Learn more about ZOO's CCK

Get a clue about the idea of our CCK architecture

Apr
07

It has been two and a half weeks since the ZOO release and we have over 5700 downloads of the Lite Edition. We are glad to see more and more reviews, news articles and Twitter discussions going on about our ZOO extension. Also, the term CCK is a hot and intensely discussed topic and we would like to share our view on some points and answer some questions here.

By Sascha | | Posted in ZOO | 14 comments

Tweety template

April 09 YOOtheme club template

Apr
01
Tweety template

Yay, it's getting spring! The birds are back tweeting the nights away and people are getting in shape for the summer. And because nothing tastes better than thin we also sent our April template to a slimming cure: Tweety steps into the shoes of our popular MEE template. We created it in MEE's slim style, but of course Tweety comes with all the sophistication of our 2009 templates. With Tweety you get more than 10 beautifully designed background images, a smoothly animated tabbed menu and 16 (!) module variations. A true novelty is the origami-style module that looks like it's wrapped around the website.

Also, this template is optimized for all Twitter enthusiasts! In combination with our brandnew YOOtweet module it's the neatest way to show everyone what you're up to directly on your website.

We also updated our famous YOOsearch module. It now comes with a blank styling which shows your search results in a plain and simple way that nicely integrates in websites that have no rounded corners.

Oh, and by the way: If you haven't noticed yet, you should take a look at the ZOO, our new versatile catalog component that comes with a content construction kit!

Feature list

  • 12 awesome background and 16 module variations
  • Tableless overrides for all Joomla components
  • Smart CSS to customize Joomla components
  • Enhanced module system with flexible proportions
  • Fully sliced Fireworks .png Source files
  • Works with all YOOtools

Joomla Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | 6 comments

I love YOO

Enter the competition and win a free ZOO Pro Edition!

Mar
23
I love YOO

It's been 3 days after the ZOO release and we are overwhelmed by the positive feedback we are getting for the new ZOO extension. Thank you guys! Over 1900 people downloaded the free Lite Edition already. We got a lot of feedback in our forum and already fixed some bugs which sneaked into the final release. If you have any issues running ZOO make sure you use the latest ZOO version 1.0.2. To update an older release take a look at the update instructions on our documentation page.

Win a ZOO Pro Edition for free!

To celebrate the ZOO release we give away 10 Pro Editions of the ZOO!

By Steffan | | Posted in ZOO | 29 comments

ZOO released yesterday

Pro and Lite Edition of the ZOO are both available for download!

Mar
20

Yesterday was a big day for us. We released our work of the last 9 months to the public. We want to thank everybody for the nice feedback we received via twitter, email, comments and the forum! Some bugs were reported and we already fixed them. The Pro and the Lite Edition are both updated to 1.0.1 and are now available to download.

In the next weeks we will be working on more documentation and also publish more tutorials about the template system. Including an advanced guide on how to use the full power of the ZOO Editions. Anybody who didn’t download the ZOO yet? Jump over to the ZOO website, watch the video tour and get your own ZOO Edition.

By Sascha | | Posted in ZOO | 28 comments

ZOO release date

Mar
19

First of all we are a little surprised by all the buzz in our comments of our latest article about the ZOO licenses. This is the first time that we release an extension that big like ZOO and it was somehow obvious for us that the ZOO extensions will be a YOOtheme product of its own along with its own website and subscription model.

By Steffan | | Posted in ZOO | 31 comments

ZOO editions

The ZOO will be distributed as Pro and Lite Edition

Mar
16

Today we like to give you a quick update on how the upcoming ZOO extension will be distributed. The ZOO will be released in two editions: The Lite Edition and the Pro Edition.

The Lite Edition will be will be available as a free download for everybody. The Pro Edition will be available as a commercial extension. You can purchase a single license for 99€. A single license means you can install the ZOO in one Joomla installation. The single ZOO license gives you access to the YOOtheme member area with downloads, updates and the forum for 3 months.

By Steffan | | Posted in ZOO | 106 comments

Scoop template

March 09 YOOtheme club template

Mar
01
Scoop template

Content is king! The Scoop template is the ideal solution if you want to create a news site, magazine or blog. If you need an unobtrusive template that does not distract your users but makes them focus on your content, go and get the Scoop template!

It comes with 9 different menu colors and 6 background variations which can be combined together. It is also a real lightweight. The Scoop template is almost entirely styled via CSS and only needs very few template images which makes it load super fast. Also you can customize it very easily: Almost all design changes can be made via CSS so you will hardly ever have to modify any images to change the look and feel of your site.

Feature list

  • Extreme lightweight and fast loading
  • Tableless overrides for all Joomla components
  • Smart CSS to customize Joomla components
  • Enhanced module system with flexible proportions
  • Fully sliced Fireworks .png Source files
  • Works with all YOOtools

Joomla Demo

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Versatile catalog system

The ZOO extension allows you to create different catalogs for all purposes

Feb
19

In our last blog post we described the CCK feature of our new ZOO extension in detail. This time we want to take a closer look at the catalog system.

One great thing about the ZOO is that with a single installation of this component you can create unlimited catalogs. This means you can create for example a product catalog, a download archive and a news magazine. All these use cases are basically catalogs with different contents. Furthermore different templates and styles can be assigned and each catalog will have it's own individual design and layout. Using Joomla's powerful overriding features you will have full control of all ZOO layouts. Finally you can use ZOO for very different purposes on a single website. Take the YOOtheme website for example, since our Joomla 1.5 migration back in January we use the ZOO component ourselves to manage our download section and also this blog you are reading right now. So you have been using the ZOO component for quiet some time... ;-)

By Sascha | | Posted in ZOO | 32 comments

CCK for Joomla

A brand new catalog system that comes with a content construction kit will arrive soon

Feb
12
CCK for Joomla After we announced our upcoming ZOO component we received quite a lot of comments. Now there are some rumors out there because we put a couple of hints about the ZOO on our teaser website.

Some people were wondering what the acronym CCK stands for. CCK means Content Construction Kit. The CCK is a module to create custom content types within the Drupal CMS. It is a great and powerful feature we always wanted for our favorite CMS and its functionality has been requested by the Joomla community for a long time, so we created our own super flexible Joomla catalog component that comes with a comprehensive content construction functionality.

By Steffan | | Posted in ZOO | 90 comments