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Jack 4 is finally here! Your new best friend...

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Jack (formerly Styled Stack) has been around for a long time. However, Jack 3 never felt right to me. It was very slow to work with in Stacks Edit Mode. The biggest problem was that I did a poor job at teaching people how to really get the most out of the stack. Because of this Jack 4 is a free update to all existing users!

Well I am happy to say that I think that I fixed all of that with Jack 4. Working with Jack in edit mode is a breeze. The stack was completely rewritten from scratch. To show you all of the amazing things that you can do with Jack, I built an entire demo website purely for showing you all of the things that Jack can accomplish for you.

Jack Product Page: http://joeworkman.net/rapidweaver/stacks/jack
Jack Demo Site: http://preview.joeworkman.net/jack

What’s Changed?

1. Complete rewrite of Jack!
2. Jack is now exponentially faster to use in Edit Mode
3. All hover effects now require the Jack Hover stack
4. New proportional height options
5. New flexible height options based on either the browser height or parent stack
6. You can now rotate Jack
7. Border opacity for transparent borders
8. Improved background gradients
9. Improved background opacity for all background types
10. Animate your backgrounds! Works best with tiles
11. Completely redone shadows with all of the controls that you could ever dream of
12. New Peek and Raised Corner special shadows

Existing Jack 3 stacks

All existing Jack stacks on your page will continue to function. However, they will not gain any of the new Jack functionality. You will notice that they have been renamed to Jack Legacy. You can still modify them and they will work 100%. When adding new Jack stacks to the page, you will get all of the new awesomeness!


Launch Discount

If you do not own Jack yet, I am offering a $5 discount until the end of 2014. Simply use the code “jack4" at checkout.

Cyber Monday Blowout

I have traditionally not taken apart of the Cyber Monday craziness. However, this year was a big year with the release of Foundation. And I really have not done many sales for a long time. I am totally making up for that with the biggest sale that I have ever done. Happy Weaving!

40% OFF RapidWeaver Addons 

Coupon Code: CYBERMONDAY 

(Bundles Not Included)

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The Columnist stack is here! This stack really reimagines responsive layout. It will dynamically layout your content into equally size columns. These columns will nicely response to the device width to ensure that you visitors have a pleasant reading experience. 

Head over to the Columnist Homepage for more info.

Launch Special

Get $5 off the Columnist stack for the first 2 weeks. Simply use the code Columnist at checkout.

I hope that you all enjoy this stack. I am really excited about this one. 

If anyone is using Alfred.app on their Mac, here is a quick shortcut for searching my Doc Portal. Click on the link below and it should automatically install the custom search for you… 

Click Here to Install

Foundation for RapidWeaver v1.2

Since Foundation for RapidWeaver launched back in May, I have been overwhelmed with the reception and feedback from the community. So let me start by saying thank you for all of the amazing reviews and encouragement. I am lucky to have such amazing customers that love my products that I love developing for them.

Today I am happy to announce Foundation for RapidWeaver v1.2. This is by far the largest update that I have ever released. We have been working for 3 months solid to bring you more amazing features and smooth down a ton of wrinkles. Below is a list of the highlights in this update. For a more comprehensive list, make sure to check out the detailed release notes.

Highlights

See many of these highlights in action at the new Foundation 1.2 sample page

  • Theme updated to Foundation 5.4.3 with hundreds of fixes and features.
  • No more HTML comments! New meta tags in head
  • Orbit animation weirdness have been fixed
  • Add dividers between your columns.
  • Internationalization support for forms and email
  • Top Bar got a major overhaul with custom breakpoints and Magellan integration
  • Off Canvas now support multi-level menus
  • New Animation stack to nicely animate content onn scroll or page load
  • Create Mega Menus with the new Dropdown mega sizing
  • New Icon Bar stack to create awesome bar style navigation
  • New Switch stack to add iOS-like switches to your forms

Release Notes

Downloading Updates

You will need to download the updated theme from the Foundation for RapidWeaver Website.

All of the stacks should update through Stacks update. Check out our Update FAQ is you have any questions around that.

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