RWSkinz 1.1 now available

Tuesday 18th September 2018

This free update for RWSkinz includes the following changes:

  • The site title is no longer duplicated in mobile, if enabled in the navigation bar.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Jumbotron content to not align correctly in some situations.
  • New font sizing options for the title and slogan in the Jumbotron
  • New footer alignment options (left, right and centre).
  • New setting to make the lower navigation bar ‘fixed’ and continue to display its drop-downs (these become drop-ups!).
  • New setting to disable drop-downs on any navigation bar configuration.
  • Improvements to iPad compatibility.
  • New options to display parent page links or sub page links in the sidebar container (desktop only).
  • Alignment improvements to drop-downs, if they are on the first parent link in the nav bar.
  • Updated Font Awesome icons to version 5.3.1.
  • Various other minor tweaks, fixes and general improvements.

Another significant new feature to make an appearance in RWSkinz 1.1 is support for imported themes. Have you ever searched the internet and come across really good Bootstrap themes and wished they could be used inside RapidWeaver? Our new imported themes method makes it feasible to slice the HTML of a suitable opensource Bootstrap theme and import it into RWSkinz. The demo site has been updated with some incredible examples of what is possible and this page documents the process involved in bringing a theme into RWSkinz. This feature alone takes RWSkinz to an entirely new level of sophistication. Take a look at some of these impressive examples using imported themes from startbootstrap.com:

If you are an early-bird customer and have already purchased RWSkinz (thank you again!) you can download 1.1 from your Paddle account. It may also show in Waterfall or as an automatic update in RW8 too.

We still have not officially unveiled RWSkinz to the wider RapidWeaver community yet. Support for imported themes was a really cool feature we wanted to complete first. Some one-to-one email support sessions and video training will be starting next week.

If you are new to the whole concept of RWSkinz and wondering what this is, start your journey here.

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RWSkinz is ready!

Thursday 6th September 2018

Since announcement of the public Beta a week ago, I’ve been inundated with very positive feedback about RWSkinz. It seems this is very-much the theme framework people have been desperate for. It is quite a lot different to how other frameworks in RapidWeaver work, which seems to be a big attraction for many. Features like the ready-made page components, compatibility with any page type and ability to re-skin a website are already proving a huge-hit with early adopters.

So in time for the weekend, I have switched-on the purchase buttons and uploaded more demo pages and some new video documentation. Click here!

Is this the end of development for now? Certainly not!

This is one of the most ambitious RapidWeaver addons I have pulled-together. There certainly will be more updates and additions to come. Of course, buying into the theme now means you will be on the direct channel to get automatic updates as these become available. And as part of this phased release, the RapidWeaver community and forum announcements will follow later. So this is kind-of an exclusive release, just for those in the know!

I hope people will continue to provide feature requests - so we can collaborate together and shape this framework around what people actually want.

Our core focus here is to create a strong and future-proof web development framework for RapidWeaver 8 that returns emphasis back to the core fundamentals of what good web design should be - ease of use, great accessibility, compliance with web standards and faster loading web pages.

There are a large number of different website designs RWSkinz can confidently build - which is why I’ve been using it for client projects since about 2010. More examples are being added to the RWSkinz demo site and further free stacks will be added soon. So keep checking back to see what’s new.

PS: Managed to shave another 100 KB off the codebase. So now a basic RWSkinz page (complete with the yew tree sample banner image) is under 750 KB un-cached. That in itself is quite an achievement.

Learn more…

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Introducing the free Zonal stack

Sunday 2nd September 2018

Another smart stack designed and coded exclusively for ThemeFlood RapidWeaver themes. Zonal offers an interesting combination of a background effect and navigation ‘zones’ on a webpage.

It creates an image container (to the same size as the screen) fixed onto the page background. Within the confines of your normal page content container, Zonal generates a list of navigation headings and subheading content. Clicking or mousing-over this front-most written content brings it further into focus and simultaneously changes the background image.

A simple yet highly innovative effect that is sure to add interest to a single page website or a landing page. Zonal has been carefully designed with a high degree of accessibility in mind. It works well on both touch screens and normal computers. The navigation links can point anywhere you like and support custom attributes.

This stack is great to use with RWSkinz. Not sure what RWSkinz is? See the big blog post from yesterday for more information about this exciting new development framework coming for RapidWeaver 8.

Learn more about Zonal…

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RWSkinz Public Beta

Saturday 1st September 2018

RWSkinz has existed for a long time and has been used to great success for many client websites, completed internally. I made the mistake of showing a couple of RapidWeaver users last December (and some Adobe Muse refugees since then) what I was using in some projects to turn-out quick, professional websites. They were blown away by the capabilities of RWSkinz and have been begging and pleading with me relentlessly ever since then to make it available for them! Some of the new items I wanted to include in this latest RWSkinz update have only been made possible with the release of RapidWeaver 8. So I’m pleased to unveil this public Beta of RWSkinz.

First, a couple of quick and important notes:

  • This theme framework is only compatible with RapidWeaver 8 and upwards, due to some of the API-specific features it includes. Sorry, but RWSkinz will not be made compatible with RapidWeaver 5 or 6 or 7. There is already at-least 6 months worth of work invested into bringing the theme to RapidWeaver 8.
  • Automatic updates are disabled. Only those actively ‘in the loop’ will get email notification of any further Beta releases going forwards, if more releases do happen before a final release.
  • The live preview only has 3 basic pages tonight and there is no video tutorial for this design system. Please understand that I cannot dedicate lots of time answering 'how to’ questions. Please take time to read the information on the product page and spend some time playing around with it yourself. Trust me, it is fun and easy to work with!
  • This theme works great with ALL of the free stacks added to ThemeFlood website in recent weeks, including Bootiful. The Sectional, Topper, Gator and Intrinsic stacks mentioned on the documentation are being added soon, when their video documentation is complete (some of you already have Beta versions of these to test with).
  • It is safe to build websites with this Beta of RWSkinz. There are no major changes anticipated that might break or undo work you start with this theme.
  • This is a public Beta, so therefore no update or discount pricing will be available. Everyone pays the same price from day one. You will need to pay if you want to continue using the theme when it is released. This is not a free theme.
  • Constructive feedback via email please. Feature requests are very welcome, but at this late stage they will be judged based on their usefulness to other potential users.

When will it be released?
Ideally the first week of September, so potentially as soon as next week. Subsequent free updates will continue to be rolled-out after the initial release, with new features and any bug fixes required.

How much will this cost?
The plan currently is to charge $60 USD. The cost will include free updates, compatibility with all current and future ThemeFlood branded stacks, and access to expert technical support (including theme modifications, like CSS). This is a professional-grade addon for the serious weaver. The higher-than-normal price tag also ensures lots of dedicated one-to-one support can be provided for all users and we have a sustainable business model going forward. Like our other themes, once purchased, you will be able to freely use RWSkinz and the associated stacks for as many personal or commercial websites as you want - no complicated pay-per domain or subscription pricing.

