Mellow template

October 09 YOOtheme club template

Oct
01
Mellow template

Say hello to Mellow! Our October template is mostly dressed in subtle colors. We give you an unobtrusive template at hand that looks nice and modern without the need for gradients.

It has modules that change their color when hovered. It also comes with pretty style overrides for the YOOaccordion and YOOcarousel modules which change according to the color variation that is in use.

You can use Mellow for all kinds of purposes ... it presents your content in the proper light. And please pay attention to the nice three-dimensional menu tab design! And of course Mellow is based on the Warp5 Joomla template framework.

Feature list

  • Built with the new Warp5 template framework
  • Muti-column dropdown menu
  • Lots of modules with color variations, endless combinations with icons and badges possible
  • 2-1-3 column ordering for search engine friendliness
  • Compact size, using gzip and image sprites
  • Works with all YOOtools (Joomla 1.5 only)

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | 20 comments

Crystal template

September 09 YOOtheme club template

Sep
01
Crystal template

Here is our latest template creation: Crystal! This template comes with a super swish fixed menu bar on top of the site. Crystal also sets new standards in the use of PNG alpha transparencies. You can create stunning effects using multiple transparencies when you place transparent modules on transparent backgrounds. It also comes with a great selection of background color variations and further you are able to easily apply your own custom background images.

Crystal offers lots of different color variations for menu items, allowing you to style every page in a different color. The background color of the drop down menu also changes when you change a menu item's item color. Of course, you can combine all menu item-based color variations with all module color variations ... variety galore!

By the way: We also wanted our ZOO component to fit into Crystal visually, so we included black CSS styles for ZOO. Now you can seamlessly integrate ZOO into the new YOOtheme Crystal template.

Warp5 updates

We added some minor stuff to our Warp5 framework. The YOOmorph JavaScript allows now to use an ignoreSelector and we added some new module templates.

Feature list
  • Built with the new Warp5 template framework
  • Muti-column dropdown menu with fancy effect
  • Nice text shadow for headlines, modules and menu
  • Lots of modules with color variations, endless combinations with icons and badges possible
  • 2-1-3 column ordering for search engine friendliness
  • Compact size, using gzip and image sprites
  • Works with all YOOtools (Joomla 1.5 only)

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | 18 comments

Goodbye IE6!

YOOtheme will drop IE6 support for upcoming templates and extensions on January 1st 2010

Aug
05
Goodbye IE6!

As many of you may know, all our current YOOtheme template and extension releases are compatible and tested with the Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). Since this browser was originally released in 2001 and does not support the latest web standards and technologies compared to modern browsers which offer a rich support for HTML5, CSS2 or CSS3. Not to mention all the IE6 quirks and bugs which were sadly never fixed (Well we guess, every web developer knows what we are talking about ;-).

Since it's release in 2001, Microsoft realized that the IE6 was not the greatest piece of software they have ever written. So after about 5 year's of development on the 18. October 2006 they released IE6 successor Internet Explorer 7.

By Steffan | | Posted in Themes, Warp | 17 comments

Flux template

August 09 YOOtheme club template

Jul
31
Flux template

Get your hands on Flux, the newest YOOtheme template creation. Flux is based on the new Warp5 Joomla template framework and is designed with a chromish style which looks perfect for example for gaming sites.

Flux shines with its flashy menu bar, for which we once again used our amazing fancy menu: The menu items look like they are buttons pushed into the menubar. Also the YOOsearch and the breadcrumbs fit in perfect with the template design. Of course, Flux comes with our awesome new Warp5 menu that you might already know from our last template Phoenix. It also allows you to publish modules in the dropdown menu and, like all our templates, it comes with loads of module variations.

Warp5 updates

We also added some new features to our Warp5 framework:

  • The fancy menu effect is now also applied to modules published on the menu position.
  • The effect of the fancy menu remains even when the cursor goes off the dropdown and back on again.
  • You can assign individual widths for modules published in the dropdown via the Module Class Suffix, for example: dropdownwidth-255.
  • You can set individual dropdown widths for menu items via the Page Class Suffix, for example: columnwidth-200.
  • You can turn off background images for a specific menu via the Menu Class Suffix, for example: images-off.
  • We also improved a few module templates.

