Responsive Design and Joomlashack Templates

Responsive Design and Joomlashack Templates

A few years ago we wrote the Ultimate Mobile Joomla Guide. We discussed two different techniques for making your Joomla site ready for mobile phones. Both of those techniques worked by showing one template to desktops and another to mobile devices.

Since that post, a third option has emerged: responsive design. Responsive design means that your one and the only template is flexible enough to look good on any device.

In this blog post, we'll show you how two of the mobile-ready Joomlashack templates look on some mobile devices.

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Shack Spreadsheets Has Improved Data Display in Joomla

Shack Spreadsheets Now Renders Improved Tables

Shack Spreadsheets is the easiest and quickest way to get data from your spreadsheet and show it in Joomla.

The latest version of Shack Spreadsheets has improved importing features for your data:

  • Shack Spreadsheets will import the hyperlinks you have in your spreadsheet.
  • Shack Spreadsheets will allow you to set a custom CSS style for all of your data tables.

In this blog post, I will give you a brief look at these new features.

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How to Solve Common Joomla Installation Problems

Solve Common Joomla Installation Problems

Our customers often ask us about Joomla installation problems. As you're going through a Joomla installation process, there are several possible issues that you might encounter.

In this tutorial we aim to help you solve as many of those issues as possible.

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How to Change Joomla Folder and File Permissions

How to Change Joomla Folder and File Permissions

Sometimes when you're trying to upload extensions to your Joomla site, you'll be faced with error messages like this: "JFolder::create: Could not create directory" or "Warning! Failed to move file."

Often this is because your Joomla site doesn't have the correct permissions to upload the extensions. What are permissions and how can you fix this problem? Read on ...

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The Wright Framework Now Has an Improved Mobile Menu

Our Wright Template Now Has an Improved Mobile Menu

Joomlashack's Wright framework now has an improved mobile menu system. If your site navigation includes submenus, they will be hidden until you click on the new toggle button. This feature was requested by a good number of users.

This feature works for menus in the following template positions:

  • The toolbar
  • The menu
  • The bottom menu.

These are the module positions that you will find in all Joomlashack templates.

In this post, I'll give you an overview of how this mobile feature works.

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CSS Grid #18: How to Build a Dropdown Menu

How to Build a Dropdown Menu in CSS Grid

CSS Grid allows you to build complex user interfaces with ease. User experience with a browser-based interface very often starts from a navigation element.

This tutorial will apply some of the techniques you have already learned in this series to build a drop-down menu. You will build it for a fictional online sports store. Hopefully, it will help you to strengthen your knowledge.

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Shack Slides Allows You to Hide Important Elements on Mobile Devices

Shack Slides New Mobile Features

Shack Slides now has new features for mobile users. It now allows you to hide from your site mobile viewer the following:

  • Your slides titles
  • Your slides descriptions
  • Your slideshow navigation bar
  • Your slideshow Previous and Next navigation buttons.

It will help you improve user experience of your site visitors when they view your slideshows on their mobile devices.

You can now make your slideshows more compact for them. In this blog post, I will give you a brief tour of these new features.

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How Joomla Menu Levels Work

How Joomla Menu Levels Work

Joomla menus allow you to create different levels. This is essential for creating any kind of sub-menu such as a dropdown menu.

Sometimes it's necessary to show only one or two levels from the menu. For example, you may show the top level links in the main navigation and sub-links in a sidebar navigation.

In this post, we'll show you how to display only specific menu levels in a sidebar module.

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Fix Duplicate Content in Joomla with Canonical URLs

Fix Duplicate Content in Joomla with Canonical URLs

If you use a CMS such as Joomla, it's possible for some content to appear on multiple pages. This can confuse search engines who may be unsure which URL is the "correct" URL to show in their search results.

The solution is to use canonical URLs.

Using the "Styleware Content Canonical Plugin", you can tell search engines to only index one URL and skip the others.

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Fabrik and Custom Joomla User Registration Forms

Fabrik and Custom Joomla User Registration Forms

Fabrik is a wonderfully powerful and flexible Joomla extension. In a previous tutorial, we showed you how to use Fabrik to create a contact form.

In this post, you are going to use Fabrik to create your own Joomla user registration form.

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