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Things have been a little quiet on the blog for the last half the year and for an update on what's been happening at Joomlabamboo please stay tuned for a forthcoming State of the Union blog post. I'll be announcing some new things for 2016, giving a run down on what's been happening - including this new blog design and more.

So while you wait for that blog post let me introduce our December Joomla template - Corporation.

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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.

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Take a look at Gazetta

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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.

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A simple news theme

The home page features a complex module layout that is typical of content heavy news or magazine layouts.

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I'm very happy to announce the availability of our Joomla template for July.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Following the release of our Venture Joomla template late last week I have just released updates for all of our other Zen Grid Framework v4 (ZGF4) based themes - Xero, Rasa2, Focus2 and Venture.

This update adds two new features to the framework and a stack of improvements and a number of bug fixes.

Row Styles

Row Colours

Since the release of Xero - our first theme on ZGF4 - we have had numerous requests on tips for how to apply a full block of colour to specific rows of modules. As of v1.2 this is possible from within the template admin and without adding any new custom code.

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I'm happy to announce the availability of our latest Joomla template - Venture.

Venture is a responsive flat design that suits a number of purposes. You can use it to create a Joomla business, blog, news or magazine site. It's blazingly fast out of the box and also provides you with an enormous amount of control for creating the perfect layout and theme control for your next project.

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This is a somewhat belated post announcing the release of our Rasa2 template ...

Rasa2 is an elegant minimal design built on the Zen Grid Framework v4. It's a simple theme that provides some refined clean lines with nicely balanced white space, which is ideal for presenting your content or your products in style.

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Our second Zen Grid Framework v4 theme

Rasa2 is a fast and lightweight responsive template and comes with all of the features of our Zen Grid Framework v4 themes, including a simple Mega menu, responsive layout tool, a range of responsive tools for controlling how your site behaves across different screen sizes, asset optimisation and more.

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Yesterday I announced the release of our Joomla template for January - Focus2.

Focus2 is a blazingly fast theme designed for photographers and other creative types who have a need to showcase their work on a grand scale.

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A fullscreen background slideshow theme

It's a responsive design with a built in background slideshow that allows you to place single or multiple images underneath your content. The slideshow has a fullscreen toggle which allows the user to toggle the site into a fullscreen mode where the content of the website is hidden revealing the glory of the image / s being displayed underneath.

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Xero is our new starter theme that we will be building all future themes from and is an ideal starting point for users to get to know the new version of the framework with.

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