Resources: myfolder/myimage.jpg  If using Warehouse, you can enter either a relative or absolute path to the image.
  • QHow do I add padding below an image w/ a title ?
    ANormally, you can use padding controls for both top & bottom for the captions and normally the bottom padding can be used to create space below the caption.  For the large view, if you have chosen for Vertical Position: "Title Above Image", then there will be a "Bottom Padding" revealed in the image controls to create space below the image.
  • QHow do I add padding below a caption ?
    APadding controls are provided for both top & bottom for the captions and the bottom padding can be used to create space below the caption.  Even when you choose to hide a caption, the bottom padding will still work.
  • QWhat about rounded corners using a Drop In image ?
    AThe Drop In controls utilize the built-in image editing options of Stacks, which doesn't support rounded corners.  To edit the Drop In image, highlight the image by clicking it and then select the blue "Edit" button.  If rounded corners are desired, then use either a Resources or Warehouse image which has an "Image Radius" control provided.
  • QWhat about IE support ?
    AAll modern css properties like text shadow & rounded corners are fully supported in modern browsers.  Rendering in older browsers (currently IE9+) will render content differently depending on which one you are using.  This stack allows the content to degrade gracefully.
  • LinkTracker
  • QWhere is the LinkTracker stack ?
    AThis stack has been retired & is no longer available.
  • QWhat are the requirements for the LinkTracker stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks v2.0+ and v3.0 from YourHead Software.
    The count functionality requires PHP 5+ to be running on your server.
  • QWhat functions does the LinkTracker stack provide ?
    A
    • Tracking Display:  An easy tracking table is displayed right in RapidWeaver Edit mode.  It shows an unlimited number of links that are being tracked, along with the link url that the visitor is being sent to, along with a click count for each link.  A date stamp is also provided to show when the first clicked occurred and shows as "Clicks Since: mm/dd/yyy"
    • Link:  The link can either be assigned to custom text or a custom image.
    • Text  Controls are available for the link text for font size, a selection of 20 web-safe fonts, Google font controls, font weight, font style, text & shadow controls.  For controls with selection lists that have 'Theme Default' selected as the default.  Please Note: if that characteristic was never defined in the theme, then it won't work on that setting and it will need to be set to another value.
    • Image:  Controls are available for the link image for selection of either resource or warehouse image use, image border width, radius, shadow and color controls.
  • QHow do I set up LinkTracker file references ?
    A

    LinkTracker Count:


    • It's best to place this stack on a page by itself, as it normally won't be seen by anyone but you.
      In the Page Inspector > General tab, uncheck "Show in menu".
    • A single LinkTracker Count stack can handle unlimited links within a website, so you only need to set up one count page.
    • This page will automatically be assigned a .php extension so that php scripts can function.
    • This page will only run on a Published page & you will always see a php error in Preview.
    • The "Path to DB folder" is the folder related to this count page.  Folder naming conventions are as follows (for RW6+):  For a page that is the home page or other pages that are located at the root w/o a folder specified (ie. the same level as the home page), then the folder name will be named by combining the page name with a suffix "_files", i.e. for the home page, "index_files".  If you drop a page into another one creating a subfolder w/ a folder specified or specify a folder in General Settings, then the folder name would be "files".  Let's assume we named this page "count.php", it's not the home page, but it is in the root. So, the path to DB folder would be "count_files".
    • "This Page URL" is asking for the absolute url address for this page.  You should be able to figure this out from your folder structure, but you can always publish this page and then use an FTP program to find the page & figure out the path.
      Once you get the DB folder & Absolute URL entered correctly, go ahead and Publish this page.
    • You will need to change the permissions of the actual database file so that it can be written to.
      Using your favorite FTP program, find the count page folder and inside of it will be a folder named "link tracker".  Do a "Get Info" (or however your FTP program edits permissions) on the file inside called "linktracker.db".  Change the unix permissions to 644, i.e. read and write for owner & read only for group & everyone else.
    • If you look on the published count page, you should see the tracking display titles "# / Target URL / Clicks" showing. There's no click information yet, so nothing else will show until a LinkTracker Link is set up and clicked.
    • Since the Tracking Display is really what we're interested in, I've provided the "linktrackercount" snippet which can be double-clicked to install it.  Then just find it in the Snippets panel and drag and drop it into Page Inspector > Header tab > CSS tab > Custom CSS.  The css code will try and remove header and navigation elements, so you can see the display w/o a lot of vertical scrolling.
    • WARNING: Anytime this page is published, the count clicks and date stamp will reset.
      Anytime you are doing work on the website and Publishing something - Be sure to note & record the clicks somewhere so that information is not lost !

