New Foundation Theme Series -- First 4 Tutorials Now Available


Overview of New Updates

I am very excited to announce the start of a new tutorial series on the Foundation Theme from Joe Workman.

Instructions for Classroom Subscribers

Login here to access your account, then navigate to the Classroom curriculum and click on the Latest Updates button for direct links to these new tutorials.

Details of New Updates

The Foundation Theme is an exciting "blank" theme for RapidWeaver that allows you create the entire layout of a website, using the Stacks 2 plugin and its Stack Elements. Joe Workman's Foundation Theme is free to download, but he has developed over 60 Foundation Stacks that take working with Foundation to a whole new level. The Foundation Theme and its stacks can be used to develop amazing, responsive websites, but there is a new learning curve involved because of Foundation's "mobile first" design philosophy. Of course this new series of Foundation tutorials here at RapidWeaver Classroom will ease the learning curve by covering all of the important details.

Today I have released the first 4 tutorials in this new series, and I will be spending the next several weeks producing many more, so you can be assured that the completed series will provide very thorough training on the Foundation Theme and the Foundation Stacks. The Foundation series of tutorials can be found under Tutorials > Add-Ons > Themes in the Classroom members' area.

Foundation is a truly impressive achievement and brings an exciting new concept of website design to RapidWeaver. I look forward to sharing all of the details with you over these next several weeks!

In Case You Missed It (Recent Updates)

Recent changes have been made to the Classroom membership area. You will now find a "Featured Tutorials" section on the Home page, and I've adjusted the styling of some elements throughout the tutorial sections, which I hope will improve the user experience as you navigate through the different tutorials. I have also been working to implement RapidSearch Pro in the membership area as another method of finding tutorials, but some hurdles related to the protection of the content has prevented that from being successful so far. I do hope to have this working relatively soon, but for the time being you can use your browser's Find function (CMD+F) on the Browse All page to search for tutorials.

A series of 14 new tutorials covering the Stacks 2.5 plugin were released in the first half of March. I highly recommend these new tutorials for every RapidWeaver user! Click here to learn more about these Stacks 2.5 tutorials.

The past couple of months have brought a number of other new tutorials: one covering the customization of banners or slideshows in the header of 3rd-party RapidWeaver themes, another discussing a method of embedding responsive YouTube videos, and there have been many new Stack Elements tutorials covering the PaySnap, MapSnap, DateSnap and BackSnap Stacks from Yabdab, the Content Fader Stack from DK Stacks, the PlayListr Stack from StackManiac, and the Jack Stack from Joe Workman. A couple of "How to..." tutorials on replacing an existing website and creating a mySQL database have been added, along with a couple of tutorials covering the excellent RapidSearch Pro plugin. Finally, a new series on the aMember 4 membership system was produced and is available to Grad School subscribers.

Coming Soon (Future Updates)

Check back next week for more Foundation Theme tutorials!

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