At the end of last year, I acquired the products from a few other stack developers. El-Stacko had a very loyal following and I know everyone has been anticipating what my plans are for the stacks. Most of the stacks now have complimenting stacks that are already apart of my offering. A few of them are also on the roadmap for a re-release.
All existing El-Stacko users will be receiving emails this week on how they can get discounted updates to my versions of the stacks.
Lets review each stack now…
Show/Hide Content: Exposer Pro -> Peek-A-Boo
Exposer Pro may have been the most popular El-Stacko stack. Lucky my Peek-A-Boo is already released and it an amazing alternative. PAB is a great way to dynamically show and hide content. Exposer stack users will love the extra power and simplicity that Peek-A-Boo brings.
Transparent Backgrounds: El-Tinto -> Glass
Glass provides beautiful transparent backgrounds. El-Tinto users will also enjoy a simpler setup and more options for background styles.
Fancy Boxes: El-Box-o & El-Callbox-o -> Jack
Jack is “the” stack out there for creating advanced containers. Jack does so much more that anything else out there. The El-Box-o stacks only have a fraction of Jack’s functionality. So there is a lot of extra power here for users that want to update.
I should not that Jack does not have the border functionality of El-Callbox-o yet. It may be something that could be added in an update if users show enough desire for this to happen.
Animated Image Captions: El-Winko -> Popup Caption
Popup Caption is very close functionality wise to El-Winko. The double caption is not currently possible but its something that may be added in a future update.
Sliding Container: El-Slider-o -> Glider
We took Glider over from Pressure Designs last year and have really added a lot of functionality into it since. Its become the goto stack for many users. El-Slider-o users will love the upgrade.
Lightbox: El-Dorado & El-Sexy-o -> Expose
Everyone loves lightboxes and the El-Stacko lightbox stacks were no exception. El-Sexy-o’s icon will be forever etched into the RapidWeaver history books! Expose is our current goto responsive lightbox stack. Its very versatile and powerful. Its not an exact one-to-one match feature wise. However, we have some tricks up our sleeves coming this year.
Accordion: Sidewinder -> Squeezebox
Sidewinder was a horizontal accordion stack. Squeezebox is out vertical accordion stack. Its not an exact match but I wanted to be able to provide users with an alternative. I have added a horizontal option to my roadmap. However, in a responsive design world, the UX for that will be tough.
The following stacks currently don’t have alternatives in my stacks toolbox. I have added them to my roadmap to release in the future. However, I don’t have any sort of timeframe for when they will be released at this time.
- El-Text-o (not too far away)
- El-Book-o (Check out this WeaverPix theme for now)