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Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:22 pm
by 55thinking
Universatil is aiming at offering you the maximum flexibility possible for your Joomla web sites:
  • Fresh & modern design - 6 colour variation
  • Templates' parameter - Choose colour, set-up columns' number, width type and the elements that you want to display or not in a few clicks
  • 8 collapsable positions for additional modules
  • Multilanguage: English, French & Spanish to start with
  • RTL ready
  • Advanced style switcher features (enable/disable)
  • Lightweight (enable/disable CSS background images + enable/disable CSS compressed files)
  • Mootools effects (enable/disable)
  • Jooomla core files override - should work properly with Beez html set files and Joomla core code
  • Cross Browser - no tables
  • w3c compliant XHMTL/CSS
  • Documentation folder

Image

19/10/2007: : The template has been optimised in general (js & css), and specifically tested on RC3. Please note that all know RC3 issues (internal broken links) have not been corrected in the template demo site:
We are counting on your support, to identify issues and clean them.

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:39 pm
by MuffinDCC
If you do not have a demo, could you provide a screenshot?

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:42 pm
by MuffinDCC
I get a javascript error when viewing your template. Also, maybe speed up some of the javascript?

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:45 pm
by tourisme.solidaire
I can't dowload the zip file from your link:
http://groups.google.com/group/universa ... rsatil.zip

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:47 pm
by MuffinDCC
A friend already downloaded and installed on a test site so all is fine from our end.

A question, what do you mean by Web 2.0 (enable/disable)

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:12 pm
by BernardE
I'm unable to install your template. I get the following:

Image

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:07 pm
by Brenda
Hey is this based on Redux :)

haven't installed it yet to check, but recognise css

if it is - there was a typo in the hacks part

margin-right:/* */: 10px;

should be

margin-right/* */: 10px;

remove extra colon

happy to see this converted - looking forward to installing & seeing what you did with it
I've been using redux on Joomla 1 & 1.5 and have not experienced any browser problems - so if you haven't changed it too much it should be good to go

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:16 am
by infograf768
Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$readmore_text in /Library/WebServer/Documents/joomla11new/templates/universatil/html/com_content/frontpage/default_item.php on line 102

Syntax error
65
75

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:18 pm
by Woodhead
Download link doesn't work. Where can we see a demo ?

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:34 am
by newart
please a screenshot is very important to view... it doesn't work!

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:46 am
by 55thinking
Jean Marie, Brenda, thanks for the typos.
The read more issue is due to the recent changes in SVN - will be corrected with RC3
Javascript will indeed be optimised in size, in the final version
Install error cannot be reproduced

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:53 am
by newart
sorry but what do mean for "Accessible if wanted", that is where is the trick for making accessible a template?

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:10 pm
by 55thinking
sorry but what do mean for "Accessible if wanted", that is where is the trick for making accessible a template?
By defaut the template comes with the Beez html set of files, but it also works if this folder is not present. If you feel more confortable with the Joomla core files (understand with tables), just remove the html folder (or rename it) and set the Accessibility Parameter to No

The objetive is to offer a wide range of possibilities to the users

You can also:
  • use or not javascript effects
  • use or not CSS background images
  • use or not style switchers
etc...

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:33 pm
by ccdog
I like the screen shot, but why no demo?

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:40 pm
by 55thinking
ccdog wrote: I like the screen shot...
Glad to read that you like the screenshot
ccdog wrote: ...but why no demo?
Lack of time/resources & infrastructure

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil]

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:02 pm
by Woodhead
Still can't download it  :'(

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:19 am
by 55thinking
19/10/2007: : The template has been optimised in general (js & css), and specifically tested on RC3. Please note that all know RC3 issues (internal broken links) have not been corrected in the template demo site:

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:38 pm
by MindTooth
Really like the updated version. Maybe you should add a minus sign when the Tools panel i open.

Ed1t: Is is a bit hard to read the text of the active menu item with the green color.

Birger :)

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:34 pm
by 55thinking
MindTooth wrote: Maybe you should add a minus sign when the Tools panel i open.
Ok, will do in a next release.
MindTooth wrote: Is is a bit hard to read the text of the active menu item with the green color.
Yes we are aware that some links colors should be further optimised (see documentation/know-issues.txt). The main issue here is that we have a parameter in the back-end admin that allows the user to desactivate all CSS background images (lightweight no image theme), so the link color must be work for both case (with & without images).
Anyway, we will do this optimisation, but we need more time for that--> next release too.

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:43 am
by cantthinkofanickname
Tableless is what I'm looking for. Any reason why most of your content structure is formed with as opposed to ?

Validates OK.

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:09 am
by 55thinking
The content is 100% driven by the RC3 install. We have not touch a single word of it, as requested in the rules of the contest. The content that you will be including in your site relies on the editor WYSIWYG that you will use. That means that a template can be 100% valid and the validation be broken by the editor,or better say by how the users are using the editor. This is why accesible web site with frequent content updates are so difficult to maintain.

