Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

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Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby JoomlArt » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:47 pm

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IMPORTANT UPDATED
Version 1.0.0 on 22 Sept 07 (First release)
Version 1.0.1 released on 4th Oct 07 (View Change logs)
Version 1.1.0 released on 13th Oct 07 (View Change logs)
Version 1.1.1 released on 14th Oct 07 (View Change logs)
Version 1.1.2 released on 21st Oct 07
Version 1.1.3 released on 26th Dec 07

Overview
JA Purity is designed by JoomlArt.com: highly accessible, elegant and easy to customize.

Quick features list
1. Support Multi color & Multi screen width configuration (Fluid/Narrow/Widescreen/Fixed in pixel or percentage)
2. Integrated with JA Suckerfish and JA MooMenu. Support additional menu add-on to expand navigation system.
3. Option to use Logo as Text or Image
4. 5 module suffixes (_red, _green, _blue, _black, _text )
5. Well hand-coded typography
6. Well structured and SEO-optimized source code. Take some minutes to view the index.php and template_css
7. xHTMLand CSSvalidated
8. Cross-browser compatibility with Internet Explorer 6+,  Firefox, Safari, Opera.
9. Fast and lightweight
10. Fully support RTL

Download latest version (Version 1.1.3 released on 26th Dec 07)

Download JA Purity for Joomla 1.5
Download JA Purity for Joomla 1.0.13
If you love JA Purity, please VOTE for JA Purity


Demo
1. View demo site (Default color)
2. View demo site (Green color)
3. View demo site (Blue color)
4. View demo site (with default J! 1.5 content)
5. View demo site (RTL Language)
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Template Breakdown: Weight and Accessibility
The template weight basically consists of the followings:
1. index.php file (9,97Kb)
2. Logo file (4,59Kb)
3. template.css (27Kb) and can be reduced to 20.58 kB using Icey - CSS Compressor
4. Header image (9,19Kb)
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5. Header mask (11,8Kb) <-- Advance technique to make the header transparent without editing the
original image
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If the the embedded menu is enable, some extra css and js file will be loaded. You can view details in the download package
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby matthewhayashida » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:49 pm

Wow. Very nice design. Great job.
The collapsible modules are a nice touch.

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby ivo.apostolov » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:50 pm

Well, definatelly the winner IMO.
No download link unfortunatelly.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby MuffinDCC » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:53 pm

Download link? :) Might want to change the post icon as well.

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby JoomlArt » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:59 pm

Thank you very much!. The download link has been updated :)

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby MuffinDCC » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:01 pm

Cheers :) Its a really cool template, the suckerfish was a great addition :)

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby MuffinDCC » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:05 pm

You missed out the admin language file :)

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby fool_walker » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:21 pm

The best template so far in this event. I'm sure it will be the winner.
Very professional but still simple.
I love it!

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby JoomlArt » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:33 pm

MuffinDCC wrote:You missed out the admin language file :)

Thank you MuffinDCC,
I will update it shortly
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby libaizhuo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:44 pm

Very nice and clean design.

Only one thing, the sub sub menu of suckerfish menu seems to be a bit off? My cursor always miss it when I try to click... Did you make it this way on purpose?
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby MuffinDCC » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:46 pm

From JA's previous templates, I would say its a design element but I did miss my cursor a few times, maybe a slight adjustment?

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby zorroh » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:50 pm

i just love this contest entry! good work!

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby javcafe » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:52 pm

The template package has been updated to include language files for both back-end and front-end.
You missed out the admin language file

Thank you very much.  :D
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby zorroh » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:03 pm

when you switch to layout page in demo you'll see this problem:
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby javcafe » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:14 pm

What the problem with that page, zorroh? You mean that the small arrow in the "_text suffix" module? The module is excluded from the collapsible function now and the arrow is out.
when you switch to layout page in demo you'll see this problem
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby JoomlArt » Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:00 am

It seems that I have made a mistake when creating a new account to make the submissioon entry. I have another personal account ftumind.