Is this simply a rip-off of X, Y, or Z?
Absolutely not. RWSkinz has a long history, although admittedly it has only surfaced into the public domain in recent months. It’s substantially different to how quite a lot of other blank framework systems work in RapidWeaver. Psychologically RWSkinz puts you into a mindset of creating clean and distinctive page designs - with emphasis on content clarity, simplicity, higher website accessibility standards and faster loading pages. RWSkinz should easily meet the requirements of any individual or small web design agency with an eye for all-round quality. A decent website should not only look good on the surface, but function equally as well underneath too.

This sounds great - I’m in!
Please use this link to access the new product page for RWSkinz that went live this evening. Again this is pre-release - so the live demo is lacking many examples (especially of stacks and building pages free-form). There may be some holes in the documentation and there is no video presently. However there is hopefully enough here to get you very excited about what’s to come!

Two more examples combining RWSkinz and Intrinsic stacks can be found here and here.

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Introducing the Fontamental stack

Wednesday 29th August 2018

An exclusive free stack for ThemeFlood theme users. Fontamental is a new stack for quickly setting-up and customising the presentation of written content in your websites.

Our themes typically already include quite a few font style options. But because the quality of your written content is of such high importance, we have released this stack to help you customise practically every aspect of font styling.

Many different style parameters are supported, including alignment, font face, size, style, decoration, spacing, shadows and writing direction.

You can either restyle text placed inside of Fontamental or configure the stack to target content elsewhere on your webpage.

Totally free to download and use in our themes. Learn more…


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Exposure updated to version 6

Thursday 16th August 2018

A beautiful theme to expose your personal brand to future clients or employees. Exposure is expertly designed and developed for anybody wanting to create an online resume for themselves or others. A flat design, crisp typography and mobile responsiveness make this theme perfect for the task.

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Building and hosting your own resume website is not only a lot more fun, but is also more professional; compared with putting-up pages on Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+ etc. You have the choice of using your own domain name. Everybody should have an online resume to list past achievements and outline future goals. A great way to advertise oneself.

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Exposure is not only limited to creating a really compelling resume website. Exposure could be great to use for a simple photography portfolio, a film making showcase or creative writing website. Or as a temporary ‘coming soon’ landing page. A couple of people have also found it useful for a single-page wedding website.

A little more about this update…

The original Exposure theme was developed by Henk Vriesalaar and followed a 2-column content / sidebar configuration with a banner and navigation bar at the top. This theme was not mobile compatible and sold in comparatively low numbers. This latest version of Exposure takes the original name, but applies and entirely new theme design. Everything in this latest version is new. Exposure is a free update for existing users, available by getting in contact via the website. Users still wanting a theme design like the original Exposure theme should look at using a theme like Panoramic or Media instead.

Learn more…

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Introducing the Bootiful stacks

Wednesday 15th August 2018

ThemeFlood was the first company to incorporate Bootstrap into RapidWeaver themes. Since day one, a selection of Bootstrap code snippets have been made available to install into RapidWeaver. As each major release of Bootstrap has come along, the snippets have been updated. These snippets are still mighty useful to use in any RapidWeaver page type.

But increasingly some of our theme customers have been asking for snippets in ‘Stack format’. In other words, Bootstrap snippets packaged-up as stacks, which can be easily dragged-and-dropped into a page with minimal configuration. And so for the past couple of months, we have assembled a collection of over 20 Bootstrap stacks, within the 'Bootiful’ pack.

Completely free to download and use with ThemeFlood themes, the Bootiful stacks are all pure HTML / CSS. They forego the requirement for any complicated code or configuration. The Bootiful stacks can do all the Bootstrap basics; like buttons, cards, list groups, typography, embeds, tabbed navigation, jumbotrons, images and even tables. Each has its own unique choice of setup options and an ability to further extend with custom classes.

We have purposefully omitted complicated Bootstrap components from the Booitful pack; things like accordions, carousels, tooltips, modals and navigation bars. Basically anything with a dependency on Javascript has been kept out. In quite a few instances, there are (or will be) additional stacks available that already fulfill the jobs of these more complex Bootstrap components.

Bootiful will also prove to be a valuable set of stacks to use with RWSkinz, our forthcoming development framework which is nearing completion. For now, the Bootiful stacks are a great addition for the existing themes and a free download from the ThemeFlood Stacks page.

Bootiful stacks work with both RapidWeaver 7 and RapidWeaver 8, and require a minimum of Stacks 3.5.

It’s likely the choice of stacks in Bootiful will increase. If you have suggestions for any additional simple components you want to see added, please get in touch.

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Introducing the new Sunny theme

Wednesday 15th August 2018

An exclusive free theme for RapidWeaver 8. Sunny is a pleasantly clean and uplifting theme design; with emphasis on flat design, modern typography and ample spacing. A simple 2-tier navigation layout provides a faster method for end users to navigate a completed website. Sunny includes some of the newest RapidWeaver 8 theme features, like RGBa support, number boxes and slider inputs.

Sunny would be a particularly great theme design to use for a smaller business, education or marketing website. This theme purposefully only supports two levels of navigation links and the sidebar is positioned below the main content container.

This is a very customisable theme and you can radically alter its appearance with little effort. For example, supplying a custom image in the Banner drop zone (within the Site Setup or Page Inspector) will instantly apply it as a header background. Perfect to use in conjunction with the built-in Unsplash stock photography options in RapidWeaver 8.

Learn more…

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Industry is back

Tuesday 14th August 2018

This time as a free theme. Work has been done to reduce the list of customisable options and bring the theme back down to a level that will appeal more towards first-time RapidWeaver users.

Most notable of all, Industry is now a RapidWeaver 8 exclusive theme. This latest version will not work with RapidWeaver 7 or older versions of RapidWeaver. Going RapidWeaver 8 exclusive has allowed us to build-in some of the newest RapidWeaver theme API settings; like support for number boxes and RGBa colour pickers.

Now you can pick a sidebar width and page width to any choice you want!

Same too with the opacity and colour of the slogan container, over the banner.

If you have upgraded to RapidWeaver 8, you might want to give Industry 3.0 a whirl. This is still an attractive theme that would be suitable for a range of different project types.

Industry was used throughout the testing of RapidWeaver 8. All of our other addons are RapidWeaver 8 compatible too. Keep a close eye out for other exciting free updates and announcements this week.

Learn more…

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Storm updated to version 4.3

Tuesday 24th July 2018

The Storm theme has been updated this morning. Changes in this free update include:

  • Updated Font Awesome icons to version 5.2.0
  • Added support for RWFontKit, which greatly expands the choice of font face options provided for headings, content and navigation
  • Fixed an issue whereby some colour pickers were not taking effect

This update is available in the normal ways. See the website or knowledgebase for details.

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Introducing the Box Canvas stack

Saturday 7th July 2018

Another free stack exclusively for users of free and paid ThemeFlood themes!

