This year is our tenth birthday! 10 years! It's hard to believe – for some of us it feels as if it were yesterday that we launched YOOtheme in January 2007 with this post. A few of you may remember the Smoove theme, which was some kind of breakthrough for us. Ten years later the web has changed completely and we're grateful not just for having been around that long but also for being able to grow and create exciting stuff for Joomla and WordPress. We are proud to be part of their ecosystems and also of our own two Open Source projects UIkit and Pagekit. We look back at a decade full of releases, milestones and fond memories.
Last week we presented YOOtheme Pro 1.3. Apart from new features and bugfixes, this release also comes with German translations for the administration and the front-end. Of course, we want to make YOOtheme Pro available in more languages. This is where we need your support.
One day after the release of YOOtheme Pro 1.3 we'd like to present to you our newest website Fjord. Apart from all the newest website builder features, it comes with a richer design and some enhanced Pro elements. With its vibrant colors, subtle gradients and textures, Fjord is perfect for magazine-like travel and adventure themed websites, but can also be used for any other web project.
Today we are really excited to release YOOtheme Pro 1.3 which adds a missing feature we've been planning since its first release: the layout library! This is a game-changing feature when it comes to creating content pages you need for every website. YOOtheme Pro 1.3 also includes great new features, like a new style, the German front and back end translation, a supercharged grid and panel element as well as lots of new customizer options.
Happy new year everyone! We hope you had enjoyable holidays and a good start into 2017. As always, we would like to begin the year by looking back at the past twelve months and review what has happened in the world of YOOtheme, the goals we achieved and what is to come in the near future. It has been quite a year! The Pagekit 1.0 release in spring was the first big milestone of 2016 for us and the second one came in autumn with the launch of YOOtheme Pro.
Since our introduction of UIkit in 2013, it has become one of the most used front-end frameworks that power the modern web. With all the lessons we have learned during that release, we have continuously improved UIkit. After pretty much exactly one year of work and more than 1600 commits, we are taking the next big step today. We are releasing UIkit 3, the newest generation of our framework, which has been completely rethought and rebuilt.
While still being labeled as beta, UIkit 3 is really mature. The complete YOOtheme Pro product, including its theme and all of our websites from the past three months have been built with the new version of the framework. We have also taken the time to write an extensive documentation for every single component. The docs come with many examples that can be copy-pasted right into your own project.
Happy new year! We hope you all had great holidays with an even greater start in 2017. To sweeten up your new year, we are glad to release our newest website Joline today. It fits perfectly for all personal blog realizations. With its balanced blog formats and the added personal pages Joline is the ideal base to start your own fashion, food or lifestyle blogging platform.
Everyone learns differently. Some might prefer reading documentation in text form, others play around by themselves and many like visual explanations. For the ones who prefer videos, we have prepared a series to walk you through all sections of YOOtheme Pro. If you are a beginner who is just getting started or want a demonstration of the more subtle settings — we hope these videos are helpful to all of you.
You can find the 8 videos we have prepared on Youtube or directly linked in the separate sections of the YOOtheme Pro docs. The explanations start with an overview followed by all the single sections of the YOOtheme Pro Website Builder.
The year is coming to an end and the Christmas preparations are starting. So, while you get cozy and lean back, we'd like to present to you the latest YOOtheme Pro update. To optimize the workflow when creating pages in Joomla, we have added a number of new features that will make your day. In addition to that, we refactored the whole system blog as well as single posts, implementing a bunch of new settings that allow you to create different layouts. Of course, this update also comes with a brand new website: Max, the perfect blueprint for any personal or portfolio project.
The new website, Max
Max comes with a flat, colorful style. You can choose from six prebuilt layouts: Home, Work, Branding, Services, About and a case study. These provide the perfect base for any personal or freelance portfolio website.
The new website also comes with a new Flat style. The modularity of YOOtheme Pro makes it possible that this signature style can be applied to the previous releases Fuse and Horizon, as well as upcoming ones.
- New Flat style
- 6 Layouts for different page types
- Personal, freelancer topic
Last week we had our first Joomla User Group Hamburg and YOOtheme meetup, hosting about 38 attendees here in our offices. It was a great opportunity for everyone interested in YOOtheme Pro and Joomla to take part and ask questions directly to the designers and developers of YOOtheme Pro.