Apart from that, it looks to me that p's are the right tag for paragraphs

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:31 am
by Sapient
55thinking wrote: The content is 100% driven by the RC3 install. We have not touch a single word of it, as requested in the rules of the contest. The content that you will be including in your site relies on the editor WYSIWYG that you will use. That means that a template can be 100% valid and the validation be broken by the editor,or better say by how the users are using the editor. This is why accesible web site with frequent content updates are so difficult to maintain.

Apart from that, it looks to me that p's are the right tag for paragraphs
I have a question related to your response.  You are correct in stating that the editor does break validation.  I have found that no matter what I do, this is true.  I code (HTML) myself and or use the editor native, it eventually causes issues with the validation.  i.e. mce_href="

Is there an editor (WYSIWYG) that does not cause validation errors?  Or I guess a way around this?

p.s. nice template

Cheers,

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:41 pm
by freetemplate
where is the templates demo and download link?

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:05 am
by matthewhayashida
55thinking wrote:

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:18 pm
by dmassive
Demo works, but the download link don't.  :'(

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:07 am
by trippin
Hey I just wanted to say awesome template!

The demo and download links worked fine for me.

Also I just wanted to know if there was an update on some of the text being hard to read, like for example the footer text is the WORST. Almost completely illegible. (the copyright and validation text at the bottom)

If I knew enough about making the templates I'd mess with it, but I would rather not mess up a perfectly good template.

Thanks for your hard work though!

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:45 pm
by SDX
Hi, Great template and documentation! In fact I decided to use it as a base for a website I'm working on for our student organisation :D

I am a total noob in webpages and first saw what is php and css about 2 weeks ago, but well, I'm the guy who's creating a brand new full blown website here ... I am nearly ready to create the site itself, already found and tested all the necessary extensions and I'm working on design now.

Can someone please help me out to insert a Flash based banner we had on our old table based website in this template? I got lucky to get it quite far on my own, but I can't get it to hover above the existing structure. Perfectly it should be a link to the homepage too, but that's even more above my skill level :)

here is the code that shows how I got it to work so far, and where in the Index.php it is located:

Code: Select all

<?php endif; ?>

<span class="zobrati" ><?php?></span>
        	 		 <div class="position: fixed; width: 125; height: 125; padding-bottom: 10">
        	 		 <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000" id="obj1" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" border="0" width="125" height="125" hspace="3" align="left">
				<param name="movie" value="flash/zobrati2.swf">
				<param name="quality" value="High">
				<param name="wmode" value="transparent">
				<embed src="flash/zobrati2.swf" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" name="obj1" width="125" height="125" quality="High" wmode="transparent"></object>
        	 		 </div>

<?php if($this->params->get('logo') == 1) : ?>

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED to 1.5.1

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:50 pm
by 55thinking
Universatil has been updated to Joomla! 1.5.1

DOWNLOAD LATEST RELASE HERE File name: universatil-1.5.1.zip

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:26 am
by flymax2
First, I'm a beginner of Joomla, so excuse if my question are stupid...
;)
I use universatil template because I want a three columns template,
but I didn't found how change the body (or the page-container)
background color...the black on top and the white on middle that make
the border of the page container with three colums. I have make many
test with css and styles css, but nothing. I have substitute the
background images, but nothing. I have searched tag for body, but
nothing. In the documentation I didn't found anything.
Please, tell me how I can change these colors!
It's important because the site i'm testing is for kids, with many colours!
thanks!

Re: Template Contest Entry - [Universatil] UPDATED

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:31 am
by SDX
Hi, after using this Universatil template 1.1 for quite a while I can report some issues and improvements with it. I should mention that I briefly tried 1.5.1 version and I noticed couple of the old bugs, so I returned to the old one, because I have made so much modifications to it, that unless it really gets better, it's no use to make all the adjustments once again. So here we go:

1- horizontal scrollbar appears when using variable width with margin - no fix
2- in blog layout spaces between articles work only in IE7, to make visible spaces for Firefox and others I added extra line in blog_item.php and default_item.php before h2. Not fancy, but kinda works.
3- mayor problems with IE6 - right column is displayed waay below everything when using 1024x768. I have some more problems with logo.png, but I modified that part, so I don't know if it's my fault - no fix
4- in blog layout IE7 displays # Intro articles incorrectly when using only 1 column - use 0 # Intros and as much leading articles as you need.

minor stuff >>> text in gray is hardly readable, changed all fonts in middle column to black. Table vertical align-top gave me a lot of headache when trying to make Phoca Gallery to display correctly. In middle column heading fonts are very big and there a re no visible brakes between articles, imho not practical, so I added background color to h2 - not fancy, but does the trick. Pdf, print and email buttons imho look better on the right side, when using previous trick too :)

Thanks for the template, it works great, only I am a bit worried about IE6 support - too much people and most university computers use it and it doesn't work properly in variable width with margin