As an exercise to see if it was possible, I have created a version of the great looking RapidWeaver7 site using my Template system with BWD & PADDY stacks. This was put together in a few hours and most of that time was taking measurements and copying and pasting content. The site scales very well at all screen sizes, is image optimised and which helps to keep it lean and fast.
I have created a one-page version and added the amazing BWD MagicGellan2 navigation system. The Template doesn’t use a conventional RW Theme but is based on a Blank Theme into which 100% of the content goes.
The whole Template is Easy/TotalCMS ready and all text is Font Vault ready for use with FontPro, although the Google Fonts used match the RM fonts pretty well. Also all images can be warehoused and we have several videos that list the advantages and describe the process of using warehoused images.
This will probably be the basis of my next RapidTemplate so I would be interested to hear what others think.
The work in progress demo is at http://www.webdeersign.com/templates/tp4demo1 and to login use the code 8080.
Please be aware that this isn’t the RM site, but all links go to the correct destination in the RM system so the worst that can happen is that RM get more exposure and orders.
From a users point of view this is a relatively easy build and the modular approach makes it easy to learn and make changes which would make this design an ideal basis for a fresh design with colour, graphic and content changes. The PADDY stacks have really simplified the construction of this site, which would previously have required a more complex framework approach.
If all goes well the RapidTemplate will be available early next week.