ZOO meets UIkit

It will make ZOO look great in all Warp7 themes

Aug
08
ZOO meets UIkit

Today the ZOO learns to integrate with UIkit. With UIkit we have just released our own lightweight and modular front-end framework. It powers all of our new Warp 7 themes starting with Nano3.

With the new ZOO 3.1 release the ZOOs apps now feature each a new UIkit template. This will make ZOO look awesome in our Warp 7 themes. The ZOO app will automatically adapt the style of the Warp 7 theme. All without writing a single line of code. Read this article in our documentation section on how to use the ZOO with one of our UIkit based themes.

As always, grab your own copy of ZOO 3.1 and take it for a spin.

By Jan | | Posted in ZOO

Comments (45)

  • darren.kilford.01

    darren.kilford.01

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    Great work.
  • akcreation

    akcreation

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    :) :) :) :)
  • amir.hesari

    amir.hesari

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    Very GOOD !
  • morgan.gustafsson

    morgan.gustafsson

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    Yes, this is nice and expected. Still hope for more "new" Zoo stuff :-)
  • chander.ramnarain

    chander.ramnarain

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    Are there any new apps planned for ZOO ?
    • ryan.jones

      ryan.jones

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      This would be nice to know (before spending $200 on a 1-year membership).
      • cybertronics

        cybertronics

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        Always the same... No response from yootheme :-(
        • david.lovrien

          david.lovrien

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          You wait 14 hours then complain of no response? How appropriate that your avatar is troll...
          • schmallegger

            schmallegger

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            2 days - still no reply... would be interesting for me too
          • doguz

            doguz

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            Apps are basically just layout styles. What they have already is enough. EG. You don't have to use the recipe app on just recipes. Think outside the box. I use it on football teams.
          • kevin.pearson.91

            kevin.pearson.91

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            Doguz do you have an example of football team using this app?
          • doguz

            doguz

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            http://www.oldxavs.com.au

            The majority of zoo pages here are using the recipe app.
          • ben.allan

            ben.allan

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            In addition to this, I use zoo to build almost ALL of my user submitted database application on all websites I build. It is incredibly flexible and just works. If you take the time to read the documentation, you won't even need to spend the $200 - just build your own apps in the free version - BUT I highly recommend supporting them by purchasing anyway... its the decent thing to do ;)
          • hubert.cole

            hubert.cole

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            I use the product app to sell houses. Once you study the app structure It's a piece of cake to change it. Could build my own from scratch now. I agree with Ben. $200 is a couple of billable hours for me. Yootheme is worth every penny despite minor frustrations.

            http://www.janeclarkrealty.com
  • montgomery.kern

    montgomery.kern

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    Excellent!
  • gary.barclay

    gary.barclay

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    Any chance you could make it easier to see what template is used in what App in the config view. Jumping in to configure an item amongst many apps only to forget what template you configured the app to use is a total pain. If you could show the template selected for the app on the item config page...such a help, thanks!
  • ben.carter.64

    ben.carter.64

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    Fantastic! Love Zoo, Love Yootheme.. thank you for all your great work guys.
  • simon.wall.48

    simon.wall.48

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    Looking good - released just in time for me to start my project properly too.
  • david.dahl

    david.dahl

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    If I purchase the Standard Edition can I later upgrade to the Developer Edition for the difference if I do it within the six month subscription?
  • no64

    no64

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    Would pdating to this new ZOO version harm any older Apps?
  • coffeegroup

    coffeegroup

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    Keep rockin' it, Yoo!
  • pedro

    pedro

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    Still waiting- patiently- for Warp7 master theme
  • ryan.jones

    ryan.jones

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    This would be great! Especially if it were to come as an update rather than a whole 'new' monthly template.
    • ryan.jones

      ryan.jones

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      Oh yeah... also with ZOO compatibility.
  • marcus.palmer

    marcus.palmer

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    Great News!!!
  • mvdschoot

    mvdschoot

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    It would be great if they separate ZOO into two pieces: a free standard version and a pro version. Yes indeed, partial like it's now.

    But

    The pro version should extend ZOO with some kind of ZOOlander enhancement. Although ZOOlander make great products, it's (almost) a shame you must buy those extensions before getting the full ZOO power. That would make a real difference between the paid and unpaid version.

    Keep up the good work! It's great to see there is some more activity around the ZOO platform.
  • justin.gould

    justin.gould

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    Any support yet to add an image element to search results?
  • webfor

    webfor

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    Quick question: Does Zoo use Joomla's com_content?
  • bart.jan

    bart.jan

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    Are there perhaps some more examples of your clients using this. The examples that I find in comments or support do not convince me I should explore this product.
    But then there are some that think this the best Joomla solution ever for any site.
    Convince me and perhaps I will use it.
    • david.dahl

      david.dahl

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      I am not sure why I, or anyone else, should 'convince' you to use a product. You can look through the examples, read about ZOO's feature set, and even download a free version with the blog and page layouts provided.