    LinkTracker Link:


    • The first control is the "Link" button.  This utilizes Stack's built-in linking panel so simply choose the page/file/resource you wish to link to.  If you choose an exterior website or an absolute url, then be sure to enable the "Link is Absolute URL" checkbox.
    • The "Path to DB folder" control is asking for the relative path from the link page to the count page folder.  FYI - this is the same page that is referenced in LinkTracker Count, but will have a path to it as well.  LInkTracker Count actually creates this folder automatically, so reference the LinkTracker Count section and then come back here.
      Once you've set up the count page, copy the folder name here and add any path as necessary.
      If you need to go up a folder level then use "../"
    • Once you have the paths set up you can publish the link page(s) and click the links.  If you look in the published count page, you should now see click data being displayed along w/ a date stamp.
    • If the click data is not being displayed, then it's most likely one of the folder names or paths are incorrect.
  • Holiday Gift
  • QWhat are the requirements for the Holiday Gift stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks from YourHead Software.
    This 'element' stack requires Stacks v2.0+ and v3.0+
  • QWhat functions does the Holiday Gift stack provide ?
    A

    Holiday Gift:

    • Height/Width:  Controls are available for adjusting the overall height & width.  Please Note: Due to the nature of the stack, the proportions may vary, depending on the size of the screen that it's viewed on.  Setting the height to 100% width a smaller height might help produce better proportions on mobile devices.
    • Font:  Controls are available for the editable text areas for font size, a selection of 20 web-safe fonts, Google font controls, font weight, font style, text & shadow color.  For controls with selection lists that have 'Theme Default' selected as the default.  Please Note: if that characteristic was never defined in the theme, then it won't work on that setting and it will need to be set to another value.
    • Center Ribbon:  A control is provided to hide the center ribbon, in case it's presence is too distracting for the text below.
  • QWhat if the top of the box is clipped ?
    ASelect the Holiday Gift stack and apply some top padding to remove the clipping.
  • LetterSlide
  • QWhere is the LetterSlide stack ?
    AThis stack has been retired & is no longer available.
  • QWhat are the requirements for the LetterSlide stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks from YourHead Software.
    This 'element' stack requires Stacks v2.0+ and v3.0+
  • QWhat functions does the LetterSlide stack provide ?
    A

    LetterSlide:

    • Animated Letters/Words:  An "Animation Type" control is provided that allows you to select either animation letter-by-letter or as a word group that stays together.
    • Animation Delay:  A control is provided that allows you select from ten options that provide a delay, in milliseconds, between the animation start for each letter.
    • Animation Speed:  A control is provided that allows you to select from eleven options that set the overall time that the animation runs, in milliseconds.
    • Animation Easing:  An "Easing Anim" control is provided that allows you to select from thirty-one options that set the animation easing style that is applied.  Here's a site with a complete description and example of each: Easing Animation Types
    • Animation Direction:  An "Animation Dir" control is provided that allows you to select movement direction: either "First - Lft / Second - Rt" : first goes left, second goes right or
      "First - Rt / Second - Lft": first goes right, second goes left.
    • Same-Word Hover:  A "Hover 2nd Word" control is provided that allows you select a hover type animation in which the hover word slides on top of the current word, Note: only use this option when the first word equals the second word.
    • Font:  Controls are available for both first and second words for font size, a selection of 20 web-safe fonts, Google font controls, font weight, font style, text color, text shadow size, text shadow blur and text shadow color.  For the controls with selection lists that have 'Theme Default' selected as the default.  Please Note: if that characteristic was never defined in the theme, then it won't work on that setting and it will need to be set to another value.
    • Custom Link:  A link control option is provided that allows you to enter the url link path to your target page.
    • Letter Margin & Padding:  A set of controls are provided to allow margin offset of the entire stack to change alignment as desired.  Padding controls are provided to eliminate text edge and shadow clipping.  Please note: large fonts may require large values to achieve proper viewing.  Also, the padding-left, in addition to left edge, also provides some assistance for right-edge clipping.
  • QWhat about the Unique ID control ?
    AThis control is for future function use.  However, if you trying to include multiple LetterSlides on the same page, then it's advisable to go ahead and assign a number (0-9) for future compatibility.
    See Multiple LetterSlides question.
  • QCan I set up multiple LetterSlides ?
    ACurrently, due to the complexity of the stack you can only have one on a page."
  • QWhy are the letters not all on one line ?
    AIt's usually the case that the font size is just too big for the screen width available, there's too many letters in a word or the padding-right is set excessively high.  Any of these can cause letters to wrap to the next line because there's not enough horizontal room, so try reducing font size, or see if a shorter word will work or keep the padding right as small as possible, while still eliminating any clipping.
  • Searcher2 Control
  • QWhat are the requirements for Searcher2 Control & Searcher2 Content stacks ?
    AThese 'element' stacks require the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    They also require the plugin Stacks v2.0+ and v3.0+ from YourHead Software.
  • QWhere is the original Searcher on the site ?
    ASearcher was Stack-Its first stack and it has worked well, but it has now been retired.  It's functionality is now offered within it's big brother - Searcher2.
  • QCan I view the search page in Preview ?
    AYou will not be able to view the Search page in Preview mode, as it will jump to the first Content page.  You must Publish the pages to view the Search page.
  • QWhat functions do the Searcher2/Searcher Control stacks provide ?
    A

    Searcher2:

