Great Stacks add-ons for organizing your site
The Stacks plug-in, by YourHead Software, has revolutionized the way in which we as a community build pages in RapidWeaver. Around this great plug-in has sprung up a nice developer community as well. There are tons and tons of Stacks add-ons (originally called slices, but mostly known as lowercase 's' stacks) being designed everyday.
Today I'm going to highlight a few that help in organizing your site in various different manners.
I recently blogged about the release of this little beauty, by Nick Cates. It is a great stack that can help your create and organize a page full of goodies. It was originally designed to be a way to create an e-commerce store page, but has many possibilities once you start using it. This stack is well designed and to be easy to understand and use.
This stack helps you to organize a nice looking portfolio style page. In my estimation you might even be able to bend this one to work for you as an e-commerce type page as well. Though, if you're going to go that far, I'd likely just recommend using Lynx for it.
The Totem stack from Joe Workman is quite nice. It allows you to setup a vertical scrolling ticker, and makes it easy to do so. Anything that you can put in a stack you can put into Joe's Totem add-on. My only critique of this add-on would be that I'd like the ability to turn the inset shadows off.
UPDATE: Apparently I have an older version of Totem. I'm told that the latest release does in fact allow you to turn off the inset shadow.
This stack, by seyDesign, allows you to make nice collapseable lists, like those you often see on Frequently Asked Questions pages. In fact that is one of the uses that is promoted in the stack's description. It is quite simple and very flexible. A great way to condense a lot of content into a small space.
ZipBar is another stack built by seyDesign. This stack is similar to that of something like TabLoom, but, well different. "You can hide lots of content behind each button in the bar, only to be revealed at the users discretion. It's like a supplemental navigation bar." It can be incorporated easily into your stacks page and makes for a good looking tab page.
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