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Hi,

I am currently looking for a template that allows an on canvas sidebar menu, and it seems that the new framework is not encouraging them.

Am I wrong in thinking this? Or is there a simple way to implement it within your recent templates that I am not seeing. (I have not selected a template yet, but for example Base3

Off canvas menus can be difficult for unsavvy users, and I am working on a site that will have many of those, and the client WANTS a side menu.

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And now I feel a bit silly as I have found an accordion menu option further into the Base3 site!

That said though, I am still wondering about the question.
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Hi There

You can populate the off canvas using a menu - if you are looking for an off canvas only template then there are client, sidwinder, novus and moments

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Thanks Paul.

I am actually looking for an ON CANVAS sidebar menu. One that has good styling in a responsive template.

My question was whether really whether this is no longer a happening thing for Joomla Bamboo because of the framework.
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We do offer the accordion menu on most templates although the implementation does vary on different templates

Some that are solely off canvas menu do not include it

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What templates are you looking at for this feature?

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Hi Paul,

I am thinking something clean like Client.

I can see that can have an accordion menu, but I'll need to look at styling it.

Have you found many 'regular' users just don't see that off canvas menu icon?

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Hi Alice,

Yes that has cropped up - but the design doesn't work with anything else really

Users seem to make use of the top menu as a fall back - sites also tend to be quite simple navigation wise

With the navigation being simple the top menu seems ok with them even if people don't see the off canvas option

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If this was something you may go with template wise using system type alias link will be a good option

So you have the menu as the real link and all the top menu items as alias links (copies of the menu links) - this ensures you don't have duplicate links and makes the site a bit easier to manage

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Thanks Paul, for the tips!

I'll also keep hoping for a new side menu template :)

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Hi Alice,

You are welcome - by the way was sidetrack an option?

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Or even fullscreen?

www.joomlabamboo.com/joomla-templates/zen-building-blocks

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I had ruled them out early on because they don't centre on the screen, but maybe that is a non-issue.

I'll look at them again.

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You can center the whole site with both if that is what you are looking for?

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great!
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No problem - I'd just install the two quickstart packages and see how they look with the site centered

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