Creating Two line menu items
One of the striking features of the Newstream template is the two line menu that you can see at the top of the page. This menu system uses the core Joomla menu module in addition to a slightly revamped version of the YVBB bbcode plugin that was featured on the Joomla Bamboo blog. We have rewritten parts of this plug-in to make it compatible for use in Joomla menu items without the code getting rendered in the breadcrumbs on your site.
Last Updated on Aug122010
Recreating the demo site
The screenshot below shows you the modules we have published on the front page of the demo site. Please see the descriptions below regarding the usage and any other relevant information of the modules.Last Updated on Aug122010
Ecolift comes with a selection of three module classes to apply to your content. The colours used in the module class are determined by the colour scheme and work within the hierachy of the overall colour scheme. In order to change the colour and images used you will need to edit the templates/ecolift/css/hilite/[your style].css file and change the images that relate to the module class you want to change in the images/[your colour scheme] folder.Last Updated on Aug122010
Controlling widths in the framework
The layout for Zen Grid Framework compatible templates is very easy to control. The framework is built upon the logic that underpins the 960 Grid system which divides the template width into 12 or 16 columns (depending on the setting you choose in the template administrator). The columns are then separated by a gutter, whose width is also defined in the template parameters, which serves to create an even separation between each column across the page.
Controlling the width of each module block is a simple task that is either controlled by the template itself or determined by individual settings that you assign via the layout parameters. The positioning of the module elements is entirely intuitive via the framework control interface, which means its very easy for advanced or new users to control all elements of the layout of the template.
For more information please visit the Zen Grid Framework knowledgebase.Last Updated on Jul172010
Working with the Zen Grid Framework
Grid2 is built on the Zen Grid Framework which makes changing, updating and editing the template incredibly easy. If you would like to learn more about the Zen Grid Framework take a look at the Zen Grid feature item on the Joomla Bamboo Site, or take a look through the Zen Grid framework knowledgebase.
For specific instructions on how best to implement the Grid2 template please refer to the Grid2 documentation on the Joomla Bamboo site. The Grid2 documentation highlights a few small changes to the way that the template is implemented within the framework and it also highlights the module settings required for some of the modules you see here on the demo site so its recommended that you look over that article as well as the core Zen Grid Framework documentation.
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