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Front page needs smaller frames . . .

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Hi,

I'm attempting to make an area on the front page of my Responsive2 site that closely resembles the "More of our work" area on the demo for the same template.

Could you please point me to the documentation (or whatever else I need to know) that would walk me through this?

Ideally, I'd like it to fill with the articles from a specific category.

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Hi Sea,

Do you have a link for the site now?

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Hi,

It's fairytailforest.com

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Ideally, they need orange backgrounds, but individually rather than as a bar.

I feel at a complete loss as to how to find anything in the documentation. I'm sorry to keep bugging you. Could you give me a hint?

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Hi Sea,

Without being too cheesy I'm here to help :)

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This is the example from the demo site

It is a zentools module

Your front page is a joomla featured blog layout

Are you still wanting to create the zentools layout? (as per the pic attached)

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It's not really a category blog (I think). You were just there as I was messing with it.

Yes, I want it like the example, but with separate orange backgrounds.

I also want my text color to flow through, but it is not doing that. And I want the huge text to be quite a bit smaller (probably by half).

And I may even be pressured (against my better judgement) to need a gradient frame around the whole thing.

I'm grateful that you're here, but I feel like an imbecile. I've been working in Joomla on and off for over ten years, and I can't do anything without floundering for hours . . . Your templates are beautiful and swift, but I have several sites to build and I need to learn how to use them.
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Hi There,

I'm a bit unclear on

"Yes, I want it like the example, but with separate orange backgrounds."

can you explain a little and perhaps add a screenshot

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I also need smaller fonts (in the large font places), preferably in my font color, which I've indicated in the template specs, but which is not showing up.

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Hi Sea,

I'm assuming you want to use zentools v2 module as this is a newer version

You can do this with zentools v1 but all our recent templates use zentools v2
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Before the module is set up

You need 3 articles with images included together with intro text

I should mention that are different ways to do this using zentools2 - lots of different ways
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This is the grid layout

It is using the Joomla source

In the item layout (this is a drag and drop section)

So you would drag across the

image
title
introtext
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Each drag and drop element has options you need to configure

The link type is the most important option = it needs to be set to content to load an article
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Title also needs to be set as content - you can add the heading tag as needed

the demo has the strong tag

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There are lots of other settings you can adjust as needed

Moving to the content tab at the top

This is where you select the category or the individual articles that you want to display
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Count is the total amount of items you want to show

With a grid this is less relevant unless you want the content change by being randomly sorted

below this input is the category and the individual articles you can select from

I'd suggest picking 3 articles to start with
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With that, I'm hoping you should have a module displaying

If you don't please ask away and I will help

If you click the articles and it doesn't load correctly - this is fixable and I can explain what is happening

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Hi,

Where do I find the first screen?

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Hi Sea

Download and install the zentools2 module

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www.joomlabamboo.com/downloads/template-downloads?param=zentools2

Is the page link for the download page

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