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We are growing

A brief update on our future plans

Aug
05

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.

Theme releases

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.

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes, Warp, Company | 55 comments

Warp 7.1 Released

Now tweaked and improved!

Jul
15
Warp 7.1 Released

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...

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp | 25 comments

Nano3 Theme

Support for LESS and based on Warp 7

Jul
01
Nano3 Theme

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...

Customizer

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.

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes, Warp | 111 comments

Warp 7 - Engage!

After 6 months of hard work we are thrilled to announce Warp7, the latest generation of our theme framework.

Jun
24

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...

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp | 72 comments

YOOtheme hack days

We are working on some new stuff...

Apr
16
YOOtheme hack days

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!

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp, Widgetkit, Pagekit, Company | 36 comments

Joomla 3.0 ready!

Our latest 19 themes, Widgetkit and ZOO support Joomla 3.0 now

Oct
15
19 themes, Widgetkit and ZOO support now Joomla 3.0

Two weeks ago, on 27 September 2012, Joomla 3.0 was released. It's the next major version of the Joomla CMS and comes with some great features we are really excited about. Finally Joomla ships with jQuery included, now that's pure awesomeness! We've been following the development closely and in the last couple of weeks worked on the integration of our themes and extensions.

Today we are glad to announce that Warp 6, Widgetkit and ZOO are Joomla 3.0 ready! Thanks to our Warp framework this means our 19 latest themes are immediately available for Joomla 3.0. The same goes for our popular Joomla extensions: Widgetkit 1.3 and ZOO 3.0! The Warp UI fits nicely in the Joomla administration. The release of Joomla 3.0 has also officially ended the Joomla 1.5 support. So we've dropped support for Joomla 1.5 in the latest Widgetkit 1.3 and ZOO 3.0 accordingly.

Everyone who wants to try out our Joomla 3.0 themes today, just grab a copy of Joomla 3.0 and head over to our Warp themes, Widgetkit or ZOO downloads. Enjoy!

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes, Warp, Widgetkit, ZOO | 32 comments

Getting started with Warp

A step-by-step tutorial in German to develop your own custom Joomla templates

Jul
26

With the release of the responsive Warp 6.2 version back in June we have taken a major step forward in the development of our popular theme framework. As the community of developers and designers who use Warp for their own custom templates keeps growing and growing, we are now proud to present you a new and comprehensive tutorial Getting started with Warp in German language!

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp | 9 comments

Nano2 Theme

Fully responsive and based on Warp 6.2

Jul
02
Nano2 Theme

Now we are very proud to present you Nano2, our first completely responsive theme! It takes full advantage of the brand new Warp 6.2 theme framework, that we have been working on for the last months. Warp 6.2 comes with a completely responsive design which adapts perfectly for all device resolutions.

Nano2 is the successor of our very popular Nano theme. Like its predecessor Nano2 is an optimized and streamlined framework theme and serves as a blueprint to build your own custom themes. We revamped all of the existing Nano styles and made them responsive. They look fresher now and adapt perfectly for different screen sizes. In addition we added 3 new styles to cover all kinds of different layouts. These styles are a great starting point for you to design your own customizations, modifications and enhancements.

  • Fully responsive layout
  • Available for Wordpress and Joomla 2.5
  • 8 style variations available
  • Choose from 5 colors and 8 fonts
  • 1 module style combinable with 4 badges and 6 icons
  • Flexible template and column widths
  • All Warp framework features are available

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes, Warp | 83 comments

Warp's Responsive Scripts

A look at the responsive JavaScript of the Warp 6.2 theme framework

Jun
18

As we started working on bringing the responsive design to our Warp 6 theme framework we quickly realized that it is not only the CSS which does all the work. We also needed JavaScripts which would add even more functionality in addition to the CSS media queries. Fortunately the JavaScript engines of modern browsers offer a function called window.matchMedia which can evaluate media queries so you are able to handle the result. And for all browsers which support media queries in CSS but lack of the window.matchMedia function we added a tiny polyfill to add this functionality.

By Steffan | | Posted in Warp | 21 comments

Warp Gets Responsive

Learn more about the responsive CSS of the upcoming Warp 6.2 theme framework

Jun
12

It has been a little over a year since we released the Warp 6 theme framework. It was a major success for us and we have improved it constantly. That's why we are really excited to announce the next major framework release Warp 6.2 which comes with a completely responsive design which adapts perfectly for all device resolutions. We will do two blog posts where we'll take a closer look at how we implemented the responsive design in Warp. This part will focus on the responsive layout and its CSS. But first of all the good news: It was really easy to make the Warp framework responsive. Thanks to our current CSS framework, which already provided a fluid grid system.

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp | 46 comments