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We are happy to announce that with our new template Phoenix we are introducing a new era in YOOtheme templating: our shiny new Warp framework.

"The new Warp template framework is amazing!"

Warp is what's under the hood of a YOOtheme template. With Phoenix, you get a wide range of awesome new features. First of all, there is our amazing new multi-column dropdown menu, which is a true novelty for the Joomla world: You can set as many columns as you want, set the column width in the backend, display big icons for second level items ... you gotta check it out yourself, it looks so cool!

Phoenix also comes with lots of modules, some of them with color variations. Now you can also show icons in your module headers. Phoenix provides an endless supply of combinations of module styles, colors, badges and icons. The new 2-1-3 column ordering makes Phoenix super search engine friendly. The two nested 3-column-layouts makes your website amazingly flexible. And also, this is our fastest template ever, sporting a new way of CSS/JS compression and background image sprites.

Join the YOOtheme club today.

The Warp framework provides a flexible module system that handles module types with different templates and styles, letting you display your content anywhere on your site. Of course, the whole 3-column-layout and the fluid module grids are built without using any tables. Almost any column and module layout can be achieved with the Warp framework. Read the following descriptions carefully to learn all about the possibilities offered by the Warp framework.

Module Variations

This template comes with many different module types. They are completely independent of the background of the container they're displayed in, no matter if the background is light or dark. For each module you can choose the style and color, displayed badges and header icons and the YOOtools color. To enable the specific styles, color, etc. for a module you have to set the specific module class suffix in the module parameters. The Warp framework will analyze the module class suffixes and pass parameters. For example: style-rounded, color-black, badge-new, icon-download and yootools-black.
Learn more and take a look at all the different module styles of this template at the Module Variations Page.

Module Positions

The Warp framework offers nearly unlimited combinations of module positions. The layout is based on two 3 column layouts, one nested into the other. This provides a wide range of column-based layout combinations, so you can achieve any kind of 1-Column, 2-Column or 3 Column layout and many more possible combinations.

In nearly all module positions you can publish as many modules as possible for your current layout. Surely, you are familiar with this for the vertical module positions like "left" and "right"; but the Warp framework also supports this feature for module positions where the modules are displayed in a horizontal row. The heights of all published modules in a horizontal row get adjusted to match each other.

All module positions are fully collapsible. If there is no module published in a certain position, this module position will contract and disappear.


Module Positions

Vertical Positions

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Horizontal Positions

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Module Proportions

One outstanding feature of the Warp framework is the possibility to choose between different module proportions for each module position. By default, the module proportions are set to equal. This means that all published modules in a horizontal module position have the same width. But you can also set the module proportions to golden ratio for a specif module position on a specific page. To do that, you have to add MODULENAME-PROPORTION to the page class suffix in the menu item parameters.

Example: Publish two modules in the "top" position on your "Home" menu item. The width of each module will be 50% by default. To have the golden ratio proportions go to the menu manager and set the page class suffix to "top-goldenratio" in the parameters of the "Home" menu item. Now the width of the first module will be 65% and of the second module 35% on the page "Home".

The following figures show the different proportions depending on the numbers of published modules.


Equal Proportions

Golden Ratio

Golden Ratio Proportions
If you want add your own custom proportion or learn more technical details, take a look at this tutorial: How to add custom proportions for module positions?

Header Subtitles

Module headers can have subtitles to provide a more detailed explanation of the module content. Just use the pipe character twice in the module name. For example "My title || My Subtitle".

This template's module system comes with a wide range of module styles, color variations, badges and icons. Below you can see which module styles come with color variations and with which badges and icons you can combine them.

Styles Colors Combinable
rounded white (default), grey Badges/Icons
header white (default), grey Badges/Icons
chrome white (default), black, blue, green, orange Badges/Icons
tab - Icons
polaroid, postit, line - -
Extras Variations
Badges hot, new, top, pick
Icons download, users, feed, twitter, mail, message, shopping, lock