Vox template

February 2010 YOOtheme club template

Feb
01
Vox template

We proudly introduce Vox, our new February Template. It comes with a very sleek and simple design which will match any type of content you put on your site. It perfectly fits for any kind of editorial content like news, media, sports, music and many more.

One of the highlights of this template is the new designed tabbed style for the main menu which smoothly integrates the dropdown menu.

Template variations for every purpose

In this template we added 10 brand new astonishing template variations which will suite your needs. The wide range of different themes covers designs from clean over playful to complex background images. Your content will be supported by a large teaser area in the top position which, in combination with our YOOcarousel, can be perfectly used for rotating news articles or advertising.

Warp5

Vox is based on the powerful Warp5 framework which utilizes the latest web techniques. As announced in back in August, all templates released in 2010 and will drop the support for the old and outdated Internet Explorer 6 browser.

Feature list

  • A variety of template color variations
  • Built with the new 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 | 11 comments

Planet template

January 2010 YOOtheme club template

Jan
01
Planet template

Happy New Year 2010! Enjoy our new template creation "Planet"! We used a complex process to catch the colors sparks of new years fireworks and build it into our latest template.

This template comes with four impressive color variations: Black, White, Green and Blue. They fit perfect for gaming and sports sites. They are combined with different color and glow effects. We introduce two new impressive visual effects: We animated the background image of the header to create a pulsating gradient effect. And we slowly change colors of module headers, article separators and more to create a glowing color effect.

This new YOOtheme template is based on the powerful Warp5 framework which utilizes the latest web techniques. As announced in back in August, all templates released in 2010 and will drop the support for the old and outdated Internet Explorer 6 browser. Taking this step will ensure better templates which use latest web standards and technologies offered by modern browsers.

Come and visit the four Planets (The Dark, Ice, Battle and Water Variations) of this template or customize them to create your own new worlds.

Feature list

  • Black, White, Green and Blue template variations
  • Built with the new 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 | 17 comments

Explorer template

December 09 YOOtheme club template

Dec
01
Explorer template

Welcome 'Explorer', our new December Template. The Explorer template features really extensive themed variations for different purposes and different font-faces using CSS3. Like all our latest templates, Explorer is based on the Warp5 Joomla template framework.

Template variations at its best

This time we have taken it a step further, to provide you great looking variations for websites about Adventure trips, Traveling, Vacations, Sports and Blogging. Further to provide a overall consistent layout, every variation comes with it's own style for the modules. So make sure to check out every single template variation! This template also features a large top module position to publish your pictures or promotional content, e.g. in a YOOcarousel.

CSS3 Web Fonts

In Explorer, we used one of the great new features of CSS3, the font-face rule. With font-face you can enhance your website by using your favorite font. Just have a look at the article- and module headlines of this site. We also included different fonts for the templates variations.

Feature list

  • Extensive themed template variations
  • Built with the new 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 | 13 comments

Symphony template

November 09 YOOtheme club template

Oct
30
Symphony template

Slick as slick can be! Our new template creation Symphony is based on the Warp5 Joomla template framework and is a perfect symbiosis of colors and shapes. Symphony has the look of a very smooth surface.

Its header provides a large presentation area you can use for product images or large headlines and all menus have a stunning three-dimensional depth ... check out the menu items' cute little bullets! When you use the left and right column, the content area looks like it is hovering above them - a real eye-catcher.

Beautiful color variations

Symphony comes with a wide range of color variations and three extra themes we created to be used especially for cooking websites, online roleplay portals and blogs. Make sure to check out the perfectly balanced color combinations!

YOOtools in Action

Like its predecessor Mellow, Symphony also provides fresh looks for YOOtools. The YOOtools style overrides featured in this template include overrides for the YOOcarousel's buttons and a nice text shadow for the YOOtweet module. And just like always, the YOOsearch got a style matching the rest of the template. Also, the presentation area can be perfectly used to display presentational YOOtools like the YOOscroller.

Small Warp5 Updates

We improved JS effect of the Down Down Menu for all Internet Explorers and added some new module templates. Also we did some small changes to the headings style in our Reset CSS.

Get Symphony and join the YOOtheme club today.

Feature list

  • Built with the new Warp5 template framework
  • Muti-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

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Mellow template

October 09 YOOtheme club template

Oct
01
Mellow template

Say hello to Mellow! Our October template is mostly dressed in subtle colors. We give you an unobtrusive template at hand that looks nice and modern without the need for gradients.

It has modules that change their color when hovered. It also comes with pretty style overrides for the YOOaccordion and YOOcarousel modules which change according to the color variation that is in use.

You can use Mellow for all kinds of purposes ... it presents your content in the proper light. And please pay attention to the nice three-dimensional menu tab design! And of course Mellow is based on the Warp5 Joomla template framework.

