IntroductionFlourish is a beautifully stylish and flowing RapidWeaver, perfect for business, marketing, blogs and IT websites. This theme is a desirable upgrade for users of RapidWeaver themes like Marketit, who desperately want more style and colour options. The Flourish theme carries a large quantity of style and colour settings to fulfill these needs; making it ideal for both novice and expert RapidWeaver users alike. Applied to any project, Flourish will give you professional results quickly, time and time again; and hopefully help your website flourish!
The feature list of Flourish is pretty extensive. But to summarise, you can adjust just about every colour shown on the page. A conventional 2-column content / sidebar configuration means that Flourish will work with almost any RapidWeaver page type. The gradient colour-fill of the header can be recoloured with ease in the theme settings. A total of 20 ExtraContent containers open up many possibilities to quickly construct attractive page layouts that will work responsively across just about every modern web browser available. Embedded web font faces make things even better.
It is possible to draw some similarities between Flourish and our Volcano RapidWeaver theme. Flourish is basically a more cut-down version of Volcano; with fewer style settings, less ExtraContent containers and a more simplified navigation system. Of course less is not necessarily a bad thing! We feel Flourish would be a fantastic choice of theme for lots of different projects and would undoubtedly be of great appeal to novice RapidWeaver users.
Totally fluidFlourish is built as a mobile-first, fully responsive / flexible RapidWeaver theme. Your completed webpages will look awesome on large cinematic monitors, but still scale down to fit smaller screens comfortably. Responsive means that the completed webpage design will respond to different screen sizes. This avoids having to build, publish and maintain multiple websites for different devices.
SidebarThe sidebar container in Flourish can be positioned on either the left or right (similar to other ThemeFlood RapidWeaver themes) and is available in a choice of fluid widths, ranging in 5% increments from 10% up to a maximum width of 50% wide. By default, the sidebar is set to 25% right. Alternatively the sidebar can be set as a block below the main content container. There are easily enough flexible sidebar settings in this theme to suit most requirements. On mobile and print output, the sidebar container is moved to down-below the main content container, to conserve space.
Optimised for RapidCart ProRapidCart Pro is the new e-commerce plugin for RapidWeaver 6 that everyone is talking about. This excellent new plugin by 4gnd (not included with the purchase of the theme) provides the most flexible shopping cart system available for RapidWeaver. This theme includes some special code and additional ExtraContent placeholders to display the shopping cart quantity or shopping cart total in your RapidCart Pro page. This automatically updates when customers add or remove items to their cart. The code snippet to achieve this functionality is fully documented in the Knowledgebase. RapidCart Pro generates its own right-floating sidebar container, so we provide option in this theme to hide the normal RapidWeaver sidebar. As well as brilliant compatibility with RapidCart Pro, this theme should work fine with a majority of other RapidWeaver shopping cart stacks and plugins, including the standard version of RapidCart, JunkieCart, WeaverPix and various other newer RapidWeaver addons. The free demo version of this theme allows you to test the theme against real addons and content.
SociableLike all ThemeFlood RapidWeaver themes, Flourish has the option of a social bar (ExtraContent container 1) which can be positioned almost anywhere on the page and include links to your social networking accounts. Alternately (as seen in the live demo site), ExtraContent2 (located above the navigation menu) provides the perfect space to display Font Awesome icons that can link to your different social networking accounts.
MoreThe free trial version of Flourish can be downloaded using this link. There is no time limit imposed on the demo version, but page navigation links are disabled in the demo version. Watermarks may appear in parts of the page (like the banner or footer). Purchasing Flourish provides you with a licensed copy of Flourish; without any demo restrictions applied.
Clicking this link will take you to a sample website published using Flourish. This may give you a better insight into how this theme looks and behaves. If you're interested to see how the demo website was built, the same project file can be downloaded here and opened in RapidWeaver. Feel free to use this file as the basis for a new website.
If you have any other questions about Flourish, please don't hesitate to get touch.