This has been a heck of a few weeks for ExtraContent enabled themes. We’ve just seen the release of new themes from WeaverThemes and RWT, and now we have 3 more new ExtraContent themes from MultiThemes, ThemeFlood and Henk Vrieselaar.
Henk has been a big advocate for ExtraContent themes and has managed to add ExtraContent in just about every theme he has released in the last 6 months. STALKER, Henk’s latest RapidWeaver theme, has 4 ExtraContent areas that allow the user to add more content then RapidWeaver typically allows — EC1, above the Menu. You can use this area for some textlines or your logo. With a CSS code you can fill this area with any image cor colour — EC2, below the Menu. This area floats together with the menu and can be filled with text, images or a logo. — EC3, above the Footer. — EC4, below the Footer.
Check out STALKER.
Will Woodgate from ThemeFlood takes what I believe is his first foray into ExtraContent theme development with his latest theme, NewsMedia. Will has taken the ExtraContent concept to the extreme with up to 15 possible ExtraContent areas in NewsMedia.
Will doesn’t stop there, mind you, as NewsMedia is packed with professional features like style switchers, mega-menus and horizontal scrolling menu bars.
Check out NewsMedia.
And last but not least, old RapidWeaver theme star, MultiThemes is back in the game with Panels Pro, a theme that makes use of 2 ExtraContent areas. True to MultiThemes form, this theme is high and style and lush with all the finishing touches. Like a fine Italian automobile, MultiThemes leaves no corner unpolished.
Check out Panels Pro.
Not sure how we missed this one back on February 6th, but it looks like Gary at RapidWeaverThemes.com unveiled a brand new theme to the RapidWeaver forums called Mello. Mellow appears to have 4 ExtraContent areas, one in the header, one in the sidebar, one below the content and one in the footer area.
Earlier this week, Henk Vrieselaar released another addition to the ExtraContent enabled theme field with his latest release, Magazine. Sporting what looks like two ExtraContent areas and a metric butt-load of other options, Magazine looks like it’s packed and ready for action.
We haven’t seen any screen casts from Henk yet, but if we do you can be sure they will get posted here.
Some really exciting ExtraContent news sprang up over the weekend. First, an ExtraContent-ish sort of theme popped up from Rapid Refills called D Scribe. While Nick, Rapid Refills developer, doesn’t go so far as to call it ExtraContent enabled, it does use similar technology. Nick prefers to call his implementation “Blurbs” instead, but the idea is the same by adding extra content in one place and having it show up in another. Perhaps if we all lean on him a little, he’ll make the implementation common to what we now enjoy in ExtraContent making the experience a familiar one… Anyhow, you can join the RapidWeaver forum discussion here.
The next ExtraContent enabled theme to pop up over the weekend was Bohemian from RapidWeaver developer extraordinaire, Henk Vrieselaar. Bohemian is an official ExtraContent theme that makes use of 4 ExtraContent areas; one above and below the main content area (useful for blogs, photo albums, contact forms and Kwix pages without much in the way of content options), one above the footer and one in the sidedbar. In addition to ExtraContent Henk has packed this theme full of many other options such as over 30 header options and effects, over 60 background options for various areas of the page, font control, width variations, banner zest integration and much more. Henk has poured a lot into this theme so you owe it to yourself to check it out. Join the discussion on the RapidWeaver forum here.
seyDoggy launches ExtraContent.info, a community based site designed to help promote the usage of ExtraContent in content management systems. We hope to be able to share many tutorials, tips and tricks when using ExtraContent.
But we don’t want to do it alone! Are you a developer or enthusiast using ExtraContent? Why not help us out? Make movies, write tutorials, promote your ExtraContent enabled product… it doesn’t matter, we will welcome the help. Get in touch with me by submitting a post to the ExtraContent Google Group.
Until then, stay tuned. We have more coming down the pipe!