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Warp6 - Engage!

We are proud to announce our new theme framework

Apr
08
Warp6 - Engage!

Surprise! We are very proud to announce our next generation theme framework: Warp6! Over the last 6 months we worked hard on it and put all our efforts into making it the state of the art theme framework. Often people think that theme frameworks are overdone with a lot of bloated code and too much features which slow the site down. Be relieved, Warp6 is quite the opposite! It's created from developers perspective - simplified, no magic, just a great toolset to develop cross-platform themes. We believe that Warp6 is the fastest and slickest theme framework to date. For us everything is done the way it should be.

Here are some key facts:

  • Warp is located in it's own folder in the theme/template folder
  • No dependencies on extra components or plugins
  • It's the same Warp folder for any system like Joomla or Wordpress
  • It's stand-alone and can be updated by just replacing the Warp folder
  • If you create a theme it works easily on all supported systems like Wordpress, Joomla 1.5 and 1.6
  • It can be extended to work on other systems
  • We will provide a minimalistic Master theme for all systems
  • It's completely built on the latest web techniques like HTML5, CSS3, PHP 5.2+, jQuery 1.5+

One thing to remember: Warp6 is a toolset to develop cross-platform themes. You can use the provided tools and features but you don't have to. It's a fast and lightweight theme framework which is well designed and coded.

Release date and whats next?

The first Warp6 based theme will be our May club release and will hit the streets on May 2nd. Until then we will provide a series of blog posts about all the features and details how Warp6 works. At least 2 posts will be published each week. Here are some key features we will cover: HTML5, CSS3, Mobile, Child Themes, CSS Framework, Theme Profiles, Administration User Interface and much more...

We are very thrilled about Warp6 and we hope you are too!

Related blog posts:

Warp6 Error Pages
Warp6 Mobile Theme
Warp6 Administration
Warp6 CSS Framework
Warp6 and HTML5
Warp6 Styles
Inside the Warp6 Framework

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp

Comments (44)

  • luca.bracchi.37

    luca.bracchi.37

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    That is simply fantastic!! If we will have a yootools replacement for 1.6 it will be a major milestone!

    Good job guys!
    • sascha

      sascha

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      The first BETA version of the new tools is planned to be released together with Warp6. Maybe shortly after that at the very latest.
  • BakhtarTech

    BakhtarTech

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    Does it support Right-to-Left for Arabic websites!

    Thanks
  • smirrederfuchs

    smirrederfuchs

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    do you plan to update the warp5 themes to warp6 or is this not possible?
    • sascha

      sascha

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      This is only possible with a lot of work because Warp6 has completely new CSS Framework. We need to make a clear cut with Warp6. So there are no plans to convert other themes.
      • David

        David

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        Since Warp5 came out not too long ago, what does this mean for everyone using Warp5 templates? Are they being abandoned?
        • steven.weijdt

          steven.weijdt

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          Good question, I want to know this too. I want to start some new projects and I don't know what to choose. 1.5 with tools, or 1.6 without. Or start with a new warp6 template.. it depends on what you mean with "a clear cut".
  • This is such a beautiful news. With an new innovative design policy, will you bring what web masters need? will you be apple of the joomla themes?
  • mark.thurman

    mark.thurman

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    RTL - Check!
    Beta YooTools - Check!
    Make me taller and more interesting at parties - ???

    Nice work - cant wait.
  • Sammer

    Sammer

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    Will Warp6 support RTL at the first release

    Or must we wait for more time
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Yes, it does support RTL from the beginning!
  • jimie

    jimie

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    Does it have mobile view support ?
  • Dustin

    Dustin

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    Are previous themes (like Vox) be updated to run on Warp 6?
    • sascha

      sascha

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      We need to make a clear cut with Warp6. So there are no plans to convert older themes.
  • iMoshi

    iMoshi

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    Mobile? Yeaha! HTML5? Woooohhhooohoo! Sweet! I've been waiting for this day :)
  • TariQ

    TariQ

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    Nice ever YOO
    Will you add new ways or mechanism for Modules and suffixes?
    Will this W6 compatible with latest ZOO edition ?
    Many thanks
  • deng

    deng

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    It's amzing, I just can't believe it.
  • Doug

    Doug

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    Will it be easy to upgrade themes from Warp 5 to Warp 6 themes? ie Take a Warp 5 joomla site and install a Warp 6 template via Joomla and have it work?
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Yes, of course... You can install a Warp6 template and everything will work as it should...
  • eric.brissette.83

    eric.brissette.83

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    This is going to make visual integration between Joomla and Wordpress so much easier. Looking forward to the new tools beta as well.
  • Felipe

    Felipe

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    Breathtaking news! Yoo dogs!

    I understand that with this framework it will be very easy to apply the theme to, for example, phpBB3?

    I'm proud to be a YOOmember.
  • doudi

    doudi

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    that's great
    i really thank you
  • katsloko

    katsloko

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    Web + Mobile + Yoo = Awesomeness. Are demo and documentation provided too?
  • semaj

    semaj

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    Wow can I work for your team?
  • iDanny

    iDanny

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    Great new for the new framework :-)
    No tools before may 1st :-(
  • James Abrahams

    James Abrahams

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    Just wondering if you were ever thinking of doing this with Drupal as well?
  • lorenzo.sfienti

    lorenzo.sfienti

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    Yoo is always on top!!! I feel like Aladin rubbing the genie's lamp :D

    One more desire:
    How about Warp 6 license to allow developers to build and sell templates based on it?
  • riaz.budree

    riaz.budree

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    I am floored. Thank You so much for pushing through to HTML5. This is a great learning opportunity for me. I appreciate you guys really taking Joomla to a new level and bridging the gap with Wordpress.

    I would set my account to AUTO-RENEW if it was possible.

    Cannot wait for May to start digging into this.
  • francesco.aprile

    francesco.aprile

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    Great news!!!! Please let me know if you'll upgrade old templates with new warp 6 system.
    Thanks
  • Alex

    Alex

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    WOW Amazing, just in the right moment, loads of improvements, it is cross-platform and it is YOO. Now you are talking world-wide, cross-platform and it is YOOmish!! :))

    I hope the new YOOtools are easier to translate with the new language functionality of Joomla 1.6!!

    I wish you just the best
  • Giulio

    Giulio

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    Very good. i like HTML5 for mobile site.

  • tobiasnyman

    tobiasnyman

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    Great news!!
  • steven.weijdt

    steven.weijdt

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    If I'm correct, that means that there won't be any tools for the templates pure an vanilla for joomla! 1.6 right?
    • sascha

      sascha

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      The new tools will work with Wordpress, Joomla 1.5 and 1.6. regardless what template you are using.
  • Andre

    Andre

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    great News, i hope this will be a the next generation of Template development for developers
  • pavel_limitless

    pavel_limitless

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    Awesome! Waiting 4 this....
  • jimie

    jimie

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    Have you thought about adding new features for menu ? like, dropdown, dropline, and other types of menus, also something like pressing a button: "Others areas" and reveal another list of menu items ? ( that will be nice for those who have portal website and have lots of menu items on the menu
  • lakshmikaantan

    lakshmikaantan

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    Can't wait!! Thanks for all your hardwork!!!
  • adonismedia

    adonismedia

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    Yeah happy days!!
  • houston

    houston

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    Awesome! What about WARP 6 and ZOO 2.4?
  • robertl

    robertl

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    Absolutely awesome, can't wait to see May release.
  • Hey guys

    Love the new theme its great, iv made the switch over to joomla on one of my blogs and its going great :)

    Thanks

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