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Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:04 am
by Dan L
*** NOTE to Moderators: This submission replaces both five/point and white/point which are now widthdrawn as competition entries.  Please feel free to merge/delete the older threads if deemed appropriate. Apologies for the hassle... ***

*** Now updated to V1.0.3 (17 Oct) ***


fivepoint/unity replaces my entries for both five/point and white/point...why?  Because now both templates are rolled into one!

Demo site (dark version): http://www.toolboxcreations.com/demo/fivepoint
Demo site (dark version) with default J! 1.5 content: http://www.toolboxcreations.com/demo/fivepoint_default
Demo site (light version) with default J! 1.5 content: http://www.toolboxcreations.com/demo/whitepoint

Download here: http://www.toolboxcreations.com/downloa ... /index.php

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fivepoint/unity features all five color styles with an additional option in the administrator to choose between light and dark versions.  The following improvements and additions have also been made:

- Set the size of the font for the site title (sIFR mode) - use to make your title larger/smaller depending on the text
- Alter the positioning of the sIFR site title - useful if you alter size or replace with your own sIFR fonts
- Default right-column width lowered to allow viewing on 1024x768 without the need for scrolling
- Adjusted top menu position to far left if content skip is disabled
- All CSS is trimmed and optimised for best size
- Various minor tweaks and bug fixes

Features include:

- Two Primary styles (light & dark)
- Five pre-loaded color styles for each primary color
- Real time style switcher
- Insert your own sIFR site title & slogan, and change the size and position
- Choose from 3 built-in font styles
- Change the height of the top bar, or disable it altogether
- Choose your right column width, and whether it auto-collapses or not
- Set the template to a center or left alignment
- Choose to show or hide the content skip button, the ColorSwitcher, the breadcrumbs, and the component output
- Enable and disable the sIFR titles (or replace with normal text)
- Toggle the Joomla banner on and off

The template is also:

- XHTML1.0 valid
- CSS2 valid
- Section 508 compliant

Additional features - 1.0.3+

- A handful of minor CSS tweaks, just to correct some very small positioning and layout niggles
- Removed the forced lower-case from content headings
- Added a parameter to enable the user to change the primary font style
- Added a parameter to changed the default body font size
- Added styling to table.contenttoc for inline content table-of-contents
- Added an additional image for the left-column active menu "star"
- Added ten new typography "notices" - see http://demo.toolboxcreations.com/fivepoint/typography for examples

SIFR font styles:

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Parameters:

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Module Positions:

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Right Orientation

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Left Orientation

I'd like to take the opportunity to thanks the Joomla! community for all their useful feedback and nice comments on this submission - thanks to you I've turned this into something that I'm very proud of.

I hope you all enjoy using it as much as I have enjoyed making it!

[EDIT MOD: edited Moderator Note to "Note to Moderators" to make it clearer... ;). infograf768]


UPDATED 22/09/07 to include "".
UPDATED 22/09/07 to include "baseurl ?>" for SVN 8898

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:44 pm
by dehydratedchicken
I really like the dark version of this template, its the only real competitor to the JoomlaPraise template.

A couple of things I noticed which could easily be corrected...

It doesn't validate as valid CSS or XHTML which JoomlaPraise does.

XHTML..
http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1 ... vepoint%2F

CSS..
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/vali ... vepoint%2F

There's only four errors in total, all of which are really quick and easy to rectify.

I'm usually not a fan of the dark themes but with the contrasting colours and bright and vivid images, this one's really good!

Nice work

:D :D :D

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:06 pm
by Dan L
Ack! All that checking and double-checking and I didn't think to double-check the validation  :-[

Anyway, three words added and all is well  :D

Many thanks for pointing it out....and for the comments.

I really like dark themes, but admit it's not for everyone - thought it might make a nice change to see some darkness amongst all the light themes...still at least with this theme you can choose ;)

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:34 pm
by zammbi
Ack! All that checking and double-checking and I didn't think to double-check the validation  :-[
Impossible to get everything right the first time.

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:04 pm
by Mat-D-Rat
Sweet move combining these. Looks the biz... if only it had the ability to increase and decrease font sizes :)

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:08 pm
by Dan L
You can for the site title sIFR text...is that what you mean?

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:49 pm
by newart
a final surprise for the competion... good! :)

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:04 pm
by Mat-D-Rat
I'm sorry should of made myself clearer. I meant like on this website where you can increase and decrease the font size, not just the titles :)

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:15 pm
by Dan L
Oh I see...well all font sizes are relative, so you can just change the core size in CSS (on the body tag) and that should affect the whole site.

