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ZOO 2.5 BETA released

Widgetkit fully integrated and support for Warp6 templates!

Aug
19
ZOO 2.5 BETA released

Today we present you the eagerly awaited ZOO 2.5 BETA release. With this release the ZOO got refurbished quite a bit. It revamps elements and jazzes them up with the Widgetkit goodness. That also means that we are saying “good bye” to the ZOOtools, they will be replaced by their Widgetkit equivalents. Furthermore we are discarding the remaining MooTools scripts. Read all about the changes in the following sections.

By Jan | | Posted in ZOO | 51 comments

Blog Icon Set

Today we released our icon set for August 2011

Aug
11
Blog Icon Set

We are proud to present a new club icon set release. It includes some very nice icons: A very detailed messenger bag, different types of moleskins, a newspaper, a coffee cup and different colored paperplanes. This makes 12 icons altogether. All icons come in 32-bit transparency PNG file format and in 8 different standard sizes, ranging from 16x16 to 512x512 pixels. It makes a total of 96 newly handcrafted icons which are of course optimized for each specific size.

Get the new blog icons and join the icon club!

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By Sascha | | Posted in Icons | 5 comments

Shelf Theme

August 2011 YOOtheme club theme

Aug
01
Shelf Theme

Welcome Shelf, the August 2011 theme release! This stunning new theme design comes with a big presentation area for your products. It has a versatile showcase for a broad range of products, like iOS or Android apps, web apps, software or hardware. Choose from 8 style variations with high resolution background images and combine them with 5 different colors to create your own custom website look. In this Warp6 framework based theme we make use of modern web technologies like HTML5 markup, CSS3 features and jQuery based JavaScripts.

That's not all, by using the new Widgetkit Slideset you can take your product showcase to the next level. The slideset allows you display multiple item sets and it uses smooth effects while looping through them. This is a another great addition to the Widgetkit, which now includes 9 different widgets for your Joomla or Wordpress website. As other widgets the new slideset supports navigation through swipe gestures on iPads, iPhones and Android phones or tablets.

  • Available for Joomla 1.5, 1.7 and Wordpress
  • 8 style variations available
  • Choose from 5 colors and 10 fonts
  • 3 module styles combinable with 4 badges and 7 icons
  • Custom style for Widgetkit Slideset and Slideshow
  • All Warp framework features are available

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | 28 comments

Joomla!Day Germany

Meet the YOOtheme team at the Joomla!Day Germany in Hamburg!

Jul
27
Joomla!Day Germany

This year the well-known Joomla!Day Germany is taking place in our hometown Hamburg! With over 25 announced talks, a great speaker list and organized by the Mambo e.V., the team who brought you JandBeyond, we are expecting a great event with lots of fun. YOOtheme is already a proud Silver sponsor and we are looking forward attending at this great event.

The Joomla!Day is a two day event: The Business Day for web agencies and companies and the Community Day for all Joomla! enthusiasts. Our team will be there on both days and will be available for all kinds of questions. You are welcome to talk with us about our templates, the Warp Theme Framework, the Widgetkit, the ZOO extension or just about Joomla - no matter if you are a newbie or an experienced developer. We are already excited and hope to meet all the guys again from the JUG meetup in Hamburg last month.

The Joomla!Day will be on September 2nd and 3rd, each day from 9:00 till 18:00. The location is at OTTO ("find ich gut"), Wandsbeker Str. 3-7, 22172 Hamburg. The ticket fee is very moderate: Business Day 69 EUR and Community Day only 10 EUR! Drinks during the day and lunch are included. You can book your tickets on the Joomla!Day website. C'ya there!

By Sascha | | Posted in Company | 10 comments

Widgetkit is getting bigger

Jul
13
Widgetkit is getting bigger

Widgetkit has been around for 6 weeks now and during this time a lot has happened. First we like to thank everyone who tried the Widgetkit betas and has send us feedback. We really appreciate it! Until today we have released 5 betas including bugfixes, optimizations and new widgets. Here are some notable features we've added so far: translations, RTL support, editor support for Joomla's TinyMCE and JCE, caption support for slideshows and HTML5 video playback in the lightbox. With the upcoming release of Joomla 1.7 on 19. July 2011, we've also updated Widgetkit to support the latest 1.7 version as well. This makes Widgetkit work perfectly on Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 and the latest Wordpress 3.2. Here is an overview of all the new widgets we've added since the first beta release:

By Steffan | | Posted in Widgetkit | 65 comments

Downtown Theme

July 2011 YOOtheme club theme

Jul
01
Downtown Theme

Say hello to Downtown, our latest theme release. Downtown comes with a fresh design and a broad range of easy to combine elements like color schemes, background textures and fonts. This makes it pretty easy to create your own custom style. Additionally Downtown brings you cool features like CSS3 animations, a broad range of module variations with optional ribbons for headlines and a new custom style for the slideshow of our Widgetkit component.