Use the new Box Canvas stack to effortlessly create blocks of content in your webpage designs, with stunning background gradients, textures or images applied. Box Canvas allows you to control the sizing of the container; together with both the vertical and horizontal positioning of any content you place within the stack. Several fill styles are provided for the ‘base’ layer. A choice of over 100 background textures can be applied.

Box canvas uses pure HTML and CSS markup for the main structural framework. Not only is this a somewhat addictive and fun stack to play with, but it can be vital in the creation of eye-catching components in web designs. Configured Box Canvas stacks can be placed in the normal page flow or embedded directly into FreeStyle / ExtraContent containers.

Download your free copy today.

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Introducing the new Formulate stack

Friday 6th July 2018

You may have noticed these past couple of months that the ThemeFlood website has started to host a small collection of useful stacks, for exclusive use solely within our theme designs. Today another one has been added to the loot - the new Formulate stack!

The idea of Formulate is to provide an attractive, easy-to-setup, modern, flexible and very accessible contact form. This form does not use PHP; meaning that you can potentially use this form stack with practically any web hosting service and email address of your choosing.

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Form submissions are sent to a service called Formspree.io who securely process the message and forward it onto one or more email addresses you provide. 

Forms are built around the Bootstrap 4 framework, already included in all our themes. This offers tried-and-tested code which is written by usability experts, to the highest-possible accessibility standards. Some input types we offer support placeholder text and ‘helper’ text too; both of which can greatly assist users complete a form.

Setup of Formulate is incredibly easy. Simply configure the form in RapidWeaver with the receiver email addresses, desired fields, labels and suchlike. Publish the webpage and navigate to it on your website. Fill in the form and submit it. You will then get asked to verify your email address; after which all subsequent messages come through to your inbox. It is possible modify and republish the form again afterwards, without needing to re-verify.

https://youtu.be/ueTVhr7cLC4

Formspree is a brilliant service, well-worth looking at closely if you’ve not heard of it before. Free accounts let you receive up-to 1000 messages a month. A monthly 'gold plan’ subscription lifts this limit and gives you a whole bunch of other useful features.

Message spam is controlled using 'reCAPTCHA’; with the possibility of adding a honeypot for additional protection. Although your email address is displayed in the source code of the page (because this form does not use server-side PHP code to process submissions), it is worth emphasising that you can use this stack with a free, disposable email address (like a Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail address). The premium version of Formspree has a setting to mask your email address.

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All-in-all, you may find this free form stack to be a great addition to your Stacks collection and a pleasant benefit of using our themes. Formulate is ideal if you are a non-techie seeking to get a basic and attractive form on your website quickly.

Depending on how well this stack is received, a paid variant may eventually get offered on the Stacks4Stacks website. This might potentially have more style options and compatibility with themes from other companies. Feedback can be left on the RapidWeaver forums or forwarded in the normal way.

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Blow Up updated to version 7.0

Monday 4th June 2018

A quite simply stunning theme that would be perfect for a professional photography portfolio, a fashion website, product showcases or even an innovative e-commerce site. The main focal point of this theme is the full screen background; which in itself forms much of the page.

Version 7 is a large update, including the following changes:

  • Updated Font Awesome Icons, Bootstrap and jQuery to the latest versions
  • The main skeleton of the theme framework now uses CSS Flexbox
  • A more accessible, user-friendly navigation layout for both mobile and desktop
  • Greatly expanded the choice of font face options, with the addition of over 100 embedded web fonts
  • New sample background images for the slider code snippet, along a fashion theme
  • Improvements to the compatibility of the background slider (if used) in some web browsers
  • Some new Miscellaneous theme style settings, to do things like hide elements or make text bold
  • All theme fonts and frameworks are stored within the theme, making GDPR compliance easier

Blow Up is a free update for all existing users, available from your Paddle account, Waterfall or by getting in contact by email with proof of purchase attached.

This theme update concludes a mammoth process of updating every actively developed free and paid ThemeFlood theme. Every theme listed on the website is now updated. Everything we sell is now completely GDPR compliant, without any hesitation of doubt. More of Henk’s former themes will continue to be updated and re-released periodically over the summer.

Our office is now closed until 15th June 2018 for an early summer break. Please take note that emails received during this period are not likely to get a reply. Urgent technical support questions should be posted to the RapidWeaver forums. And we will not be able to process any more update requests during this same period. We provide support almost 7 days a week the rest of the year (even on Christmas day!) so it is important developers can take a break once-in-a while. Thank you for your understanding.

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Summit theme updated to version 3.0

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Changes in this free update include:

  • Updated Bootstrap to verison 4.1.1
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • Updated Font Awesome icons to 5.0.13 (free)
  • The website title font face can be changed independently from other headings
  • New theme preview icon
  • Greatly expanded the choice of web-safe and embedded font face options on offer in the theme
  • Your sidebar can now be positioned at either the top or bottom of the page on mobile
  • The sidebar now uses ‘fixed‘ widths on desktop, instead of proportionate widths
  • 8 new sample FreeStyle banner images, named 1.jpg - 8.jpg
  • If the banner content region contains no content, it’s padding / fill is now hidden on mobile
  • Updated the names and ordering of some theme style settings
  • More theme width options to choose from
  • The footer now has more of a ‘blocky‘ appearance
  • The site slogan is now hidden by default
  • Added some new checkbox options to capitalise the breadcrumb links and apply bold font weights to different elements within the page
  • All theme assets (fonts, images, icons and Javascript etc.) are stored within the theme contents for easier GDPR compliance

This is provided as a free update for all existing users; available from your Paddle account, Waterfall, or by getting in contact by email with proof of purchase attached. Update requests received by email will be actioned after 15th June 2018, due to vacation.

Click here to learn more about Summit.

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Earthquake updated to version 2.0

Saturday 2nd June 2018

This free update includes the following changes

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome icons to version 5.0.11
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • Greatly expanded the choice of font face settings available
  • All embedded web fonts are now called from within the theme

This version of Earthquake is now fully GDPR compliant, because it no longer has any calls to outside websites or services. Everything the theme needs is self-contained within itself. This also means that theme will be more reliable and previews faster in RapidWeaver.

Existing users can obtain this free update from their Paddle account, via Waterfall or by getting in contact via email for a 100% coupon code and attaching proof of purchase.

Learn more about Earthquake here.

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Stalker theme updated to version 5

Friday 1st June 2018

Another huge update, this time for the Stalker theme. Much work has been done to completely redesign the theme with a more modern appearance. Stalker is now mobile responsive and has a much larger array of style and colour options.

Coincidentally, Stalker is also 10 years old today!

Plenty of additional functionality has been added in version 5; including embedded font faces, the Bootstrap framework, Font Awesome 5 icons, jQuery, FreeStyle banners, ExtraContent and much more.

