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Metropolis

Your Guide to Using the Metropolis Template for Joomla


Introduction

Metropolis, the November 2012 template release, is an elegantly designed theme, combining simple color schemes and shades to complement an array of different content setups. An excellent style layer above the responsive Gantry core.

The template's content functionality is powered by RokSprocket, which has integrated styling for Metropolis. A standard assortment of features are also included.

NOTICE: Metropolis is a Joomla 3.x Template.

Requirements

  • Apache 2.2+ or Microsoft IIS 7
  • PHP 5.3.10+ (PHP 5.5+ Recommended)
  • MySQL 5.1+
  • Joomla 3.4

NOTE: Gantry v4.1+ is required for Metropolis to work correctly. For more details on the Gantry Framework, please visit its dedicated website.

Key Features

  • Joomla 3.x Compatible
  • Responsive Layout
  • 10 Preset Styles
  • 76 Module Positions
  • 10 Styled and 25 Structural Module Suffixes
  • RokSprocket Responsive Layout Integrated
  • Styled Support for Responsive K2 Layout
  • Powerful Gantry 4 Framework
  • Custom Content Typography
  • DropDown Menu & Splitmenu
  • Load Transitions
  • FF, Safari, Chrome, Opera, IE8+ Compatible
  • HTML5, CSS3, LESS CSS

New Dropdown Menu

The Dropdown Menu is an advanced CSS driven dropdown menu system. It offers advanced structural features such as multiple columns, inline icons and text, inline modules and positions, custom column widths, item distribution and menu offsets. All of these are configurable for each menu item.

For mobile devices, a basic version of the Dropdown Menu will be used. It is activated by a custom menu icon in the top left of the screen. It will either be a tree view or select box menu, as configurable. All other sizes will use the menu's full version.

Responsive Layout for RokSprocket

Metropolis comes with the RokSprocket extension that are built to work with a responsive layout and support mobile touch events, such as 'swipe'.

K2 (Third Party) Responsive Layout

K2 is the popular powerful content extension for Joomla! with CCK-like features. Metropolis also comes with the K2 extension that is built to work with the responsive layout.


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