    • Site-wide Searching:  A "Site-wide Searching" control is provided that allows you to enter the relative path to pages that contain searchable content.  These will be the pages that Searcher2 imports.  Enter the relative paths as a comma-separated list with double quotes around each entry. Ex. "a.html","b/b.html"
    • Place Content Stack(s) Anywhere:  Content can be placed in the body, sidebar, Extra Content Areas and any other areas that allow html code.  Areas to be searched will have search terms that you assign.  An "Outside Main Body" control is provided if content is to be placed outside the main body and also provides link button sizing for those outside.
    • Place Controller Stack Anywhere:  The Controller Stack can be placed almost anywhere on a page.  See: Searcher Control setup.
    • Hide Content Initially:  A control is provided to hide all the searchable content when the page loads, thus keeping the page initially free of searchable content until a selection is made.  Note: content will be revealed if a delete or escape key is entered in the input box - which people often use to refresh the selection list.
    • Automated Selection List:  A dynamic selection list of all available search terms is generated for the visitor.
    • Auto-resize & List Reveal:  Upon clicking in the search box, the search box is expanded to assist in easy input and the selection list is revealed displaying all the search terms.
    • Auto-minimize on Selection:  When a search term from the selection list is clicked on, the selection list and search box is minimized to allow the user to focus attention on the search results.  A click anywhere outside of the search box will also auto-minimize Searcher Control and close the selection list.
    • Supports Assignment of Multiple Search Terms:  Searcher Content areas can be assigned as many different search terms as desired - just separate them with a comma in the Searcher Term(s) input box within the Searcher2 Content stacks.
    • Link Buttons:  In order to allow users to get to the pages where the content originated, link buttons have been provided.  These can be styled through color, background gradients, width, alignment, text color, size and shadow controls.  A master control is provided to hide all link buttons in the control page, if so desired.  These buttons will not appear on the originating pages, as there is no need for them there.  When assigning links, remember that the link paths will be relative to the Control Page.  If the Control & Content pages are both in the same folder or in the root site folder, then you can select the link using the "Page" selector from the Add Link window.  If the Content page is in a different folder, then use the "URL" selector to type in the relative path from the Control page to the Content Page.
    • Reveal Control:  A selection of colors is provided for the dropdown reveal arrow to help color-coordinate your site.
    • Font Control:  Text fonts can be individually assigned to the Label, Input, Results and Link Buttons through a selection of 20 fonts plus a theme default setting to pick up any special fonts the theme offers.
    • Compact Design:  The search controls are designed for a compact and clean look.  The default (stand-by mode) is just 106px wide x 22px high and in temporary expanded mode is only 200px wide x 128px high.  If the search label is not desired, a control is available to turn it off.
    • Complete Color Control:  Easy-to-use color controls have been provided for all the various elements - see the Searcher Info for more details.


    A

    Searcher:

    • Search on Current Page:  Searcher allows you to easily search for content on the same page as the Controller.
    • Place Content Stack(s) Anywhere:  Content can be placed in the body, sidebar, Extra Content Areas and any other areas that allow html code.  Areas to be searched will have search terms that you assign.
    • Place Controller Stack Anywhere:  The Controller Stack can be placed almost anywhere on a page.  See: Searcher Control setup.
    • Hide Content Initially:  A control is provided to hide all the searchable content when the page loads, thus keeping the page initially free of searchable content until a selection is made.  Note: content will be revealed if a delete or escape key is entered in the input box - which people often use to refresh the selection list.
    • Automated Selection List:  A dynamic selection list of all available search terms is generated for use by the visitor.
    • Auto-resize & List Reveal:  Upon clicking in the search box, the search box is expanded to assist in easy input and the selection list is revealed displaying all the search terms.
    • Auto-minimize on Selection:  When a search term from the selection list is clicked on, the selection list and search box is minimized to allow the user to focus attention on the search results.  A click anywhere outside of the search box will also auto-minimize Searcher Control and close the selection list.
    • Supports Assignment of Multiple Search Terms:  Searcher Content areas can be assigned as many different search terms as desired - just separate them with a comma in the Searcher Term(s) input box within the Searcher Content stacks.
    • Reveal Control:  A selection of colors is provided for the dropdown reveal arrow to help color-coordinate your site.
    • Font Control:  Text fonts can be individually assigned to the Label, Input and Results through a selection of 20 fonts plus a theme default setting to pick up any special fonts the theme offers.
    • Compact Design:  The search controls are designed for a compact and clean look.  The default (stand-by mode) is just 106x22 and in temporary expanded mode is only 200x128.  If the search label is not desired, a control is available to turn it off.
    • Complete Color Control:  Easy-to-use color controls have been provided for all the various elements - see the Searcher Info for more details.
  • QHow do you set up the Searcher2/Searcher Control stack ?
    A
    • Note: There can only be one Searcher2/Searcher Control stack per page.  Having more than one will cause confusion for visitors, as results would override each other.
    • Determine where you would like the Control (input box) to be located.  It can be placed anywhere in the main body by a simple drag & drop.  It can also be placed in a sidebar, Extra Content Area or any other area that allows html code.  If you want it in an EC area or other area, first drag it into the main body and then drag and drop the provided snippet named 'Searcher Control Append - HTML' into the desired location.  Note: If placing in the Sidebar and the gear in the lower right corner of the Sidebar is set to 'Styled', then highlight the code you just placed and from the RapidWeaver menu select Format > Ignore Formatting.
    • (Searcher2 only) Set up the imported pages, i.e. pages that contain Content stacks.  Enabling the "Site-wide Searching" checkbox will import the Content stacks that match what you are searching for.  To tell it where to search, enter and unlimited number of page path(s) in the "Page Path(s) input box.  These should be paths to the Content pages relative to the Control page.  You should input a comma-separated list with double quotes around each page path, Ex. "a.html","b/b.html"  For example, I've set up a control page:



