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Downtown Theme

July 2011 YOOtheme club theme

Jul
01
Downtown Theme

Say hello to Downtown, our latest theme release. Downtown comes with a fresh design and a broad range of easy to combine elements like color schemes, background textures and fonts. This makes it pretty easy to create your own custom style. Additionally Downtown brings you cool features like CSS3 animations, a broad range of module variations with optional ribbons for headlines and a new custom style for the slideshow of our Widgetkit component.

Our Widgetkit gets some new features with the latest Beta 4 version. With the new Gallery widget you can easily create a image slideshow. Just select the folders where your images are stored, set a size, pick a style and you are done. The new Media Player lets you embed videos in the new HTML5 way but also adds a flash fallback for unsupported browsers. For all ZOO users we added a plugin which allows you to create Widgetkit slideshows from ZOO items.

  • Available for Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and Wordpress
  • Choose from 8 styles, 5 textures, 7 colors and 8 fonts
  • Custom mobile theme to match the theme design
  • 2 module styles combinable with 4 badges and 6 icons
  • Enriched with CSS3 goodies
  • All Warp framework features are available

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | 24 comments

JUG meetup in retrospect

First time JUG Hamburg meeting at the Casino Kampnagel

Jun
16
JUG meetup in retrospect

Yesterday was the Joomla User Group meeting we organized in Hamburg. Thanks to all of you who joined us. We all had a great time! We were about 30 people - from newbie to experienced Joomla user. Most of them came from Hamburg and nearby but some even traveled a longer distance from Mannheim! The meetup started at 19:30 and the last ones left shortly after midnight. We had a lot of nice conversations and it was great to meet all the people who are passionate about Joomla chatting together.

We didn't expect that much people so for us the JUG meetup was a big success. We got a lot of positive feedback during the meetup so we are confident to be organizing a second JUG meetup later this year. But next up is the Joomladay in Hamburg on September 2nd and 3rd. We will be there on both days (Business and Community Day) and will be available for all kinds of questions. We hope to see all of you guys there!

By Sascha | | Posted in Company | 1 comment

Free Credit Cards Icon Set

We made credit card icons for the most common payment providers - Free to use!

Jun
09
Free Credit Cards Icon Set

Today we want to complete our 3 e-commerce club icon sets we released in the last month with some credit cards icons. The best part is, we provide it as freebie! We made credit card icons for the most common payment providers: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal. We also added a generic bank card as well as a gift card in black and white. They are very clear designed and focused on the logo to assure a high recognition value. As always each icon comes in 8 different sizes, ranging from 16x16 to 512x512 pixels and you get the vector PDF files.

Download the credit cards icons and enjoy! If you like them please support us and make some buzz on Twitter.

By Sascha | | Posted in Icons | 15 comments

Quantum Theme

June 2011 YOOtheme club theme

Jun
01
Quantum Theme

Welcome Quantum, our second Warp6 theme release! This new theme design comes with two style variations: A fancy dark version which uses bright colors combined with nice glow effects. And a more light version with subtle colors which fits perfect for business sites. The theme takes advantage of all the CSS3 goodies and also makes use of SVG images for gradients which offer great cross-browser support. Thanks to a little CSS3PIE magic it looks also great in all IEs.

Just a few days ago we released the first version of Widgetkit our next tool set for Joomla and WordPress. The Quantum theme shows all the new widgets in action like Slideshow, Lightbox, Spotlight and Twitter. All widgets make use of modern web technologies like HTML5 markup, CSS3 features and jQuery based JavaScripts. Widgetkit is also designed to work on iPads, iPhones and Android phones or tablets.

  • Available for Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and Wordpress
  • Choose from 2 styles (dark and light), 5 colors and 8 fonts
  • 2 mobile themes for dark and light styles
  • 4 module styles combinable with 4 badges and 6 icons
  • Enriched with CSS3 goodies and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • All Warp framework features are available

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | 38 comments

Introducing Widgetkit

May
27
Introducing Widgetkit

We are proud to finally announce the first release of Widgetkit our next generation tool set. Widgetkit is the successor of the famous YOOtools we first introduced in January 2008. Back then the YOOtools were only built to work with Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.0 (for those who remember the old times) and until today enriched countless websites. As time flies by so fast in the web, our tools aged and were due for a major update. So we started working on a new version of our tools back in August 2010, right after we finished our work on the Warp 5.5 theme framework.

When we started we basically had two choices, the easy one would be to take each YOOtool and update it's code to work with our default JavaScript library jQuery and keep everything else. Each tool would still require you to use Joomla articles to fill their content. This seems like a reasonable approach, but we thought if we have the opportunity to re-design the tools what can we do differently now to make them even better. We also wanted to achieve compatibility with Joomla 1.6 and to make them available for WordPress. Giving all this a lot of thought, we came up with great ideas which are now implemented in Widgetkit. With Widgetkit we created a whole new concept to make the tools easier to use, install, update and extend.