Feature list

  • Built with the new Warp5 template framework
  • Muti-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 | 20 comments

Crystal template

September 09 YOOtheme club template

Sep
01
Crystal template

Here is our latest template creation: Crystal! This template comes with a super swish fixed menu bar on top of the site. Crystal also sets new standards in the use of PNG alpha transparencies. You can create stunning effects using multiple transparencies when you place transparent modules on transparent backgrounds. It also comes with a great selection of background color variations and further you are able to easily apply your own custom background images.

Crystal offers lots of different color variations for menu items, allowing you to style every page in a different color. The background color of the drop down menu also changes when you change a menu item's item color. Of course, you can combine all menu item-based color variations with all module color variations ... variety galore!

By the way: We also wanted our ZOO component to fit into Crystal visually, so we included black CSS styles for ZOO. Now you can seamlessly integrate ZOO into the new YOOtheme Crystal template.

Warp5 updates

We added some minor stuff to our Warp5 framework. The YOOmorph JavaScript allows now to use an ignoreSelector and we added some new module templates.

Feature list
  • Built with the new Warp5 template framework
  • Muti-column dropdown menu with fancy effect
  • Nice text shadow for headlines, modules and 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 | 18 comments

Goodbye IE6!

YOOtheme will drop IE6 support for upcoming templates and extensions on January 1st 2010

Aug
05
Goodbye IE6!

As many of you may know, all our current YOOtheme template and extension releases are compatible and tested with the Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). Since this browser was originally released in 2001 and does not support the latest web standards and technologies compared to modern browsers which offer a rich support for HTML5, CSS2 or CSS3. Not to mention all the IE6 quirks and bugs which were sadly never fixed (Well we guess, every web developer knows what we are talking about ;-).

Since it's release in 2001, Microsoft realized that the IE6 was not the greatest piece of software they have ever written. So after about 5 year's of development on the 18. October 2006 they released IE6 successor Internet Explorer 7.

By Steffan | | Posted in Themes, Warp | 17 comments

Flux template

August 09 YOOtheme club template

Jul
31
Flux template

Get your hands on Flux, the newest YOOtheme template creation. Flux is based on the new Warp5 Joomla template framework and is designed with a chromish style which looks perfect for example for gaming sites.

Flux shines with its flashy menu bar, for which we once again used our amazing fancy menu: The menu items look like they are buttons pushed into the menubar. Also the YOOsearch and the breadcrumbs fit in perfect with the template design. Of course, Flux comes with our awesome new Warp5 menu that you might already know from our last template Phoenix. It also allows you to publish modules in the dropdown menu and, like all our templates, it comes with loads of module variations.

Warp5 updates

We also added some new features to our Warp5 framework:

  • The fancy menu effect is now also applied to modules published on the menu position.
  • The effect of the fancy menu remains even when the cursor goes off the dropdown and back on again.
  • You can assign individual widths for modules published in the dropdown via the Module Class Suffix, for example: dropdownwidth-255.
  • You can set individual dropdown widths for menu items via the Page Class Suffix, for example: columnwidth-200.
  • You can turn off background images for a specific menu via the Menu Class Suffix, for example: images-off.
  • We also improved a few module templates.

Feature list

  • Built with the new Warp template framework
  • New muti-column dropdown menu with fancy effect
  • Nice text shadow for headlines, modules and 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 | 30 comments

Google loves YOO

Warp5 is a very search engine friendly template framework for Joomla

Jul
21

Optimizing your website to easily get found by search engines and make it as accessible as possible is what makes the difference between an average website and a good one. When we gave the Warp framework its last layout makeover, one of our major goals while widening its flexibility was to achieve the best search engine friendliness possible. That's when we came up with introducing our new 2-1-3 column ordering.

2-1-3 column ordering means that in the HTML structure the Joomla component (which contains your most relevant content) gets rendered first, and then the left and right columns. The order of the columns displayed on the screen does not have anything to do with the order if the DIVs in the HTML structure. This is currently the most modern and search engine friendliest approach that is around. The image to the right shows the columns as displayed in Warp-based templates, the code to the left it is the HTML structure (simplified) that we use to create this layout:

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp | 18 comments

Navigation with Warp5

Get a clue how the fancy Drop Down and Accordion Menus of the Warp5 menu system work

Jul
16
Navigation with Warp5

In this post we're going to check out the endless navigational possibilities of the Warp framework's completely re-worked menu system.

Please also check out our last posts on Warp in which we presented a brief overview on the framework's history, showed you how fast it loads and checked out what the module system has to offer.

How it works

First of all, we use the Menu Class Suffix of a menu module to define what type of menu we want to render. The Warp framework comes with three different menu types, "dropdown", "accordion" and "default".

By Steffan | | Posted in Warp | 16 comments