Two weeks ago we released our Warp 7 framework and we are really happy with it! It was a huge release for us bringing new technology into our framework like support for LESS and much more. Since the release we gathered all your feedback from bugs, improvements to feature suggestions. Taking all into account, we revised parts of the framework and did a lot of optimizations. Let's have a closer look at it...
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After our big announcement last week, we are very excited to present Nano3, the first theme based on our Warp 7 framework. It is the third generation of popular Nano theme and, like its predecessors, serves as a brilliant blueprint for your custom built themes.
Nano3 is lightweight and streamlined to demonstrate what our new framework can do and to introduce you to the new features it brings with it, which we are happy to say are quite a lot!
- Full support for LESS
- Customizer with color picker and Google fonts support
- New administration area with all theme options in one place
- UIkit, our new front-end framework
- Beautiful off-canvas navigation for mobile devices
- Full Bootstrap support for Joomla 3.1
- And much more...
Modifying our theme has never been so easy! Thanks to our new customizer, you will no longer need to write any code or require CSS knowledge at all to adjust colors, fonts, spacing and so on. You can simply pick colors or enter your own values. All this works through our very own front-end framework called UIkit, specially developed for Warp. Right now we are preparing the UIkit website and you can expect the official release within the next weeks.
New theme administration
One of the more obvious changes in Warp 7 is the theme administration overhaul. Everything is now in one place. Module class suffixes are no longer required. Widget styles, icons and badges can simply be selected and you can show or hide widgets on different devices with just one click. Plus, it looks awesome ;-)
What's to come
Of course, we will also release a new and improved version of our GPL licensed Master Theme. Which will be available later this summer. So, stay tuned.
In the meantime, we hope you are as excited as we are about Warp 7 and we are anxious to hear your feedback.
First of all a big THANK YOU to the community! We received around 137 posts with suggestions for Warp 7. This helped us a lot and many of them were taken into account.
Two years after we released the first version of Warp 6 in May 2011, its successor is waiting in the wings. Like with all major releases, we did a complete framework overhaul, not only adding features but rather changing the way of building themes. So here is a short Warp 7 feature round-up...
Two weeks ago, on 27 September 2012, Joomla 3.0 was released. It's the next major version of the Joomla CMS and comes with some great features we are really excited about. Finally Joomla ships with jQuery included, now that's pure awesomeness! We've been following the development closely and in the last couple of weeks worked on the integration of our themes and extensions.
Today we are glad to announce that Warp 6, Widgetkit and ZOO are Joomla 3.0 ready! Thanks to our Warp framework this means our 19 latest themes are immediately available for Joomla 3.0. The same goes for our popular Joomla extensions: Widgetkit 1.3 and ZOO 3.0! The Warp UI fits nicely in the Joomla administration. The release of Joomla 3.0 has also officially ended the Joomla 1.5 support. So we've dropped support for Joomla 1.5 in the latest Widgetkit 1.3 and ZOO 3.0 accordingly.
With the release of the responsive Warp 6.2 version back in June we have taken a major step forward in the development of our popular theme framework. As the community of developers and designers who use Warp for their own custom templates keeps growing and growing, we are now proud to present you a new and comprehensive tutorial Getting started with Warp in German language!
Now we are very proud to present you Nano2, our first completely responsive theme! It takes full advantage of the brand new Warp 6.2 theme framework, that we have been working on for the last months. Warp 6.2 comes with a completely responsive design which adapts perfectly for all device resolutions.
Nano2 is the successor of our very popular Nano theme. Like its predecessor Nano2 is an optimized and streamlined framework theme and serves as a blueprint to build your own custom themes. We revamped all of the existing Nano styles and made them responsive. They look fresher now and adapt perfectly for different screen sizes. In addition we added 3 new styles to cover all kinds of different layouts. These styles are a great starting point for you to design your own customizations, modifications and enhancements.
- Fully responsive layout
- Available for Wordpress and Joomla 2.5
- 8 style variations available
- Choose from 5 colors and 8 fonts
- 1 module style combinable with 4 badges and 6 icons
- Flexible template and column widths
- All Warp framework features are available
window.matchMedia function we added a tiny polyfill to add this functionality.
It has been a little over a year since we released the Warp 6 theme framework. It was a major success for us and we have improved it constantly. That's why we are really excited to announce the next major framework release Warp 6.2 which comes with a completely responsive design which adapts perfectly for all device resolutions. We will do two blog posts where we'll take a closer look at how we implemented the responsive design in Warp. This part will focus on the responsive layout and its CSS. But first of all the good news: It was really easy to make the Warp framework responsive. Thanks to our current CSS framework, which already provided a fluid grid system.
Joomla 1.5 reached its offical end-of-life in April 2012. Most theme and extension developers already dropped Joomla 1.5 support and we also think it is time to say good bye. This is why we will stop developing templates for Joomla 1.5. The next June template will be the last template available for Joomla 1.5. The same goes for Widgetkit and ZOO.
Internet Explorer 7 was originally released in 2006 and does not support the latest web standards and technologies compared to modern browsers which offer a rich support for HTML5 and CSS3. Its market share fell under 3% worldwide this month and many companies like Google or Open Source CMS like Drupal dropped IE7 support for their upcoming releases. So we also decided to discontinue IE7 browser support for our themes and extensions from July 1st 2012 on.
This step allows us to focus on modern web technologies for our next major Warp framework release coming in July! We are very excited about it. More news coming soon!
Today we want to introduce the Warp Master theme, which is the basic theme powered by our Warp theme framework. This theme is for everyone who loves to create beautiful themes as much as we do. It is the same great framework we use for our own themes! This Master theme is optimized and streamlined to serve as a blueprint to build your very own custom theme. The best part is you get it for free!