IntroductionHaze a robust, general-purpose RapidWeaver theme; ideal for blogs, educational and business websites. Basically any project where you need a fast, simple and unobtrusive theme, in which to present written content and rich media.
In some respects, Haze is not too dissimilar from the Media RapidWeaver theme in layout or features. However in Haze, the optional banner container is devoid of any overlaying elements (like the site title, slogan or navigation bar). This gives you a useful space above the page fold, to display eye-catching graphics, slideshows or even video.
SimplicityA subtle colour scheme and formal sans-serif typeface give this theme a professional appearance. The main page content is all contained within a simple box, giving pages a clean and consistent appearance. It's a great theme design if you want something a bit more traditional in appearance. This simple page layout yields good print / PDF output too.
NavigationBy default, Haze uses an animated drop-down menu. This will revert to a toggle navigation menu on smaller screen sizes (to avoid breakage). Users of this theme not wishing to use a drop-down menu can also choose from either a simple split or block navigation layout. To display downward-pointing chevron icons after parent page links, simply enter this HTML code after the page name:
<i class='fa fa-angle-down'></i>
Settings galoreDon't believe for one minute that Haze is yet another disappointing "what you see is what you get" RapidWeaver theme! Dozens of useful theme settings allow you to precisely customise many aspects of Haze and build websites that look unlike any other. Just about every colour can be changed using built-in colour pickers. Font faces, sizes and line heights can be adjusted to suite your requirements. The width and position of the sidebar is fully customisable. Other aspects like the main container width, internal padding and external margins can also be modified using the theme settings. So too can the body background.
Haze incorporates some extended RapidWeaver album style settings, allowing you to customise the thumbnail appearance and other associated colours.
ModernHaze uses an HTML5 Doctype and has been tested and confirmed to work in IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Safari, Opera, Chrome and Firefox. The theme performs well on devices like the iPad and iPhone, and also plays nicely with a wide variety of RapidWeaver page style plugins.
As you would expect, Haze is fully responsive. This means that you can build a single website for conventional desktop browsers, which can also bend-and-morph to view beautifully on smaller handheld devices like smartphones and tablets. Especially important nowadays when so much website traffic comes from mobile devices...
ExtraContent enabledHaze was one of the first third-party RapidWeaver themes to include support for the then-new ExtraContent technique. This theme continues to host 8 ExtraContent containers, allowing you to build more complex page layouts.
ExtraContent1 in this theme forms the social bar. This dedicated bar can be floated left or right in a page (or display as a horizontal tagline). It's ideal for social networking / bookmarking icons and other useful links.
ExtraContent5 can be turned on in the theme style settings, and forms a semi-transparent content box floated over the theme banner container; perfect for captions or useful links.
FreeStyle bannerThe banner container in Haze is FreeStyle enabled. As the name suggests, this gives you a blank canvas and complete freedom to build fully-responsive banners of any size, shape or content you desire. 30 example banner images are included with this theme to get you started (named 1.jpg - 30.jpg). If 'FreeStyle' sounds alien to you, see the live demo site and the theme user guides for some helpful information. Once you have converted to FreeStyle, you'll probably never want to setup theme banners any other way!
Find out moreAs the name suggests, Haze is a somewhat deceptive and closely-concealed theme! In the past some people have mistakenly overlooked the power and capabilities of this RapidWeaver theme. Therefore it is strongly recommended you check the live demo site. There is also a free demo version and sandwich file you can download (links towards the top of this page). All of these combined will give you maximum insight into what this theme can do and how it works.
If you have any further questions about Haze, feel free to get in contact.
MoreThe free demo version of Haze can be downloaded using this link or the button towards the top of the page. You can install the theme in RapidWeaver 5.4 or later to experiment with the theme, explore all the settings provided and test it against real content and plugins. There is no time limit imposed on the demo version, but page navigation links are disabled in the demo version. Watermarks may appear periodically in parts of the page (like the banner or footer). Please see this knowledgebase article for more information about the free demo versions provided. Purchasing Haze using the button towards the top of this page provides you with a licensed copy of Haze; without any demo restrictions applied.
Clicking the banner at the top of this page or this link will take you to a sample website published using Haze. This may give you a better insight into how this theme looks and responds. If you're interested to see how the demo website was built, the same project file can be downloaded here and opened in RapidWeaver, on your computer. Some people find this very useful to use.
Haze is currently supplied with a 15% discount code for the latest version of WeaverPix. The theme also includes free usage of the FreeStyle banner stack, which normally retails at £10.00 GBP. If you require help with purchasing Haze, please click onto the support page and click the 'purchasing help' tab for more information. Likewise if you have any other questions about Haze, please don't hesitate to ask.
* Purchases of Haze includes any applicable VAT payable. As of 1st January 2015, all EU customers are legally required to pay VAT on all digital downloads or electronic services, and receive a full VAT invoice with each purchase. We fully comply with this law and you may claim-back any tax paid (if you're VAT registered or a charity / non-profit organisation exempt from paying VAT).