The username JoomlArt is created because I though it's better to to represent for JoolArt. I have sent an PM to Brad to correct this.  I believe I will not violate the Rules if I decide to delete the other account of mine

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby desdevlover » Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:28 am

Xcellent template!  :o No word I can say more!
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby Rapunzl » Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:36 am

I love this template! Is it possible for me to make it fluid width, even if it means diving into the CSS?

Thanks!
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby javcafe » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:25 am

Rapunzl wrote:I love this template! Is it possible for me to make it fluid width, even if it means diving into the CSS?

Thanks!


This template support both fix and fluid width. You could switch to fluid width through template parameters.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby Rapunzl » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:47 am

Thank you javcafe! Now I have to figure out what customizations to make since I like the color AND the scheme :)
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby javcafe » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:39 am

Rapunzl wrote:Thank you javcafe! Now I have to figure out what customizations to make since I like the color AND the scheme :)


This template is very easy for customization, specially in the template styles. The style of template is combined from 3 separated elements: The header, the background and the primary elements. The template provides 3 header themes, 3 background themes and 5 primary elements themes. However, you could also easily create new one based on the existing.

Looking into the styles folder inside the template, you could see 3 folders represented for 3 elements, inside them are the themes folders. To develop new theme, you only need copy an existing to new one and then make the modification. The new theme is automatically revealed in the template parameters for your selection.

Hope you could build a suitable themes for your use.  :)
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby BaldrickThe4th » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:42 am

Wow - I'd willingly pay for this one!!!

It has everything I need. I think other submissions have a better "look", but the menus win it for me. They work with or without scripts enabled in all browsers I could find.

Stunning example. I hope it doesn't win though as I don't want the rest of the world looking like my site!!!!  :)

Just noticed that the scripted menus don't work well when the font size is changed. largest and smallest fonts make the menus look a little messy. Still love it though!
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby javcafe » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:43 am

BaldrickThe4th wrote:Just noticed that the scripted menus don't work well when the font size is changed. largest and smallest fonts make the menus look a little messy. Still love it though!

Thank you for your notice. I agree that the font size for navigation should not change while changing the site font size.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby vredeling » Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:16 pm

Rapunzl wrote:
vredeling wrote:It's a nice design but I suddenly remembered where I heard the name joomlart before. Apparently they copied someone else's design a while ago (read this) so I'm somewhat suspicious of their entry.

vredeling, unless the old .biz site's been changed, I don't see it. I do see the similarity in the Nautica theme though. I hope neither case is true, because licensing/copyright should always be respected.


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with: this (see 2005, 2006), this or this

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby Rapunzl » Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:21 pm

hmmm... any comment from JoomlArt?  ???
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Postby MiCCAS » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:07 pm

Rapunzl wrote:hmmm... any comment from JoomlArt?  ???


without trying to stick up for them, you guys are getting way off topic here.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby JoomlArt » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:32 pm

Rapunzl wrote:hmmm... any comment from JoomlArt?  ???

I have resolved the issue with pixelpusher and I think this thread is for comments and feedback about the JA Purity. If you have any specific question, please send me an PM

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby BaldrickThe4th » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:35 pm

Rapunzl wrote:hmmm... any comment from JoomlArt?  ???


Come on guys...this is not the first thread in this competition to start vilifying the contributer. We're supposed to be a supportive community. Please take any issues like this offline and deal direct. It just doesn't seem fair to make contributers defend themselves in this public way.

It is just so easy to trash someone's reputation unfairly.

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby vredeling » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:58 pm

You're all right in saying that this is off topic. So let me say something about the design:

I think it's very beautiful. It's simple and neutral, so I guess the big userbase of Joomla will like such a versatile design. It also looks like the source has been tidied up a bit. All in all 2 thumbs up for the design. (I do think the winning design needs to validate in xhtml-strict, not transitional).

Good luck in the contest, and if you can find some time to explain what happened to the pixelpusher design and how you resolved things, I'd be very interested.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [JA Purity]

Postby sysop » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:01 pm

The Winner :) Long Time at JA
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