An assortment of eight style variations, being primarily light & color based, with the inclusion of one dark only preset. Design differences are present between High and Low modes.
RTL support from Gantry in its grid system - module position allocation and size, as well as for the Fusion menu, in conjunction with the template elements itself such as the breadcrumbs.
The latest Gantry v3.0 feature offers a custom theme for the iPhone platform, rendering a mobile version of the Somaxiom template for more effective interaction with your site.
Two menu options, the mootools powered CSS dropdown menu, Fusion; and a triple level splitmenu which places submenu items either in the subnavigation or side column areas.
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Somaxiom is the first template to be driven by Gantry v3.0. There are several major features in this Gantry release, ranging from iPhone support, to Google Web Fonts, to Smart Loading, several bug fixes and much more.
This version of Gantry expands its browser portfolio to iPhone's Safari, producing a mobile version of the Somaxiom template for all visitors using the popular smartphone.
Google have launched their new font directory service, which offers a Font API for web developers to load Custom Fonts straight from their servers.
1Eight Style Variations: An array of 8, pre-configured, style variations of varying color, style and shade. Each variation offers a different aspect of the template, requiring less customizing. A dark variation is also included with the preset styles collection.
2Gantry Framework: Gantry provides a feature rich core for all of our modern RocketTheme templates, offering features such as RTL support, a 960 grid system, per-menu item parameters and so much more. It substantially extends the features and functions of the Joomla core.
3Triple Level SplitMenu & Fusion: Two menu options, the mootools powered CSS dropdown menu, Fusion; and a triple level splitmenu which places submenu items either in the subnavigation or side column areas, depending on setting choice.
43rd Party Integration: An assortment of integrated third party extensions, ranging from the social networking component JomSocial, to the expansive content extension K2, with the commenting plugin JComments & the simple cart solution RokQuickCart.
Below is a list of the core template features which pertain to this release.
Below is a list of RocketTheme Extensions that have either been styled specifically for this template release, or are showcased in this demo. For more details regarding RocketTheme Extensions as a whole, or more detailed information on an individual extension, please visit http://www.rockettheme.com/extensions
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Gantry is a sophisticated Joomla template framework with the sole intention of being the best platform to build a solid template with. Gantry takes all the lessons learned during the development of many RocketTheme templates and distils that knowledge into a single super-flexible framework that is easy to configure, simple to extend, and powerful enough to handle anything we want to throw at it.
The Gantry framework is packed with many great features that enable the rapid development of feature-rich designs with a minimum amount of effort. We've also gone to great lengths to enhance the standard Joomla administration user interface to make configuring a Gantry-powered template easier than ever before. Check out a sampling of the features Gantry brings to the table:
The Gantry library is a separate from the templates that use it. It is installed separately as com_gantry (although will not appear under Components in the Joomla Administrator). Therefore, to update Gantry, you just need to reinstall through the Joomla interface rather than manually edit files in the template.
Each template will have a bundle download option available to install both the template and the Gantry library at the same time, in conjunction with a standalone download.
The administrative interface for Gantry is one of, if not the, most extensive and intuitive Joomla administrators in the community as a whole today. Gantry takes the template parameter ability of Joomla and takes it to the next level with a robust, diverse, functional and overall, substantial array of options to control, essentially, all aspects of the template.
The options are subdivided into various categories:
Module Variations allow for the individual styling of each module within a position, without it being global. Code wise, this is achieved by adding a class into the module code which loads from the Module Class Suffix field in the Module Manager. The theme CSS adjusts accordingly.
Enter any available suffixes at Extensions → Module Manager → Module → Module Class Suffix
There are 11 suffixes: tab1-3, bg1-3, underline, number and flush, flushtop, flushbottom.
The Tab suffixes add a solid background image behind the header, in the shape of a tab. The BG suffixes change the color of the module background only. Underline simply adds a border to the bottom of the module header. Remember, you can always combine suffixes together such as tab3 b2, which will produce a colored module title, with a colored background. Number is specifically designed for the menu module, adding a decimal list before the border graphic.
Flush will disable all padding and margin to the module for a tighter fit, with FlushTop and FlushBottom disabling the margin/padding for the Top/Bottom parts of the module respectively.