A few years ago I purchased the Iceland theme by Jochen Abitz, to create an online gallery of oil paintings for a local artist. Like the artist when she saw Iceland, I was captivated by the smooth ‘rising curtain’-like effect when scrolling down through images in the Iceland theme. Jochen created this effect through the use of the Sections Pro/Section Background (Legacy) stack from Big White Duck (BWD). I’ve made good use of Iceland; everyone who sees the ‘rising curtain’ effect when scrolling through images loves it.
A site I’m rebuilding is centred mostly on images; currently it is overloaded with oversized image files, with page-load times long enough to have lunch while waiting for it to load. The rebuild involves using the delightful Retrobatch application and Srcerer stack, which take the headache out of resizing images for the multitude of mobile devices out there. I still plan to use Iceland in the new site, but must abandon its ‘rising-curtain’ feature because Srcerer is incompatible with the Sections Pro stacks used in Iceland. I did not easily arrive at the decision to give up on Iceland’s unique way of scrolling through images, but what use is a site with good content if no one has the patience to wait for it to download?
Thus, I’m looking for a stack that provides a ‘rising-curtain’ effect by scrolling down, wherein an image gradually reveals the next (or previous) image at its bottom (or top) edge. The image below crudely demonstrates the effect as if one were scrolling down, starting at the top with one image, then gradually changing–while remaining fixed in place–into a different image at the bottom.
If you know of a stack that performs this function, please let me know.