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Development on our December Joomla template release is coming along well, albeit a little delayed given the tardiness of the last release. So in anticipation of the release - which we are hoping to get out either this week or early next week - I thought I would post some more screenshots. Some of the elements are yet to be filled in but I think its shaping up nicely.

Check out the full screnshot after the jump.

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A Journal theme for December

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The Joomla template for december is a tumblr inspired blogging template that we are hoping is going to feature an integration for the Lifestream component from our friends over at Joomlashack. If you haven't seen it the Lifestream extension is a way to pull various feeds from social networking sites into your Joomla site to give you a live stream of your presence on the web. The screenshot featured below is still a work in progress and is truncated at about the halfway mark. This variation is a kind of retro earthy theme variation but there are other more synamic styles planned.

Ill update the screenshot as the theme is finalised in the next few days.

Checkout the screenshot after the jump.

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Introducing Powerplay

Im happy to announce (finally!) the release of our November Joomla template called Powerplay. Powerplay is a business minded template that is built on version 1.1 of the Zen Grid Framework. We are in the process of moving all current framework themes to the latest version of the framework and when that happens Ill let you know about it's official release.

For now you can see the Powerplay in action, scour the documentation, get an overview of the features or go directly to download it. Ill be updating via the blog as we update extensions, templates and the framework with the new features and functionality that I think you will all love.

I'd also like to remind members of our policy of honouring template delivery if we release a template late. So if your subscription expired between the first and the 24th of November and you didn't get a chance to download Powerplay, please contact us via the contact form and we will extend the term of the subscription for you.

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We have just finalised the design for the next Joomla template (coming in November) and it's another fast loading business template. Over the past year we have had a lot of feedback about members needing fast loading, business friendly designs and so in the tradition of Avanti, Rasa and Newstream - we give you Powerplay. You can see a full screenshot after the jump.

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Im happy once again to announce the release of the Inside Out Joomla Template which is a little late due to illness a few weeks ago. If you missed the sneak preview a few weeks ago the template has a unique left column layout that uses a fixed menu to keep your menu up front and on the page regardless of where the user scrolls to through your content. It also comes with a crisp K2 template which slots nicely into the magazine feel of the template in general.

For further details you can see the feature overview, scour the documentation, peruse the demo site or check out a full screenshot of the template below.

Due to the late release of this template if your subscription expired at any point between the 1st of October and the 14th of October and you were entitled to download this template you may contact us via the contact form and we will give you access to the downloads. This is a club policy that also translates for any other month where a template was released late, so if you fall into this category for any previously released templates please contact us and we will provide you with the template and quickstart package.

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The aim for us in creating the framework was to provide an intuitive resource for controlling and building joomla templates for seasoned developers as well as first time Joomla users. One of the main things we wanted to avoid was bloat and so any major version increment really needs to be seen in the context of what we want the framework to do, rather than needlessly adding features just because we can.

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The Joomla template we have in production for October is another sterling design created by David Vuu. The design has been locked down and has already gone into production and should make good use of the Zen Grid Joomla template framework. I've really been inspired by a lot of the fixed element navigation options that have been popping up on the web galleries over the last few months and so I really wanted to incorporate some fixed elements into the design that made sense.

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Rasa Joomla Template released

You can see further details here, or jump straight to the demo. For full documentation be sure to check out the Rasa documentation page as well as the Zen Grid Framework documentation for a full understanding of how our Joomla template framework works.

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I'm a little late in posting the upcoming theme here and the design you are about to see hasn't fully been finalised but it's construction is already well under way. After last month's textured Ecolift I decided to strip everything away and present something that is a lot simpler and a lot cleaner. We often get asked for simple and minimal business Joomla template designs and I think Rasa fits the bill nicely.

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After a slight delay Im very happy to announce the availability of the Ecolift Joomla Template - the august Joomla template release for club members. Econative became Ecolift a few days ago so thanks to all who sent your suggestions in. I think Ecolift suits this one nicely.

The Ecolift template is an elegant environmental theme with soft grunge elements combined with an organic crafty feel. Its the perfect template for creative artists, green businesses or even handmade arts and crafts websites. It comes with a K2 Joomla template, unique tab like styling for our slideshow module and is built on our super flexible and easy to use Zen Grid Framework.

You can see a full break down of the features on the Ecolift page or jump straight to the demo site to see Ecolift in action. Dont forget to check the extensive documentation before you start using the template.

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We have just locked in the design for the August Joomla template and this time its a soft, subtle textured, all natural, eco friendly Joomla template. The design comes courtesy of David Vuu (Avanti, Pixel Eight and Newstream fame) and I think he is done another amazing job. We are still playing with the name and Ill fill you in on more details a little further down the track but for now you can get a taste of what we will be releasing in August.

Check the screenshot after the jump.

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Zen Grid Framework v1.0.5

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The big news is that the framework now supports Google Fonts - as you saw in the recent release of the Newstream template. This feature adds an extra layer to the visual aesthetic of your site and gives you the option to use google fonts for your logo, headings, body text or navigation elements. We will be updating the docs later today so be sure to check out the options available there in the next day or so.

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