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Sphere Theme

August 2012 YOOtheme club theme

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Sphere Theme

Lift your website into higher spheres with our brand new August 2012 club theme release! Sphere comes in a nice and clean style that will be perfect for all app developers among you and serves as a great basis for presenting your software and other products.

What makes Sphere so special? First of all, there is the prominent sidebar which can be flexibly used for displaying your website navigation menu, latest news etc. Secondly, you now have two module positions instead of only one for both innertop and innerbottom in Warp, thus offering you more variety in presenting your content. In addition to this, you may also select from several extra background colors for the innertop and innerbottom modules.

But this theme has even more up its sleeve: choose from 8 style variations, 9 fonts and 4 module styles, combined with 4 different badges and 8 icons. Needless to say that Sphere, as the direct successor of our Nano2 theme, also features a fully responsive layout. The theme is built on our Warp 6.2 framework using the latest responsive technologies like a fluid grid system, fluid images and media as well as CSS media queries and breakpoints.

Want to have all the great features of Sphere at a glance? Here you go:

  • Available for Joomla and WordPress
  • Provides a fully responsive layout
  • Choose from 8 style variations and 9 different fonts
  • 4 module style combinable with 4 badges and 8 icons
  • Selectable background color for innertop and innerbottom
  • Flexible theme and column widths
  • All Warp framework features are available

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By Steffan | | Posted in Themes

Comments (47)

  • ralharithi

    ralharithi

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    Absolutely nice.

    Well done!
  • ezat.bajbouj

    ezat.bajbouj

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    good job
  • russianblue

    russianblue

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    This I like, quite American and WordPressy, simple, clean design which can be used for loads of projects. Well done design team :-)
  • dhsign

    dhsign

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    Hi guys, beautiful theme with a bit of Studio theme look :)
    I love it and i will use it :)

    Thank you!
  • george.anderson

    george.anderson

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    Isn't this just the old Studio theme redone and rebranded as Responsive?
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Sure, the design is very similar to our old Studio theme. This is on purpose. The Studio theme is more than 2 years old and we felt it is time to do a new theme with a similar design but based on the latest Warp version and responsive. But it has nothing to do with re-branding. It is completely done from scratch and we put a lot of work in it.
      • cihan.sevil

        cihan.sevil

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        Wow, I cannot imagine Cloud 2 then...;) well done!
        • baggeler

          baggeler

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          Yes, cloud 2 would be wonderful!!!
          • bianca.gast

            bianca.gast

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            i agree ... Cloud 2 would be great :-)
          • hubert.cole

            hubert.cole

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            I love Cloud and my cloud site brings lots of compliments. I am sure Sasha sees the potential there. Nothing wrong with "continuous improvement"
          • cihan.sevil

            cihan.sevil

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            Hi, hubert.cole, would you mind sharing your website's address? Mine is www.majesticistanbul.com. Thx.
          • hubert.cole

            hubert.cole

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            the cloud site is http://www.themckinneyrealtor.com The featured homes are a ZOO product type I made. Feel free to ask me about it.
          • dan.milligan

            dan.milligan

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            Cihan.sevil... Very nice... And yes, if voting is in place I vote for Cloud2 as well... Love the first cloud... Still tweaking our site... http://mvpsports.ca but have both cloud and YT support very easy to work with.
  • jeffk

    jeffk

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    great looking theme

    nothing wrong with recycling old themes , imo some of the best looking themes are from a year or two ago and if these are updated then all the better
  • lars.van.der.veen

    lars.van.der.veen

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    good job guys.. I think you guys rock!!!
  • rafat.quadri

    rafat.quadri

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    isn`t it tested in IE7?
      • rafat.quadri

        rafat.quadri

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        Thanks for the link, i didn`t check it. anyway, i just check my google analytic and surprise result, only 0.2% user uses IE7, so there is no problem.