The new:

The old:

The newer theme is certainly a very exciting design. Lots of emphasis on space and creation of an asymmetrical design. However some features have been retained from the old design; including the shadow effects, ‘sticky‘ sidebar and simplistic split navigation layout. Stalker is a theme you are going to have a lot of fun with!

Despite the many hours of hard work invested into redesigning, developing and releasing Stalker 5, this is provided as a FREE update for existing users. You can download the latest version from your Paddle account or get in contact for a coupon code.

Want to learn more about Stalker 5? See the product page here for details.

PS: There are some other goodies to be found on the ThemeFlood website today. Checkout our range of new and exclusive stacks for use with ThemeFlood themes!

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Tabs theme updated to version 5.0

Friday 1st June 2018

Other than the name remaining the same, almost everything else in this theme has changed! In addition to a design refresh, Tabs has a whole new underlying codebase to promote faster loading webpages and improved compatibility. The list of theme style and colour settings has grown significantly. You now have over 100 embedded font faces to choose from and all-sorts of other new settings.

For the first time, Tabs now includes the complete Bootstrap framework and Font Awesome 5 icons. The entire theme has been developed and tested to a high standard.

Tabs is simply perfect for the creation of high impact, single-page websites. And the complimentary stacks offered with Tabs take your creativity to the next level!

Despite this basically being a new theme, Tabs is offered as a free update for all existing users. You can either download it from your Paddle account or get in contact with proof of purchase to request a coupon code. Tabs is also offered as a free upgrade path to users of the former ‘Splash‘ theme, which is now superseded by Tabs.

If you are new to the Tabs theme, be sure to check the product page for details, view the online demo and download a free demo version / project file to play with.

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Mondrian theme updated to version 6.0

Wednesday 30th May 2018


The Mondrian theme was originally designed and developed by Henk Vrieselaar. Today it has been updated to version 6. This huge theme update preserves the original ‘Mondrian’ name and the basic feel of the theme design. However all the underlying source code has been completely overhauled and this theme has all-new style and colour settings.

Some of the key features in this update include:

  • Mondrian is now a responsive RapidWeaver theme design, with a toggle menu on mobile
  • A phenomenal choice of quality, embedded font face options to choose from; for headings, navigation and body content
  • Many more body, content, sidebar and footer background settings. In total, a choice of over 100 textured designs
  • Optimised the theme for use with RapidCart Pro (sold separately) a demo of which can be viewed here
  • The 'flexbox’ sidebar can be positioned left or right (on desktop) in a variety of widths and top or bottom (on mobile)
  • Use either a banner image dragged and dropped into RW7, a FreeStyle banner or ExtraContent 2
  • Easily change the logo, title and slogan positioning without needing extra CSS code
  • Increased the choice of width options available
  • Added a checkbox option that lets you stretch the banner full-width of the page
  • The theme now includes the complete Bootstrap 4 frontend framework, jQuery 3 and Font Awesome 5 Icons
  • Toggle between an animated drop-down menu, a cool mega-menu or a more simplistic sidebar navigation layout
  • Completely GDPR compliant - a self-contained theme with zero links to external websites or services

This stylish theme would be ideal for a variety of potential projects. Not only does it look great straight out of the box, but Mondrian is easy to build with, compatible with all modern web browsers and helps create webpages that load quickly. Mondrian uses valid HTML5 source code. The theme embraces some brand new web technologies, like WOFF2 embedded fonts and CSS Flexbox.

This theme update is free for existing customers, obtainable from your Paddle account or getting in contact by email with proof of purchase attached. Mondrian also replaces the previous 'Lake’ and 'Ocean’ themes; and is offered as a free upgrade to users of these previous themes interested in switching over.

Interested in learning more about the Mondrian theme? Please see the product page here and download a free demo version / project file.

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Media updated to version 9.0:

Thursday 24th May 2018

Like a fine wine, some RapidWeaver themes never age - they just get better with time! Media will be 11 years old this October; but is still one of the most practical and useful RapidWeaver themes you can have in your collection. A simple and conventional 2-column layout, mobile-first responsive behaviour, loads of style settings and colour pickers. Plus lots of other useful features and functionality that can save you a lot of time and money.

Media 9 is our best version of Media yet. Faster loading, full GDPR compliancy, improved browser compatibility, more style settings, valid HTML5 markup, updated frameworks and various other excellent enhancements. Some of the exciting changes in Media 9 include:

  • Updated jQuery to version 3.1.1 (jQuery is now loaded from within the theme instead of from Google APIs)
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13 (icons are now loaded from within the theme instead of externally)
  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Renamed and reorganised various theme style and colour options, to make things easier to understand
  • Phenomenal choice of web-safe and new embedded font faces; for headings, body content and navigation - all support Latin extended characters
  • Lots more theme width settings, including an ‘edge to edge’ mode
  • Text labels like 'menu’, 'last updated’ and 'currently viewing’ are now changeable using simple custom CSS (see the product page for the code)
  • New style of animated 'back to top’ button that appears after the page is scrolled down 500px
  • The links in the desktop navigation can now have their alignment set to justified
  • Adjustments to the padding, layout and alignment of the footer on mobile
  • New theme preview icon for the RapidWeaver theme drawer
  • Sidebar title styling is now inherited from existing heading styling
  • New site title / slogan transparent background fill settings, to improve text clarity against a banner image
  • The site title and slogan can now have their font sizes adjusted independently within the theme, using viewport units of measurement
  • Over 100 new background overlay patterns
  • Changed the default mobile / desktop breakpoint from 968px to 996px (corresponding with Bootstrap 4)
  • The sidebar is now available in more widths and you can choose to place the sidebar either top or bottom of the page on mobile
  • Expanded the choice of desktop navigation layouts offered to include basic mega menus (links in multiple columns)
  • Changed some of the sample banner images supplied with the theme
  • Removed the surplus 'page fade’ option in misc.
  • Better cropping of content when rounded corners are enabled
  • Background textures can be applied to the content and sidebar backgrounds
  • Tided and optimised the HTML code for the theme
  • Expanded the choice of theme miscellaneous styles available
  • New checkbox option to enhance the style of blockquotes
  • Improved options to disable the header image and give the header an 'auto’ height
  • More control over the vertical and horizontal padding applied around the main container
  • New miscellaneous checkbox option to make the sidebar 'sticky’ on desktop
  • Much better support for Font Awesome icons added to page titles
  • Various other minor changes, tweaks and improvements to the theme underlying source code

The best part? This is a FREE update for all existing Media theme users, available via RW updates, Waterfall, your Paddle account or on request via email.

As you can see, the latest version of Media is a huge update and merges-in the features from several other themes. With this in mind, we have decided to concentrate all efforts on this single theme and discontinue older designs like Composition, Haze, Snow, Stream and Monsoon. These themes have not sold in large numbers in recent years. Therefore if you are an existing user of one of these themes, we invite you to get in contact to request a copy of Media. Media v9 should do everything (and far more) that you want. A truly versatile theme.