      If this isn't enough information to help you decide then I don't know is.
      • bart.jan

        bart.jan

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        David please do not feel obliged to convince me. It is simply that the examples on the Yoo Zoo pages did not yet convince me. And while there appear to be some enthusiastic users I thought they might be willing or even proud to show of what they were able to build with Zoo.
        I have seen the catalog examples and even a presentation from some Italian at a Joomla-day where he demo-ed a wine site and yes that seemed interesting or time-saving for a project like that but from some of the comments it almost sounded like people use Zoo for all their sites. That Zoo was/is that versatile or useful I had not yet grasped.
        My comment was basically to encourage some to share their work to get me to start seeing how great this Zoo is. That's it.
        • david.lovrien

          david.lovrien

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          http://www.dws.org/sousa/works/complete-works

          Catalog of composer's works using the Movie Database app...
        • chris.paschen

          chris.paschen

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          bart.jan,

          That 'italian' at Joomla-day was likely Daniele from Zoolanders.com (and weble.it). Zoolanders produces a number of custom ZOO elements. When I started using ZOO I couldn't imagine using it for everything, and I don't. However, adding the ZOOlander elements, whenever I need to use any sort of CCK for the content (i.e. anything short of just plain old Joomla content items) I now always use ZOO.
          Most of the client sites that I create with ZOO have most of the 'cool' things behind a paywall (i.e. paid content). [Something that ZOOlanders and Akeebasubs make VERY easy and powerfull.] So I can't provide any cool demonstration of my sites. But there are a few others here. Also, you can do a search on "http://" in the support area and find all sorts of links to user sites - some VERY cool.
          But it would be nice to have a central place here to showcase those sites using ZOO in creative ways.
          [Disclaimer - I liked the ZOO and ZOOlander elements so well that I joined their team and now do some work for them - writing documentation. But I'd say the same thing if I wasn't working for them. Great extensions for a great extension.]
        • paulgreene

          paulgreene

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          Hi, I have been using it for several years and although it has reached a little pause it's a wonderful tool.
          I have done several pages like autoclasica.com http://autoclasica.com/web/index.php?option=com_zoo&view=category&layout=category&Itemid=193
          and most recently a products page for Nuevas Manufacturas at http://nuevasmanufacturas.com.ar
          With widgetkit and zoo together I was able to give me client and infinite possibilities samples on how to display and navigate their products. They are extremely happy with the result.
          It takes a little time to learn it in a deep way but it's for sure worth it.
        • ben.allan

          ben.allan

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          Hi Bart,

          I started work on a community site for Yoo/Zoo users about a year ago for this exact purpose... I've simply been too busy to get it finished, but it might be time to dust it off and get it finished.

          I've been using it for several years and I have to say that there are very few sites I build that don't have some kind of Zoo app on there.

          Take a look at http://www.jpearson.com.au - its a corporate site that I build and manage, the staff profiles and the programs sections are using custom built Zoo apps. It allows the users to upload new staff and programs simply by filling out the form and WHALAH! It looks awesome.

          It takes the "Oh my god, my client is going to mess up all my hard work" when handing over the site - most users want to update, add, remove content on their own, but they end up making it look like rubbish - Zoo removes this for me.

          If you've got a good understanding of PHP and CSS you should have no problems in ripping apart the free Blog app and seeing how much you can actually do with it ;)
        • staticwave

          staticwave

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          I use Zoo for all 'sightings' content on the DronePatrol website. Works perfectly for this type of application. Definitely give Zoo a try, but I will say that having coding experience really helps you tailor it to your specific project(s).

          http://dronepatrol.org/drone-sightings
    • john.post

      john.post

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      Hello Bart Jan,

      I built a Portfolio App for my own site out of the Movie App
      Take a look at: http://www.toonworkz.nl/onze-portfolio
      and another you an find over here:
      http://www.feruzzi.nl/index.php/portfolio-overzicht

      Regards,
      John
  • bdthemes

    bdthemes

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    But Master theme did not meet UIkit and warp 7 still waiting for that...........
  • sergio.bustamante

    sergio.bustamante

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    Very happy about this, I saw the upgrade message in my Zoo, but it's the first time I'm about to upgrade, how can I do it safely? I can see the full Joomla 2.5/3.2 Extension + Apps (I have Joomla 3.2).

    I wouldn't want to mess anything up by being a newbie, any steps will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance :) :)

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