        1. Chrome 2,395 50.99%
        2. Firefox 1,788 38.07%
        3. Internet Explorer 252 5.37%
        4. Safari 115 2.45%
        5. Opera 91 1.94%
        6. Opera Mini 20 0.43%
        7. Android Browser 12 0.26%
        8. Mozilla Compatible Agent 10 0.21%
        9. RockMelt 4 0.09%
        10. IE with Chrome Frame 3 0.06%
  • faton

    faton

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    SUPER JOB KOMPLIMENT;)
  • centro.studi.bhaktivedanta

    centro.studi.bhaktivedanta

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    Great job!
  • greg.van

    greg.van

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    I am very happy with the Sphere Theme. Yes it may be an updated version of the Studio Theme but that's fine with me. The Studio theme is a clean, professional, and very flexible design. The Sphere them is all that with the latest version of Warp Framework that includes responsive design. I have no problem with Yoo Theme updating older themes with the latest code and features. Even if it's considered a new release. It saves me a lot of time! Thank you Yoo Theme!
    • lucio.dattaro

      lucio.dattaro

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      I agree with Greg. This template is useful.
  • phillip.kaas

    phillip.kaas

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    As creative director of a web agency I must admit that your templates are a little stuck on the graphics part. You have had so much focus on the technical which has also been good but there must be 2 to dance perfectly.

    I estimate that the last time there has been focus on the graphic was on the Bloc and the Royal Plaza template in 2010 which is 2 years ago. Every time I use one of your skabaloner, then I have to throw everything content and graphical away and start from scratch. See my example with your Steam template www.business-solution.dk - I hope you get a little more focused on pleasing us who want a little more innovation in the graphic. Thank you in advance.
    • ray.lawlor

      ray.lawlor

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      I suggest you start with the Warp Master Theme which includes all the great 'tech' of Warp 6.2 and is FREE.

      From there you can do all your expert graphics stuff.

      The Master Theme is also very flexible and allows you to grab elements from other Warp templates and include them easily.
    • nepol

      nepol

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      Why the hell did you used Stream for that website? It was a perfect fit for Master Theme or Nano
  • oddball

    oddball

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    Wow Phillip, what are you talking about?

    In my opinion, it's up to the designer to make the most out of a template - not Yootheme. I have been able to do wonders with their module suffix's, background options and modules positions. Times are changing and most websites are forgoing fancy CSS nav menus and gradient overlays for more professional and clean layouts.

    If you know how to design decent logos, add in clean stock photos or graphics and manipulate color-schemes properly then you should be good to go. Yootheme is way ahead of the curve BECAUSE they focus on their framework. Warp and the new responsive CSS are leagues ahead of any other Joomla or WP template provider.
    • studioz2

      studioz2

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      I agree with you oddball. Yootheme provide great starting point with the designs - it's a job for designer/developer to accommodate any changes needed. But with the framework, responsiveness and all those little tech stuff that Yoo provides - this job is a breeze. And many times it's just a color/font/graphics little tweeks.
      As to Phillip's example - I don't really see the problem. As a designer should do - new version of design was provided. And that is as it should be, I suppose ...?
      Regards. Lukas.
      • oddball

        oddball

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        I think that the fact there are better templates for us web designers it allows us to focus on other aspects of a website rather than having to start at a design from scratch.

        BECAUSE I'm able to use a template framework, I can really focus on imagery, layout, security, software and SEO; instead of spending 3-4 weeks on coding HTML and CSS by hand.