Our Widgetkit gets some new features with the latest Beta 4 version. With the new Gallery widget you can easily create a image slideshow. Just select the folders where your images are stored, set a size, pick a style and you are done. The new Media Player lets you embed videos in the new HTML5 way but also adds a flash fallback for unsupported browsers. For all ZOO users we added a plugin which allows you to create Widgetkit slideshows from ZOO items.

  • Available for Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and Wordpress
  • Choose from 8 styles, 5 textures, 7 colors and 8 fonts
  • Custom mobile theme to match the theme design
  • 2 module styles combinable with 4 badges and 6 icons
  • Enriched with CSS3 goodies
  • All Warp framework features are available

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | 24 comments

JUG meetup in retrospect

First time JUG Hamburg meeting at the Casino Kampnagel

Jun
16
JUG meetup in retrospect

Yesterday was the Joomla User Group meeting we organized in Hamburg. Thanks to all of you who joined us. We all had a great time! We were about 30 people - from newbie to experienced Joomla user. Most of them came from Hamburg and nearby but some even traveled a longer distance from Mannheim! The meetup started at 19:30 and the last ones left shortly after midnight. We had a lot of nice conversations and it was great to meet all the people who are passionate about Joomla chatting together.

We didn't expect that much people so for us the JUG meetup was a big success. We got a lot of positive feedback during the meetup so we are confident to be organizing a second JUG meetup later this year. But next up is the Joomladay in Hamburg on September 2nd and 3rd. We will be there on both days (Business and Community Day) and will be available for all kinds of questions. We hope to see all of you guys there!

By Sascha | | Posted in Company | 1 comment

Free Credit Cards Icon Set

We made credit card icons for the most common payment providers - Free to use!

Jun
09
Free Credit Cards Icon Set

Today we want to complete our 3 e-commerce club icon sets we released in the last month with some credit cards icons. The best part is, we provide it as freebie! We made credit card icons for the most common payment providers: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal. We also added a generic bank card as well as a gift card in black and white. They are very clear designed and focused on the logo to assure a high recognition value. As always each icon comes in 8 different sizes, ranging from 16x16 to 512x512 pixels and you get the vector PDF files.

Download the credit cards icons and enjoy! If you like them please support us and make some buzz on Twitter.

By Sascha | | Posted in Icons | 15 comments

Quantum Theme

June 2011 YOOtheme club theme

Jun
01
Quantum Theme

Welcome Quantum, our second Warp6 theme release! This new theme design comes with two style variations: A fancy dark version which uses bright colors combined with nice glow effects. And a more light version with subtle colors which fits perfect for business sites. The theme takes advantage of all the CSS3 goodies and also makes use of SVG images for gradients which offer great cross-browser support. Thanks to a little CSS3PIE magic it looks also great in all IEs.

Just a few days ago we released the first version of Widgetkit our next tool set for Joomla and WordPress. The Quantum theme shows all the new widgets in action like Slideshow, Lightbox, Spotlight and Twitter. All widgets make use of modern web technologies like HTML5 markup, CSS3 features and jQuery based JavaScripts. Widgetkit is also designed to work on iPads, iPhones and Android phones or tablets.

  • Available for Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and Wordpress
  • Choose from 2 styles (dark and light), 5 colors and 8 fonts
  • 2 mobile themes for dark and light styles
  • 4 module styles combinable with 4 badges and 6 icons
  • Enriched with CSS3 goodies and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • All Warp framework features are available

Joomla Demo WordPress Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | 38 comments

Introducing Widgetkit

May
27
Introducing Widgetkit

We are proud to finally announce the first release of Widgetkit our next generation tool set. Widgetkit is the successor of the famous YOOtools we first introduced in January 2008. Back then the YOOtools were only built to work with Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.0 (for those who remember the old times) and until today enriched countless websites. As time flies by so fast in the web, our tools aged and were due for a major update. So we started working on a new version of our tools back in August 2010, right after we finished our work on the Warp 5.5 theme framework.

When we started we basically had two choices, the easy one would be to take each YOOtool and update it's code to work with our default JavaScript library jQuery and keep everything else. Each tool would still require you to use Joomla articles to fill their content. This seems like a reasonable approach, but we thought if we have the opportunity to re-design the tools what can we do differently now to make them even better. We also wanted to achieve compatibility with Joomla 1.6 and to make them available for WordPress. Giving all this a lot of thought, we came up with great ideas which are now implemented in Widgetkit. With Widgetkit we created a whole new concept to make the tools easier to use, install, update and extend.

By Steffan | | Posted in Widgetkit | 119 comments