To make small css edits to T3 templates, we usually recommend using the custom.css method as it is convenient (the file can be edited in the template administration area), the code is not affected when updating the template and it keeps your code separated from the compiled LESS files (which makes it easier to debug and keep track of if you need to troubleshoot your changes). It also gets loaded on each page using the template regardless of the selected theme, making it good for site wide structural changes.
However, as all T3 templates are built using LESS, it is also possible to override or add LESS syntax without it being wiped out when upgrading the template. This is a somewhat advanced technique and should only be attempted if you are experienced with LESS or feeling adventurous.
Over the last week we have been running a 30% coupon to celebrate our recent site redesign.
If you missed it, you have until Monday to take advantage of the coupon. To take 30% off your next subscription just use the coupon "redesign" at the Joomlabamboo checkout.
All our newer Joomla templates are available as a Joomla 3+ quickstart package and contain a copy of the JoomlaBamboo template demo site (there are some instances where the quickstart package differes from the demo site)
A Joomla 3+ quickstart package contains the Joomla 3+ content management system files together with the template, extensions and sample demo data.
I had originally meant to write this post in December in the spirit of my past efforts at the end of year wrap up. But some where between the intense heat we have been experiencing this summer in Australia and our time consuming redesign this post went awry.
So here is a list of things on the web at the moment that I find are invaluable when it comes to developing our Joomla templates.
A common question we get on the forums or ticket system is how to disable specific meta data from the Joomla's article display. Joomla provides a powerful way to show data relevant to your content but because of it's granular nature it's easy to get lost in the settings.
This article on our knowledgebase describes how to disable the hit counter in Joomla sites.
Last week we announced the new exclusive deals for our members which can be found on our club members profile page. Yesterday I added a very special coupon for some products that I'm sure you know very well - Akeeba Backup.
Akeeba Backup create quite a number of extensions but there are two that I consider to be must haves for any serious Joomla site - Akeeba Backup and Admin Tools. If you don't know what these extensions do head over to the Akeeba site and take a look. I guarantee you wont be able to live with out them after seeing what they do.
To get access to the coupon code just log into your account and open the panel entitled "Exclusive deals for our members". You will see the long list of coupons that you can use on our favourite Joomla providers including Akeeba Backup, Anything Digital, OS Training, Stack Ideas, Jomsocial and more.
Anthony has spoken before about why he chose Siteground to host the Joomlabamboo website, but during some recent googling I was even more impressed with the choice when I found that SiteGround hosts in excess of 100,000 Joomla sites and even operate their own in house Joomla security team. I was actually googling for something completely unrelated but stopped to check out this video about Joomla site security.
This video provides an indepth look at the 8 most common hacks of Joomla sites seen on sites hosted by Siteground and also (and importantly) how to prevent your site from becoming compromised.
As a part of our redesign last month. I added a new way to preview our responsive Joomla templates.
The responsive preview button when clicked will load the template's demo site in an iframe and display some icons that allow you to change the size of the demo site.
So you can quickly see how the design changes as the screen size changes.
The neat thing about this is that we lazyloaded the iframe via the use of data attributes so that we weren't loading the demo site on each and every page load and only if the visitor wants to see it.
I have just added a new live search functionality to the new topic, new ticket and search pages on the Joomlabamboo site. So now when you type a word into the title box of your next ticket or forum thread you will see a list of items that may be relevant for your question.