This time the Joomla community comes together in Cologne on 12th and 13th September! Like every year, this event is packed with great sessions and talks. We are excited not only to be silver sponsors but also to take part with two workshops on Friday!
Posts tagged with 'Warp'
More than half of a great year has passed by but there are still exciting times ahead of us! Read on to a get short round up of YOOtheme's work and what's happening next at YOOtheme.
Two weeks ago we finally released the first Alpha version of Pagekit to the public. It is such a big relief after more than 2 years of hard work. Make sure to follow the latest Pagekit news on the offical blog. Just head over and check out the first post about the Pagekit launch. But besides Pagekit, there is more... We are really excited about our other product lines. A lot of major updates are coming.
After releasing Warp 7 last summer, we have been working constantly to optimize and adjust the framework, applying your feedback and suggestions along the way. Now we finished the brand new Master Theme which is based on the latest Warp 7.2 version. You can use it as a blueprint to build your own custom themes and thanks to UIkit, you can easily add stunning styles and effects to it. And as you maybe already know from the Warp 6 Master Theme, it is totally free!
2013 is almost over and we are looking back on many great experiences. We are very happy with everything we could achieve. Read on to reminisce with us about the past year at YOOtheme and find out what can be expected for 2014.
After UIkit 2.0, we are excited to announce the release of Warp 7.2. First of all, we would like to thank you all for your feedback! We took a lot of your suggestions into consideration, which helped us to come up with what we consider a major step forward in the development of our framework. In this update we improved and simplified the customization workflow. This makes working with Warp much more intuitive and user-friendly. The newest UIkit version 2.0 is of course included and you will also find an updated theme documentation to assist you with your projects.
/custom folder has been removed. You now use the
styles/STYLE-NAME folder to do customizations and overrides.
We also released a new version of UIkit, the front-end framework on which Warp is based. We simplified the UIKit themes and variables so it is now easier to work with. UIkit now offers new add-ons which you can easily include in your projects. Read more about the UIkit 2.0 release.
All Warp 7 based themes are updated for the Warp 7.2 release.
This post is about the `Status Quo` of YOOtheme, our future plans and the new product pricing. In the last 6 months we spent a lot of time developing and re-inventing the foundation of our themes. Namely, our new Warp 7 framework which is behind all our current theme releases and UIkit, our new front-end framework.
During the development of our latest themes we realized a rising complexity. Five years ago all we had to do was to make the theme look great in every browser. Nowadays, themes are much more feature-rich. They are responsive and we have to deal with all kinds of viewports and devices. Our latest Warp 7 release brings two new elements into the development: LESS and our new customizer. Making the customizer work great takes a lot of tweaking of all the different variables. Also, the demo content and style variations have become a lot more sophisticated and require a lot of work. In conclusion, we can say that each theme takes 2 months of design and development.
Two weeks ago we released our Warp 7 framework and we are really happy with it! It was a huge release for us bringing new technology into our framework like support for LESS and much more. Since the release we gathered all your feedback from bugs, improvements to feature suggestions. Taking all into account, we revised parts of the framework and did a lot of optimizations. Let's have a closer look at it...
After our big announcement last week, we are very excited to present Nano3, the first theme based on our Warp 7 framework. It is the third generation of popular Nano theme and, like its predecessors, serves as a brilliant blueprint for your custom built themes.
Nano3 is lightweight and streamlined to demonstrate what our new framework can do and to introduce you to the new features it brings with it, which we are happy to say are quite a lot!
- Full support for LESS
- Customizer with color picker and Google fonts support
- New administration area with all theme options in one place
- UIkit, our new front-end framework
- Beautiful off-canvas navigation for mobile devices
- Full Bootstrap support for Joomla 3.1
- And much more...
Modifying our theme has never been so easy! Thanks to our new customizer, you will no longer need to write any code or require CSS knowledge at all to adjust colors, fonts, spacing and so on. You can simply pick colors or enter your own values. All this works through our very own front-end framework called UIkit, specially developed for Warp. Right now we are preparing the UIkit website and you can expect the official release within the next weeks.
New theme administration
One of the more obvious changes in Warp 7 is the theme administration overhaul. Everything is now in one place. Module class suffixes are no longer required. Widget styles, icons and badges can simply be selected and you can show or hide widgets on different devices with just one click. Plus, it looks awesome ;-)
What's to come
Of course, we will also release a new and improved version of our GPL licensed Master Theme. Which will be available later this summer. So, stay tuned.
In the meantime, we hope you are as excited as we are about Warp 7 and we are anxious to hear your feedback.
First of all a big THANK YOU to the community! We received around 137 posts with suggestions for Warp 7. This helped us a lot and many of them were taken into account.
Two years after we released the first version of Warp 6 in May 2011, its successor is waiting in the wings. Like with all major releases, we did a complete framework overhaul, not only adding features but rather changing the way of building themes. So here is a short Warp 7 feature round-up...
What do you do, if you want to clear your head and do some profound work? You pack your computers, Xbox and some warm socks and travel to a remote island in the Baltic Sea for a couple of hack days. Well, at least that's what we did last month. In the midst of snowy nothingness we put up our gear and got shoulder-deep in working on some pretty great stuff for you.
So you may be wondering what we got up our sleeves this year? Here we go... Its been two years since we released the Warp 6 framework and we are happy to announce that Warp 7 is already in the making and scheduled to be released this summer. We are putting a lot of effort into it to make it the next state of the art theme framework. We are planning a new major Widgetkit 2 release as well as new ZOO releases later this year. All built on the latest web technologies including some great improvements. We are also working on some new projects, which we are really excited about. So stay tuned!
We will have more news and details soon, so keep checking back!