Thursday, November 1, 2007
RocketTheme - Dimensions
November 2007 Joomla Template
The incredible new Dimensions template features a beautiful new look and feel designed to allow for the quickest and easiest customisation of any RocketTheme template to date. Change your background and customise your colors in minutes without being required to step foot into an image editor.
Dimensions also introduces a sleek new integrated tabbed module system that harnesses the power of RokSlide, providing you with a powerful new way to display your content. The features don’t stop there. Dimensions has many more powerful features under the hood, including the exclusive RokMooMenu, 15 versatile module positions with subtle module variations, RokZoom integration, and so much more…
An overview of the key features of this template are as follows:
* Joomla 1.0+ compatible
* Joomla 1.5 Native version available
* Amazingly easy color and background customization
* Unique dynamic style changing based on the time of day
* Incredible new RokSlide based tabbed module system
* RocketLauncher enabled - Create your own site just like the demo site with only a few clicks
* 20 included preset styles
* 6 Hilite module variations for each color style
* 15 fully collapsible module positions for the most flexible layout options possible
* 3 built-in menu options - The exclusive RokMooMenu menu system, Suckerfish, SplitMenu, as well as a module position to use your own custom menu module (Module)
* RokZoom Integration - custom slimbox variant built from the ground-up with cool zoom effect and a brand new look
* Built-in IE6 PNG fix
* W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional. W3C CSS Valid
* Accessible - Section 508
* Fully compatible IE6, IE7, Safari 2, Firefox 1.5+, Opera 9, OmniWeb, Shira, Netscape.
* Source Adobe Fireworks PNGs included
Color and Style variations:
Dimensions features 20 rich and colorful preset styles. Choose the color style and background that is perfect for your site, or easily create your own to suit your needs. It’s now easier than ever before to quickly change your background image and color styles, without the need to even open your image editor!
The New RokSlide Powered Tabbed Modules
Harnessing the power and functionality of the popular RokSlide module, Dimensions offers the ability to present your modules in sliding tabs. Publish multiple modules into to a single tab module position as well as customize the titles that appear in each tab.
Organize large amounts of information in easy to navigate tabbed panes and reduce the clutter and space needed to display your content. By default, User 7-11 module positions appear in the bottom tabbed module pane. You can also add more module positions if needed.
The Exclusive RokMooMenu
* Configurable mouse-out delay to allow for accidental mousing out of the menu.
* Completely customizable animation effects using MooTools transitions. Can be configured in X and/or Y directions.
* Support for fade-in transparency
* Experimental support for IE6 z-index bug using the iFrame hack.
Learn more about RokMooMenu on the Menu Options Demo Page.
The exclusive RocketTheme menu systems in this template use the mainmenu by default and this menu is configured in the admin administator. For these to function correctly, understand that the ‘top level’ menu items will show up as the horizontal buttons across the top of the template. For sub menu items, assign Parent Item to these top menus to the top-level item. These will then show up below in a sub-horizontal menu when you click on a top-level item. For an example of this check out the demo server
For more details on the menu configuration options in Dimensions, check out the instructions on the demo site
We’ve created a guide that covers how to set up your new Dimensions template on your Joomla site and configure its features, functionality, and content to look similar to the RocketTheme Dimensions Demo FrontPage. Full details on how to install and setup the template can be found on the “demo server”: http://demo.rockettheme.com.
JoomlaJunkie - Absolute Redux
Absolute Redux comes with dynamic front-end controls allowing the user to have powerful control over the front-end of the site, these options are completely customizeable from the back-end and can even be completely disabled if you like. All front-end controls can be enabled or disabled from the back-end and are also pre-loaded so they take no time to load. Dynamic front-end options included are: the 5 Color Options (Blue, Green, Red, Orange or Pink), Font Sizer (Normal, Large or Xtra Large), Sidebar Switch (Left or Right), 800px to 1000px Width Resize, Turn sIFR on or off dynamically. Also built into the front-end controls is a custom help module, allowing users to understand the various control options and how to use them.
So what else is new? Well, this time round JoomlaJunkie has added in a 3 level suckerfish menu system and a livesearch feature. Both of these are styled and built completely into the template so there are no modules to configure or install at all. Due to the increasing popularity of sIFR fonts on CMS sites, JoomlaJunkie has added a buit in sIFR feature - allowing you to have flash-type fonts for headings and other typography areas of the template - this can be set to any heading or text-type area of the website.
As for the usual high quality specifications from JoomlaJunkie - Absolute Redux is fully XHTML and CSS Validated and Compliant, optomised for SEO, CSS if fully described and detailed, and has been tested in Firefox 1.5 / 2.0, IE 6 / 7, Opera, Safari and Flock. More details have been added to the website typography, sidebars and user modules are fully collapsible and the usual Special attention has been given to the Login, Polls Modules and Contact Page.
* Dynamic Frontend Controls (to infinity and beyond).
1. 5 Color Options (Blue, Green, Red, Orange or Pink)
2. Font Sizer (Normal, Large or Xtra Large)
3. Sidebar Switch (Left or Right)
4. 800px to 1000px Width Resize
5. Turn sIFR on or off dynamically
* Option to Show / Hide Frontend Controls
* Frontend Controls Custom Help
* Built in Suckerfish Menu - No modules to install and configure.
* Now also has child menu indicators.
* Built in LiveSearch - Also no modules needed.
* sIFR - Advanced Typography.
* Template Recoded / Reworked to work out of the box on standard Joomla install.
* Comprehensive Template Guide.
* Fonts included and SEO optimized
* More Goodies added to the Typography / Style Guide.
* Special attention to the Login, Polls Modules and Contact Page.
* Collapsible Sidebar, user1 & user2 modules for optimal space when needed.
* Semantic Markup / Seperation of Presentation and Content.
* Tested in Firefox 1.5 / 2.0, IE 6 / 7, Opera, Safari and Flock.
* Fully XHTML and CSS Validated and Compliant.