How do you get random backgrounds or timed backgrounds on your RapidWaver page?
It's possible and involves a couple of Stacks.
First stack: The BackGround Fiddler
The BackGround Fiddler Stack is probably the easiest background stack to use — if you want a custom defined background for one of your RapidWeaver pages. Or all!
So… how to randomize or time your background images to appear at certain time and/or a centain day?
Luckily for us — there's a couple of razor sharp developers who have developed the Stacks we're gonna use for the purpose.
Gary from Doobox
has two great stacks.1. Doo TimeDoo Time
allows you to drop a stack – you want to appear from 6-10 and another that will appear from 15 - 21.2. Doo SpinDoo Spin
chooses content totally random between a user defined number of choices.Tsooj Media
has a Stack called… sit tight! Advanced Publisher Item Period.
And that's what it does… you choose date and/or time intevals when you want your Stacks to appear… or dissapear.
It's pretty cool. I use it on a restaurant website… every week the restaurant has a new weekoffer. These weekoffers are planed couple of month ahead.
In stead of having to open + change + respublish every week – the Publisher Stack simply shows and hides the content in the order you have arranged.
Easier for me — cheeper for my client. Everybody is happy.The Advanced… Publisher Stacks Set
also makes it easy to swap background at predefined dates.
Have you seen those websites — where background contains advertising? Advertising that changes…
They use a similar function.
That's all you need… + RapidWeaver + The Stacks Pluing… which you already got of course.
Random backgrounds on your RapidWeaver page — or timed backgrounds on your RapidWeaver page.
Cool – huh! I think so.
I've created an example on the TextMarker Stacks page
(free stack) — with 4 random backgrounds. Reload to see the new background.
I've added a BackGround Fiddler Hessian filter to the images… it's a nice effect I think.
Adding an overlay image allows me to use lower resolution images for full cover backgrounds – it minimizes page load times.
The effect hcovers the 'noise' that always occur on lowrez images.
This is an example of the power of the Stacks Plugin… a combination of two stacks that create something new.
It's like palying with Lego!
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