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. You can install the theme in RapidWeaver 5.4 or RapidWeaver 6 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). 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. EU customers are legally required to pay VAT on digital downloads and electronic services. A full VAT invoice will be provided, so that you may claim-back any tax paid (if you're VAT registered or a charity / non-profit organisation exempt from paying VAT).
Free theme updates
Updates for the Haze RapidWeaver theme are free for all existing users. Theme updates are periodically released to introduce new features and maintain compatibility with the latest RapidWeaver addons and web browsers. You can tell if an update is available for Haze, by comparing the number shown next to the theme name in the RapidWeaver theme panel, compared with the version number shown on this page. Generally theme updates are not sent out automatically, because previously it was found many of the emails went missing in junk or spam mail filters. Instead you're invited to check for Haze updates yourself, and download them at a time convenient to you.
Updating using Waterfall
Waterfall is a small plugin for RapidWeaver 6, available to purchase from the Nimblehost website. Once installed and added to a project, Waterfall will check the version number of Haze, against the version number shown on this website. Waterfall will download and install the latest version of Haze; which will be ready the next time you restart RapidWeaver. Older versions of Haze will be moved into the
/Waterfall/Backups/ folder, in your RapidWeaver addons folder.
Please note that Waterfall update checking only works on themes installed after 10th January 2015. Free demo versions of Haze and copies of Haze installed before 10th January 2015 will not check for updates automatically. Waterfall will only update original themes; those which you have previously duplicated and renamed for modification will not be updated.
Updating using your Paddle locker
If you obtained Haze on or after 10th January 2015, you were invited to provide your email address and a password during the checkout process. With these login credentials, you can access your Paddle Locker. Paddle is the payment and shopping cart provider used on the ThemeFlood and Stacks4Stacks websites. Once you're logged into your secure locker, you can easily re-download Haze again. The download link always points to the latest version of the theme. You can change your email address or password at any time in your Paddle Locker too.
If you obtained your copy of Haze before 10th January 2015, you may need to be issued with a new download link. E-Junkie download links no longer work. Please get in contact via email and provide details of the theme update you want and provide proof of purchase. Proof of purchase can comprise of your invoice or receipt; or alternatively the name and email address of the purchaser. If no proof of purchase can be located, please purchase the latest version of Haze from this website.
Haze has been diligently developed to work reliably with all major web browsers; ensuring your completed website will look and function to a high standard. Because Haze is responsive, you can expect it to work well on screens of various shapes and sizes. In particular, you can expect Haze to work well in the following web browsers, which we've tested the theme with:
- Internet Explorer 9
- Internet Explorer 10
- Internet Explorer 11
- Safari 8
- Chrome 40
- Firefox 35
- Opera 27
- Maxthon 4.4
- TorBrowser 4.0
Haze has been tested on various popular handheld devices, including a mixture of Apple and Android tablets, iPods and smartphones. Particular attention was paid towards how easy it is for users of these touch devices to navigate websites published using Haze. You should find pages published using Haze load quickly and consume less bandwidth, compared with many competing RapidWeaver themes.
Some scripts used by Haze are 'dual-called'. Using the example of jQuery, some special markup is used in Haze to determine what browser or version is viewing the webpage. We can then intelligently ensure the web browser is served the most compatible and optimised version of the script possible.
As always, final compatibility of completed webpages published with Haze boils-down to several other important factors. The format of content or the type of addons used to build a page can have a significant impact on compatibility (for example, some web browsers do not support embedded video or sound files in particular formats or presentation). Additionally the web server hosting the website can also sometimes impact the compatibility of completed web pages. Likewise there may be occasions when plugins or extensions installed in a web browser cause issues; such as blocking social networking icons from displaying or blocking links from opening in new windows. As always, we invite you to download a free demo version of Haze yourself; enabling you to run more detailed tests against specific content types or addons. We're happy to browser test completed websites published using Haze at no extra cost.