TUTORIAL

BANNER IMAGE

To utilize Epicon's built-in banner area for display of your images, please follow the instructions below.

1. Click and drag your image into the Resources area of the project file (banner images used on the preview site of Epicon measured 1100px x 550px. Images with small dimensions may not display properly due to the size of the banner area on larger viewing devices). The Resources area can be found on the left hand column of RapidWeaver just below your webpages. (Please note that the Resources area is limited to RapidWeaver 5).

2. Insert the following code in the Custom CSS box within RapidWeaver (The Custom CSS area can be found by clicking on the Page Info icon at the top-right side of your project file. A panel will appear -- please click on the Header label. The Custom CSS box is located towards the center of the panel and labeled CSS):
#feature {background-image: url(%resource(my-image.jpg)%);}

3. Replace the "my-image" with the name of the image. (Please ensure that the name of your image is all lowercase and does not contain any spaces, characters, or symbols. Failure to do so may prevent the image from displaying upon publishing your site).

4. Your banner image will now appear in preview mode
BUILT-IN-SLIDESHOW

To utilize Epicon's built-in responsive slideshow for any page, please follow the instructions below.

1. Click and drag your images into the Resources area of the project file. The Resources area can be found on the left hand column of RapidWeaver just below your webpages. For proper display, please ensure slideshow images have a width of at least 960px. The height does not require a set measurement, however the height of the actual image will determine the height of the slideshow. All slideshow images should share the same dimensions for proper display).

(Please ensure that the name of your image is all lowercase and does not contain any spaces, characters, or symbols. Failure to do so may prevent the image from displaying upon publishing your site).

2. Please insert the following code in the sidebar area:

<div id="myExtraContent1">
<div class="flexslider">
<ul class="slides">

<li>
<img src="%resource(my-image.jpg)%" />
</li>

</ul>
</div>
</div>


3. Replace the word my-image within the code to the name of the image you would like to have as the first image for your slideshow. You have now just completed your slideshow with 1 image.

4. For each additional image you would like to add to your slideshow, you will need to add the following line of code for each image:
<li>
<img src="%resource(my-image.jpg)%" />
</li>


The code below shows the additional line of code should be placed after the first li sequence, and what your sidebar area should look for a slideshow with two images. You may continue to add images to your slideshow as needed. Please note that images will appear in corresponding order.

<div id="myExtraContent1">
<div class="flexslider">
<ul class="slides">

<li>
<img src="%resource(my-image.jpg)%" />
</li>

<li>
<img src="%resource(my-image.jpg)%" />
</li>

</ul>
</div>
</div>


5. Highlight the entire code in the sidebar area and click Clear Formatting, then Ignore Formatting under Format at the top left of your screen. If this is done correctly, the entire code will have a pink highlight.

6. Check the Display On under Built-In-Slideshow in the Styles section of RapidWeaver.

(There is also an option to choose between a slideshow that will transition images with a fade-in, fade-out feature, or slider effect under Slideshow Transition in the Style Options section)
MAIN CONTENT/EXTRA CONTENT BACKGROUND IMAGE

To utilize the option of displaying a background image of your choosing for either the main content area, or the 5 Extra Content Areas, please follow the instructions below.

1. Click and drag your image into the Resources area of the project file. (Please ensure that your images are large, high quality images. Smaller images will not display clear or crisp). The Resources area can be found on the left hand column of RapidWeaver just below your webpages. (Please note that the Resources area is limited to RapidWeaver 5).

2. Insert the following code that corresponds to the background area you are targeting in the Custom CSS box within RapidWeaver (The Custom CSS area can be found by clicking on the Page Info icon at the top-right side of your project file. A panel will appear -- please click on the Header label. The Custom CSS box is located towards the center of the panel and labeled CSS):

MAIN CONTENT AREA ONLY
#spwrap {background-image: url(%resource(my-image.jpg)%);}

EXTRA CONTENT AREA ONLY
#ec?wrap {background-image: url(%resource(my-image.jpg)%);}

3. Replace the "my-image" with the name of the image AND if utilizing the Extra Content Area, replace the ? with the appropriate Extra Content numbered area. Only Extra Content Areas 2-6 are useable options for this feature. (Please ensure that the name of your image is all lowercase and does not contain any spaces, characters, or symbols. Failure to do so may prevent the image from displaying upon publishing your site).

4. If utilizing an extra content area, you must select the corresponding extra content area in the Toggle category to display the area.

Please note that content background images may switch from a switched position to one that scrolls on tablet and handheld devices. This has nothing to do with the theme and everything to do with the functionality and limitations of those devices.

