Let’s get down to business with our new May theme release, Venture. Its rich yet clean and functional style is perfectly suited for your corporate website. Check out the cool navigations and buttons and try to resist the temptation to touch them. You can combine a variety of different styles, backgrounds and colors to create your very unique website experience. And that’s not all! Venture comes with an optional separator background image for your module positions, smooth CSS animations and a beautiful bonus style for the Widgetkit Slideshow tabs. All in all Venture offers you 4 styles and 4 background textures, 8 colors, 12 fonts and 6 module styles which can be combined with 4 badges and 6 icons. It is based on our Warp6 theme framework, which utilizes latest web technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and of course a responsive layout and can be used with Joomla or WordPress. Available for Joomla and WordPress Responsive theme, optimized for touch devices 4 style variations and 4 background textures available Choose from 8 colors and 12 fonts 6 module styles combinable with 4 badges and 6 icons Custom Widgetkit style for the Slideshow widget All Warp framework features are available Joomla Demo WordPress Demo
What do you do, if you want to clear your head and do some profound work? You pack your computers, Xbox and some warm socks and travel to a remote island in the Baltic Sea for a couple of hack days. Well, at least that’s what we did last month. In the midst of snowy nothingness we put up our gear and got shoulder-deep in working on some pretty great stuff for you. So you may be wondering what we got up our sleeves this year? Here we go… Its been two years since we released the Warp 6 framework and we are happy to announce that Warp 7 is already in the making and scheduled to be released this summer. We are putting a lot of effort into it to make it the next state of the art theme framework. We are planning a new major Widgetkit 2 release as well as new ZOO releases later this year. All built on the latest web technologies including some great improvements. We are also working on some new projects, which we are really excited about. So stay tuned! We will have more news and details soon, so keep checking back!
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This April we have a little easter egg for you in store, our new release Solar! This beautiful and innovative theme comes with an original way of arranging blog articles. We implemented Grid-a-Licious, which enables you to arrange your posts in a completely fluid layout. Featured images are placed on top of the title and benefit from the whole article width. Enhance your website with an eye-catching header effect. Just set the header fixed to hide it with a cool scroll effect. The main menu is attached to the top of the site. Each section can be set separately to a width of up to 100%, so that your site can benefit from the whole screen resolution. All these features as well as the bonus styles we provide for the Widgetkit slideshow and Spotlight will help you to create a beautiful and unique website. All in all Solar comes with 9 color variations, 5 textures, 9 fonts and 3 module styles, which can be combined with 4 badges and 6 icons. Like all our Warp6 framework based themes it is available for Joomla and WordPress and uses modern web technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and features a fully responsive layout to make it look great on desktops, tablets and phones. Available for Joomla and WordPress Responsive theme, optimized for touch devices 8 style variations and 5 textures available Choose from 9 colors and 9 fonts 3 module styles combinable with 4 badges and 6 icons Custom widgetkit styles for slideshow and spotlight All Warp framework features are available Joomla Demo WordPress Demo
Up until now, all YOOtheme templates came with a horizontal dropdown menu. Showroom was the first theme to make use of a vertical navigation. This type of navigation has a completely different usability, but also brought new challenges for us. The main problem when activating a submenu is that the dropdown disappears, whenever you move your mouse directly into the dropdown by leaving the red area in the following example. Usually this issue is solved by adding a delay when activating the dropdown. We decided to use another approach. Inspired by the mega menu from Amazon we implemented the jQuery-menu-aim plugin by Ben Kamens in the latest version of the Pace and Showroom theme. Old vertical menu behavior How does the new vertical Menu work? By activating a submenu, the menu-aim plugins permanently applies a triangle between the current mouse position and the left corners of the dropdown menu. If your mouse stays within that red area, the dropdown remains activated. Once the cursor leaves the red area, another submenu will be activated immediately. This also works perfectly on RTL. New vertical menu behavior With this update the navigation is much more intuitive and easier to use, providing for a better user experience. Enjoy!
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Vertical menu enhanced
Widgetkit 1.4 comes with a bunch of bug fixes and one big change in our Twitter widget: We’r now supporting Twitter OAuth. What’s Twitter OAuth? In the past every developer was able to access the public Twitter API without authentication. But as Twitter announced , the API is going to change within the next couple of weeks. Due to the upcoming API change, every application will now need an OAuth key for each request. To meet the upcoming shutdown of the old API, we have already updated our Twitter widget. What does this mean for you? To deal with the new API, you now need to register your Twitter widget as an application in Twitter. Follow these steps to get an Twitter API Key and user access token: Go to https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new and log in with your regular Twitter account, if necessary. After submitting the form, you’ll see your consumer key and consumer secret. Click on “Your access token” to generate the access token that represents your own account’s relationship with the application. Copy the indicated values into your Twitter widget/module settings. We hope that this is a practical way to hit Twitters new restrictions. We are sorry for the difficulties due the new authentication process and stay tuned for your feedback.
