Theme Info

The RETRACT responsive RapidWeaver* theme has a beautiful side navigation with sublevels menu for a more content focused layout, see image below. Right arrows show the menu-items with a sublevel for clear navigation through your website. No matter how large your nested menu structure is, everyone already is familiar with the sliding submenus used in native apps. Adding subitem counters make navigating your menu even easier. The menu can be on the right side (default) or on the left side (example).

Of course you can change the colors of the background and fonts of the menu. Add content above or below the menu in de menu panel with ExtraContent (example).
By default the menu is fixed, so it’s always visible when you scroll down. Other options (for example the menu icon on the banner image, example) are in the Theme Variations.
*RapidWeaver® is a Registered Trademark of Realmac Software Limited

Banner Images
The RETRACT theme takes advantage of the new Banner Image option in RW7. The theme comes with one banner photo (a photo of a sea with ice), but you can replace it with your own image. How to do that?
Drag your image into the ‘Override Site Banner’ area in the Page-Inspector > General Settings. See image below:


Cover the Banner Image with a dark or light gradiënt for a better readability of the Title and Slogan. Or add a text shadow (black or white) to the Title and Slogan. The white text-shadow gives a letterpress effect, see example on this page.
In the Theme Styles is an option to hide the Banner Image, Title, Slogan and Logo. Now Only the Menu, ExtraContent1 and the footer are visible. With Stacks this option lets you design your own page. I’ve made an example here.

Slideshows or Videos in the Banner
The RW7 Banner Image option is only possible with RW7, but don’t worry: when you use RW6 you can add a banner too, or a slideshow or even a video (Youtube, Vimeo, HTML5, read the manual Chapter 14).

There are 3 options for the sidebar: left (default), right or hide.

ExtraContent allows you to add more content then RapidWeaver typically allows. There is an extra content snippet in the download file, but with a Stacks page it's much easier to use the free ExtraContent stack or this ExtraContent Plus stack. Learn more about Extra Content here.
There are 6 ExtraContent areas in this theme:
• EC1 is at the top right or left. Great for social media icons with the built-in Font-Awesome icons, a text-line, a searchfield (for example with Rapidsearch) a date-time script (read the manual) or whatever.
• EC2 is on the bottom of the banner image, always centered. Great for social media icons with the built-in Font-Awesome icons, a text-line, a searchfield (for example with Rapidsearch) a date-time script (read the manual) or whatever.
• EC3 is between the content and the footer.
• EC4 is at the top of the Menu Side Panel (click on the Menu icon to show it). Great for social media icons with the built-in Font-Awesome icons, a text-line, your Logo, a searchfield (for example with Rapidsearch) a date-time script (read the manual) or whatever.
• EC5 is below the menu in the Menu Side Panel (click on the Menu icon to show it).
• EC6 can only be used for a responsive slideshow or video instead of the RW7 banner image (read the Manual, Chapter 14).

The RETRACT theme comes with a lot of fonts to choose from (independently for the Title and Content.

In the Theme Styles you can choose between different container widths (900px, 960px, 1000px, 1100px, 1200px, 1300px and auto).

Scroll to Top button
Built-in is an optional Scroll-to-Top Button.

Responsive Design, Browsers Support and Validation
The traditional fixed width design doesn't work any more. Web design needs to be adaptive. The layout needs to be automatically adjusted to fit all display resolution and devices.
Narrow your browser with this page, or check it on your iPhone/iPad/Android device. Or have a look here.
A website created with this theme will work in all modern browsers and on your tablet or smartphone.
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Waterfall enabled
Easy, automatic theme updating with the plugin Waterfall for RapidWeaver®.
The hassle of manually updating themes is a pain point every RapidWeaver user has run into as some point. Waterfall is your effortless theme management tool, specifically designed to help save you time and prevent the headaches all too often associated with theme updating.

The Logo and the Title have a link with the index.html page of your website. By default the logo is above the Title (example), centered, left or right. Optional you can put it in an ExtraContent area, for example in the EC1 (example), or in the EC4 (example) or EC5 in the menu panel.

With Font Awesome you have over 500 icons at your disposal, in any color and any size you like. And they are completely free for commercial use.

This theme provides built-in support for Nimblehost's RapidSearch plugin (this plugin is not included). You can put a Searchbox (you'll need the RapidSearch plugin for this) in the ExtraContent or somewhere else (sidebar, content, footer). Read the Manual how to use the search box. Example in the ExtraContent4. Example in the ExtraContent1.

Theme Variations
The RETRACT responsive Rapidweaver theme has a huge amount of theme variations, widths, color options, sidebar and menu positions, beautiful fonts, font-sizes, etc. Look over here.

What’s in the MANUAL
1.    How to install a theme
2.    Automatic Updates with Waterfall
3.    Logo
4.    ExtraContent
5.    Banner Image Option with Rapidweaver 7
6.    Menu Position
7.    Font Awesome Icons
8.    More CSS
9.    Searchbox
10.  TextTime script
11.  Date (US and European) script
12.  Mail a Friend script
14.  Replace the words Category, Archives, Feeds (so the sidebar content) links

The Manual is very extended and describes very detailed and with some tutorials how to style your site and how to add background patterns, font-awesome icons, etc.

This theme has many different Theme Styles and Color Options, don’t forget the Miscellaneous part.
Before sending me questions, please try all options, so you can see what opportunities this theme provides. Almost every day new stacks are released and I haven't test them all. So I cannot guarantee that every stack will work.
Find the stack you’re looking for fast with RapidWeaver Central.

The Manual is very detailed. Read this very carefully before you send me questions. If your troubles are not exclusive to my theme or if you think the issue might be a software concern, please do a search or post your questions on the Realmac Software forum first. I am sure that I or one of the folks there will help straighten you out enough.

All theme styles
Go to this page to see all Theme Styles.
Download the free trial version and play around with all of its options.
  What's in the download file?
• Rapidweaver7 RETRACT theme (manual is online)
• ExtraContent snippets (when you do’t use stacks)
• RW7 Example file
• and a few images to start with.

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Stacks are not included in the theme! Stacks are designed for use with RapidWeaver and Stacks plugin.
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