The response to Zentools v2 has been great and we have received a lot of great feedback from users regarding what they want to see in future versions. I've just released v1.1 which features a few major user motivated requests that add some great new features to the module.
You can read the full changelog over here or check out a quick overview below:
This is a minor update with some some additions as well as tweaks and fixes, including the addition of image hover fade effects where images can fade to black or white when a user hovers over the image.
Please note that after installing this version of Zentools2 you will also need to recreate the master css via the theme tab for some of the fixes to take effect.
v1.1 will be ready next week.
For those of you waiting for the addition external links and some other new features, they will be released in a version of Zentools scheduled for release next week.
UPDATE - Ive just released a beta version of 1.1 with manual link option on the forum.
Just a quick note to let you know that we have just rolled out releases for all of our Zen Grid Framework v4 themes. There are a range of fixes in these releases and the framework has been updated with some minor fixes and additions so please check the changelog for an idea of whats been updated.
You will need to compile less to css for some of these changes to take effect.
The knowledgebase for the Zen Grid Framework v4 just received a big update.
A big change in the CMS eco system over the past few years has been the increase in popularity of so called flat file content management systems.
A flat file CMS is usually a database-less content management system that stores the content in files in markdown or other formats. The CMS essentially parses the content in these files through it's template in order to render the page. Depending on the size and type of website you are using, flat file websites are generally faster and easier to maintain, although they also tend to require a slightly more technically minded user to be operate them.
I've just released the August Joomla template for our members and I hope you will agree that it is a beautiful design indeed. Gazetta is a minimal-ish multipurpose magazine or news theme that makes good use of the Joomla article image to create interesting and unique designs on a page by page basis.
A simple news theme
The home page features a complex module layout that is typical of content heavy news or magazine layouts.
I'm very happy to announce the availability of our Joomla template for July.
Boost is a lightweight and fast responsive Joomla template built on our very own Zen Grid Framework v4. It features subtle textures, clear typography and an array of built in colour schemes that will suit your personal design portfolio, photograpy or business website.
Our 30% off coupon is still available
It's also not too late to take advantage of the 30% off coupon we announced when Zentools2 was released, Simply use the coupon "zentools2" on our checkout page to take 30% off your next subscription.
It's with great pleasure that I am able to announce the release of Zentools2. This is a major milestone in the history of Joomlabamboo and has been in the planning for a very long time.
Zentools2 is a completely rewritten and redesigned module that features most of the elements of the original version with a ton of new additions that will make Zentools2 a necessary part of your Joomla site building kit.
Celebrate with a Coupon
To help us celebrate the release of Zentools2 we have released a new coupon. You can take 30% off your next subscription by using the coupon "zentools2" on our checkout page.
Please note: This offer is available for a limited time only and will end on the 14th June 2015.
All members also receive an extra month
As I mentioned in the blog post last week, all of our members have had an extra month added to their subscription. We didn't release a theme last month and so to keep with our committment to provide a release each month we have extended everyone's subscription for a month. For member's whose subscription expired in May or the start of June please get in contact with us and we will extend your subscription as well.
It's been a busy month here at Bamboo HQ. I had hoped to be announcing the release of Zentools2 as our May offering, however despite our best efforts it's not quite ready. So rather than rushing the release I've decided to put the release on hold until next week so that we can run it through further testing, finalise the documentation and generally bed the whole release down.
This means that there will be no release for May, Zentools2 will be released as our June offering and all of our members will receive an extra month free to compensate for this missed release. We are really sorry for any inconvenience caused by this but truly believe that it's better to release a stable product than release a rushed and unfinished product
I've just released our April Joomla template for club members. Responsive2 is a Zen Grid Framework v4 update for the very popular and perhaps original responsive starter theme we released all the way back in October 2011.
Responsive2 is a fast, light weight and minimal Joomla template that is designed with enough flavour to use straight out of the box or for you to use as a carefully prepared canvas ready for your next masterpiece. Like all of our other Zen Grid Framework v4 themes it's lightning fast, comes with a tonne of features and a beautiful interface to hold it all together.
I've just released our March Joomla template (Ecolife) which is a Joomla 3 and responsive update from one of my personal favourites.
Ecolift was originally released in 2011 and proved to be a popular choice among businesses looking for an environmental, earthy and elegantly grungy theme.
A modern grunge based theme
Ecolife steps up where Ecolift left off. It's a modern revisioning of the grunge / textured design idea, maintaining the same soft grunge elements and minimalism that people loved in the original, combined with the added focus on performance and responsiveness.