Widgetkit 1.4 Update
Contus HD Video Share extensions comes with HD FLV Player that can be installed any Joomla templates to feature your website as a complete Video Sharing website. It supports FLV & H.264 encoded video including MP4, M4V, M4A, MOV, Mp4v, F4v along with Youtube videos without youtube logo => Supports Lighttpd, RTMP, Live telecast and Amazon S3 Streaming => Header banner with the 5 videos from Popular or featured videos => Monetize your videos => Supports Multilingual => Can be installed on any Joomla templates => Popular videos module => Featured videos module => Related videos module => Video category module => Video search module => Flexible to control number of videos in modules => Flexible to control number of rows and columns in modules => Video format conversion and thumb creation (You should have FFMPEG) => Ratings => Comments to the videos => Google adsense / Adbrite ads compatible => Ability to turn on/off, share, volume and embed functions. => Capable of playing both HD and non HD videos => Text on the player (tool tips, button name) can be changed easily to any language => Can play preroll, postroll, google adsense, VAST ads in player => Supports Vimeo embed videos => Administrator can add videos => Can hide Youtube Logo => Ajax based commenting system => Facebook comments can be enabled / disabled from admin For any assistance please send email to email@example.com
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This March is getting athletic with Pace, our fresh new theme release! With its vibrant and colorful, yet clean design it fits any sports or health themed site or app. Get on the fast track with a variety of background, color and font options that you can combine to give your site a totally different feel. Each style comes with a differing color scheme for the unique vertical tab menu. With Pace we provide a clean new bonus style for the Widgetkit Slideshow, which perfectly fits the theme’s design to present your sports community or application. All in all Pace comes with 10 color variations as well as 12 backgrounds, 14 fonts and 6 modules styles, which can be combined with 4 badges and 6 icons to give your website its unique look. Like all our Warp6 framework based themes it is available for Joomla and WordPress and uses modern web technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and features a fully responsive layout to make it look great on desktops, tablets and phones. Available for Joomla and WordPress Responsive theme, optimized for touch devices 8 style variations available Choose from 10 colors and 14 fonts 12 different backgrounds available 7 module styles combinable with 4 badges and 6 icons Custom widgetkit styles for slideshow and spotlight All Warp framework features are available Joomla Demo WordPress Demo
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Hey guys! I’m one of the newer people here at YOOtheme and still kind of learning, how things are done. It probably always looks like we just pop out new releases like that, but I was actually really impressed with how much effort and attention to detail is put into everything we do. So after three weeks, I just finished my first ever icon, hurraayy! We decided to make a set of buildings icons, as these would work really well for any e-commerce or business site. The first step is to gather some thoughts and ideas. What do we want to include? What is important to us for this particular icon set? Then we start by making first sketches. Everyone has their own approach to this. I myself always need paper and a pencil to capture my ideas. As we were several people working on this set, it was important to maintain a consistent style for all the icons. Then we would merge the best concepts into a final sketch as a blueprint for the vector illustration. And finally the vectorizing starts. From the beginning onwards, every pixel needs to be in place, always keeping in mind that the icons will eventually need to be scaled down to 8 different sizes and remain pixel perfect. So basically, it’s all about even numbers that can be divided into more even numbers. It kind of made me feel like a pixel architect. Also the colors are a crucial point and it takes some tweaking to get the look and feel we’re going for, while making the individual icon work for itself and within the set. Sometimes we realize that an icon just doesn’t work in a certain way, so we have to discard it and start all over again. Finally, when we are happy with the overall outcome, the scaling begins. This part – and there is no better term for it – means pushing pixels until everything is in place and looks perfect. That can take up to a couple of days. And here it is, tadaaa! We are proud to present our buildings icons set! It includes a factory, where not only products are made but ideas are shaped, a warehouse, filled with parcels waiting to be shipped all over the world and a cute store, where your customers can buy your items. So, have fun building these icons into your designs. We’ll start browsing for new ideas. Take a look at the new buildings icons and join the icon club! Sign Up Today
Buildings Icon Set
Check out our new February 2013 theme release, Showroom. Looking for a creative and professional way to present your photography or your portfolio? Look no further, Showroom is what you need. This clean and versatile theme comes with a whole set of nifty features like an optional fixed sidebar with vertical navigation, page alignment and featured images. You can completely fix Sidebar A and still add as many modules to it as you like. If the modules you published don’t fit the site, the sidebar scrolls automatically. Furthermore you can align your website to the left or center. This way you get a cool and unique layout, that gives focus to your content. Showroom provides a great opportunity to present your blog in a beautiful way by using featured images, which benefit from the full article width. In addition to all these features Showroom offers you a choice of 8 style variations and 4 background colors for the sidebar, content and background. Available for Joomla and WordPress Responsive theme, optimized for touch devices 8 style variations available Combine 4 background colors for the sidebar, content and background Choose from 4 different background photos and 13 fonts 3 module styles combinable with 4 badges and 6 icons Widgetkit Slideshow bonus style and custom Spotlight All Warp framework features are available Joomla Demo WordPress Demo
BT Social Share plugin adds all major Social Networks into your Joomla articles. Plugin can be published at various locations in content, with 4 options display top, left, right or bottom of article. Plugin has backend settings where you can customise it. You can enable/disable each social network individually or show or hide them on specific sections, categories, individual articles or specific menus. Features Facebook Share Facebook Like Facebook Comment box Twitter Official Button TweetMe LinkedIn Share Google +1 StumbleUpon Digg Position display in content options (Top/bottom/Left/Right) Option to display different for the various Joomla layouts (Archived Articles, Single Article, Category Blog and Featured Articles)
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