2014 has come to an end. As always that makes us think about moments that filled our year. Let's take a look back but also a look into the future to see what's on the agenda for 2015.
Posts tagged with 'Warp'
Just recently we gave you a quick overview of our future plans. But despite the big projects, we are still working on small releases that will have a big impact on your work. Today we are happy to announce the release of Warp 7.3. A long anticipated feature in our Wordpress themes is better support for WooCommerce. We also improved the handling of the Widgetkit bonus styles and we updated UIkit.
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!
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.