The online demo site for Media has been updated. If you are interested in using this theme for the first time, please download the free demo version and learn more about the theme here.

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Outline updated to version 2.1.0

Thursday 24th May 2018

Changes in this small update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Removed the HTML5 shim for IE6 / IE7 which was being called from Google
  • The ‘PT Sans’ typefaces are now stored locally within the theme

Outline is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Outline update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Outline, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

Learn more…

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Foton updated to version 3.1

Thursday 24th May 2018

Changes in this free update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • All embedded font faces are now stored within the theme

Foton is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Foton update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Foton, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Fuld updated to version 2.1

Thursday 24th May 2018

Changes in this free update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • All embedded font faces are now stored within the theme

Fuld is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Fuld update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Fuld, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Ratio updated to version 3.0

Thursday 24th May 2018

Changes in this free update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Many more embedded font face options
  • SuckerFish is no longer actively developed and is incompatible with jQuery 3. So the menu has been simplified to become an element ‘block navigation’ layout with the addition of a few other enhancements
  • Horizontal scroll bars are no longer shown at certain screen sizes
  • Breadcrumbs are now aligned right on mobile
  • Minified the theme jQuery code and placed it within our $ThemeFlood() namespace

Ratio is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Ratio update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Ratio, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Flourish updated to version 3.0

Thursday 24th May 2018

Changes in this major update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Nav arrows can now be omitted from the breadcrumbs and footer navigation
  • Many more theme width settings
  • Lots of new background texture options for page background
  • New sidebar positioning options for mobile and desktop viewing modes
  • New theme preview icons

Flourish is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Flourish update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Flourish, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Forest updated to version 3.0

Thursday 24th May 2018

Changes in this major update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Deleted some surplus files and folders which were no longer required
  • Expanded the choice of content font size and line height options available
  • Nav arrows can now be omitted from the breadcrumbs and footer navigation
  • Added a -2px margin to the bottom of banners, to account for pixel rounding when images are scaled to fit
  • New options to change the alignment of the banner content (logo, title slogan etc.)
  • Many more theme width settings
  • Lots of new background texture options for the top bar, page background and footer
  • Reset some of the default colours used by the theme
  • The option to capitalise the site title is now working again
  • New checkbox option to disable the top / bottom borders on the banner
  • More padding applied between the navigation links on desktop
  • New colour pickers for icons and links within ExtraContent 2
  • New theme preview icons

Forest is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Forest update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Forest, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Meadow updated to version 3.0

Thursday 24th May 2018

Changes in this free update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Many more embedded font face options to choose from

Meadow is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Meadow update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Meadow, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Paradise updated to version 5.0

Thursday 24th May 2018

Changes in this free update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Many more embedded font face options to choose from
  • Added a -3px margin to the bottom of banners, to account for pixel rounding when images are scaled to fit

Paradise is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Paradise update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Paradise, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Photogenic updated to version 5.0

Thursday 24th May 2018

Changes in this free update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Many more embedded font face options to choose from

Photogenic is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Photogenic update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Photogenic, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Storm updated to version 4.2

Thursday 24th May 2018

Changes in this free update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Added a -4px margin to the bottom of banners, to account for pixel rounding when images are scaled to fit

Storm is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Storm update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Storm, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Tornado updated to version 4.3

Thursday 24th May 2018

Changes in this free update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Added a -3px margin to the bottom of banners, to account for pixel rounding when images are scaled to fit

Tornado is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Tornado update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Tornado, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Breeze updated to version 2.2

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Changes in this free update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Added a fix to prevent the display of horizontal scroll bars on some screen widths

Breeze is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Breeze update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Breeze, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Banx updated to version 3.0

Monday 21st May 2018

Changes in this large free update include the following:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Moved all Javascript calls to the end of the page, to promote faster page loading
  • Minified the theme Javascript code
  • The ‘back to top’ button is now slightly larger and has more equal padding applied around itself
  • Updated the theme to use RWFontKit v2, which provides the choice of many more embedded font faces
  • It is now possible to apply font faces independently to the mobile and desktop navigation elements
  • Added a new setting to align the navigation bar 'centre’ on desktop, in addition to existing left and right settings
  • Shortened some of the 'Miscellaneous’ setting labels, so they fully display in the RW inspector
  • Added new settings to position the (desktop) navigation above the banner, in either scrolling or sticky configurations
  • Added a custom.js file for the benefit of users wishing to add their own Javascript code
  • All jQuery code used by this theme is wrapped inside our $ThemeFlood() closure to limit conflict with other scripting on the same page
  • Many more options to control the width and position of the sidebar container on desktop
  • It is now possible to have the sidebar positioned at either the top or bottom of the page on mobile
  • New checkbox option to apply a box shadow on the desktop navigation
  • It is now possible to toggle the nav bar and title / slogan between a constrained width and auto width on desktop
  • Various other minor changes

We are also offering Banx as a free update to existing users of the Dawn and Dusk themes. Neither of these two theme designs have sold in significant qualities for about 3 years, so we are retiring them for the time being. A lot of what could be done in these two themes is accomplishable in Banx; and a huge amount more. Please get in contact if you are interested in obtaining a copy of Banx.

Banx is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Banx update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Stripped, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

Banx is a wonderful theme design to work with and has a huge list of features. If you are new to Banx or revisiting the theme again, be sure to download the free demo version to have a play around with. The theme was formerly designed by Henk Vriesalaar and retains much of the original design and colour scheme. Recently we have reworked some of the underlying source code and added some new settings, requested by existing users.

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Avenue updated to version 4.1

Monday 21st May 2018

Changes in this free update include:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • Now using the latest version of RWFontKit, which supports a great many more embedded web font faces in both standard and Latin extended character sets
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme

Avenue is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Avenue update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Stripped, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Wilderness updated to version 6.3

Monday 21st May 2018

Changes in this update include:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • The optional ‘Source Sans Pro‘ font face is now stored locally within the theme, instead of calling a copy from Google Web Fonts
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme

Xense is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Xense update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Stripped, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Xense updated to version 3.0

Monday 21st May 2018

Changes in this update include:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Slideshow images are no longer distorted to fit the body background
  • More spacing around navigation links on desktop, to make navigation easier
  • Improvements to the code used to toggle open and close the mobile menu

Xense is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Xense update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Stripped, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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Stripped updated to version 2.1

Sunday 20th May 2018

Changes in this update include:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1
  • Added a custom.js file for the benefit of theme users wishing to provide their own Javascript
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Moved all Javascript calls to the end of the page, to promote faster page loading

Stripped is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations.

The Stripped update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account. If updating from a much older version of Stripped, you may need to contact support for a 100% coupon code.

