Neo template

August 2010 YOOtheme club template

Aug
01
Neo template

Enjoy Neo, the latest YOOtheme template. Neo comes with three basic themes, each of them has different color variations to choose from. They contain a plain variation, a gradient variation and a retro variation. This makes it suitable for all kinds of websites, from stylish individual blogs or portfolio websites to impressive business sites.

Again we implemented some new features in this template. We put in a broad range of module variation, for example the brand new transparent glass style, an additional list-style called "hoverbox" and our "retro" and "gradient" variations make use of the Google webfonts API, which can easily be switched off in the template settings, if needed. We also use the new ZOO template for the blog app!

Feature list

  • A variety of template color variations
  • Built with the Warp5 template framework
  • Multi-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 | 9 comments

New ZOO template released

ZOO 2.0.3 maintenance release includes the new

Jul
30
New ZOO template released

Today we released a new minor ZOO version 2.0.3. In addition to the bugfixes we updated our blog app and added an additional template called "Sans". The new template is based on the default blog template and besides some small improvements it uses a sans-serif typeface for the headlines. We created this template to make our blog app fit a wider range of websites that use a sans-serif typeface. So with this new template you can easily change the style of your blog, without changing any of the css styles. Read more about the other improvements and update ZOO today.

By Jan | | Posted in ZOO | No Comments

Free Social Icons Set

Today we release a huge freebie social bookmarks icon set to polish your website

Jul
05
Free Social Icons Set

First of all thanks for the great feedback we received for our new icons stuff! We are very happy that you folks like our new icon club we launched last week - And today we want to bring you the complete social bookmarks icon set as freebie, including all sizes and even the vector source files. Using social bookmarks icons on your website has never been prettier. Easily share and bookmark content and spread it all over the world! We provide our social bookmarks icons with a high brand recognition, looking straight-lined and equally fresh styled. Of course they are designed to match with all our club icon sets.

This freebie features most popular web and social media icons, such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google and many others. For each of them we created different color and shape variations to give you a wider selection of matching icons for your website. The whole set contains 47 high quality icons in 32-bit transparency PNG file format and in 8 different standard sizes, ranging from 16x16 to 512x512 pixels. This makes 376 extremely detailed icons which are handmade and optimized for each specific size. The set also includes vector PDF files of all icons that are compatible with Adobe Illustrator and can be rescaled to any size without a single loss to the details.

So download, enjoy and and please feel free to Twitter, Digg or recommend them. Are you missing your favorite social media icon? - Tell us and we'll see what we can do about it!

By Sascha | | Posted in Icons | 8 comments

Royal Plaza template

July 2010 YOOtheme club template

Jul
01
Royal Plaza template

Its July and YOOtheme delivers its brand new template "Royal Plaza". It comes with 3 main color variations to give your site a new and individual look. They differ completely in module styles, typography and the whole look of the site. Its like three different templates combined in one! We have a modern and neutral business look, a vintage style with some more retro elements and finally a shiny premium look. These different styles make the template really versatile to fit all kinds of websites. Additionally you can set your template to a plain style of each variation, to turn off the wrapper edges of the site.

We built in a second menu position "menuright". Now you are free to place the menu at the left side, the right side or even menus at both sides of the menubar. These positions give you the freedom to publish the logo anywhere in the header, even in the middle between both menus. Further we put a second row of bottom modules into the footer of the site.

Feature list

  • A variety of template color variations
  • Built with the Warp5 template framework
  • Multi-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 | 12 comments

YOOicons launched

Beautiful and handcrafted icon sets for web and print projects

Jun
22
YOOicons launched

At the end of our "YOOtheme templates - An inside look!" presentation, we did at JandBeyond, we showed the audience a little teaser of our secret project we were working on the last 9 months: Our new YOOicons! And today we are very proud to open the gates to the new website presenting our icons.

You may already use one of our templates to build good looking websites. But what about your content? Wouldn't it be great to have some real eye-catching icons to beautify the content of your website? Icons are an essential content element for web design. Today almost every major website uses icons to highlight important parts in their content. This is why we came up with the idea of creating handcrafted icon sets for web and print projects. Today we are proud to open our brand new YOOtheme icon club! With the icon club we will offer commercial icon sets. But we will also have some freebie icon sets in the future.

