The way we ride! (Part 2)

A look into the code of our free template overrides

Jan
23

In the previous post we told you about our new template overrides (which you can download here) that render the Joomla output tablelessly. Now we can create websites that have semantic markup and a sensible structure. But actually the tables were not the only problem we had with the way the Joomla core treats content. Also we quickly reached the limits on how we could style the content. In this post we want to present some improvements we made with our overrides.

By Sascha | | Posted in Warp | 13 comments

Overrides, everyone! (Part 1)

Free YOOtheme template overrides for Joomla 1.5

Jan
21

Hi everybody! With our latest template release Way Beyond we started to deliver overrides for Joomla's core output! This means that now not only the layout of our templates is tableless but also the core components which Joomla usually renders as tables. We restructured the whole HTML output. Now it is semantic and easily styleable with CSS. We also deliver a single, cleaned up CSS file which styles our overrides. One of the most important changes is the way we use the page class suffix. It is no longer attached to the existing CSS classes, which was a nightmare for web designers. Instead, we now use the page class suffix as an additional CSS class in a container which is wrapped around the core output. This is awesome for web designers because this way you can override existing CSS styles for specific pages very conveniently. Also our CSS styles only apply to our overrides and will not affect any other HTML code. You should take a look at it yourself :-)

By Steffan | | Posted in Warp | 33 comments

Coming up on YOOtheme

New YOOtheme product you all have been waiting for...

Jan
13
Coming up on YOOtheme

About a year ago we worked hard in our labs to bring you our famous YOOtools extensions. Maybe you wonder which ace we got up our sleeve this time ;-). We know it's been a while since we released the last YOOtools and the Teamlog extension. It probably seemed that things had calmed down around us. The reason was that we were working on a new project that turned out to be of the more comprehensive kind, and we didn't want to get too ahead of ourselves yet. We just needed some time to develop it, see how it turns out, bugfix things, add features and change some things around again.

Today we are announcing that very soon it will be time to break our silence. Something big is close to being unveiled, and we're really excited about it. We don't want to let the cat out of the bag but we can say it is a long awaited Joomla extension. We're sure you'll love it, so take a look at our new teaser website and keep checking back within the next couple of weeks. Drumroll!

By Sascha | | 74 comments

YOOtheme Relaunch

YOOtheme website relaunch with Joomla 1.5

Jan
08

We got some changes in the new year. Maybe some of you already noticed that we relaunched our YOOtheme website two days ago. At first sight not much has changed but if you take a closer look you will notice that we made some major changes. One necessary step for us was to get rid of the old Joomla 1.0 installation and the SMF forum. In December we already moved our entire forum to phpBB3. So moving to Joomla 1.5 was the next step for us. We migrated our user database and developed our own plugin to synchronize the Joomla 1.5 and phpBB3 users. Also we used our new overrides for Joomla's core output to finally get our site fully tableless.

The second step was to simplify the site's content and add a bunch of nice features: One of our new toys is this shiny new blog (yay!) which will keep you updated on YOOtheme, web design buzz or at times just entertaining stuff. Furthermore we focused on improving every single page, cleaning up the menu structure and optimizing the site usability. That took a lot of work in the last weeks. Now you will have a better user experience browsing our site.

Here is a list of the improvements we made:

  • New Blog on the frontpage with RSS feed
  • We use IntenseDebate for comments
  • Completely new download section
  • Improved member area with enhanced signup, renewal and upgrade process
  • … and now we twitter!

Stay up to date and subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on twitter.

For the last couple of months we've been crafting some stuff that will get you prepared for 2009's web design demands. We'll tell you about that soon!

By Sascha | | 21 comments

Way Beyond template

January 09 YOOtheme club template

Dec
30
Way Beyond template

We proudly present our new template: Way Beyond! Our first template to come with overrides for the Joomla core. What does that mean?

It means that we got rid of Joomla's tables. The whole content area is free of tables now, and we developed very neat CSS for our overrides, too. We did that to give you full control over the look of your website. Now you can easily style every part of your Joomla website with CSS. We rewrote all of Joomla's core components and threw out a bunch of unnecessary code, so now your site will load faster as well.

Also we optimized our module framework. From now on every styling you can apply via the module class suffix will work on any module position, no matter what kind of background that position has.

