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Animated Titles for RapidWeaver

You may remember that, back in March, I reviewed the Hype theme from Multithemes. The feature that immediately stood out was the animation of the page titles and as soon as the demo page was published, Michelangelo was bombarded with requests to release the Hype titles as a stack.

Well, Michelangelo has submitted to pressure and the resulting Hype Titles stack includes 17 different animations with 29 built-in fonts and an option for Google Fonts.

Hype Titles – Multithemes
For both the Title and the slogan, you'll find settings not only for the font, but also for size and font style. The Title font can be shifted up / down / left or right by 50px and 70 px respectively.The slogan can be shifted up / down / left or right by 200px and 600px respectively and can be rotated up to 90º in either direction.

As you can see in the demo above, the title can be made up of two different colours. The slogan and the animated line[s] are coloured separately. Unlike the screenshot above, Hype Titles animates once. Either immediately or after a 1 second / 2 second pause. Hype Titles can also be set to static.

It must be noted that Hype Titles is conceived as a banner stack i.e. it will always appear at the top of your page and saves us from the agony of having multiple animated headlines on a page. The default Stacks option to add a background colour or an image to the stack allows Hype Titles to be displayed over a banner image.

It's worth taking a look at Michelangelo's demo page it has 25 x 16 different examples of how Hype Titles can make your next project pop.Your Header at least won't be boring. And if you like a specific Title, the demo project contains every page from the demo so you can simply copy and paste and add your own text without needing to experiment.

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RSS feeds in RapidWeaver With Newsroom

RSS feeds are a great way to display information from various different sites within a compact layout. Recently some RSS stacks have, for some reason, stopped working. Will Woodgate's new Newsroom stack works like a breeze and integrates seamlessly into your chosen theme.

Newsroom from Stacks4Stacks is simple to use and is more flexible than many RSS stacks. "How can an RSS stack be flexible?" I hear you ask…

Well, aside from the fact that it automatically takes its CSS formatting from the theme you're using, you can also use custom CSS to add more 'pep'. But RSS feeds also offer a wealth of different information along with the news itself; information such as Headline; Description; Author; Date Published; Tags and Categories and quite a few details more.
With Newsroom, you're not forced to publish this data as it is delivered, but can choose the order in which it is displayed and even choose to hide elements that you don't wish to publish.
Obviously, when an item is clicked, it will open the original post. With Newsroom, you can choose to open the post in the current widow, or in a new tab. But that's not all. There are eleven different options for the display from a simple list of entries to a zebra-striped table.

Newsroom – Stacks4Stacks
And then there are further settings for Header format, Header alignment, Header style (B,I,Upper Case etc.), Item formatting and much more.
Newsroom has child stacks, so you can add various feed sources to a single column, or you can add new Newsroom stacks to a multi-column layout.

You should, by now, be convinced that Newsroom is a really flexible RSS reader. If not – download the demo and take it for a spin!

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