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XXL updated to version 5.0

Sunday 20th May 2018

Changes in this FREE update include:

  • Updated Font Awesome to version 5
  • Updated jQuery to version 3, for better compatibility with other addons
  • Rewrote some of the background slider code for improved compatibility
  • Removed some slider options that were not relevant to this theme design
  • You can now float the sidebar (navigation) either left or right of the main content container
  • On mobile, you can choose to have the sidebar (navigation) top or bottom of the main content container
  • More content container opacity options added
  • Improvements to the overall presentation of pages on mobile
  • The optional ‘hide content’ slideshow button is the same colour as the other buttons
  • New left-margin options, for the edge of the page
  • Less risk of horizontal scrollbars showing
  • New block navigation layout
  • Many more content container width options now available
  • New border settings, for the content container and bottom control bar
  • New max-width settings for the sidebar container
  • Tidied and renamed several style and colour options, for easier use
  • RapidWeaver dragged and dropped banner images are now applied as full screen (static) backgrounds
  • All embedded font faces are now stored locally within the theme contents

We are making use of CSS Flexbox in this theme version for the main page layout. CSS Flexbox is supported in all newer web browsers and gives you increased control over the placement and positioning of elements. For example, it lets you swap the sidebar positioning on desktop and mobile, without having to edit the physical structure of the webpage to reorder elements. It also intelligently resizes and reflows containers on the page more elegantly. Older browsers without Flexbox support will simply 'stack’ the page elements vertically.

The navigation style has been changed to a simple block navigation layout, without toggle / collapse animation (for both mobile and desktop). Overwhelming feedback from users was that many felt the previous hover-to-expand menu was just way too complicated for average website users to grasp the hang of, and it made site navigation very tedious. Most people build smaller / shallower websites with XXL, so the new navigation style should prove a lot easier and more future-proof going forward. Subpages are only reveals when you click to view a parent page.

This theme, like many others in our line-up, is now GDPR compliant. It has no links or calls to external websites or services.

The update is free for existing users of XXL, available via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or from your Paddle account. If you are updating from a much older version, you may need to contact us for a coupon code.

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Rainbow updated to version 4.0

Saturday 19th May 2018

This is a major theme update for the Rainbow theme. Pretty-much the entire theme has been re-worked. This version is now easier to use, compatibility with different web browsers has been improved and several new features introduced that users have requested. This update is being provided as a free update for existing users and incorporates the following changes:

  • The rainbow strip and navigation bar at the top can be toggled between scrolling or sticky
  • Desktop users are now presented with the menu in ‘drop-down’ configuration
  • Simplified the choice of settings shown, to make the theme easier to use. More aspects of the theme are now automated and content-aware
  • Fixes some issues whereby the menu might not work reliably on some touch devices
  • Improvements to the positioning and colouring of Font Awesome icons placed in navigation links
  • Changed the location of some ExtraContent containers
  • The mobile toggle menu can now be floated left or right more easily and the option exists for desktop to use the mobile menu too
  • Added the ability to set a banner image behind the site title / slogan and control its positioning
  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • Moved all Javascript calls to the end of the page, to promote faster page loading
  • Tidied and re-indended the index.html file, to make future edits easier
  • Minified the main scripts.js file
  • Added a custom.js file to the theme, for the benefit of users wanting to write their own Javascript
  • Greatly expanded the choice of font face options available
  • Container clearers now use classes instead of inline CSS

Rainbow is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations. The fonts listed all support Latin extended characters.

The Rainbow update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account

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ABC updated to version 4.0

Friday 18th May 2018

Changes in this free theme update include:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • All jQuery Javascript is now wrapped inside our private $ThemeFlood() closure, to limit the risk of conflicts with other scripts or plugins on the same page
  • Moved all Javascript calls to the end of the page, to promote faster page loading
  • Tidied and re-indended the index.html file, to make future edits easier
  • Minified the main scripts.js file
  • Added a custom.js file to the theme, for the benefit of users wanting to write their own Javascript
  • Greatly expanded the choice of font face options available
  • Container clearers now use classes instead of inline CSS
  • Changed the ordering and labeling of some style settings, to make things easier to find
  • The menu and content background colours can now be set independently of each other

ABC is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations. The fonts listed all support Latin extended characters.

ABC is also being offered as a free replacement to users of the former ‘Black & White’ theme. Black & White has not sold in significant numbers in recent years; owing to its fairly limited choice of style options and the primitive mobile navigation menu. We have decided to retire Black & White for the time being. The ABC theme can be used to create everything the Black & White theme could do; and a whole lot more. Please contact support if you require a copy of ABC. All we ask for in exchange is that you promise to review ABC on the RapidWeaver addons website.

The ABC update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account.

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Note Pad updated to version 3.0

Friday 18th May 2018

Changes in this free update include:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • New, independent, web safe and embedded font face options for headings, navigation and body content
  • Changed all (Default) uppercase instances in the settings to lowercase (default)
  • Container clearers now use classes instead of inline CSS
  • Deleted the extra preset styles, which were found not be be working properly
  • Changed the ordering and labeling of some style settings, to make things easier to find

Note Pad is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations. The fonts listed all support Latin extended characters.

This update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account.

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Elite updated to version 3.0

Friday 18th May 2018

Changes in this free update include:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 5.0.13
  • jQuery is now called locally, from within the theme
  • New web safe and embedded font face options for headings and body content
  • All theme Javascript is now wrapped inside our ’$ThemeFlood()’ closure, for improved reliability with other scripting in the page
  • Moved all Javascript to the end of the page, to promote faster page loading
  • Added a custom.js file for custom Javascript users may want to include
  • Changed all (Default) uppercase instances in the settings to lowercase (default)
  • Container clearers now use classes instead of inline CSS
  • Tided, optimised and re-indented the markup in the index.html file

Elite is now GDPR compliant. All Font Awesome icons, jQuery Javascript and embedded font faces are stored within the theme contents; with no links or calls to external locations. The fonts listed all support Latin extended characters.

This update is provided as a free update for all existing users. You can get the update via automatic updates in RapidWeaver / Waterfall or download this latest version from your Paddle account.

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Volcano updated to version 4.1.0

Friday 18th May 2018

Changes in this free update include:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1 and Font Awesome to version 5.0.13
  • Expanded the choice of font face options available. All support Latin extended character sets
  • Added the option for enhanced blockquote styling and associated colour pickers
  • Banner images have a negative -1px margin applied on the bottom, to compensate for pixel rounding

Volcano is GDPR compliant - completely self-contained and reliable - no links to external websites or services.

This update is available via automatic updates in RapidWeaver, via Waterfall or as a direct download from your Paddle account.

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Boutique updated to version 3.0

Thursday 17th May 2018

Changes in this free version include:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1 and Font Awesome to version 5.0.13
  • Updated jQuery to version 3.3.1 and this is now loaded from within the theme
  • Expanded the choice of font face options available. All support latin extended character sets
  • Icons are now displayed in the sitemap, excluding nav arrows with a class of ‘arrow’

Boutique is GDPR compliant - completely self-contained and reliable - no links to external websites or services.

This update is available via automatic updates in RapidWeaver, via Waterfall or as a direct download from your Paddle account. See the product page for more information.

