Template Contest Entry - [RedEvo_Aphelion] v1.1.0.7!!

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Template Contest Entry - [RedEvo_Aphelion] v1.1.0.7!!

Post by libaizhuo » Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:56 pm

Here I am - just on time!  :-[ :laugh:

Features:
  • Three Columns Layout
  • Fully collapsible module positions: user1, user2, user3, user4, top, left and right
  • Tableless CSS/XHTML valid architecture
  • Cross-browser compatible
  • Originally designed icons
  • Text resizer
  • Language files enables easy editing languages used in the template, for example 'You are here', and 'Change text size to large'
Parameters:
  • Four colour themes: Orange, Purple, Green and Blue
  • Two width options: Fixed and fluid.
  • Style switcher options: show or hide the style switchers
  • Logo Style options: use plain text or image for logo
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Template overrides:
  • Use template overriding to convert the tables in "Newsflash" module to be divs
  • Use template overriding to change the class of the Author span from 'small' to 'articleauthor', so that I'm able to style it with a small icon



Demo: http://www.redevolution.com/j15/
Download: http://redevolution.com/templates/redevo_aphelion.zip

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Module Positions
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Change the Logo Image

If you'd like to change the logo to your own:

1. Make sure your logo file is saved as a png-24 file.
2. Upload it to /templates/redevo_aphelion/images folder.
3. Open template.css file - Find

Code: Select all

a#sitename1{
width:258px; /* maximum 500px */
height:52px; /* maximum 68px */
}
And change the width and height to the width and height of your logo image.

As said in the note, the logo file should be less than  500px wide and less than 68px high.
It should be transparent png-24.

Any other questions please let me know  :)


Hope you'll like it  ;)
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [RedEvo_Aphelion]

Post by MuffinDCC » Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:13 pm

Wow, that is really nice  :D Great Design. Just one additional comment, the hover of the "top - menu" doesn't seem "right" to be.

Great work again :)

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Post by joomlord » Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:52 pm

The "fluid" feature is exceptional :)

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Post by libaizhuo » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:37 pm

MuffinDCC & joomlord, thanks for your feedbacks  :) I like your design as well, MuffinDCC.

I've just added some other features to this template (always a last minute person!  :-[), including a text sizer, a real time colour theme chooser and a parameter to control showing/hiding the style switchers.

Enjoy!
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [RedEvo_Aphelion]

Post by MindTooth » Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:35 am

Really great, just awesome :D

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Post by Dan L » Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:08 am

Unsurprisingly...another gorgeous design from Red Evolution :)
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [RedEvo_Aphelion]

Post by sam604 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:13 am

This looks amazing  :) In IE6, it seems that there is a problem with the "latest news" and "popular" modules though. They are not lining up properly.

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [RedEvo_Aphelion]

Post by Mat-D-Rat » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:21 am

Nice but the bottom is all screwy in IE7
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [RedEvo_Aphelion]

Post by newart » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:18 am

in IE7 I see a problem even in the central part of the site, where you see the component, it's too narrow when you resize the window and the text is hidden
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Post by Robin » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:28 am

Very very nice, I love the design !

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Post by infograf768 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:28 am

Admin language file is empty.
All strings missing.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [RedEvo_Aphelion]

Post by BaldrickThe4th » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:29 am

Amazing template. It is going to be so hard to pick a winner!!! There are so many quality entries.

Particularly like this one. Thanks for your hard work and time. Really appreciate it.

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Post by newart » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:34 am

yeah a good work (I've bookmarked your site too, very interesting!)
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Post by infograf768 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:36 am

Error message missing

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [RedEvo_Aphelion]

Post by libaizhuo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:37 am

MindTooth wrote: Really great, just awesome :D
Dan L wrote: Unsurprisingly...another gorgeous design from Red Evolution :)
RobInk wrote: Very very nice, I love the design !
BaldrickThe4th wrote: Amazing template. It is going to be so hard to pick a winner!!! There are so many quality entries.

Particularly like this one. Thanks for your hard work and time. Really appreciate it.
I'm so glad you guys like my design, all the hard work just deserves it  :)
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Post by libaizhuo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:39 am

sam604 wrote: This looks amazing  :) In IE6, it seems that there is a problem with the "latest news" and "popular" modules though. They are not lining up properly.
Hi, thanks very much for pointing it out. Did you mean the icons are not lining up properly with the news items? If so the problem has already been fixed! Thanks again. :pop
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Post by newart » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:40 am

surely but if I continue the test, the download is new with bugs fixed?
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Post by libaizhuo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:43 am