Our typography got polished, too. There are a couple of new elements like the drop caps you can put at the beginning of paragraphs and left and right insets to align your content more easily.

Feature list

  • Tableless overrides for all Joomla components
  • Smart CSS to customize Joomla components
  • Enhanced module system with flexible proportions
  • New polished typography
  • Fully sliced Fireworks .png Source files
  • Works with all YOOtools

Joomla Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | No Comments

Daylight template

December 08 YOOtheme club template

Dec
01
Daylight template

Good Day Sunshine! Outside it's getting darker but this month's exclusive YOOtheme template Daylight reminds us of when the days were still long. It comes with a background that changes depending on what time of the day it is ... you can show a different background in the morning, at noon, in the evening and at night. By the way, don't forget to check out the color variation Water. And be sure to take a look at our YOOmenu with a sliding effect for a Web 2.0-ish main navigation.

  • All-in-one YOOtheme template installation package
  • Enhanced module system with flexible proportions
  • Fully sliced Fireworks .png Source files
  • Native Version for Joomla 1.5
  • Works with all YOOtools

Joomla Demo

By Steffan | | Posted in Themes | No Comments

Color Palette template

November 08 YOOtheme club template

Oct
29
Color Palette template

This month it's all about colors at YOOtheme! Our new template Color Palette is a real chameleon. It provides a wide range of color combinations ... and it also comes with ten pretty icons and a neat hover effect to liven up your modules. Whether you like it slick and simple or crazily colorful, Color Palette is as versatile as you want it to be!

  • Smooth module hover effects
  • Module background icons available
  • All-in-one YOOtheme template installation package
  • Enhanced module system with flexible proportions
  • Fully sliced Fireworks .png Source files
  • Native Version for Joomla 1.5
  • Works with all YOOtools

Joomla Demo

By Uli | | Posted in Themes | No Comments

Free YOOholidays release

Download free YOOholidays plugin for Joomla 1.5

Oct
27
Free YOOholidays release

YOOtheme presents a new YOOtools extension which comes with nice visual effects for the holidays. The YOOholidays module! Due to the high demand we bundled the snow and fireworks Javascript we used last year and added an additional Halloween JavaScript. All these scripts are bundled in one module for an easy time-controlled integration in your website.

  • Time-controlled JavaScript effects
  • Invite flying bats on Halloween
  • Let it snow on Christmas
  • Light fireworks on New Year's Eve

Enjoy the new YOOholidays module and download it for free here.

By Steffan | | No Comments

Blueprint template

October 08 YOOtheme club template

Oct
01
Blueprint template

Get your hands on Blueprint the new YOOtheme Joomla template! This months exclusive YOOtheme template comes with an eye-catching blog style and also includes various features and effects. Be sure to check out our YOOmenu with a sliding lightning effect for a sleek main navigation. Blueprint also features a variety of selected color variations make sure to take a glance at these too. As always we combine an original design with the latest Web 2.0 features. Enjoy!

  • Smooth menu with sliding lightning effect
  • All-in-one YOOtheme template installation package
  • Enhanced module system with flexible proportions
  • Fully sliced Fireworks .png Source files
  • Native Version for Joomla 1.5
  • Works with all YOOtools
  • Don't forget the Teamlog extension

Joomla Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | No Comments

Pulse template

September 08 YOOtheme club template

Sep
01
Pulse template

Looking for something new? Then check out the latest YOOtheme template: Pulse! Pulse is an unique Joomla 1.5 template which uses fancy background color effects. It means while you browse the website the background will slowly change it's color creating a really impressive visual effect. Further you are able to combine the background color with 4 different background styles! Also take a look at the slick menu effects of each mainmenu item which shows a glowing transition when you hover it with your mouse. Pulse also features YOOtheme's Drop Down Menu which provides a flexible and powerful navigation for your website and as always this template can be used with all YOOtools extensions. Enjoy Pulse! Don't forget to take a look at the new Teamlog extension from YOOtheme. It is web based time tracking solution for Joomla 1.5 focused on simplicity.

  • New exclusive Teamlog extension
  • New all-in-one YOOtheme template installation package
  • Enhanced module system with flexible proportions
  • Fully sliced Fireworks .png Source files
  • Native Version for Joomla 1.5

Joomla Demo

By Sascha | | Posted in Themes | No Comments