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:45 am
by wyzalf
Really great template, I love it.

I tried it on my site (it is still there) and something is not completelly right.  You will see that the text of the articles are going over the border.  (I hope i make myself clear).

You can see it at http://www.musicaltradingplace.com

Am I doing something wrong ?

**edit**
Now I have put a module in the 'left' section and the text completely dissapears under this section.  Without the 'left'  section the text goes beyond the border and dissapears under the 'rigth' section.

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:11 am
by newart
:( we are in the last day... is all ready, I hope so.

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:50 am
by Dan L
wyzalf wrote: Really great template, I love it.

I tried it on my site (it is still there) and something is not completelly right.  You will see that the text of the articles are going over the border.  (I hope i make myself clear).

You can see it at http://www.musicaltradingplace.com

Am I doing something wrong ?

**edit**
Now I have put a module in the 'left' section and the text completely dissapears under this section.  Without the 'left'  section the text goes beyond the border and dissapears under the 'rigth' section.
Your content is too wide for the content area.  The template is fixed width so you will need to ensure your images do not breach the limits.  There is no problem with the template :)

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:29 am
by wyzalf
You are right ! 

Awesome template.  Now I need to go through all old articles to fix them (or maybe beter put them in archive).

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:08 am
by Dan L
:)

Thanks for your comments - and thanks for sharing your site, always nice to see your own template on a real website  ;D

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:58 pm
by Mat-D-Rat
Interesting.. I've also been playing with this template (although I've hacked a few gfx to customise it a bit more, and I'm too embarrassed to show you!) but we've both gone for the light theme! Probably not important :)

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:38 pm
by Crusufix
I'm having an issue with this template.

It installs no problem. Though the template won't load on my site. It loads the site with no template what so ever. All the modules display one on top of the other and with no CSS.

The seperate fivepoint template works correctly when I install that one, but the unity template does not.

You can see what's happening here:
My Testing Site Here

!!UPDATE!!
After a bunch of fiddling around and troubleshooting it turns out that "$this->baseurl" is not resolving. I'm not sure why it isn't. It might have something to do with the fact that I don't have a URL yet and I'm just using my IP address. I've removed all instances of "baseurl ?>/" in the index.php file and everything looks OK so far.

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:21 pm
by MuffinDCC
The baseurl is needed as its part of the latest nightly build :) I recommend reverting your changes and update to the latest nightly build :)

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:32 am
by Crusufix
Ahh, OK, that explains a lot, thank you.

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:44 am
by 3wP
I have posted some coments about this template at Rockettheme as well, so Dan knows that i love it :)

But of course i have to coment it here as well - and i need just 3 word: I DIGG IT  :pop

The looks, the configurations, the dizz the dazz the everything - i cant say it without making a long a boring post, but this is on my top 5 list for this competition, and high up on the list it is. Great work dan, great work.

3wP

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:58 pm
by prova
sorry you have only 1 bug in my Konqueror 3.3.1 when you see the text  JoomlaJunkie releases a new version of the popular JJ Absolute tem // this text is over the other text that it is at its right and so there are text under another text

It is only 1 bug / I repeat as in joomlart template there are a lot of bugs and you have only 1 bug for the Linux world  :)

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:02 pm
by Dan L
Can you grab me a screenshot?

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:45 pm
by prova
here

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:53 pm
by Dan L
Thanks!  The problem is that there is a HUGE URL in this feed article, and as a result the text cannot wrap, and it forces the content to overflow.  No great solution to this really...but will see what I can do...

Many thanks
Dan

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:07 pm
by prova
I like the way you find solutions - instead of joomlart where my posts are ignored!!! They don't want to solve any bug in the template...  ??? But you are the First!!!!!!!!!

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:10 pm
by Dan L
That'll be the RocketTheme influence..."Love thy users" :D

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:45 pm
by newart
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:44 am
by MuffinDCC
Dan L wrote: That'll be the RocketTheme influence..."Love thy users" :D
LMAO!  :D

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:40 am
by Mat-D-Rat
I've got similar issues. 1) When I move the cursor over the edit button on an article (pic 1) and then when I go to edit the document it's all over the place (pic 2) 3) Even my docs seem to wrap under the text (pic3) and I don't see any long lines on my text...

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:27 pm
by Dan L
Thanks for this - all now fixed (new version will be available soon)...  ;D

Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:27 pm
by smriyaz
Nice work buddy. As a newbie I don't have words to wish you. Excellent work! :D