Mat-D-Rat wrote: Nice but the bottom is all screwy in IE7
Thanks for pointing out the problem and providing the screenshot!  :) The problem has been solved as well!
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Post by libaizhuo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:45 am

newart wrote: surely but if I continue the test, the download is new with bugs fixed?
I'm still going through everyone's points here... Hopefully I'll have them all sorted and then I'll update the download zip file. I'll let you know when it's ready  :P
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Post by MiCCAS » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:48 am

libaizhuo wrote:
newart wrote: surely but if I continue the test, the download is new with bugs fixed?
I'm still going through everyone's points here... Hopefully I'll have them all sorted and then I'll update the download zip file. I'll let you know when it's ready  :P
you're doing a great job so far.
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Post by newart » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:52 am

surely, waiting so when the download is ready for a new test!  ;)
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Post by libaizhuo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:54 am

infograf768 wrote: Admin language file is empty.
All strings missing.
infograf768 wrote: Error message missing

I knew I'm gonna miss something.... :-[

I tried to find a document about writing the language files but couldn't find any... Anybody please kindly let me know how to write a proper one? For now I'll try to learn from others' files...

I'll include the error message as well, thanks for reminding me  :)
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Post by libaizhuo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:57 am

newart wrote: in IE7 I see a problem even in the central part of the site, where you see the component, it's too narrow when you resize the window and the text is hidden
:'(

I've viewed in IE7 and it seems to be OK? Would you please provide me a screeshot or something? However I've narrowed down the options of "template width" to be "Fixed" and "Fluid" only, hope that'll do the trick (fingers crossed!)
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Post by newart » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:59 am

now I'll text by your demo site, 1 minute please...
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Post by newart » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:03 am

nope, I've simply resized the window in my IE7 browser and the mainbody seems correct now, no problem for that issue. Can I download a new one fixed now?
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Post by libaizhuo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:14 am

newart wrote: nope, I've simply resized the window in my IE7 browser and the mainbody seems correct now, no problem for that issue. Can I download a new one fixed now?
Great news to know!
I've uploaded the latest zip file  :)
infograf768 wrote: Error message missing

I've included the error message! 8)

I've edited the Admin language file but it doesn't seem working  :-\ (See my new zip file) Would somebody please kindly give me a hand on this? Thanks in advance!
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Post by MuffinDCC » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:15 am

I noticed that the text in the search module seems a bit off, might need a bit of padding so it fits in nicely :)

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Post by libaizhuo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:19 am

in version 1.2 a new tiny feature has been added:

Use template overriding to change the class of the Author span from 'small' to 'articleauthor', so that I'm able to style it with a small icon  ;)
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Post by infograf768 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:26 pm

Admin language file corrected

First part of string has to be UPPERCASE.
File as to be saved as UTF8 NO BOM
# $Id: en-GB.tpl_redevo_aphelion.ini 8182 2007-09-21 20:23:13  $
# Joomla! Project
# Copyright (C) 2005 - 2007 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
# License http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html GNU/GPL, see LICENSE.php
# Note : All ini files need to be saved as UTF-8 NO BOM

COLOUR_VARIATION=Colour Variation
COLOUR_VARIATION_DESC=Colour Variation Desc
TEMPLATE_WIDTH=Template Width
TEMPLATE_WIDTH_DESC=Width style to use: Fixed or Fluid
SHOW_STYLESWITCHERS=Show Style Switchers
SHOW_STYLESWITCHERS_DESC=Choose whether to show the Style Switchers or not
REDEVO_APHELION=RedEvo_Aphelion
REDEVO APHELION - JOOMLA! 1.5 TEMPLATE=RedEvo Aphelion - Joomla! 1.5 Template
BLUE=Blue
ORANGE=Orange
PURPLE=Purple
FLUID=Fluid
FIXED=Fixed
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [RedEvo_Aphelion]

Post by libaizhuo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:36 pm

infograf768 wrote: Admin language file corrected

First part of string has to be UPPERCASE.
File as to be saved as UTF8 NO BOM
# $Id: en-GB.tpl_redevo_aphelion.ini 8182 2007-09-21 20:23:13  $
# Joomla! Project
# Copyright (C) 2005 - 2007 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
# License http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html GNU/GPL, see LICENSE.php
# Note : All ini files need to be saved as UTF-8 NO BOM

COLOUR_VARIATION=Colour Variation
COLOUR_VARIATION_DESC=Colour Variation Desc
TEMPLATE_WIDTH=Template Width
TEMPLATE_WIDTH_DESC=Width style to use: Fixed or Fluid
SHOW_STYLESWITCHERS=Show Style Switchers
SHOW_STYLESWITCHERS_DESC=Choose whether to show the Style Switchers or not
REDEVO_APHELION=RedEvo_Aphelion
REDEVO APHELION - JOOMLA! 1.5 TEMPLATE=RedEvo Aphelion - Joomla! 1.5 Template
BLUE=Blue
ORANGE=Orange
PURPLE=Purple
FLUID=Fluid
FIXED=Fixed
Thanks very much for your time!

I've finally found out what was wrong... The initial file names were "en-GB.tpl_RedEvo_Aphelion.ini" which weren't working, now I've changed it to "en-GB.tpl_redevo_aphelion.ini" and they're working  ;) So the language file names should be all lowercase then.
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