We are as excited about our new updated version of Shackslides as the host of an infomercial is about his Ginsu knives. This practical and reliable slideshow module has been used already in thousands of sites. It's one of our best selling products - - one being bought with almost every template we sell. What I'm getting at is that it was already a great product and now it's even better.
I'd like to take the opportunity to let our readers know of a current open conversation about the future of Joomla's User Interface, or UI as it's commonly referred to, and invite everyone to share their input should they wish to.
Some of you may already know of Kyle Ledbetter's work over the last few months to bring modern standardization to the Joomla admin interface, an effort that many of us are very grateful he began. For a peek, take a look at the screenshot above - yes, that's a possible Joomla admin interface!
Due largely in part to Kyle's efforts to incorporate the popular Twitter Bootstrap framework for use in standardizing the UI and presenting a set of tools for developers, Joomla's Production Leadership Team (PLT) has asked of the larger community what their desires and preferences for the adoption of an underlying framework be.
I invite you to read what Kyle has written in a summary of his overall goeals, and to head over to the JUI forum discussion to share your input.
We're excited to announce that one of our most popular templates, AvalonPro, is now Joomla 2.5-compatible and on our Wright Framework -- which makes customizing your Avalon template even easier than before!
No one ever says you need to be more passive, dormant, or sedate? JS Active is a sporty, spirited, and energetic Joomla Template with a new 'dynamic dropdown menu', 6 color combinations with a total of 84 module style options, accordion option for module display, and a 'full page' background image. Active's open and image-rich design layout as well as the 84 module style options make it extremely versatile and work well for a huge variety of websites.
The Question: Which Joomla 2.5 Template do you like best?
N6, Joy, Oficina, Studio, Cube and Simpletech.Help us determine our design direction by voting for your favorite Joomla Template. Never before in our history had we ever attempted something like our 6-in-6 Challenge to release 6 Joomla Templates in as many weeks. Even though N6 was late, we still released 6 Joomla Templates in 8 weeks which is admirable. What's more, the templates we released, are all very cool. Now we need to know which one you liked best and why.
N6, is not the World's First Single Scrolling Page Joomla Template*
* We apologize for the original sensationalist headline as we we've been duly informed that we were not the first. This is the best, and most reliable, though, because it's the first built on the Wright Framework.
Whew! The 6-in-6 Challenge is over, and we almost did not make it. The Single Scrolling Page quality of N6 was something very different and difficult to get right, and as you already know, we don't release something that we do not feel 100% proud of. It was also difficult to create a demo that could show you just what N6 can do for you. That is the reason for the 2 week delay, but the result is worth it.
Celebrated once every 4 years, the Joomlashack Leap Year Celebration Sale was first held on February 29, 1972 in a wild soirée of free love, rock & roll, and community. It set a "high" bar for the following Leap Year celebrations. Four years later in 1976 and in the middle of the energy crisis, we did not expect much, however, taking advantage of the US bicentennial we were able hold a wonderful red, white, and blue party, though we have since changed back the company colors to green and black.
In case you are just now tuning in, during the last last 5 weeks we have launched an unprecedented 5 Joomla 2.5 Templates. As you can appreciate by this new and elegant template, it has not been a matter of quantity over quality. Each new template release has been better than the previous one. Each has been loaded with more features as well. It is safe to say that our templates have only gotten better with each new release and this might be our best one yet.
Joomla 2.5 was released January 24th, 2012. Our team started testing Joomla 2.5 two weeks earlier and by 1pm EST on Jan 24th, our team had already updated 25+ templates and extensions to be Joomla 2.5 - compatible. Today we have over 30 Joomla 2.5 Templates in addition to several Free Joomla 2.5 Templates.
This is the kind of immediate access to upgrades and support our long-time customers have grown to count on and expect from the Joomlashack Team. Our team was able to accomplish this in part because they are awesome and in part because our templates were created using the nimble, powerful, and versatile Wright Framework.