      And, I have content stacks on Content1 & Content2 pages:





      So, the relative path from Control page to Content1 would be "content1/content1.html"  Notice that Content1 is actually inside of a folder called content1.  Now for Content2 path: It's inside of the content1 folder so the path would be "content1/content2.html"  Notice that Content2 had a "/" for folder which means "don't use a folder"  If Content2 had a folder then it would have to be placed in the path in front of content2.html.  So that's how you determine the paths.
    • Please Note: Previewing the Searcher2 Control page will generate random imported page content, instead of the Control page content.  Simply Publish to view the Control page content and use the searcher functionality.  If you wish to view Control page content in Preview, then temporarily deselect the "Site-wide Searching" control.
    • If you need to slightly reposition the control, in an area other than the main body, then drag and drop the provided snippet named 'Searcher Control Container - CSS' into Page Inspector > Header tab > CSS tab > Custom CSS area.  The margin values are the default, but you can change the pixel values to whatever you desire, but please leave the !important tags in place.  If you need to modify a Control in the main body, then just use the built-in Stacks margin & padding controls.
  • QHow do I clear a selection/reveal all content and start a new search ?
    ATo clear and start a new search, click in the input box - The input box will clear and the selection list will reappear.
    Click the list reveal (down arrow) button if the selection list is not visible - Note: you can toggle the selection list visibility on and off by clicking the reveal arrow.
  • Searcher2/Searcher Content
  • QWhat functions does the Searcher2/Searcher Content stack provide ?
    AThe Content Stack is a simple container to place any searchable content into that you wish.  An unlimited number of Content Stacks can be placed on a page.  Please remember that the more content you place, and the more pages you import (for Searcher2 only) then the longer it will take for the content to be searched and filtered.  Content Stacks can even be placed outside of the main body in a sidebar, Extra Content Areas or any other area that allows html code.
  • QHow do you set up the Searcher2/Searcher Content stack ?
    A
    • Determine where you would like the searchable content to be located.  The Searcher2/Searcher Content stack(s) can be placed anywhere in the main body by a simple drag & drop.  It can also be placed in a sidebar, Extra Content Areas or any other area that allows html code.  If you wish to place it in EC area or other areas, first drag it into the main body and then drag and drop the provided snippet named 'Searcher Content Append - HTML' into the desired location.  Note: If placing in the Sidebar and the gear in the lower right corner of the Sidebar is set to 'Styled', then highlight the code you just placed and from the RapidWeaver menu select Format > Ignore Formatting.
    • Note: the search functionality requires at least two searcher content areas to be set up in the site somewhere and at least one dummy content area, in addition to any other Content stacks, has to be on the Control page, as imported content is appended to the last content area (dummy content in this case).
    • Due to the complexity of the importing feature, javascript is NOT supported in imported content.  Content that is set up for searching should only contain text and images and any css styling or standard RapidWeaver formatting you wish to use.  Note: don't try to use complicated stacks, as their scripting functionality will not work in the Control page.
    • Change the Searcher Term(s) from 'searcher' to whatever search term(s) you want the content to be searchable by.  To enter multiple terms, simply enter them with a comma between each one. Ex. Big,White,Cloud  Each search term will show up as a separate selection item in the selection list.  Note: For the dummy content stack, you can leave the search term as 'searcher' or set it to 'none' and either term will ensure the dummy stack is always hidden.
    • The "Outside Main Body" checkbox should only be checked for content that will be placed in outer areas like the sidebar, Extra Content Areas or any other area that allows html code.  This checkbox is to be used with the 'Searcher Content Append' snippet, which should be placed where you wish the content to be rendered.  The searcher content code will be automatically rendered into the final location, but still remains in the main body for editing.
    • The "Show Link Button" control allows you to enable the use of a link button for each (Searcher2 only) Content area.  These buttons will not appear on the originating pages, as there is no need for them there.  When assigning links, remember that the link paths will be relative to the Control Page.  If the Control & Content pages are both in the same folder or in the root site folder, then you can select the link using the "Page" selector from the Add Link window.  If the Content page is in a different folder, then use the "URL" selector to type in the relative path from the Control page to the Content Page.
  • QWhat can I place inside a content stack ?
    ANote: the control stack does not go inside a content stack.  The content stacks should be set up separate from the control stack.  Content that you set up for searching inside of each content stack should only contain text and images and any css styling or standard RapidWeaver formatting you wish to use.  Note: don't try to use complicated 3rd party stacks, as their scripting functionality will not work in the Control page.
  • QWhy does the Searcher2 Content not look the same on the Searcher2 Control page as the originating page ?
    AIt is critical that any changes in formatting that you wish to show up on the Control page must be applied to the elements inside of the Content2 Stack(s).  Any formatting done outside of those stacks will not be transferred.
  • QHow do I get the button under the last Searcher2 Content area(s) to show ?
    AOn the Control page, locate the last Searcher2 Content stack that is actually used (not the dummy one) and apply a large bottom padding till the button shows.
  • QWhy are the button positions sometimes different ?
