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Aug
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Jack Baker Website for YOOtheme Pro

Say cheese! The name of this month’s shooting-star is: Jack Baker! Our August theme for Joomla and WordPress presents photography or any other creative business in 12 well matched black and white layouts. It comes with new features, like a powerful lightbox – recently added to UIkit – and a cool looking button effect. The photography topic is presented with the help of new gallery options and highlighted by large background typography.

Jack Baker style

As usual, this month’s release comes with its own style. It relies largely on the contrast between black and white, creating a pure base to let pictures speak for themselves. The entire site is given a border, which emphasizes the topic with a sort of photo frame and gives the theme an individual appearance.

UIkit Style

Six new styles

Obviously, Jack Baker also comes with six lovingly created styles that were added to the Style Library. You can explore them right here:

Lightbox for Grid and Gallery elements

This release contains an addition that will really enhance grids and galleries. We’ve added a lightbox mode to both elements! This is especially useful for websites that are heavy on imagery, like... erm... photographers’ websites. Much more on this in our next blog post.

Lightbox

Mixed image orientation mode

This feature offers photographers the possibility to mix portrait as well as landscape format photos within a gallery or grid. Just enter width and height values in the element administration and they are applied to each image and flipped according to the image’s format, always preserving its proportions.

Gallery Mixed Mode

New Overlay effect

We’ve added a brand new overlay image option to the Gallery element that perfectly underlines the creative topic of the theme. An image will be displayed only, if you hover the item, producing a pretty nice effect. We will tell you more about this in our upcoming post on YOOtheme Pro 1.9.

Overlay

Section Title

This little gimmick will add a twist to your website’s layout. The section title setting allows you to place marginal information in various positions within the section. You can add a dash, apply different alignments or even rotate it. For instance, we used it on the Stories page to display dates.

Section Title

Button effect

Jack Baker also comes with a pretty cool button effect strikethrough. When hovering a button the title will be striked through starting from the middle.

Button Effect

Social icon update

We’ve added a 500pixel icon to the icon library. This might be useful for anyone working with photography.

500px Icon

Layouts & Topic

Jack Baker features 12 (!) beautiful layouts dedicated to the photography topic. The Home page previews the photographer’s portfolio and provides contact information as well as links to the other pages. The Work page gives an overview of different projects and leads to the case study example André Smith. This includes an image gallery using the new lightbox function. The Editor’s Pick page provides an alternative portfolio with a gallery that puts clever use to the above mentioned overlay image option. Clicking any of the items leads you to another case study: Gian Luce e Paolo. The Stories page suggests a more editorial approach to a portfolio design and opens two more case studies: Benjamin Smoke and Chloé & Marc. About introduces the photographer and his résumé in a split screen layout. The Services page provides an overview of the photographer’s work scope and pricing with the sub page Portrait Shooting, which focuses on a specific service. The Book me button in the navigation opens a contact page.

Free quality stock photos

Our new theme comes with 109 lovingly curated and free-to-use images. The gallery below shows you a few examples of what to expect in this month‘s package:

109 lovingly curated and free-to-use images

What's next?

During the next few days we will post an article that goes more into detail on the new features of YOOtheme Pro 1.9. It is a massive update with great new features, some of which you can already see in this theme release. So, be excited

Until then have fun exploring Jack Baker and, as always, give us your feedback in the comments below.

  • Beautiful Jack Baker style
  • 12 page layouts
  • 6 pre-built style variations
  • Great for photography websites
  • Photography and creative topic
  • 109 lovingly curated and free-to-use images
  • All these features are available in YOOtheme Pro

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo Try Jack Baker Layouts

By Anne and Sergej | | Posted in Themes

Comments (40)

  • getyoowoo

    getyoowoo

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    With love and caffeine... nothing less.
  • lucas

    lucas

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    Just another amazing theme ¬_¬
  • ali.magomadov

    ali.magomadov

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    Super
    Lightbox
  • alberto.estevez.de.castro

    alberto.estevez.de.castro

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    Love it!
  • moloseb

    moloseb

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    Wow, really love it!
  • getyoowoo

    getyoowoo

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    Just to be a little ahead of things, been playing around with 1.9...

    Allthough the 'changelog' has some CHILD THEME items included. The child theme bug is still there.

    When you change something on child theme A, all other child themes also change.
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Allowing different styles for multi-sites is on our todo list.
  • schmallegger

    schmallegger

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    hmmm.. for some reason i am "not so amused". how many of us have Photographers/Studios as clients? i wait since the launch of a classic, business stlye / webshop usable style.. its now about a year without a usable, technically perfect template.
    • vladimir.eliseev

      vladimir.eliseev

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      This template is suitable not only for photographers site. Be broad-minded!
      This template can be used as portfolio for webdesigners, for beauty salon, for many others. Take a broad view of things!

      I don't like previous things but since this template yootheme returned to the point of great design. Really.

      I am satisfied with this theme.
      • schmallegger

        schmallegger

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        sure you can.. i can also use it for an onlineshop... but I need to start from scratch (which is not always a bad thing). And since child themes are not working perfectly its anyway a pain to use YTpro for larger (business) projects right now.
        • vladimir.eliseev

          vladimir.eliseev

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          After this update many things in child you can customize. Before I can't overwrite index.php but I can do it.
          What problem do you have?
        • sascha

          sascha

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          No need to start from scratch. YOOtheme Pro comes now with 60+ styles and 80+ layouts. We think this is already a huge library and there are definitely some layouts which can be used for classic business/shop website. Have some imagination...

