1. Drag the ourGlass stack onto your page.

      ourGlass Stack Rapidweaver

    1. Drag any of the preload stacks (or whatever you’d like to display while the content is loading) into the “Loading Animation” area.

      ourGlass Stack Rapidweaver

    1. Drag and drop the content to be loaded into the “Content” area, it can be text, images, stacks, etc…

      ourGlass Stack Rapidweaver

    1. Choose between Hide/Show to instantly display content when it’s ready, or Fade In/Fade Out to transition the preloaded out and the content in smoothly, rather than suddenly.

      ourGlass Stack Rapidweaver

    1. Hide Loading Animation will only make changes inside of Stack’s edit mode, it won’t change anything in preview mode, or once your site is live on a server. If you’re using a lot of animations, edit mode may get bogged down by it so “Hide Loading Animation” will help to make Stacks run a little faster.


  1. Most of the customization options will be found in the preload stack.

Definition of terms:

Most of the preload stacks have size, colors, and reverse:

ourGlass Stack Rapidweaver


Controls the width and height in pixels, different preload stacks have different minimum and maximum sizes available.


Each preload stack has a different # of colors to control. They all use Rapidweaver’s built in color picker.

Reverse Animation:

Some preload stacks spin, others move top to bottom, whatever the case, checking this box reverses the animation direction. So spinning clockwise would become spinning counter-clockwise if this box is checked.

Some of the preload stacks have special controls not found in the others:

ourGlass Stack Rapidweaver
ourGlass Stack Rapidweaver


Found in preloadGyro and preloadPlus. Controls the width of the circle’s borders in Gyro, and the width of the lines in Plus.

# of Circles:

Found in preloadGyro. Choose between 0-50 circles spinning around in random directions.

Select Animation:

Found in preloadRetro. Choose between three different spinner animations within one stack.


ourGlass Stack Rapidweaver


ourGlass Stack Rapidweaver


ourGlass Stack Rapidweaver

Tips and Tricks:

  1. You can use one ourGlass stack for each image or content section to load individual sections independently of each other.
  2. Or try putting all of your page’s content into one ourGlass stack to have all of your content load at once.
  3. Put text describing an image into the “Loading Animation” section, and an image into the “Content” section. This way if an image is large or taking a while to load, the user can see a description while the image finishes loading.
  4. Use a custom gif or other animation in the “Loading Animation” section.


v1.2.0 (April 29, 2014)

  • Customization option for minimum fade out duration added
  • Customization option to delay duration before fade animation added
  • Individual animations are now re-grouped under “1LD Stacks – ourGlass Animations” (these are updated under the individual animations)


  • Solved Several Theme Conflicts

RapidWeaver Stack Tutorials

RapidWeaver Theme Tutorials

RapidWeaver Project Documentation

Tutorials and documentation for all 1LD Project files can be found at the link below.

See Documentation

Get the power of a framework, for the price of a theme, in the convenience of a prebuilt RapidWeaver project file


Movable Windows

Move beyond the confines of static content layouts! Movable Windows allows your page visitors to effortlessly drag and reposition custom content windows anywhere in the browser viewport. Windows can be minimized to free up space and stay fixed to the browser viewport so they are always accessible.

Resize & Minimize

Windows can be resized to take up more or less space, or maximized to fill the entire screen. But that’s not all – these windows are like handy sidekicks, always ready to assist. Need quick reference? No problem! Windows can be minimized when not in use, saving precious screen space for what really matters – your page content.


Open windows stay fixed on screen so they are always accessible. Minimized windows have three modes to choose from. “Inline” keeps it in line with other content, “Fixed” is always on screen, and “Draggable” lets you move it around while minimized.


It’s not just about functionality; it’s about style too. Customize your windows by size, position, and color. Add in text, images, forms, links – you name it! Want a little more flair? Allow window resizing, choose whether they start minimized or open, change the toggle icon, or hide the window title when minimized.

Check it out!



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