By Sascha | | Posted in Icons | 15 comments

I♥YOO Winners

Here are the 10 winning pictures of the I♥YOO competition 2010

Jun
15
I♥YOO Winners

You did it again! We received so many exciting pictures from all over the world... Thank you! It was really hard for us to pick the 10 winners. Thus we chose our 20 favorites and randomly picked the 10 lucky winners. We will notify them today by email that they have won a 6 month membership with the app bundle and all the new tools for ZOO 2.0. Congratulations!

We want to thank all of you guys again for participating in our I♥YOO competition. It was really fun! Enjoy the winning pictures.

This year we want to highlight some guys from raramuridesign, South Africa: Matthew, Dwight and Marcos. They did really funny pictures with alien masks through their travel from Cape Town to Amsterdam, Brussels and JandBeyond! Awesome, guys! We did a little Photoshop collage but also check out their travel log "Out of this World" with a lot of more pictures.

By Sascha | | Posted in Company | 1 comment

Live presentations online!

On Monday 31st of May we attended the JandBeyond conference in Wiesbaden/Germany

Jun
07

First of all we want to thank the organizers of the JandBeyond conference for this great event and the whole on-site organization. Robert, Alex and the whole team did a great job! We had the chance to present two sessions about our templates and the new ZOO 2.0. For those of you who did not have the chance to see the presentations live, we recorded both of them on video and are proud to show you the result in this blog post. So lean back and enjoy the show!

YOOtheme templates - An inside look!

In our first presentation, Sven one of our lead designers took a closer look at the design process and the magic behind YOOtheme templates. He gave an insight of what makes a template a good tempate and what we do to achieve this. He also explained how easy it is to customize images of the templates using Fireworks. Watch the presentation:

YOOtheme templates - An inside look!

ZOO 2.0 in Action!

The second presentation by ZOO developer Jan and support team member Malte showed the ZOO 2.0 in action, and described what benefits you'll gain by using it. The visitors got an insight look of content building and templating and followed a live demonstration of building a blog with the ZOO in five minutes. Watch the presentation:

ZOO 2.0 in Action!

By Malte | | Posted in Company | No Comments

Bloc template

June 2010 YOOtheme club template

Jun
01
Bloc template

This month YOOtheme brings you another great template: Bloc! Its 3D-design is great for creating rich media portals, band websites, blogs or sports sites. We created a lot of very unique template variations and for sure it will give your site a brand new modern look.

The main content wrappers are displayed as 3D blocks and new module variations offer some nice 3D effects. The Mega Drop Down Menu has a fancy hover effect and even the left menu got a new ribbon hover style.

We have also added a special header position which fits perfectly the 3D block and can be used to present a large header image. The toolbar and logo will be shown nicely above the image. There is also an additional logo position in this template. Now you have the possibility to put a second smaller logo next to the Drop Down Menu.

Feature list

  • A variety of template color variations
  • Built with the Warp5 template framework
  • Multi-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 | 8 comments

Tools for ZOO 2.0

We converted the famous YOOtools for ZOO 2.0!

May
20
Tools for ZOO 2.0

Today we are pretty excited to share some great news on ZOO 2.0. While the ZOO download statistics are still steeply rising (they surpassed 20.000 downloads) we finished the first minor update: ZOO 2.0.1! Besides several bugfixes we have a big surprise: All YOOtools are now converted to work with ZOO 2.0! We also developed a new Category Module that let's you easily create linked lists to ZOO categories. Read on to learn more about all the great features...

By Steffan | | Posted in ZOO | 15 comments

I love YOO t-shirts

Get an I♥YOO t-shirt and donate to the WWF today!

May
18
I love YOO t-shirts

Ta-ta-tada! We are pretty proud to present our new online t-shirt shop! Since our I♥YOO competition and ZOO presentation last year, people would ask us where to get those I♥YOO t-shirts. So due to popular demand we opened a brand new t-shirt shop where you can get them! We were a little creative in our spare time and created a bunch of new designs too. Check out all the cool designs here. For each t-shirt we will make a charitable donation...

By Sascha | | Posted in Company | 7 comments