ZOO presentation in Hamburg

Meet the YOOtheme developers in Hamburg, Germany at Hagenbeck ZOO on May 27th, 2009

Apr
28
ZOO presentation in Hamburg

Our newest product ZOO was well received by the Joomla community, so we think it's time to celebrate the pleasant outcome of a year's worth of work with you! On May 27th, 2009, we are going to have our first YOOtheme event ever: We are really excited to invite you to our ZOO presentation in Hamburg, Germany. The event will begin at 19:00 (Central European Summer Time). The rough agenda is that first we will present the power of the ZOO and its true CCK functionality and show you how everything works. We will structure the presentation to be informative for both people who haven't used the ZOO yet and experienced developers. After the presentation we are planning on having a lively discussion amongst the participants. The presentation and discussion will be held in German. Of course, all YOOtheme developers and designers will be there. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Exciting Location

We chose a location with an ambience that fits the occasion perfectly. Experience a night in company of sharks roaming the reefs of the South Seas: Our presentation will take place at a tribune viewing the Huge Shark Atoll of the Hagenbeck ZOO's Tropical Aquarium. Snap at the chance to meet fellow web developers in a stunning atmosphere!

  • Date: Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
  • Time: 19:00 (Central European Summer Time)
  • Location: Hagenbeck ZOO, Tropical Aquarium
  • Address: Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2, Hamburg, Germany
  • Email registration is required until May 20th, 2009

The entry is free. The number of seats is limited though, so drop us an email soon. First come, first served! See you on the 27th of May!

By Sascha | | Posted in ZOO | 17 comments

I love YOO Winners

Here are the pictures of our 10 winners of the I love YOO competition

Apr
21
I love YOO Winners

Thank you so much for all the photos you sent us! We are still surprised to see that your photos came from all over the world, this is so cool! So it was really hard for us to pick the ten winners. The people who sent in the ten most awesomest photos each won a license of the ZOO Pro Edition. We will notify all winners by email today.

We especially want to highlight one thing here: There is this one guy, Ben, who made our PDF into a huge billboard and took his family on a trip to take pictures of himself with that thing. Ben: Well done! Check out the I love YOO page on his website and especially his kid saying "I love you (YOO)" in the video, that's the cutest!

We want to thank all of you guys again for participating in our competition, this has been so much fun! Now take a look at the winner photos:

UPDATE: Great video made by Denise. She took some pictures at the Joomla! Day Las Vegas.

By Steffan | | 17 comments

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

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | No Comments