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Flood updated to version 7.1

Thursday 17th May 2018

Changes in this free version include:

  • Updated Bootstrap to version 4.1.1 and Font Awesome to version 5.0.13
  • Improvements to the menu bar alignment options
  • You now have the choice of over 100 PNG background textures and pattern effects for the body background
  • Greatly expanded the choice of font face options available. All support latin extended character sets
  • Added a new miscellaneous checkbox item to make the header bar sticky on scroll
  • On mobile, the sidebar can be positioned either top or bottom, relevant to the main content container
  • More responsive theme width settings and reset the default width to 1200px wide
  • A new miscellaneous checkbox item to toggle extra styling for blockquotes, including 3 new colour pickers

Flood is GDPR compliant - completely self-contained and reliable - no links to external websites or services.

This update is available via automatic updates in RapidWeaver, via Waterfall or as a direct download from your Paddle account. Learn more…

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Retract theme updated to version 3.0

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Changes in this free update include…

  • Updated Font Awesome, Bootstrap and jQuery to the latest versions
  • Many more font face options for the website title, headings, content and navigation
  • Tided and optimised the HTML code for the theme
  • Added a new setting to preview the location of theme ExtraContent containers
  • Icons are no longer shown in the sitemap
  • Added custom.css and custom.js files
  • Moved Javascript to the end of the page, to promote faster page loading
  • Updated some setting labels, so they are displayed better without truncation

Retract no longer has dependencies on any outside services or third party websites for items like jQuery or fonts. This may help you towards getting your website GDPR compliant and will make the theme more reliable in the long-term.

Don’t forget that the version of Font Awesome Icons used in this theme has changed, so you may need to search for existing icons in your websites and update their markup.

This free theme update is available in the normal way. See the product page for details.

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Cefalus updated to version 3.0

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Changes in this free update include:

  • Updated Font Awesome, Bootstrap and jQuery to the latest versions
  • Many more font face options for headings, content and navigation
  • Tided and optimised the HTML code for the theme
  • Added a new setting to preview the location of theme ExtraContent containers
  • Icons are no longer shown in the sitemap
  • New theme preview images
  • Added a custom.js file
  • Moved Javascript to the end of the page, to promote faster page loading

Cefalus no longer has dependencies on any outside services or third party websites for items like jQuery or fonts. This may help you towards getting your website GDPR compliant and will make the theme more reliable in the long-term.

Don’t forget that the version of Font Awesome icons used in this theme has changed, so you may need to search for existing icons in your websites and update their markup.

This free theme update is available in the normal way. See the product page for details.

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Cefalus updated to version 2.0

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

The aim of this update is to maintain a near-identical appearance to previous versions and preserve a majority of theme style and colour settings. Most of the updates have occurred on the underlying theme source code.

What’s changed in this update?

  • New meta data, support links and secure update checking
  • Added support for the complete Bootstrap 4 framework
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 4.7.0
  • Added a ‘lang’ attribute to the opening HTML tag
  • Updated the meta viewport tag to permit pinch scaling on touch screens
  • Added support for RapidWeaver 7 dragged and dropped banner images (tulips displayed by default)
  • Added support for FreeStyle banners, selectable in the new Banner Configuration group of style options
  • Removed some code for older versions of IE we no longer support
  • Cleaned and tided some of the theme source code
  • Renamed some of the theme style settings to lowercase and changed some of their names
  • Added support for RWFontKit, giving you instant access to over 100 web safe and embedded font faces
  • Contact form inputs and text areas are now the same width (90%)
  • Changed some of the default theme style selections, for when you first load the theme
  • Sidebar title is now wrapped in H4 heading tags
  • Fixed some HTML validation errors
  • Switched deprecated 'toolbar’ macros for 'navigation’
  • Icons are now omitted from display in the RapidWeaver sitemap and breadcrumbs
  • Breadcrumb separators are displayed on the correct sides of the breadcrumb links
  • Fixed a minor rounding calculation bug whereby a small gap was sometimes displayed below the banner images
  • Minor fixes to the sizing of the mobile toggle menu
  • Sub-level links in the mobile toggle menu are now correctly indented
  • New theme preview icons

How do I get the update?
For purchases made after 1st July 2017, login to your Paddle account to download the latest version. For older purchases, please get in contact by email and attach a copy of your receipt or download information. You will then be given a 100% coupon code to re-buy the theme again from the website.

How do I install the update?
The updated theme is compatible with all recent versions of RapidWeaver, including RW6 and RW7. But please note that some features like drag-and-drop banners are only supported by RW7. This theme will install alongside older versions and will not override or replace previous themes. Saved style sets require re-setup, after you apply this theme to a project. Install by dragging and dropping the theme onto your RapidWeaver dock icon.

Where do updates come from in future?
After installing this latest theme, you should get notified of future theme updates via RW7, Waterfall or by logging into your Paddle account and downloading the latest version from there.

Who does support for this theme now?
Any support questions or feature requests should now be sent via the ThemeFlood website. Henk Vriesalaar has retired from RapidWeaver development. We are now the new developer and support contact for this updated theme design.

What Will says about this theme:
“Based on the dates in the source code, I believe this was one of the final themes Henk designed. It’s a simple theme design, but equally it is beautiful. The steel-blue default colour scheme and more traditional serif font faces give this theme much visual appeal. Like many of Henk’s other themes, there is a bountiful array of style and colour settings to play with. Improvements to the banner in this update should make setup and customisation of the theme a whole lot easier. I envisage Cefalus being great for blogs and corporate / business websites.”

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Elite updated to version 2.0

Tuesday 21st November 2017

The aim of this update is to maintain a near-identical appearance to previous versions and preserve a majority of theme style and colour settings. Most of the updates have occurred on the underlying theme source code.

What’s changed in this update?

  • New meta data, support links and secure update checking
  • Added support for the complete Bootstrap 4 framework
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 4.7.0
  • Added a ‘lang’ attribute to the opening HTML tag
  • Updated the meta viewport tag to permit pinch scaling on touch screens
  • Added support for RapidWeaver 7 dragged and dropped banner images (low-light corn field displayed by default)
  • Added support for FreeStyle banners, selectable in the new Banner Configuration group of style options
  • Removed some code for older versions of IE we no longer support
  • Cleaned and tided some of the theme source code
  • Renamed some of the theme style settings to lowercase and changed some of their names
  • Brand new site title embellishment options
  • Added support for RWFontKit, giving you instant access to over 100 web safe and embedded font faces
  • The theme now correctly loads and displays on servers with an SSL security certificate
  • Contact form inputs and text areas are now the same width (90%)
  • Changed some of the default theme style selections, for when you first load the theme
  • Sidebar title is now wrapped in H4 heading tags
  • Fixed some HTML validation errors
  • Switched deprecated 'toolbar’ macros for 'navigation’
  • It is now possible to toggle the capitalisation of site titles and slogans in the theme miscellaneous settings
  • Icons are now omitted from display in the RapidWeaver sitemap
  • If the banner is hidden, the shadow effect is also removed
  • Added a new checkbox option to replace the site title with a logo
  • Font Awesome icons are now omitted from the breadcrumbs
  • Breadcrumb separators are displayed on the correct sides of the breadcrumb links

How do I get the update?
For purchases made after 1st July 2017, login to your Paddle account to download the latest version. For older purchases, please get in contact by email and attach a copy of your receipt or download information. You will then be given a 100% coupon code to re-buy the theme again from the website.

