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.

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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

I love YOO competition

Enter the competition and win the App Bundle for ZOO 2.0!

May
10
I love YOO competition

Almost 10.000 downloads of ZOO 2.0 in 4 days! This is amazing! Thank you guys for the great feedback we received via Twitter, email and our forum. Currently we are fixing some small bugs and then we are going back to our lab to cook up ZOO 2.1. As we promised we are aiming for short release cycles and you can expect updates very soon.

Win a free App Bundle for ZOO 2.0!

Like last year we are going to kick off a I♥YOO competition to celebrate the ZOO 2.0 release. We give away 10 ZOO memberships for free! This includes the cool new app bundle for ZOO 2.0. You find more information about it on the new ZOO website. In detail the ZOO membership will include the following:

You can also join the competition if you already have a ZOO membership. If you win we will extend your existing membership!

To win the app bundle download the I♥YOO PDF, print it and take a picture with you holding the printed I♥YOO paper. Then send the picture back to us (info@yootheme.com). We will pick the 10 lucky winners and each one gets a ZOO 2.0 app bundle for free. The competition ends on the 11. June and we will announce all winners on our blog and share the winning images with everybody. Now we leave it up to you and to take a great looking picture. So be creative, funny or just pick a fascinating sight.

Download the I♥YOO PDF

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ZOO 2.0 app bundle

Get a sneek peek of all apps in our new ZOO 2.0 video tour!

Apr
30

A couple of weeks ago we released the ZOO 2.0 BETA. Today we have great news for all of you: ZOO 2.0 has hit "Release Candidate" status. So you guys won't have to wait that much longer for the free public release! At the same time we are happy to announce the app bundle for all ZOO members. Apps are small ZOO extensions which are developed for a specific purpose like a blog, a product catalog or a download archive. Each app has its own template, own types, own configuration and much more. All of them can be used out of the box and can be customized very easily.

ZOO 2.0 will come with two, free preinstalled apps. The pages and the blog app. Both are ready to use after the installation of the ZOO 2.0. All types, elements and layouts of the apps are predefined, you can start using them right away. No configuring needed. Of course you can customize them, if you want to. Additionally we will offer an exclusive app bundle which can be purchased and is not included with free ZOO 2.0 download. All current ZOO Pro customers will get this app bundle for free. The app bundle includes the following apps: Product Catalog, Download Archive, Business Directory, Movie Database, Cookbook and Documentation.

Now! Check out our exclusive preview of our video tour through the ZOO 2.0. In the video you will get a sneak peek at all the new apps! The new ZOO website, the documentation and the free download will be available with the stable release. Read on to get a quick overview of all the apps and their features.

By Sascha | | Posted in ZOO | 46 comments