        The beautiful thing is, if you want you can go in and change CSS settings to really be unique. I never just download a demo template and slap a logo on it. I really break down the template and use the built-in tools to modify a website as best I can. Some might call those like us who use templates not "real" web designers. But, I can design a website in 1-2 weeks and make a living off of it instead of having to charge thousands of dollars because it takes me time to code a design.
    • greg.van

      greg.van

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      I agree with oddball 100 percent. Times are changing in the world of website design. Modern design is about clean, professional, functional, and flexible websites. Graphic intensive websites may be pretty to look at on one device but they are not flexible. My customers want websites that are professional, contains accurate information, is easy to use, and can be viewed on a variety of devices. YT is a tool to help us make great websites and they provide us with a great toolbox!
      • stephan.herby

        stephan.herby

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        OK, SO you mean that template from Yootheme should all be now one bar mainmenu, left or right column and a header... That's all. I found Yoothemen at their beginning because they were looking for differents way to show information (i mean for example the first "Portfolia" or "Sunblogger") - Now it is all same kind and square. I'm using Yootheme, this is not a argue, just a constatation...
  • stephan.herby

    stephan.herby

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    I'm sorry to not agree with others. I think You Yootheme have done now a wondefull job with your Warp 6 and responsive theme. Also with Zoo and Widgetkit. No one will say the opposite...
    But I really think that it is time now for you to be a little bit more creative on the design of your template...
    • jakob.gede

      jakob.gede

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      Thanks stephan. Am of the same opinion.
  • ivo.schmid

    ivo.schmid

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    Is it just me or did Yootheme drop support (at least in parts) for IE8 as well? the last couple of templates did not support rounded corners for IE8 out of the box.
    • danny

      danny

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      IE8 does not support rounded corners or any other fancy CSS3 stuff by default, we've dropped CSS3pie for emulating the CSS3 because of performance issues and other problems.
      • ivo.schmid

        ivo.schmid

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        So de facto you dropped support for IE8!
        This isn´t good, there are countries where IE8 is still very active as it is the newest version of Windows XP.
        This is a bummer.
        • sascha

          sascha

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          No, we did NOT drop IE8. This practice is called progressive enhancement and is a de-facto standard in modern web design. If you google it you will find a lot of useful articles about it.
  • raihan.jamil

    raihan.jamil

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    Not all of us are design experts. So creative designs from Yoo would be nice.

    Also, can we PLEASE have some dedicated themes? A theme for a great restaurant, or a personal site, or a photographer's site would be awesome.
    • nandor.katai

      nandor.katai

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      Yes....that would make my life a lot easier.
  • panagiotis.apostolides

    panagiotis.apostolides

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    the next step is a directory that i can choose the menu from any theme i like or any part and with instruction so i can ad it to the master theme and work faster....
  • gergin

    gergin

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    club template for disco, bars, events
  • nepol

    nepol

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    Since it's rebooting season (which I don't really have a problem with), can I vote for Air template?
    • brian.punger

      brian.punger

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      Yes this! The Air is one of my favorite layouts
      • nepol

        nepol

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        Yes I know and I never had the chance to use it, because I wanted it for my own Website and not a clients', unfortunatelly later came Warp 6 and now with responsive layouts and that theme is no longer a choice. They should do a poll, I'm gonna post the suggestion on the Support forum right now
  • artem.valchuk

    artem.valchuk

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    Nice Theme! I like it!
    Maybe offtop, but one... You could do a Tabber for modules? (at widgetkit) That would be awesome!
  • mike.relf

    mike.relf

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    I do not wish to criticise the design of the the "new" themes (as yootheme wont post negative comments) but I agree with stephen.herby, please can we have somethinga little more creative?
  • jonathan.wood

    jonathan.wood

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    At first glance, the look and feel of Sphere seems backwards thinking and not forward. Clearly each template is geared towards specific markets/industry/applications however I think this one in particular seems rather 'boring'.

    Let me preface this by saying how incredible I think YT is. The approach to design and how clean the code is is superb, so my comments regarding the Sphere theme in particular are merely subjective and not meant as a slag against YT as a whole.

    That being said I concur with others that Cloud 2 would be great, as well up updated versions of Corona and Balance. We are continually being asked to develop for mobile and think that any themes in development at YT must use 'mobile compliance' as a starting point rather than an 'add on.'

    Keep up the great work!!
  • ensar.islamoglu

    ensar.islamoglu

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    Hello there. i am new. my website is http://istanbulday.com and i am open for any advice

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