Over the past few months there has been an explosion of new themes and theme updates that are all boasting ExtraContent. It’s an exciting time in the world of RapidWeaver themes as the possibilities become seemingly endless.
ExtraContent was first introduced in December of 2008 and since then dozens upon dozens of themes have cropped up using the technology. Here are just a few that have come out in recent months.
Henk has become a veritable champion of ExtraContent, pushing the limits of the his themes and the technology with release after release of ExtraContent enabled themes. Exposure has 3 EC areas, on the header above the title/slogan, between the content and the footer and below the footer. Exposure has a jquery fading dropdownmenu. Down- and Right-Arrows show the menu-items with sublevels for clear navigation through your website. When opening a page the menu slides down with a fading effect. You can disable the sliding in the Theme Styles.
Say hello to Mirage, a new RapidWeaver theme that raises the bar yet again, making it even easier to design the site that YOU want to create.
Tired of rigid limits and cookie-cutter themes? Then you’ll love Mirage – a design experience that frees you to build a site that can both fit the mold, and break out of it.
Ever thought it would be great if you could just choose where the header image goes? Mirage can do that. But what if you want the logo and title of your site above the menu, and the header image below it? Mirage can do that too. Don’t like header images? Want to add your own custom image to the background of the theme? Maybe stretch the menu the full width of the page? Mirage can do all that, and much, much more….
Every once in a while, something comes along that really stirs things up. That’s what the iPhone did to the mobile industry, and in that same spirit we figure it’s time to set a new standard for RapidWeaver themes everywhere.
Introducing Phelix, a new theme that puts you in complete control of its exquisite design. And offers near flawless Internet Explorer 6/7/8 support (minus drop shadows and rounded corners). And automagically creates a completely customized version of your site for iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android devices. And includes built-in support for FancyZoom, CrossSlide, and Pulse.
GiD3OUS is the culmination of months of design, planning, and exhaustive testing and the end result is a product the seyDoggy team considers to be their finest work to date. GiD3OUS is packed with powerful features like ExtraContent, 3 tier navigation, 10 custom headers and 10 custom footers. Take a closer look and see how advanced, yet easy to use GiD3OUS can be for you.
The Ultimate features of GiD3OUS include ExtraContent, RWmultitool ready, 10 custom headers and footers, 3 tier navigation, full color options, width control, font size and font family selections.
Last last week seyDoggy unleashed another new RapidWeaver theme with ExtraContent, Sleeker Ultimate. Making use of two EC areas, pre and post content, Sleeker is definitely a great looking and very versatile theme. With rounded corners, great texture and lighting effects, Sleeker is a theme that can keep up with today’s web trends.
One other thing that sets Sleeker apart is the split-hybrid navigation system that allows nested pages to be displayed both in a tidy drop down and in a vertical sidebar format. For more information, check out Sleeker Ultimate.
Back on July 24th, seyDoggy released the final 5 themes of the 10 that they had brought over from Theme Weaver. One of those themes, TW009, saw some significant upgrades… including the addition ExtraContent.
TW009 makes use of two EC areas, a pre-content and post content area that are visually separate from the main body of content but sharing the same design characteristics.
Another unique feature of TW009 is it’s header which can display up to 5 header images at once. Very cool. Check out the new and improved TW009.
Earlier this week, seyDoggy released the totally rebuilt Bubblegum RapidWeaver theme from Med Designs giving a new breath of life with bags more features and options. Some of the highlights are complete color flexibility (which it lacked previously), 3 tier, split navigation and of course our very favorite, 2 ExtraContent areas.
Hopefully we can get a preview movie this week or next to demonstrate those ExtraContent areas in action, time permitting of course. Check out the new Med Designs Bubblegum in all it’s new feature glory here.
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With the release of the newest seyDoggy theme, Creamux, seyDoggy has launched this new tutorial movie. It not only shows how and where to use the ExtraContent areas available in Creamux, but also demonstrates some pretty cool tricks using Partitions, Stacks and Pluskit. This one is sure to come in really handy.
Ryan Smith, over at RapidWeaver Classroom has done another bang up tutorial showing the ins and outs of the seyDoggy PlayMore theme. Ryan covers the use of each ExtraContent area as it pertains tothe PlayMore theme and also demonstrates some more tricks with Loghound.com Pluskit, including adding a Contact form to the bottom of your page and adding a YourHead Carousel page above the content. Also covered in this tutorial is how to add a custom header image using RWmultitool Lite.
Ryan Smith over at RapidWeaver Classroom was awesome enough to make a VERY detailed movie about many aspects of the seyDoggy Gotem theme and ExtraContent. Ryan does an incredibly thorough and level headed job of outlining each ExtraContent area, some nifty tricks with Pluskit from Loghound.com, attaching images with assets and much more.
You might also notice a little promotional deal at the movies intro. You would be wise to take advantage of that kind of offer.
Today seyDoggy released an update to their Gotem theme, adding one more ExtraContent to allow the insertion of text into the “traditional” sidebar area.
There was numerous requests for the ability for users to add content in their RapidWeaver sites to the “traditional” sidebar area in our Gotem theme.
By default, content added to the sidebar field in RapidWeaver gets added to the area just beside the header image. With the new third ExtraContent area you can now add sidebar content to it’s traditional location along side the main content area.
This tutorial covers how to utilize the new ExtraContent area to get text into the traditional sidebar location.