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Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow] - UPDATED

Postby BernardE » Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:05 pm

SpaceGlow

Template contest entry

UPDATE: base url's inserted to enable SEF url's

Demo Site: http://www.webflash.co.za/demo/spaceglow

Download Here: http://www.webflash.co.za/demo/spaceglow/spaceglow.zip

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Overview: With SpaceGlow I attempted to create a simple, clean template that has all the technical features required of a good Joomla 1.5 template. I don't know if I have achieved this, but here goes.

The layout is a simple 3 column layout with collapsible user module positions.

Color styles - there are 4 text color styles built in
Joomla Logo - you have the option of using a modern or traditional Joomla Logo
Flexible template width - the width of the template can be adjusted to different values
Dynamic text resizing - text resizing for accessibility
Custom module chrome - shadow module chrome to achieve shadow effect on module headings
Template overriding - template overriding on various modules and content component
Display options - Option to show pathway and component

Some parameters can be set in the backend

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Any comments welcome...
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Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

Postby newart » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:30 pm

I can assure you that in IE7 the template is very clear, simple and fast (I don't know by 56K)
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Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

Postby rasterblaster » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:24 am

Looks cool, however in IE7, on a wide monitor, the search box is out in the middle of no mans land...  you need to specify where to put it os its fixed in place
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Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

Postby MiCCAS » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:30 am

BernardE wrote:SpaceGlow

Template contest entry

Demo Site: http://www.webflash.co.za/demo/spaceglow

Download Here: http://www.webflash.co.za/demo/spaceglow/spaceglow.zip

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Overview: With SpaceGlow I attempted to create a simple, clean template that has all the technical features required of a good Joomla 1.5 template. I don't know if I have achieved this, but here goes.

The layout is a simple 3 column layout with collapsible user module positions.

Color styles - there are 4 text color styles built in
Joomla Logo - you have the option of using a modern or traditional Joomla Logo
Flexible template width - the width of the template can be adjusted to different values
Dynamic text resizing - text resizing for accessibility
Custom module chrome - shadow module chrome to achieve shadow effect on module headings
Template overriding - template overriding on various modules and content component
Display options - Option to show pathway and component

Some parameters can be set in the backend

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Any comments welcome...




Nice, but the menu seems a tad buggy. It's hard to read the text, but if you hover over the very left of a button you can see half the hover image loaded, but not the other side. Like image:

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Also, as mentioned above the search bar needs to be put down in stone, it's moving about too much (like image below)

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Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

Postby BernardE » Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:15 pm

Thanks for the feedback.

I have changed the search the it isn't positioned absolute anymore - should work now.

About the hover over the menu. This is the only way I could get the hover effect to work with a stretchable figure. It consists of an
  • and part. The
  • has the left the left part of the image and the the right part. When you hover over the the whole image changes, because is included in the
  • tag. However, only hovering over the
  • tag doesn't affect the tag.

    Do you know of a better way of doing this?

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby Dan L » Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:17 pm

    I'm not sure this is possible without external code, I had the same problem and decided to go for simple text color hover states instead...
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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby MuffinDCC » Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:18 pm

    Li hovers don't work with IE6.

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby BernardE » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:02 pm

    True,
  • hovers don't work with IE. I had to make use of an csshover.htc file to get it working.
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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby candidosa2 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:12 am

    Nice job

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby zelenin » Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:32 pm

    Why not show polls questions?
    Example: http://www.torbamusic.com/

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby BernardE » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:21 pm

    From what is see it looks like your polls don't have titles. The module publishes your title as the question. Just check in you polls component if all your polls have titles.

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby zelenin » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:03 pm

    Polls have titles. The questions was on default template but wasn't on SpaceGlow. (Sorry for my English)
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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby BernardE » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:49 pm

    I tried to replicate the error by creating another poll, copying the module and setting that module to the second poll. The questions are displayed. I cannot think what can be the problem. The only other option I can suggent is to delete the tepmplate override file for the poll module (in html folder of the template)

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby zelenin » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:52 pm

    Thank you for your help. At home titles shows. It may cause different nightly builds.

