Welcome to Source
Source 'micro' framework is a theme and a carefully curated collection of powerful stacks that can be used to build modern, lightweight and fast websites using Stacks and RapidWeaver.
Here are some reasons why Source might work for you….
Source is free
It's completey free to get started with Source. This means that you can get a good idea of what Source (and using a framework) is all about without spending a penny / dime!
Source is fast
If you are looking to get your page speeds and core vitals in order then there is simply no better option for RapidWeaver than Source. If Google cares about these things then so should you!
Source is modern
Source is powered by the latest CSS enabling powerful and extremely lightweight sites. Our Grid Plus stacks, based on CSS Grid, are the most powerful and flexible layout stacks available for RapidWeaver!
Source is supported
We offer full documentation, video courses, project files and a blog rammed full of tutorials. And of course there is email and our support forum too....
What we offer
This page introduces you to Source and our various related products (the FREE stacks, the Addon stacks, video courses and our pre-built project files).
We offer a free set of 13 stacks to get you started - you can even build out full web pages with just these! An additional 11 stacks are available in our Addon pack and these really let you take your Source projects to another level in terms of the layouts that become possible.
A framework offering hundreds of stacks may seem appealing but you will be overwhelmed with unnecessary choice. You will be amazed with how much you can achieve with only the Source stacks.
Using a framework like Source gives you unlimited options to layout your projects. Starting with a blank page can be daunting though, especially for those new to this way of working. That's where our project files come in!
Not only do these give you a great starting point for your own projects, our project files are crammed full of Developer Notes so that you can see exactly how and why everything has been done!
We have our very own RapidWeaver Academy and in there we have a couple of courses completely focussed on getting you up to speed with using Source to build out your web pages. Each course is logically structured and takes you step-by-step through the process.
A full, detailed workbook that acts as a reference manual and set up guide as well as containing countless tutorial projects.
It's a fantastic resource to get you started with Source and to take you right through to mastery!
Introductory level course that looks at the basics of setting out a web page and also covers using all of the basic content stacks.
Intermediate level course that begins to look at some of the more powerful layout options provided by Container Plus and Grid Plus.
Source: Mastering Source
Advanced level course that leans heavily on creating layouts with Grid Plus Pro but also looks at using the utility classes and various other 'power' tools.
In addition to these courses, we have a ton of detailed guides over on our Knowledge Base with information about how to use every stack along with countless downloadable demo projects! Long story short…when you embark on designing your web pages with Source you are not alone!
You are in safe hands
Source has become the framework of choice for hundreds of RapidWeaver users. Here are just a few of our favourite reviews.
Source is a magical framework that is so minimalistic that you get lost in it's sheer power and function.
Source has become my prime platform for Rapidweaver. It is light and fast. Highly recommended!
Source is a modern and lightweight framework that is easy to use. It comes with powerful features allowing simple and complex designs without the need of add-ons. Moreover, Stuart provides excellent support which makes it my first choice.
Source is an AMAZING framework for Rapidweaver. I have worked with many and, honestly, Source is unparalleled. Lightweight and fast but extremely powerful and versatile. Plus, the support is best-in-class. Get Source...seriously!
Since I got to know Source less than half a year ago I have made three websites completely with Source, without themes. That is a big step for me because I had always relied on pre-made themes the last 15 years or so.
Source has been a joy to work with! I've never gotten such amazing scores in PageSpeed Insights with any other theme. There's a bit of a learning curve involved, but it's definitely worth the investment! Highly recommended!
I have two other frameworks for Rapidweaver Foundry and Foundation 6 but Source is by far the lightest, fastest, cheapest and easiest to use.
You can start with Source absolutely for free. If you want to take things further, and introduce more power and flexibility to your projects, then we have some great options for you! Any questions about anything…just ask!
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Our courses are hosted on the RapidWeaver Academy Learning Management System (LMS). These courses are full featured and include step-by-step video tutorials along with meaningful activities and challenges.
We have a few additional stacks that fit very well with the ethos of Source. These give you the option to add sliders, animations and accordions to your Source websites.
Our stunning range of project files showcase how to use Source to its fullest potential and provides you with a great starting point for your own projects!
This stack unleashes the power of the Source grid stacks in any framework!
That's right - you can now harness the power of CSS Grid in the like of Foundry or Foundation!!
NB: Also requires Source and Source Addons