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Build your navigation bar from scratch using Mega Menu

While content is indeed king, there's another area of all sites that is almost as important -- and that is your site's navigation. Without a good navigation system your visitors are never going to find all of the great content you've created.

Most navigation systems in RapidWeaver base their navigation items on the project file's Page List -- but the Mega Menu stack that comes with Potion Pack allows you to craft your own navigation bar from the ground up.

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Create waypoint links within your pages using the Anchor stack

Taking a visitor to a predetermined section within one of your pages is a really useful way of efficiently getting relevant content to your visitors in a simple and way -- and we've made it super simple to do with the Potion Pack's Anchor stack.

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Let's take a closer look at the Potion Pack's Zoom stack

When I was building out the stacks for the Potion Pack addon for Foundry I felt like we needed a simple, but beautiful image lightbox. While Foundry has its multi-purpose Modal stack, I thought Foundry users could use a solution that was more elegant for image only lightboxes.

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Create manually curated vertical navigation in Foundry

Navigation is the corner stone of just about any site. Every visitor will interact with the navigation in some way or another. This is one of the reasons I've built several different navigation stacks into Foundry. I wanted to ensure that there were various different styles of navigation to choose from. With the release of Potion Pack I added several new navigation stacks to the Foundry lineup -- including one of my new favorites -- the Vertical Navigation stack.

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Introducing the Potion Pack addon stacks for Foundry

After many, many months of work, beta testing and refining, I'm really happy to finally get to introduce Potion Pack, a set of addon stacks specifically for Foundry. These new stacks help to add a touch of magic to your site designs.

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Foundry Update: Introducing Typeface font management stack

We've been steadily updating Foundry since its initial release back in July of 2016. Over that time we've made lots of improvements, added a slew of new stacks, and squashed plenty of bugs.

With this new release we're at it again. Version 1.2.5.0 brings with it a couple of new stacks, lots of improvements as well as bug fixes. It also paves the way for some more additions to the Foundry family later this year.

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Organize your content into easy-to-navigate, paginated sections

The Pagination stack for Foundry, which was introduced in the v1.1.0.0 update, allows you to organize a lot of content into a minimal amount of space, and do it with style.

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Move visitors through your pages using Foundry's Scroll To stack

The Scroll To stack for Foundry offers you the ability to have your visitors taken from one section of a page to another using a smooth scrolling animation. This allows you to organize your site using large banners, large sections of content and much more.

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Using the Foundry's A/B stack to make the hard design decisions

We, as website designers and developers can sometimes be an indecisive bunch. And even when we do decide on a direction or design right off the bat, we sometimes have to bend to the will of our clients. So when we're building pages we often come up with multiple layouts and designs to see what might work best for ourselves and our clients.

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Free Foundry v1.1 update is here, and it is a big one

I'm really excited about this first big update for Foundry. Really excited. We've had some minor updates already introducing little tweaks and making minor bug fixes. While this update brings a lot of similar, smaller updates to Foundry including added features and bug fixes for the existing stacks, it also introduces 10 new stacks to the Foundry tool chest.

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