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Traditional - No Framework - Joomla Bootstrap Templates

Post by anatom09 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:46 am

Hi guys and girls,

I have to express my dissapointment that almost every Joomla template developer, uses template frameworks to create his commercial templates.

I am searching for good traditional old fashioned lightweight Joomla templates, using Bootstrap 3 or even better Bootstrap 4, with preset module positions.

A good example of what I want, are the templates of FavThemes (very few templates though), or ws-theme.com (who is no longer active unfortunately - I hope he is fine)
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Re: Traditional - No Framework - Joomla Bootstrap Templates

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:11 pm

Bootstrap is a framework.

If you want a lightweight template, use CSS Grid to build it. It's built in into the browser without loading a framework.

https://www.w3schools.com/css/css_grid.asp

Many templates will probably be developed when Joomla 4 is released.

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Re: Traditional - No Framework - Joomla Bootstrap Templates

Post by anatom09 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:52 pm

Thanks for your answer,
I know that boostrap is a framework... What I mean is that I dont want a template that uses a framework that works on Bootstrap framework. I dont want something such as T3, T4, Gantry, Astroid, Helix etc.
I am looking for plain bootrstrap templates. Can you point me anywhere to look?
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Re: Traditional - No Framework - Joomla Bootstrap Templates

Post by sozzled » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:45 pm

I don't know of any vanilla-flavoured templates—i.e. templates that don't use one or other framework like T3, T4, Gantry, Helix, etc.—that employ Bootstrap 3 or 4 that have been developed for J! 3.x.

I am aware of many templates that use Bootstrap 2 that are built for use with J! 3.x but I'm not aware of templates that use Bootstrap 3 or 4 for J! 3.x. I am also aware of other templates that do not use Bootstrap at all and they work with J! 3.x. However, that's not what this discussion is about, is it?

One template that uses Bootstrap 2 that works with J! 3.x is Protostar. Protostar is lightweight, has preset module positions, and one could say it's "old-fashioned". Perhaps even more "old-fashioned" is Beez3. I am very happy with Protostar; I use this templates on several websites. I like it.
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Re: Traditional - No Framework - Joomla Bootstrap Templates

Post by AMurray » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:23 pm

There is also the "cousin" to Protostar which has a few more enhancements (nothing over the top - just a few more module positions and back-end configuration options) called "Protostar Plus".
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Re: Traditional - No Framework - Joomla Bootstrap Templates

Post by sozzled » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:34 pm

Yes, @AMurray, that's another good vanilla-flavoured Bootstrap 2 template, too. :)

Lots of options. :)

anatom09 wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:46 am
I am searching for good traditional old fashioned lightweight Joomla templates, using Bootstrap 3 or even better Bootstrap 4, with preset module positions.
As I mentioned before, I don't know any Bootstrap 3 (or 4) templates—that don't rely on frameworks (in the sense used by the OP—that fit the bill as far as J! 3.x is concerned.
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