    AThe Searcher2 functionality is extremely complex.  Sometimes the browser doesn't have enough time to load all of the scripts properly or it may get slightly confused when you repeatedly select search functionality.  Clearing the cache and refreshing the page will normally solve the problem and slowing down just a bit can make a world of difference.
  • Initialis1-3
  • QWhere are the original Initialis1-3 stacks ?
    A These stacks have been retired.
  • QWhat functions do the Initialis1-3 stacks provide ?
    A
    • Creates a Drop Cap Initial for a Starting Paragraph:  An initial is commonly known as a decorative element, usually an ornate letter, that is placed at the beginning of a paragraph.  Initialis allows you to create a drop-cap which is the initial surrounded by the text, similar to a left-floating object, but with a lot more control.
    • Fantastic Google Fonts:  Each of the Initialis stacks contains 20 custom google fonts ready for you to use.
    • Main Letter Settings:  The main letter has a whole range of settings.  Letter controls include: sizing for small to absolutely huge, character input of your choice, character color selection and twenty two shadow styles.
    • Background Settings: Background settings include: background color and transparency selection, border width, six border styles, border color, transparent border option, corner radius selection, vertical alignment, size adjustment, image well for setting your own custom background image and a background image sizing helper to make getting the right size a snap.
    • Body Text Settings: Adjustments include: vertical and horizontal offsets from the main letter, first-line outdent or indent as desired, justify of body text and more...
  • QWhat is the checkbox 'Show Font Review' ?
    AThis checkbox originally showed you an example window of all the google fonts available for the Main Letter.  New Stack versions no longer allow this to be shown in Edit mode & the way the stacks were designed, it will not show in Preview/Publish either.  InitialisPro now replaces these stacks and should be used for new design work.  Note: This checkbox should be disabled before you Publish/Export.
  • QWhat is the pulldown 'Shadow Styles' all about ?
    AThe pulldown allows you to assign from 22 different shadow styles.  Most are grouped into sets of 3 (sm, med & lg) which you should select based on the font size that you choose.
    Default provides a nice dark grey softened shadow.
    Embossed provides highlighted and dark edges that simulates a raised letter.
    Pillow provides a soft-edged highlight and dark edges that simulates an indented look.
    Etched provides a vertical sharp highlight that simulates an engraved look.
    Letterpress provides vertical softened dark edges that simulates a raised letter.
    Glow provides a soft diffuse highlight that simulates a neon look.
    Milky provides extra-soft dark edges and is usually best used with a light letter and background.
  • QHow do you use the 'Space' settings in the Alignment group ?
    ADue to the way google fonts render and the many interactions between the background, the view within Edit mode is only an approximation.  The space settings represent the space between the main letter and the corresponding edge of the background.  To see an accurate view, Preview the page, and check to see if any of the Space settings need to be tweaked.
  • QWhy is there a dot in the upper left corner of the background ?
    AThere is functionality that allows you to add a background image.  If you have "Use BG Image" checked, then this will show in the upper left corner.  Uncheck it if you don't want a background image, or if you do, then add an image to the image well.
  • QWhy can't I see an image dropped into the image well ?
    AThe background color setting will take priority.  To see the image, set the background color transparency to 0%.
  • QWhat is the checkbox 'Border Transparency' ?
    AIf the user wishes to use a border that is transparent, then check this box.  The border will inherit the transparency of the background color.  Note: Transparent border is not available when using a background image.  However, you may incorporate the transparency into the image that you provide or remove the border by setting "BG Border Width to 0.
  • QWhy are the rounded corners not fitting exactly in Edit mode when I place a background image ?
    AThere are scripts that run to create the rounded corners.  Since these scripts don't run in Edit mode, the corners will not be exact.  When viewed in Preview or Published/Exported, the rounded corners will appear correctly.
  • QWhat is the checkbox 'Show Image Size' ?
    AIf the user wishes to use the drop-well to set a background image, this setting is used to easily determine the image size.  Note: An overlay in Preview mode with red letters will display the width and height.  After determining the correct size, this checkbox should be disabled before you Publish.
  • ViewPoint
  • QWhere are the ViewPoint stacks ?
    AThese stacks have been retired & are no longer available.
  • QWhat are the general requirements for the ViewPoint stacks ?
    AThese 'element' stacks require the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    They also require the plugin Stacks v2.0+ and v3.0+ from YourHead Software.
  • QWhat functions do the ViewPoint stacks provide ?
    A
    • Dynamic:  Creates 3D text that dynamically follows the cursor and interacts with your visitors.
    • Text Settings:  Controls include: sizing from small to absolutely huge, automatic mobile responsive text sizing, text input of your choice, text font choice of either web-safe or Google fonts, text face and side color selection, depth of the text, amount of shading on text sides, ability to center text and link text option.
    • Pop:  Creates 3D text that grows and pops out on hover.
    • Text Settings:  Controls include: sizing from small to absolutely huge, automatic mobile responsive text sizing, text input of your choice, text font choice of either web-safe or Google fonts, text face and side color selection, depth of the text, amount of shading on text sides, ability to center text and link text option.
    • Sides:  Controls to set the hor. and vert. direction the sides are drawn.
    • Animation:  Controls to set the amount of scaling applied, the horizontal and the vertical position from which the text scales.
