Setting up our Demo
As you can see our template in the frontpage only uses K2 modules instead of the component view. As for the component view you can choose between the blog view and the gridded view.
The Front-page and module positions
As stated above you have numerous options and module positions to choose from for your front page.
There are three module positions placed one bellow the other so you can order your content more effectively including a slideshow which covers the entire viewport in certain resolutions.
Furthermore there is a module position in the component area if you choose to use modules instead of the component.
Finally there are positions bellow the component area, a sidebar, three positions next to each other in the footer and two full width module positions.
This template offers two full width module positions perfect for full width “call to action” modules. These positions are anagram_Top_Callout and anagram_Lower_Full. In the demo site we have published the Call action and Video background modules.
From the template’s settings view apart from the colours, you can also control most of the template’s functionality.
- Choose between off canvas and normal navigation
- Use your own colour variations
- Enter your social links
- Select the main text and header font.
All these settings are located in template’s parameters.
Setting up the menus.
In the template’s parameters (template specific tab) as mentioned above you can select the look and feel of your menu.
Whether you choose the off canvas navigation or the inline menu all you need to do is to publish your menu in the anagram_Menu position.
Using a custom menu
This template offers you the ability to use one level custom menus in both the header of the site and the footer of the site.
The module positions for these menus are anagram_Secondary_Menu and anagram_Footer_Menu.
Using a social menu
The social menu (the one placed on the footer) uses its own overrides. You need to choose the appropriate layout for the module’s settings. You can do this by selecting the “social” option from the Alternate Layout select box.
Finally don’t forget to set the appropriate CSS class (Link CSS Style). The class should be the name of the network, e.g. facebook, twitter, google-plus, vimeo etc.
K2 Content and Categories setup
This template offers two different layouts, now for each image size.
a typical blog layout.
a gridded layout
To use one of these layouts you do not need to change between K2 templates, all you need to do it to choose the appropriate set of items.
Using the leading items
By using the leading items and the large image size you will get the blog layout.
Using the secondary items
By using the primary items and the medium image size you will get can set up your gridded layout
K2 Content module templates
- 2Block - Used the in testimonials module
- 3BlockGrid - Used in the top gridded module
- Banner - The banners on the frontage’s sidebar
- Callout - The “Call to Action” module
- Component - Component styled module
- SlideIn - For animated modules
- Slideshow - For K2 items
- Video - For creating stunning video backgrounds
We have included the Entypo family from fontello.com as well as the Drip Icons.
You can download the font family and view the complete glyph guide from: http://demo.amitjakhu.com/dripicons/
You can easily create your own animations using using using natural, declarative language
<!-- Reveal using custom parameters. -->
<divdata-scroll-reveal="enter left and move 50px over 1.33s"]]]]> Foo </div><divdata-scroll-reveal="enter from the bottom after 1s"]]]]> Bar </div><divdata-scroll-reveal="wait 2.5s and then ease-in-out 100px"]]]]> Baz </div>
More information can be found at http://scrollrevealjs.org/ and https://github.com/julianlloyd/scrollReveal.js
The following image sizes are recommended for this template:
- * XSmall 150
- * Small 260
- * Medium 400
- * Large 900
- * XLarge 1280
- * Generic 900
- * Category Image 100
- * Avatar Size 100
- * Commenter Image 48
- * .left adds a float:left to a block.
- * .right adds a float:right to a block.
- * .text-center adds a center alignment to a block.
- * .text-right adds a right text alignment to a block.
- * .text-left adds a left text alignment to a block.
Apart from the K2 component we offer CSS styling for the following components
com_contact (form only)
com_users ( all views )
Simple Image Gallery Pro - After installing it go to the Extension's parameters Layout template for image galleries and choose the one named after the template, i.e. matchbox and matchbox_module.
For developers and enthusiasts
We are using ZURB's foundation grid for this template. You can find out more about foundation here: http://foundation.zurb.com/
Addtionally we have added a grid for larger (xl) and very large (xxl) viewports.
Block Grid - for developers and enthusiasts
We have included Foundation's block grid.
More info can be found here. http://foundation.zurb.com/docs/components/block-grid.html
If you need complete control over your modules in responsive states we 've got you covered. This template uses the power of the The most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world, ZURB's foundation.
.hide-for-small Hides the module in viewports bellow 900px
.show-for-small Shows the module in viewports bellow 900px
.hide-for-medium Hides the module in viewports above 768px and bellow 1279px
.hide-for-medium-up Hides the module in viewports above 768px
.show-for-medium Shows the module in viewports above 768px and bellow 1279px
.show-for-medium-up Shows the module in viewports above 768px
.show-for-medium-down Shows the module in viewports bellow 1279px
.show-for-large Shows the module in viewports above 1280px and bellow 1440px
.show-for-large-up Shows the module in viewports above 1280px
.hide-for-large Hides the module in viewports above 1280px and bellow 1440px
.hide-for-large-up Hides the module in viewports above 1280px
.show-for-xlarge Shows the module in viewports above 1440px
.hide-for-xlarge Hides the module in viewports above 1440px
.show-for-landscape Shows the module in the landscape orientation
.hide-for-landscape Hides the module in the landscape orientation
.show-for-portrait Shows the module in the portrait orientation
.hide-for-portrait Hides the module in the portrait orientation
All these classes are located in the template.css and can be easily expanded and/or edited and can be used for every block of your template, not just your modules.
More info can be found here: http://foundation.zurb.com/docs/components/visibility.html
As you might have noticed this template does not use the default k2.css. We have completely rewritten all the template's styles to be more efficient. In case you download the standalone template package we have included a blank k2.css file in our distribution to avoid 'breaking' you site.
In your template's /css folder you will find a /src subfolder. There you will find all out .sass files.
We have also used Bourbon which is a simple and lightweight mixin library for Sass