FlowBox our popular Lightbox plugin Stack has now received a major update compatible with Stacks 1 and 2.
Almost 3 years old … yes it has been around that long :D , we have now given it a Stacks 2 refresh . In addition to new functionality this still makes Flowbox a powerful addition to your Rapidweaver Stacks Toolbox.
The previous Flowbox was great and was the first to bring automatic lightbox video playback as a Stack but as we have seen with web design methods as well as ‘fashion’ we have now integrated native HTML5 (Video ) playback in a lightbox with Flowplayer still being used as last resort.
Not happy with the old flowbox way of handling YouTube and Vimeo? This has also changed for the better with automatic link support for
Yes, YouTube and Vimeo will use the latest HTML5 player formats
Last of all a lightbox would not be complete without supporting images and this is also built into Flowbox as well as the gallery mode via a rel-tag. Note RapidWeaver pages already have rel tags internally so you will find this gallery mode is active , but you can change the rel tags to say just have Video specific ones or YouTube specifc via the RapidWeaver add link custom options.
There is no complicated link code to add to your page , or add/buy another html5 , youtube or vimeo stack or an iframe module of this stack into FlowBox . If you have a movie, audio file or a youtube or an image link once Flowbox is added to your Stacks page the rest is automatic to help speed up your workflow.
Add your links to your media
Changes and New Functionality in FlowBox Stack
HTML5 Video is primary medium for playback, with FlowPLayer for FallBack for non HTML5 browsers
5 preset Lightbox styles combined and built in (there were two separate stacks in the old version)
Native YouTube and Vimeo link detection. Yes, YouTube and Vimeo will use the latest HTML5 player formats suitable for iPad
Image lightbox support for external image links
We are using the new FlowBox Code over at our FlowBox Product Page with examples of FlowBox opening YouTube, H.264 Video , Vimeo and Images.
How do I use Flowbox 3 ?
Well we made this short video that shows you how easy this How to Use FlowBox 3
Previous Customers - Important
All previous customers of Flowbox will receive a free complimentary upgrade via a separate email (already sent on Jan 15th 9am UK time) on getting the new Flowbox. We used two different shopping carts when Flowbox was sold in 2009 and have merged all these customers details into one mail blast.
Please make sure that you are white-listing email from symfonip.com , with the sheer number of customer emails we send we will not be replying or manually intervening if they require additional approval from your spam - captcha engine.
Customers prior to Jan 2010 will need to use the email download link. Customers who purchased post Jan 2010 can get their download via our Self Service download link too if you cannot wait for your email ;) SymfoniP Order LookUp
FlowBox 3 is a brand new Stack and will require that you remove any previous copy of Flowbox Light or Dark stacks in your Rapidweaver page. Only then can you use the all new FlowBox 3rd generation stack.
Open a support ticket at http://support.symfonip.com and we can review the issue.