    • Perspective:  Creates 3D text that's drawn in perspective.
    • Text Settings:  Controls include: sizing from small to absolutely huge, automatic mobile responsive text sizing, text input of your choice, text font choice of either web-safe or Google fonts, text face and side color selection, depth of the text, amount of shading on text sides and link text option.
    • Rotation:  Controls to set the direction and amount of rotation in 3-dimensional space that the text is drawn.
  • QWhy does ViewPoint not look the same in all browsers ?
    AThese 'element' stacks are built to take advantage of the capabilities of modern browsers, which now includes IE10+.  You will find that these look and function great in modern browsers.
    Are there some stragglers, sure.
    In Opera (currently 12.15): Dynamic can't rotate about y-axis but similar-movement and sides using skew rendering is provided.  Perspective renders find with letter text, but numbers appear to create overlap bug.
    In IE9: Dynamic & Perspective can't rotate about y-axis but similar-movement using skew rendering is provided and a single moving text face & shadow is rendered.  Pop side rendering is not supported, so the single text face & shadow is rendered.
    IE7-8: Dynamic will not rotate & renders single text face.  Pop side rendering is not supported, so the single text face & shadow is rendered.  Perspective text will not rotate, so single text face w/ offset shadow is rendered.
    Note: jQuery support will soon be dropped for IE6/7/8 when Stacks switches to jQuery 2.0+, which will affect rendering & animation in those browsers.
  • QWhy are there visual bugs in IE9 or older ?
    AWell, the short answer is that IE9 or older are not modern browsers and don't support many functions.  The simple shadow that you see rendered is to hide a lot of the visual bugs around the text edges, but there are some that can't be overcome.  If you are seeing a lot of bugs around the text edges, try increasing the depth a few pixels at a time.  If you are seeing a line along the bottom of the stack, try adding bottom padding 10px at a time to the stack.  Note: the demo has a line of red demo text and hasn't been accounted for, so you will probably see a line (render bug) below the text.
  • QWhy is the link area not full width ?
    AThis is an interesting rendering bug that I and several of the leading developers in the community have tried to crack.  As best as I can determine, it's being caused by the 3D transforms used.  Hopefully, the W3C standards committee will come up with a fix.  But, just to put everyone at ease, the link area is working, usually shifted towards the center of Dynamic text or the sides of Perspective text.
  • QWhy are the top and bottom edges of text / shadows clipped ?
    A If you choose large font sizes, longer text and large text depth, they all contribute to clipped elements.  To fix, in Dynamic & Pop, simply go to the default Stacks padding settings and increase the top and bottom padding till everything is visible.  In Perspective, use the provided custom stack top & bottom padding controls.
  • QWhy does the font color not change in edit mode ?
    AThe default text face color is white, which wouldn't show up against the white background of edit mode.  So the text is set to black in edit mode, so you can easily see it and see any orientation that the stack provides.  To see the chosen color, simply Preview it.
  • QHow do I edit the text ?
    AWhen large font sizes are chosen, the font may get too large for the edit window or the text area may not respond when clicked.  To edit the text, simply click the stack to highlight it, drag it slightly and release it in the same place.  The blue 'Edit' button will highlight, click it to edit the text.  Be sure to click the blue 'Done' button when finished or your edits may not be saved.
  • Marquee
  • QWhat are the general requirements for the Marquee stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks from YourHead Software.
    Marquee will only run in the new Stacks v2.0+ and v3.0+
  • QWhat functions does the Marquee stack provide ?
    A
      Marquee:  Creates a responsive panel layout of product & service offerings with editable areas for Title, Currency, Price, Tagline, Features, Signup Button and sliding Info List to display even more info.
    • Main Panels:  Select the number of main panels, from one to five.
    • Highlight Panel:  Set the highlighted panel, or you can choose none to be highlighted.
    • Panel Corners:  Set the corner radius for the main panels.  Interior panel corner radius is set automatically based on the main panels.
    • Main Panels:  Set the far background color of the main panels and controls the opacity or choose a background image that will tile.
    • Price Panels:  Set the background color of Titles & Taglines and adjust the background color opacity.  You can optionally move the price panels down inside of the main panel.  An optional control allows the currency symbol to be placed to the right of the currency.  An optional control is provided to hide the Taglines.
    • Sliding Info Panel:  You can optionally enable the sliding panel & the Info Button that allows it to slide down.  The Info Button can be an "i" in a circle, custom text or you can use a Font Awesome symbol.  Font Awesome support is enabled and a custom list of symbols and related code to use are shown in edit mode.  Background color and color opacity are available, as well as, a tiling background image option.
    • Shadows:  By default light grey shadows are provided around the panels, but a control is available to turn on dark shadows around the panels.  Controls are available to turn off the Title/Tagline & Currency/Price text shadows.
    • Font:  Select the font to use from 20 web-safe fonts, select Theme Default to use what's specified in the theme or assign any Google web font desired.  Font Weight & Font Style can also be assigned to the web-safe fonts.
    • Overall Text Size:  Set the overall text size for all editable areas - Note: affects size of Marquee List & Marquee Sliding Info text.
    • Text Color:  Controls to set the text color for the Title, Currency, Price, Tagline, Signup Button & Info Button.
    • Background Gradients:  Use separate top & bottom gradient colors for Prices & Signup Buttons.
    • Minimize Marquee:  Control is provided to minimize the Marquee stack when done editing.

