I’m happy to announce that our October Joomla template, Flux, is now available.
Flux is an elegant Joomla template with a ton of power under the hood via the T3 framework as well as a simple design aesthetic. Flux combines powerful functionality with aesthetic simplicity which I like to believe is the cornerstone of the Joomlabamboo ethos.
- One page option
- 8 Simple colour schemes
- Easily change the header and background image to suit your needs.
- Full responsive layout
- Discrete animated search bar
- Built on T3 and comes with a flexible mega menu, Theme Magic to control the colours used in your theme, draggable interface for controlling module positions and layouts.
- Compatible with Zenkit - our stand alone K2 Joomla templates
- Full support for Zentools - Our multi purpose Joomla module for creating flexible and responsive image and content grids and galleries.
One Page option
As you can see on the Flux demo the One page option works quite well :)
In this issue of the “How to Joomla” series I will explain how to use page class suffix in Joomla.
Joomla! creates HTML pages that use Cascading Style Sheets to control the appearance of the page. This includes things like fonts, colours, margins, and background. The CSS files are part of your template.
When Joomla! creates a page, it creates different CSS classes that are then referenced in the CSS file to specify which style will apply to which parts of the HTML page.
A common question we ask users of our Joomla forum is “what extension/template version number are you using?” In many instances the user isn’t sure and this article will explain how to find this number.
Last year I wrote about how I'd been somewhat of a recluse when it came to getting out of the office and going to meet other Joomla folk at Joomladays or user groups, but since last year's Joomladay Sydney, that's changed a lot.
It was great to meet folks in real life that I'd only ever skyped or tweeted with and so I am very much looking forward to meeting them and also some new folks in a couple of weeks for Joomladay Sydney, on October 19th to 20th.
Ever looked in the Joomla extension manager and seen the discover tab and wondered what it did? This article explains how to use the discover tool in Joomla 3.
What is it used for?
The Joomla discover feature was added in Joomla 2.5 and is used to discover and install extensions into your Joomla! Installation.
When I first announced the release of our first Zen Grid Bridge based theme, there was one part of the process that I had a tiny blindspot with - Bootstrap.
The truth is that one of the biggest issues with porting old themes to Joomla 3 is bootstrap. I know there are some Joomla 3 templates that are completely bootstrap-less but that seems like a mis-step given that Joomla is built on a bootstrap foundation.
So after a fair amount of discussion ... I am happy to say that the Joomla 3 version of Corporate and Ascent are now bootstrap compatible.
T3 offers powerful control over module widths across a various number of screen sizes. The width of the module positions in our T3 based Joomla templates is controlled by a graphical user interface in the layout tab in the template administrator.
Ths article describes how to use this interface.
One of our most popular Joomla business templates is now available for Joomla 3. It uses the new bridge framework I announced a few weeks ago with a new an improved version that provides better support for Bootstrap using LESS.
The Corporate Joomla template theme was one of our first business focussed responsive templates. It features a full width background slideshow with a pixelated overlay, some sharp lines and a ton of white space.
Upgrading from an old version of Corporate?
While we work on the documentation for the Joomla 3 version take some time to look through the using a Zen Grid Bridge template documentation for an understanding of what's changed between Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3 and how to move an existing site to Joomla 3.
If you are using the Corporate template for the first time then you can just go straight ahead and install it.
Updating your own website when you are a developer is akin to a plumber fixing a leaking tap - it never gets done. Well that's a broad generalisation but you get what I mean.
I've wanted to update the Joomlabamboo network of sites to Joomla 2.5 and then Joomla 3 for a very long time and I am happy to say that this blog is now running on Joomla 3.
Moving to J3 was literally done over the weekend just gone (fun times!) and would have been much faster had I not entertained the idea of a redesign as well. There are a few design tweaks here and there but compared with the ideas I had floating around during the migration process this is much more a realignment than a redesign.
Last week I spent some time giving the Zentools demo site a little refresh and along with this update to the extension, the demo site and the documentation I am excited to say that we have a new product line available.
Introducing Zentools stand alone
The Zentools module has long been a favourite amongst our members and for some time now I have wanted to de-couple it from our club system and make it available as a stand alone purchase. And so now it is ... Zentools can be yours for $30 AUD with 12 months worth of updates.
Users will of course also get access to our support and ticket system for help with Zentools related issues.
New to Zentools?
If you are new to Zentools then let me explain a little about what this multi-purpose module can do.
Zentools was first created a few years ago when we started creating our line of responsive Joomla templates. It has essentially been our responsive powerhouse adding the much needed responsive capability to our themes via slideshows, carousels, grids, lists etc.
There are a total of 8 different layout types available, with three discrete content sources including Joomla, K2 and images from a folder on your server. It also has a beautiful responsive lightbox and an intelligent and dynamic drag and drop administrator area which makes creating complex content layouts in your modules a breeze.
Check out the Zentools demo site for a full run down on the layouts, features and documentation.