How do I install the update?
The updated theme is compatible with all recent versions of RapidWeaver, including RW6 and RW7. But please note that some features like drag-and-drop banners are only supported by RW7. This theme will install alongside older versions and will not override or replace previous themes. Saved style sets require re-setup, after you apply this theme to a project. Install by dragging and dropping the theme onto your RapidWeaver dock icon.

Where do updates come from in future?
After installing this latest theme, you should get notified of future theme updates via RW7, Waterfall or by logging into your Paddle account and downloading the latest version from there.

Who does support for this theme now?
Any support questions or feature requests should now be sent via the ThemeFlood website. Henk Vriesalaar has retired from RapidWeaver development. We are now the new developer and support contact for this updated theme design.

What Will says about this theme:
“An absolute stunner of a theme! Elite is a beautiful, clear and crisp design that would be perfect for an e-commerce website, fashion, beauty, software, photography, consultancy or marketing website. There is no shortage of customisable style or colour settings in Elite; especially now that the theme includes features like RWFontKit, Bootstrap and FreeStyle! This latest version has seen a minor refresh to the overall design, some more style options added and some extra functionality.”

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Stripped updated to version 2.0

Tuesday 21st November 2017

The aim of this update is to maintain a near-identical appearance to previous versions and preserve a majority of theme style and colour settings. Most of the updates have occurred on the underlying theme source code.

What’s changed in this update?

  • New meta data, support links and secure update checking
  • Added support for the complete Bootstrap 4 framework
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 4.7.0
  • Added a ‘lang’ attribute to the opening HTML tag
  • Updated the meta viewport tag to permit pinch scaling on touch screens
  • Added support for RapidWeaver 7 dragged and dropped banner images (tulips displayed by default)
  • Added support for FreeStyle banners, selectable in the new Banner Configuration group of style options
  • Removed some code for older versions of IE we no longer support
  • Cleaned and tided some of the theme source code
  • Renamed some of the theme style settings to lowercase and changed some of their names
  • Contact form inputs and text areas are now the same width (90%)
  • The breadcrumb is now grouped with the footer and follows its alignment
  • Changed some of the default theme style selections, for when you first load the theme
  • Sidebar title is now wrapped in H4 heading tags
  • Fixed some HTML validation errors

How do I get the update?
For purchases made after 1st July 2017, login to your Paddle account to download the latest version. For older purchases, please get in contact by email and attach a copy of your receipt or download information. You will then be given a 100% coupon code to re-buy the theme again from the website.

How do I install the update?
The updated theme is compatible with all recent versions of RapidWeaver, including RW6 and RW7. But please note that some features like drag-and-drop banners are only supported by RW7. This theme will install alongside older versions and will not override or replace previous themes. Saved style sets require re-setup, after you apply this theme to a project. Install by dragging and dropping the theme onto your RapidWeaver dock icon.

Where do updates come from in future?
After installing this latest theme, you should get notified of future theme updates via RW7, Waterfall or by logging into your Paddle account and downloading the latest version from there.

Who does support for this theme now?
Any support questions or feature requests should now be sent via the ThemeFlood website. Henk Vriesalaar has retired from RapidWeaver development. We are now the new developer and support contact for this updated theme design.

What Will says about this theme:
“It may look very simple on the surface, but Stripped hides a phenomenal choice of powerful style options. It’s quite incredible the choice of theme style settings that Stripped has. For any artists, photographers, architects, film makers or business owners seeking a clean and minimalist theme, Stripped is certainly a worthy candidate. There is a sense of fun to go through the style options and click to see what each one does!”

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Banx updated to version 2.0

Monday 20th November 2017

The aim of this update is to maintain a near-identical appearance to previous versions and preserve a majority of theme style and colour settings. Most of the updates have occurred on the underlying theme source code.

What’s changed in this update?

  • New meta data, support links and secure update checking
  • Added support for the complete Bootstrap 4 framework
  • Updated Font Awesome Icons to version 4.7.0
  • The theme now includes a custom.css file
  • Updated the meta viewport tag to permit pinch scaling on touch screens
  • Added some more banner height options
  • New options to toggle between a fixed or scrolling banner image
  • Renamed all theme style settings to lowercase and changed some of their names
  • A new, larger, banner image is displayed by default
  • Breadcrumb separators are now shown on the correct side of the breadcrumb links
  • Added more content font size options and increased the default value to 16px
  • Added support for RWFontKit; with independent font faces for headings and body content
  • Changed some of the default colours
  • The theme now works correctly on web servers with an SSL certificate
  • Sidebar title is now wrapped in H4 heading tags
  • Added new miscellaneous options to constrain the width of titles or slogans on mobile
  • Major overhaul and rewrite of the navigation code, to fix several bugs and improve accessibility
  • You can now float the desktop navigation either left or right
  • New navigation menu colour pickers
  • Fixed a bug, causing no site title size setting to be selected by default
  • Fixed some HTML validation errors
  • Added support for FreeStyle theme banners
  • Tidied, indented and optimised various theme code
  • New theme preview icons

How do I get the update?
For purchases made after 1st July 2017, login to your Paddle account to download the latest version. For older purchases, please get in contact by email and attach a copy of your receipt or download information. You will then be given a 100% coupon code to re-buy the theme again from the website.

How do I install the update?
The updated theme is compatible with all recent versions of RapidWeaver, including RW6 and RW7. But please note that some features like drag-and-drop banners are only supported by RW7. This theme will install alongside older versions and will not override or replace previous themes. Saved style sets require re-setup, after you apply this theme to a project. Install by dragging and dropping the theme onto your RapidWeaver dock icon.

Where do updates come from in future?
After installing this latest theme, you should get notified of future theme updates via RW7, Waterfall or by logging into your Paddle account and downloading the latest version from there.

Who does support for this theme now?
Any support questions or feature requests should now be sent via the ThemeFlood website. Henk Vriesalaar has retired from RapidWeaver development. We are now the new developer and support contact for this updated theme design.

What Will says about this theme:
“Admittedly Banx had quite a lot of overlap with several theme designs we already sell through ThemeFlood. To make Banx more different, we’ve increased the default height of the banner to make it taller. The code for the mobile and desktop menu navigation has been completely rewritten to address a couple of bugs and to basically make the whole thing work much better. The overall design of the theme has received a minor professional refresh. Banx is a stunningly beautiful theme to work with and of absolute top quality. A really impressive theme with a massive number of customisable settings.”

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