    • Marquee List:  Provides separate control of the main Features list for each panel.
    • Features:  Select the number of features to list in a panel - Note: best to set the same for all panels to allow for a uniform height.
    • Background Shading:  Automatic light grey shading is applied to alternating rows.
    • Text:  Set the text size of the Features - Note: will be influenced by the Overall Text Size in main Marquee stack.  Set the text color of the Features text.  Controls are provided for setting italics, centering of text and the type of text shadow to use.

    • Marquee Sliding Info:  Provides control of the Sliding Info panel.
    • Info Columns:  Select the number of columns to list in a panel - Note: best to set the same as the Main Panel count.  Note: the pastel colors in edit mode are just to allow for visual reference of info within each column and will not show in preview or when publishing.
    • Info Rows:  Set the number of rows that will be displayed in the panel.  Automatic light grey shading is applied to alternating rows.
    • Text:  Set the text size of the sliding text - Note: will be influenced by the Overall Text Size in main Marquee stack.  Set the text color of the sliding info text.  Controls are provided for setting italics, centering of text and the type of text shadow to use.

  • QHow do I set up Marquee ?
    AWARNING:  First and foremost you must decide how many main panels (columns) you will have.  After deciding on number of panels, then drag & drop in Marquee List stacks and edit the contents.  If you want to use the Sliding Info Panel, then enable it in the main Marquee stack's Sliding Info Panel section and drag & drop in a Marquee Sliding Info stack.
  • QHow do I handle Feature list columns that have less Features than others ?
    AIt's recommended that you set each panel to the same number of Features, thus the heights will all be the same and the bottom edges will line up (assuming that titles, taglines & buttons are all the same height).  For any feature item that isn't used, just leave it blank.  If there are different number of lines of text when looking across rows, it is recommended to add a non-breaking space: &nbsp; below the shorter entries to make them the same height.  Marquee will also remove any inner dividing borders that are not needed in blank items.
  • QWhy is the right edge of panel text being clipped ?
    AMarquee panels are fairly narrow, depending on how many panels are used and the width available.  Be sure to refine your character count to a minimum and you can also hit return and start a new line of text. Note: any spaces will allow words to wrap to the next line.  In addition, check your theme width controls and increase until there's enough content width available.  When viewing in some mobile devices in portrait orientation, this can be a problem as width is limited, so please try to choose small words or abbreviations, if possible.  And of course, rotating to landscape orientation in mobile browsers will always provide more width for viewing.
  • QWhy does Marquee look different in IE ?
    AThe short answer is that IE browsers (< IE9) are not modern browsers and renders content very differently.  Certain elements like rounded corners, text shadows and alternating background row shading will not be available.   Font Awesome is not available <=IE7.
  • Marquee List
  • QHow do I use Marquee List with Marquee ?
    AFirst, drag & drop in Marquee and set the number of panels that you desire.  Then, drag & drop a Marquee List into each of the panel drop areas inside of Marquee.  Note: Automatic light grey shading is applied to alternating rows.
  • Marquee Sliding Info
  • QHow do I set up the Marquee Sliding Info stack ?
    A  NOTE:  First and foremost you must decide how many main panels (columns) you will have.  After setting the number of panels, then enable "Use Sliding Info Panel" in the main Marquee stack's Sliding Info Panel section and then drag & drop in a Marquee Sliding Info stack.
    WARNING:  If you ever decide to change the number of columns: FIRST, drag the Marquee Sliding Info stack outside of the main Marquee stack, then change the number of main panels.  This is necessary when reducing main panel count as, the last Marquee List stack will be lost and it may erroneously move into the Sliding Info Panel drop area.  Move or delete any stack that has moved into the Sliding Info Panel drop area & move the original Marquee Sliding Info stack back into its drop area.  Don't forget to adjust the info column number to match the main panels.  Note: Automatic light grey shading is applied to alternating rows.
  • QHow do I use Font Awesome in Marquee Sliding Info stack ?
    AAfter dragging & dropping in a Marquee Sliding Info stack, a group of Font Awesome icons will be displayed above the stack.  You will see a symbol, followed by code prompt "Use @something". Simply type in the code to insert the symbol, ex. for checkmark, type in "@check".  Text can be placed before or after the code.
  • QWhy don't I see the Marquee Sliding Info panel with one panel ?
    AThe panels are used to visually compare features and if there is only one panel, then there are no features to compare so the Marquee Sliding Info panel is not shown and instead, the Marquee List should be used to list features.
  • Header Helper
  • QWhat are the general requirements for the Header Helper stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks from YourHead Software.
    Header Helper will only run in the new Stacks v2.0+ and v3.0+
  • QWhat functions does the Header Helper stack provide ?
    A
    • Header Helper:  Allows you to easily apply changes to h1-h6 headings.  Edit almost any kind of characteristic there is.  It can even ignore headings you don't want changed.
    • Main Panels:  A separate panel is provided for each heading.  Simply select the headings that you wish to edit and click the Enable checkbox and the controls will be revealed.
    • Overall Sizing:  Set the margin, padding and width to suite.   Separate header & sidebar area width controls are provided if those widths need to be edited separately from the main body headings.
    • Text:  Controls are available for font size, a selection of 20 web-safe fonts, Google font input boxes, font weight, font style, text color, alignment, line spacing, text shadow sizing, color & opacity.
      Controls with selection lists have 'Theme Default' selected as the default and if that characteristic was never defined in the theme, then it won't work on that setting and it will need to be set to another value.
    • Background:  Set the background color to either a single color with an opacity setting or a vertical opaque gradient from two selection colors.
    • Border:  Set the border from a selection of 10 styles, corner radius, individual border widths and border color.
    • Padding/Margin:  If clipping of letters occurs, then use the line spacing or padding controls to fix that or add margins to give the stack a little more visual "whitespace".
    • Advanced:  If you don't want to edit some headings, controls are provided to ignore headings in the header area and the sidebar area.  Also, if further selective heading control is desired, an ignore heading input area is provided to allow the entering of custom classes or ids, which will tell Header Helper to ignore those headings and not apply any changes there.

