July 5, 2010 in Web Design (E)
[prMac.com] Kitchener, Ontario Canada - RapidWeaver theme developer seyDoggy updates their hugely popular Falvorite RapidWeaver theme to be faster, better and more advanced. Flavorite Ultimate now enjoys the same "smart navigation", "smart layout"and an advanced built-in slide show that was first introduced in their last theme, Havnit. This update to Flavorite also brings a shift to CSS3 and HTML5 to ensure that Flavorite remains on the cutting edge of RapidWeaver theme development.
"It's been our intention to give Flavorite a major overhaul since the release of Havnit," says seyDoggy lead developer, Adam Merrifield. "We got the ball rolling on "smart" features in Flavorite but it was the work we did on Havnit that really put those ideas where we wanted them to be."
One of the most sought after changes to Flavorite was the slide show - once Havnit was released, users wanted to see the same advanced slide show incorporated into Flavorite. The newly enhanced slide show now includes selections for timing, duration and transition effect. In addition, Flavorite has an additional 10 custom headers for even more possibility in users slide show sequencing.
"After continually developing the built in slide shows over two theme and nearly three months, we got something pretty awesome working by the time we released Havnit," explains Merrifield, "So it was only natural that we would put that same slide show into Flavorite."
seyDoggy claims that Flavorite now runs faster, smoother and has a much better flow. It is also said that the source code is considerably slimmer and more refined. The programs behind the scenes are smarter and leaner and far more efficient. Opting for "smart navigation" and "smart layout" has significantly reduced the amount of source code published in the users pages.
The user interface has also seen some improvement, removing many minor options, including the options to show/hide ExtraContent areas, in favor of smart detection. Simply adding ExtraContent will cause it to appear in the users layout.
seyDoggy is also continuing to adopt future forward methods with Flavorite and employing the new HTML5 and CSS3 working drafts. Because of this, seyDoggy is fast tracking on their upcoming modern browsers support policy by a few months. Flavorite officially supports IE8 , Safari 4 , Firefox 3.5 , Opera 10.5 , Chrome 5 . Older browsers such as IE6 and IE7 will still work with Flavorite, but the experience may not be ideal.
All of Flavorite's intelligent features are included at no expense to the variety of other great and flexible features like layout width, header heights, variable width sidebar, and a myriad of font options. As a seyDoggy Ultimate theme, Flavorite comes fully loaded with powerful features, including a built in slideshow, 2 tier smart navigation, rounded corners, ExtraContent, and a variety of others:
* selectable, customizable slideshow
* RWmultitool ready
* 20 customizable headers
* header height adjustment
* 2 tier, smart navigation
* sidebar width
* sidebar positioning
* comprehensive color control
* width control
* font size, style and line height control
Flavorite is one of many RapidWeaver themes enabled with the popular ExtraContent feature, an open source collaborative technology that allows usable content spaces in RapidWeaver (e.g. built-in blog pages, photo albums, Flash slideshows, or iFrame pages) to be extended beyond what the application would normally allow, offering the user additional usable space and, along with that, a wide variety of new opportunities for enhanced creative expression. With ExtraContent, it is now possible to add a personal touch to previously unreachable areas of a page, by adding a lifestream (Twitter, LastFM, Delicious, etc.) below a blog page, adding a Web 2.0 footer to a site's file sharing page, or performing another of the many potential modifications.
* Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 Tiger, 10.5.2 Leopard or 10.6.x Snow Leopard
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* RapidWeaver 3.6.7 or RapidWeaver 4.x
* RWmultitool Lite Optional
Pricing and Availability:
Flavorite Ultimate is available now for $20.49 CAD at seyDoggy's online RapidWeaver theme store.
Headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario Canada, seyDoggy is a privately funded company founded in 2005 by Adam Merrifield. Leveraging their longtime experience in web and graphic design, seyDoggy's goal is to develop great looking theme designs for RapidWeaver, and lead to the creation of seyDesign. Known for developing the first commercially available theme with split navigation, seyDesign is responsible for continually pushing the limits of RapidWeaver. seyDoggy also offers consulting services for companies looking to enter the web design industry or who don't want to hire full time staff to manage their own internet or intranet web systems. Copyright 2005-2009 seyDoggy. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. RapidWeaver, and the RapidWeaver logo are trademarks of Realmac Software Limited.