          Since 1.7 we have the builder module and the position element. Both, opened a completely new world to build complex, large websites with YOOtheme Pro. It's super powerful. Just give it a try. Docs are here http://yootheme.com/pro/docs/#/modules

          With this 1.9 release (blog post coming today) child themes got also very powerful. You can override and extend everything. We are preparing some docs at the moment ;-)
          • getyoowoo

            getyoowoo

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            Child themes maybe got additional features but on a multi site environment it is still not working correctly. Why not giving that long lasting bug priority?
          • sascha

            sascha

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            Allowing different styles for multi-sites is on our todo list.
  • photom

    photom

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    Any reason why I cannot see Jack Backer in the PRO LAYOUTS section?
  • minra

    minra

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    I love your templates and made sure my voice in the contest, but I share the point of view of the previous speaker schmallegger.
  • robbert

    robbert

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    Great excuse to build a new portfolio! Love the subtle parallax elements. Nice work guys!
  • chris.zimmermann

    chris.zimmermann

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    Hello all, I tried to install the 1.9.0 - the whole package - JOOMLA-Version. Everything goes fine but when I have selected YOOTHEME Sample Data as the Option - then the Installation of JOOMLA starts but the stops and just sits there for ever. Tried many times - redownloaded - same things.
    I have installed so many YOOtheme-Packages so far - it has never stopped installing it. Can you please double check on that?
    Thank you very much
    • chris.zimmermann

      chris.zimmermann

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      Hello YOOtheme - Team
      It would be extremely appreciated if you could release 1.9.1 in which the template as a full package can be installed.
      Thank you very much for your efforts.
      Chris
    • hendrik

      hendrik

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      Are trying to install Joomla into a remote database? There seems to be an issue in the Joomla installer, this might help you: http://yootheme.com/support/question/113613
      • chris.zimmermann

        chris.zimmermann

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        Thank you for your comment. Yes it's on a remote database and yes it's says that I have to delete the generated .txt file in the Installation Folder. I do that and it still is not working. It's hanging there.
        Anybody knows to solve that issue or what exactly has to be changed in this file database.php?
        Thank you very much indeed.
  • chris.zimmermann

    chris.zimmermann

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    Great additions to the Gallery and Grids. In Widgetkit you could choose a Folder for the Pictures so that not every Pic had to be integrated by Hand.
    Also there was a nice filter Option. I could add tags for the photos and then use that tag as a filter. Does These Options come back too?
    Thank you very much for your reply.
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Yes, the folder option (and many more content provider) are on our todo list and the dynamic grid as well (Needs to be implemented in UIkit 3 first).
      • chris.zimmermann

        chris.zimmermann

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        Thks a lot for your reply. Would you implement it with the widgetkit in the meantime or wouldn't you recommend it for some reasons? I once discovered Performance issues but I am not sure if the still exist if you integrate widgetkit galleries in YOOtheme Pro.
      • chris.zimmermann

        chris.zimmermann

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        Hello Sascha
        It would be extremely appreciated if you could answer my question regarding the Widgetkit.
        This is your product so you are the only ones who can answer.
        Please see my other comment with is attached to your answer.
        Thank you very much indeed.
        Best regards, Chris
        • robbert

          robbert

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          As far as I know Widgetkit 2 (with dynamic grids etc) should work just fine with YOOtheme Pro.
          • chris.zimmermann

            chris.zimmermann

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            thank you very much Robbert. The Thing was that I had severe Performance issues with it and i wanted to have a confirmation from the developing Team. Because if These Performance issues still exists it's not really useable on a live site.
          • manfred.sagemueller

            manfred.sagemueller

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            The solution is:
            Either the PHP version from 7.0 / 1 to 5.6.
            And / or in the php.ini display_error set from "ON" to "OFF".
            Finished
  • jens.hampe.46

    jens.hampe.46

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    465/5000
    You are great.
    I am mainly engaged in e-commerce, my second professional background and passionate hobby is photography. I love your new theme for photographers based on Yootheme Pro. I think I've finally found what I've been waiting for. Please build a proofing gallery and password protected customer area.
    Keep up the good work, I've been a satisfied customer for many years.
    Many greetings, Jens
  • maxip4

    maxip4

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    Nice work and very nice template!!

    Any news about Form (Contact) element
  • roryliu

    roryliu

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    Nice theme but I am a little disappointed. I expected a demonstration of the builder module/widgets.
  • sascha

    sascha

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    The YOOtheme Pro 1.9 blog post is online highlighting all the new features https://yootheme.com/blog/2017/08/03/yootheme-pro-19-released
  • arthur.rosa

    arthur.rosa

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    This is a really impressive job. You are in the right direction.
  • davidmdawson

    davidmdawson

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    great! Very nice... back on form Yootheme...

    Any ETA on slider component and dynamic grid??
  • danyany

    danyany

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    Formidable!
    Loving it more and more... Lightweight, enormously flexible and beautiful!
    So sceptical at first, now I am a convert!
  • jason.brown.78

    jason.brown.78

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    Love the pro features. Biggest problem i have is if i'm using components like hikashop, wordpress for joomla, jevents. I can't just call the component content into a central area and design around.

    This really becomes and issue when using transparent headers and putting backgrounds behind the nav. you can't carry the theme throughout the entire site.

    Also using an image rotator in a hero position vs. static image. is there any plans to make that native vs. installing widget kit and having to do a bunch of custom css?

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