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

Versatile catalog system

The ZOO extension allows you to create different catalogs for all purposes

Feb
19

In our last blog post we described the CCK feature of our new ZOO extension in detail. This time we want to take a closer look at the catalog system.

One great thing about the ZOO is that with a single installation of this component you can create unlimited catalogs. This means you can create for example a product catalog, a download archive and a news magazine. All these use cases are basically catalogs with different contents. Furthermore different templates and styles can be assigned and each catalog will have it's own individual design and layout. Using Joomla's powerful overriding features you will have full control of all ZOO layouts. Finally you can use ZOO for very different purposes on a single website. Take the YOOtheme website for example, since our Joomla 1.5 migration back in January we use the ZOO component ourselves to manage our download section and also this blog you are reading right now. So you have been using the ZOO component for quiet some time... ;-)

By Sascha | | Posted in ZOO | 32 comments

CCK for Joomla

A brand new catalog system that comes with a content construction kit will arrive soon

Feb
12
CCK for Joomla After we announced our upcoming ZOO component we received quite a lot of comments. Now there are some rumors out there because we put a couple of hints about the ZOO on our teaser website.

Some people were wondering what the acronym CCK stands for. CCK means Content Construction Kit. The CCK is a module to create custom content types within the Drupal CMS. It is a great and powerful feature we always wanted for our favorite CMS and its functionality has been requested by the Joomla community for a long time, so we created our own super flexible Joomla catalog component that comes with a comprehensive content construction functionality.

By Steffan | | Posted in ZOO | 90 comments

Today we reveal

... not everything but at least the name of our new baby

Feb
02

Being our only child componentwise we thought the Teamlog might feel a little lonely, and since we got a lot of positive feedback on it we thought it would be a good idea to create another Joomla component ;-)

In our next post we will show you some of its features. We know we teased you a bit for the last month, but you might already guess what it is from the name and the little hints we put on the new teaser site.

By Steffan | | Posted in ZOO | 60 comments

Pinboard template

February 09 YOOtheme club template

Feb
01
Pinboard template

Put it on your wall! Our february template Pinboard is made of 5 different materials and you also get to choose from a wide range of nice wallpapers. More than 210 combinations are possible.

Pinboard comes with a largest collection of modules… we updated the designs of our popular post-it and polaroid styles and created completely new designs like cardboard, a note on checkered paper, oldschool printing paper and a tile. We also added 6 magnets and a pin. Together there are more than 80 different module combinations possible.

Most importantly we made use of our new overrides to create different stylings for blog layouts and other components. In this template the blogposts of the blog layouts (frontpage, section, category) appear on individual sheets of paper.

Feature list

  • 23 different background with more than 210 combinations
  • 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

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