Internet Explorer 8 also has limitation with processing background images. As a result, when viewed in Internet Explorer 8, background images will convert to the solid color selected for the corresponding background area.
FONT AWESOME 4.0

Please visit the following link to view a list of all 370 icons available with FONT AWESOME 4.0:
FONT AWESOME

1.Click on an icon of your choosing from the list.

2. Simply copy and paste the code for the icon that has generated on the page next to the content where you would like the icon to appear.

3. Once placed in your project file, highlight the entire code and click Clear Formatting under Format at the top left of your screen. The font icon will now display.

4. If a page prevents the placement of the icon above content, (i.e. above photo album page title) simply add the following at the beginning of the code.
<p>
And add the following at the end of the code:
</p>
EXTRA CONTENT #7

To utilize the built-in extra content area displayed at the top left of the page, please use the following instructions for proper implementation.

1. Place the following code in a stacks container or the content area of the page.


<div id="myExtraContent7">Sample Content</div>


2. Simply replace Sample Content with your own content. Please note that Extra Content #7 was designed to display a minimal amount of content and display issues will arise if the content area is used for content exceeding 100 characters.
EXTRA CONTENT AREAS

Epicon contains 5 Extra Content Areas to expand your design choices and options. The Extra Content Areas are limited to using the Extra Content Stack with Stacks 2 and therefore can only be used on pages built using Stacks 2. You can download the Extra Content stack for free under Extra Content Stacks Plugin at the following link: http://extracontent.org.

When using the Extra Content stack, it is important to target the content within the stack if using margin or padding. Margin and padding should not be applied to the actual Extra Content stack that contains the content.

Please note that the Extra Content Areas begin with Extra Content #2 and end in Extra Content #6. Do not use any other Extra Content Areas as they are being utilized for other functions related to the theme. The Built-In Style options of theme include the ability to utilize your own custom background image or any solid color.
LOGO

Epicon has the capacity to accommodate a logo and will display it above the site title as seen on the preview site. If the site title is not utilized, the logo will display where the title is placed. There are no set width or height requirements for the logo.
FLUID VIDEO

Epicon will ensure your videos adjust appropriately no matter how small or large the device is being used. Epicon supports embedded video from the following sites:

1. You Tube
2. Vimeo
3. KickStarter
4. Viddler
5. Blip

Once you have embedded your video from any of the compatible media sites listed above, highlight the code used for embedding and click on "Ignore Formatting" under Format. Your video is now set-up and ready to display appropriately on multiple devices.

(Please note that embedded video is not the actual link to the video but a string of generated code).
RESPONSIVE STACKS

Epicon is a responsive theme. As a result, it is imperative to ensure that any stacks used with Stacks 2, or any 3rd party products are responsive as well. While it is not necessary to build a website with Epicon using Stacks 2, it is a wonderful product that offers additional options to building your site, including hundreds of third party-products. If you choose to use Stacks 2, please ensure the stacks you are using are responsive. Joe Workman's responsive layout stack is a great place to start your collection of responsive stacks and can be found at the following link: http://joeworkman.net/rapidweaver/stacks/responsive-layout/. The fluid image stack from this package was used for the images on the main page of this preview site.
DISABLING CONSOLIDATE CSS

If you are experiencing any display issues with the theme, or if certain style options are not working properly, please disable the RapidWeaver Consolidate CSS File setting within Preferences. The disabling of this setting should restore your style option selections and resolve display issues.
RAPIDWEAVER MANUAL

If you are new to the RapidWeaver community, or come across a setting that you are not quite sure of, the team at RealMac has compiled a great resource for RapidWeaver users and answers many questions about the software. From instructions on how to create sub-navigation pages to explaining the Resources area, you will most likely learn something new about RapidWeaver after reviewing the manual. You can find the manual at the following link: http://realmacsoftware.freshdesk.com/solution/categories/14470/folders/24470.
SOCIAL ICONS

To utilize Epicon's built-in social icons, please follow the instructions below.

1. Insert the following code in the Sidebar area within RapidWeaver:
<a class= "social" href= "#">f</a>
2. Replace the # with the page URL of your social icon.
3. Replace the letter f with the corresponding symbol of the social icon of your choice using the chart below.
4. Highlight the entire code and click Clear Formatting, then Ignore Formatting under Format at the top left of your screen.
(For multiple social icons, repeat the above steps for each desired icon.)
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To utilize the second set of built-in social icons, please follow the instructions below.

1. Insert the following code in the Sidebar area within RapidWeaver:
<a class= "social1" href= "#">f</a>
2. Replace the # with the page URL of your social icon.
3. Replace the letter f with the corresponding symbol of the social icon of your choice using the chart below.
4. Highlight the entire code and click Clear Formatting, then Ignore Formatting under Format at the top left of your screen.
(For multiple social icons, repeat the above steps for each desired icon. Please note that for now, regardless of the order of icons, the first set will always display before the second set of icons).
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