The Shelf stack contains a variety of different shelf styles to dress up your carousel. Styles range from wooden shelves to glass, as well as minimalistic white and black shelves:
- Light Wood
- Light Wood 2
- Dark Wood
- Dark Wood (end brackets)
- Teal Glass
- Teal Glass (no brackets)
- Teal Glass (end brackets)
- OS X Dock
- Gray Glass
- Blue Glass
- White (end brackets)
You are able to choose the time it takes the carousel animation to execute. This determines how fast the carousel animation takes to change from one set of slides to the next.
You can choose to have the carousel auto-play your slides. This will advance your slides on a set interval. You’re also able to choose what that interval is, as well as specify an addition delay for your first slide to allow your visitors to take in the first page of your carousel.
The Shelf stack allows you to toggle the navigation arrows and dots on and off. This allows you to customize how you allow your site’s visitors to navigate through your slides.
Lightbox Override [NEW!]
You can turn the light box off on a per-Shelf-Item basis by simply clicking the individual Shelf Item and choosing Override Lightbox in the Info palette. Once you turn off the light box for that one item, you can also add a link to it using the link setting.
The lightbox for the Shelf stack is quite nice, and is made nicer by the fact that you get to choose the opacity of the background overlay.
You’re offered the option of choosing to have the auto-play animation animate to either the right, or to the left.
Styling your slides includes setting wether they get nice rounded corners or sharp stately ones. You also get to choose whether your slides should have padding around them and wether they should have drop shadows or not.
You can choose from several different, preset slide sizes for your Shelf stack items. Sizes ranges from 80 - 140 px in size.
Active or static
You can use the Shelf stack as an active carousel or a static shelf. Using the stack in either manner though still offers up your beautiful images in a great lightbox.
You get to choose the number of images that are visible on your shelf at one time. Each time the carousel rotates it will advance that number of images.
When using the stack in static mode, with the carousel disabled, the shelf will automatically expand to fit all the images into the shelf that you’ve added in edit mode.
There are 8 different animation styles to choose from for the carousel effect. Everything from a standard sliding animation to an elastic style transition:
- Out and Back
- Wind Up
We know a Stacks page can get quite cluttered in edit mode. To alleviate this we’ve included a Collapse feature. This tidy mode allows you to shrink up the Shelf stack and hide its clutter in edit mode, without affecting the stack’s output.
LightBox Override / Linked Shelf Items
Have a look at the video below to see how the LightBox Override feature works and what it can do for your Shelf items. This video shows you where you override the LightBox and how to add links to individual Shelf Items.
In this video we take a look at the full feature set of the Shelf stack as well as show you how to build various Shelf styles, and build static shelf galleries. Be sure to watch this video to get an in-depth look at the Shelf stack and how it works as well as what it can do for your projects.
* IMPORTANT: Please note that you must have the Stacks 2 plugin from YourHead Software in order to install and use the Shelf stack. Without Stacks the Shelf stack is useless. Also, note, the Shelf stack is not a responsive or flexible stack.
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