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby 1nf1n17yLOVE » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:11 am

    Wow the "mirroring" on the footer is awesome :)
    Why not build this "in" ???
    I really like the "borders" and you can feel this space shuttle feeling from it.

    "But" as exelent the part of the "menu/navigation " might be with the "hole in the design ... it takes "substance" away and damage the overall experience :O)
    I would prefer a dark part ok but not like a hall in the site structuure...



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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby BernardE » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:08 am

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I would love to make the mirror effect part of the site, but there is no real good way of doing this, appart from just including a small mirror effect at the bottom of the template. I can't have the content mirrored - this is what I would really like.

    The "hole in the design" was the inspiration for this template, so it is kind of central to the whole thing...

    Would you prefer the channel to go straight through?
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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby 1nf1n17yLOVE » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:35 am

    Hi,
    yes i thought about this, or as an alternative left and right a closing of the white box.
    I even came up with the idea of haveing a LCD display like optic as the black menu navigation part, well :)

    Sorry if i critical with this but that it actualy buggying me with the design but to be honest to really make apoint i have to install the design and look mor einto it, which i cannot do now ...


    Well still if i would choose a design yours would be first or second :)

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby 1nf1n17yLOVE » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:54 am

    Btw of course you can make the footer with a mirror, we need a 2nd table with 100% width below the site with 3 images ... left border, right and dthe middle stretching part :) (if its a 100% with joomla style) And without the text of course... maybe not so heigh ...

    I will try this out :)

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby newart » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:59 am

    just for curiosity, how have you done your template screenshot as it is in the first post?
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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby BernardE » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:16 pm

    I created the template screenshot in Photoshop. I made use of a duplicate image that I stretched to create perspective and then a layer mask to create the fade effect.
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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby newart » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:11 pm

    understood. What I'd like to see is something else more and more cheaper than the Great Photoshop...
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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby BernardE » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:23 pm

    Jip, I understand your point. Do you know of any open source options available?
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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby newart » Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:17 am

    yeap but using Vista it's a bit difficult to choose...
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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby maninwhitecoat » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:46 pm

    I was looking forward to seeing the "mirroring" but there was none when i checked out the demo site, did you take it away?

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby matthewhayashida » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:03 pm

    I believe the mirroring was added to the image and is not part of the template

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby Templecloud » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:32 am

    Great template!!!  Only problem is that if you turn on Joomla  Search Engine Friendly URLs you lost the template completely and just get the text.  Do you have a fix for this?  Amy suggested some code that keeps the template in place but loses the logo and moves things badly out of position - see image in thread here:

    http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,221961.msg1036599.html#new

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow]

    Postby BernardE » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:07 pm

    I fixed the relative urls to base urls, and it seems o be working fine now. I've loaded the updated template for download. I think the problem of the logo and images moving with SEF url's are also sorted out, let me know if you still have a problem with this.

    About the mirroring - yes it was only part of the image. I wanted to include this in the template, but without the content also mirroring, it didn't have the look I wanted.
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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow] - UPDATED

    Postby cantthinkofanickname » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:16 am

    Nice. But the asymetric design should shrink to fit a reduced window size otherwise I find it looks strange.
    Thanks for your time.

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow] - UPDATED

    Postby Templecloud » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:12 pm

    Bernard,

    Many thanks for your updated version which has completely fixed my problems with the top menu and logo moving.

    However, I'm now getting something rather odd - see below:

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    It says this is a link to: "http://www.xyz.com/templates/beez/images/trans.gif" but I have uninstalled the Beez template.  This missing image doesn't show up if I change to Milky Way, and I don't remember seeing it in the old version of your template.

    Any idea where the code is that I need to delete to get rid of this?

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Template Contest Entry [SpaceGlow] - UPDATED

    Postby freetemplate » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:30 pm

    why the layout is so slow?
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