That was incredibly helpful! And now for a slight rant and a question
I’ve been trying to immerse myself into Rapidweaver lately. As someone coming to this from a design background as opposed to a coding/programming background, I’ve noticed that sometimes there seems to be a lack of ‘standardization’ with regards to the way some stacks work or are laid out in the settings window. This case was a perfect example - I have used stacks that call for custom fonts before; they’ve always ‘called out’ to Google to retrieve the font. I spent a long time yesterday rebooting my computer, double-checking my internet connection, watching the ‘tutorials’ on Yuzool’s documentation page (more feature description than tutorial, but that’s all that I could find) before I came to the forums. I can’t be the only design-oriented / non-coder person on here… Was this laziness? Sloppiness? Or are we expected to know these things even though the stacks and Rapidweaver, in general, are supposed to be a mostly WYSIWYG approach to website building? If the fix can be built in I say (@yuzool) FEATURE REQUEST. Seems simple, but I’m guessing
I’ve used stacks that had adjustments for different parameters, but what I was doing wasn’t labelled in the settings - I’ve had to change their numerical value and see what would happen in preview mode just to know what I was controlling. I get that no one wants to scroll a lot, but not labelling stuff isn’t a viable alternative. And yes, I will eventually learn these little tricks (like what you just showed me - thanks again)! it’s just hard to be excited about working with the software if it’s riddled with these little landmines of sloppiness. This is different than me not knowing the software well. I just figure that the same thing (in this case, getting a font from Google) should work the same way every time. If there’s a reason why it doesn’t, that should be pointed out and adequate instruction given.
Just a fantasy, but I think Isaiah should have some kind of ‘Stacks Camp’ where developers come together to learn or create a series of standard with regards to how they deal with common tasks. And don’t get me started on how stacks are tagged in the viewer window - nightmarish if you own a lot of stacks! Alas, just a fantasy - or is it Hint hint!
Rant over - I don’t know if I feel better, but I certainly practised some typing And now my question - how do I get from here (newish, eager, learning) to where I know something like you just showed me? I’ve spent a decent amount of time with tutorials - from Rapidweaver Classroom to Realmac’s own Rapidweaver tutorials to the in-depth tutorials that great developers put out (Adam Shiver @ Elixir for Foundry, for instance) and haven’t really come across anything remotely like the info you gave me. How did you get to where you are? Am I going to have to learn code? I’m sure it would help, but it runs a bit counter to what the software is seemingly about.
Thanks for your help, and thanks for listening!