Feature list

  • Built with the new Warp template framework
  • New muti-column dropdown menu with fancy effect
  • Nice text shadow for headlines, modules and menu
  • Lots of modules with color variations, endless combinations with icons and badges possible
  • 2-1-3 column ordering for search engine friendliness
  • Compact size, using gzip and image sprites
  • Works with all YOOtools (Joomla 1.5 only)

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | 30 comments

Google loves YOO

Warp5 is a very search engine friendly template framework for Joomla

Jul
21

Optimizing your website to easily get found by search engines and make it as accessible as possible is what makes the difference between an average website and a good one. When we gave the Warp framework its last layout makeover, one of our major goals while widening its flexibility was to achieve the best search engine friendliness possible. That's when we came up with introducing our new 2-1-3 column ordering.

2-1-3 column ordering means that in the HTML structure the Joomla component (which contains your most relevant content) gets rendered first, and then the left and right columns. The order of the columns displayed on the screen does not have anything to do with the order if the DIVs in the HTML structure. This is currently the most modern and search engine friendliest approach that is around. The image to the right shows the columns as displayed in Warp-based templates, the code to the left it is the HTML structure (simplified) that we use to create this layout:

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp | 18 comments

Navigation with Warp5

Get a clue how the fancy Drop Down and Accordion Menus of the Warp5 menu system work

Jul
16
Navigation with Warp5

In this post we're going to check out the endless navigational possibilities of the Warp framework's completely re-worked menu system.

Please also check out our last posts on Warp in which we presented a brief overview on the framework's history, showed you how fast it loads and checked out what the module system has to offer.

How it works

First of all, we use the Menu Class Suffix of a menu module to define what type of menu we want to render. The Warp framework comes with three different menu types, "dropdown", "accordion" and "default".

By Steffan | | Posted in Warp | 16 comments

Discover the Warp5 module system

Learn how the Warp5 module system works and develop your own modules

Jul
14
Discover the Warp5 module system

In our last two posts on the Warp framework we presented a brief overview on the framework's history and showed you how fast it loads. In this post we're going to check out what the module system has to offer.

The new Warp5 framework includes a comprehensive and sophisticated module system. It comes with a new parameterization of the module class suffix, module templates and styles with a lot of variations of colors, header icons and badges. Furthermore, almost any kind of layout is possible with the numerous module positions and their different module proportions that you can even create yourself.

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp | 9 comments

Faster loading with Warp5

Our new template framework Warp5 unites awesome design and fast loading times.

Jul
10
Faster loading with Warp5

A couple of days ago we introduced our new template framework Warp5. Today we want to show you how fast it is.

Coding our templates we always have one thing in mind: Speed. When we created Warp5 we were thinking about how we can make our future templates perform the best they possibly can.

Despite its beauty, the first Warp5-based template "Phoenix" only loads 9 kb of CSS, 3 kb of images and optional 22 kb of JavaScript for all animated effects (Mootools library is included)!

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp | 11 comments

New template framework

Jul
02

Today we introduce our new framework called 'Warp'. So whats this all about? First of all since the beginning every YOOtheme template design is based on a framework. A framework provides a powerful layer you can develop a new template upon which uses all the features like CSS/JavaScript compression and JavaScript effects to create richer user experience. Overall using a framework makes it easier to create great templates which simply work in a cross-browser environment. Also our Warp template framework evolves over time because we constantly apply updates, add enhancements or introduce new features. Finally we think it's important for you guys to know that each YOOtheme template is more than just a design because there's also a lot of stuff happening inside. Further the template framework helps anyone who extends and customizes a YOOtheme template to create a individual website for a small or even large webproject.

By Steffan | | Posted in Warp | 15 comments

Phoenix template

July 09 YOOtheme club template

Jul
01
Phoenix template

We are happy to announce that with our new template Phoenix we are introducing a new era in YOOtheme templating: our shiny new Warp template framework. Warp is what's under the hood of a YOOtheme template. With Phoenix, you get a wide range of awesome new features. First of all, there is our amazing new multi-column dropdown menu, which is a true novelty for the Joomla world: You can set as many columns as you want, set the column width in the backend, display big icons for second level items ... you gotta check it out yourself, it looks so cool!

Phoenix also comes with lots of modules, some of them with color variations. Now you can also show icons in your module headers. Phoenix provides an endless supply of combinations of module styles, colors, badges and icons. The new 2-1-3 column ordering makes Phoenix super search engine friendly. The two nested 3-column-layouts makes your website amazingly flexible. And also, this is our fastest template ever, sporting a new way of CSS/JS compression and background image sprites.

Feature list

  • Built with the new Warp template framework
  • Amazing new muti-column dropdown menu
  • Icons in module headers
  • Lots of modules with color variations, endless combinations with icons and badges possible
  • 2-1-3 column ordering for search engine friendliness
  • Our fastest template ever, using image sprites
  • Works with all YOOtools (Joomla 1.5 only)

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | 34 comments