By Steffan | | Posted in Widgetkit | 119 comments

JUG Meetup in Hamburg

Meet the YOOtheme developers in Hamburg, Germany on June 15th, 2011

May
20
JUG Meetup in Hamburg

We are going to organize a Joomla User Group meeting in Hamburg, Germany! It will be a social meeting in a relaxed atmosphere in a restaurant/bar. Anyone who is working with Joomla, no matter if you are a newbie or an experienced developer, is invited to join us. We will chat about Joomla and you can ask our team about the template designs, the Warp6 framework and our ZOO extension. Thomas Kahl, organizer of the Joomla Day Germany 2011 and known as VirtuemartExpert will join us, too. So if you are starting an ebusiness he's the guy you want to talk to. Also Jan Gieselberg will join our meet up. You will know him from his website Joomla Downloads where he usually blogs about Joomla and provides a directory for selected extensions.

We think this get together will be a great warm up for the upcoming Joomla Day Germany in Hamburg. Expect some good conversations and lots of fun! And the best part is all beers will be on us, the whole evening! So come and join us.

The meetup will be on Wednesday, 15. June at 19.30 in Hamburg (Winterhude, Gertigstraße). Please send us an email if you will attend. The location will be announced soon. We look forward to meet all of you soon!

By Sascha | | Posted in Company | 7 comments

Warp6 Nano Theme

It's optimized and streamlined to serve as a blueprint to build your own custom themes

May
02
Warp6 Nano Theme

Today we are very proud to release our new Nano theme! It's entirely based on what we have been working on over the past 6 months: Our brand new Warp6 theme framework!

Nano is the first theme that's build with Warp6, our fast and slick theme framework! It takes full advantage of all the latest Warp6 features like semantic HTML5 markup, a mobile theme, a nice and clean administration UI and much more. You won't find any bloated code or features that will slow your site. It's created from a developers perspective - simplified, no magic, just a great toolset to develop cross-platform themes.

Nano is an optimized and streamlined framework theme and serves as a blueprint to build your own custom themes. It offers 5 different theme styles to get you started right away. Each style has a slightly different motif and inherits its structure and layout from a default base theme. Those styles themselves will function as a starting point for you to design your own customizations, modifications and enhancements. That's simply done through inheritance. It has never been easier to have smaller variations of your theme for presentation purposes.

  • Available for Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and Wordpress
  • 5 style variations available
  • Choose from 5 colors and 8 fonts
  • 1 module style combinable with 4 badges and 6 icons
  • Flexible template and column widths
  • All Warp framework features are available

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes, Warp | 82 comments

Warp6 Error Pages

We added nicely styled error, offline and IE6 upgrade pages to Warp6

Apr
29

Today we want to present some small but nice goodies of our Warp6 theme framework. We added additional layouts to customize several information pages. You are now able to configure and style your own offline and error pages. Also you can activate a dedicated browser upgrade page which only gets displayed to visitors using Internet Explorer 6.

All these pages use the same clean layout and display a relevant headline with a short description text. Therefore we have added a separate error.css file which defines the general error page style. This also gives you the opportunity to create your very own style for system messages like error codes and an offline message.

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp | 57 comments

Warp6 Mobile Theme

Retina Support, CSS3 Powered Drop-Down Menu, Search, Login and more

Apr
28

Warp6 comes with a dedicated theme for mobile devices! We know this was a long time awaited feature. Now you'll get it!

Mobile Theme

Retina Resolution

So what is a mobile theme? A mobile theme provides the general look and feel of a mobile device's user interface, so you'll get the best browsing experience on the go. Warp6 supports all mobile browsers which use the WebKit engine like the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and Google Android devices!

And yes we also support the iPhone 4 and its new retina display, with its awesome 960-by-640-pixel resolution on a 3.5 inch LCD. The Retina display has four times the number of pixels as previous iPhones, resulting in double the pixel density.

This means that the theme requires optimized images for the high pixel density display. And guess what, we deliver the mobile theme with all images optimized for the retina display to show up in a crisp resolution.

By Steffan | | Posted in Warp | 28 comments

Warp6 Administration

We added a nice and unobtrusive administration UI for Warp6

Apr
26

Here we go with our new theme admin and configuration UI of the Warp6 theme framework. Yes, you heard right! Warp6 now comes with a nice and unobtrusive UI for the theme configuration. We know we are late to the party but we wanted to make sure to get it right from start. Basically we didn't want to change the native theme configuration UI of WordPress and Joomla too much because everyone is familiar with using them. But on the other hand we wanted to implement some new features to improve the overall user experience. So we created a very slick and clean UI implementation. It focuses on simplicity and integrates perfectly in the Joomla and WordPress administration while supporting every framework feature on both platforms.

By Steffan | | Posted in Warp | 8 comments