  • QWhy don't I see anything to enter into the stack itself in edit mode ?
    AHeader Helper assumes that the headings already exist, i.e., h1- h6 tags, so there's nothing to drag into the stack - just the logo to look at.  All the controls are in the typical Stacks info pane.  It is recommended that you place the Header Helper stack at the bottom of the page to help ensure it's properties are used.
  • QWhy are some of the text characteristics not applying ?
    AThe controls with selection lists have 'Theme Default' selected as the default.  If that characteristic was never defined in the theme, then there is nothing to apply, so simply set the selection to another value to assign it.
    If you are using a Google font, then the Font, Font Weight and Font Style selections will be overridden by the Google font.
  • QWhy can't I edit some title text ?
    AIn some themes, the Title, Slogan and some Sidebar titles do not use heading tags at all but just plain text.  Header Helper only edits heading tags.  If you would like to edit them, then simply wrap them in the heading tag of your choice w/in the appropriate input boxes of the Inspector - Ex. <"h1">Title<"/h1"> (w/o the double-quotes)
  • QIt still doesn't work after checking the other FAQ's - now what ?
    AIf it doesn't work and you've carefully read through the other FAQ's, then there's a good chance that there's something in the theme that's causing the problem.  Send me an email with a link to a published page in question and what theme you're using.  I tested on a wide variety of themes, but I may have missed a few, hopefully I'll be able to provide a fix.
  • ListMate
  • QWhat are the general requirements for the ListMate stack ?
    AThis 'element' stack requires the web design software RapidWeaver from Realmac Software.
    It also requires the plugin Stacks from YourHead Software.
    ListMate will only run in the new Stacks v2.0+ and v3.0+
  • QWhat functions does the ListMate stack provide ?
    A
    • ListMate:  Allows you to create cool lists with a dynamic leaders between the titles and price.  It even provides an optional menu title, subprices and international currency layout.
    • Menu Title:  A main menu title can be set up for the items listed.   An option is available to turn off the menu title.
    • Items:  Set the number of items desired and leader lines will be dynamically generated for each item.
    • Leader Lines:  Controls are available for 6 types of line styles, leader height, leader color and an optional 6 images can be selected instead of the line styles.
    • Text:  Controls for font sizing for the menu title & the overall item text.  Set the color for the menu title, items, leader lines, currency symbol, main prices & sub prices.  Menu title & items have 20 fonts to choose from, font styles and even the ability to use Google Fonts.
    • Layout:  Controls available for the menu title bottom margin and item right padding & price left padding for setting offset spacing from the leader line.  Set the line height to vertically align the leader line with the text.  Options available to turn off the sub prices and to enable setting the currency symbol to the right of the price to allow for international currency formats.  Controls also allow for vertical spacing of the items.

  • QWhy are some of the characteristics not applying ?
    AThe menu title and item sections have 'Theme Default' selected as the default font.  If that font was never defined in the theme, then there is nothing to apply, so simply set the font selection to another value to assign it.
    If you are using a Google font, then the font and font style selections will be overridden by the Google font.  If the Google font for the items won't appear, try setting the menu title to the same Google font, even if you're not using one there, and then uncheck the menu title's 'Use Google Font'.
    If you are using a leader image, then the leader color, height and style will be overridden by the image selected.