Quasar January 2010 Joomla Template
Quasar is the first Free / GPL template released by RocketTheme to be built with the new Gantry Framework 2.0, that made its initial debut with Dominion Jan 10. With Gantry, Quasar becomes a very powerful and feature rich template, on an almost comparable level with our Club Templates, in terms of functionality.
In conjunction with Gantry, the other features such as a CSS dropdown menu and 6 style variations, amongst many others, make Quasar a useful, diverse and functional free template, great for any purpose.
Features and Screenshots
- Free and GPL
- Gantry Framework 2.0
- RTL Support
- 6 Style Variations
- SEO Optimised Layout
- Custom Typography
- CSS Dropdown Menu
- 4 Module Variations
- 60 Module Positions
- FF3.5, Opera 9.6, Safari 4, IE6,7,8 Compatible
- W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional. W3C CSS 3 Valid
- Adobe Fireworks PNG source included
The most noticeable feature of Quasar is most certainly its incorporation of the new Gantry Framework. Gantry is, as a basic definition, A framework used for assembling, building and maintaining a RocketTheme template. It is an advanced platform for dramatically extending the capabilities of the entire theming system of Joomla.
Please visit the link below to find more details and referrals to more extension information on Gantry More Details...
CSS Dropdown Menu
Quasar is outfitted with custom styling for the Joomla main menu module. This styling, when the module is placed into the header positions, allows the menu to be transformed from a basic list to a dynamic, CSS dropdown menu. More Details...
Template side RTL support such as the module styling and typography. This is in conjunction with Gantry version 2.0's RTL support for the automatic flipping of the grid system.
If Joomla is set to RTL mode, in its language settings, the Quasar template will automatically adjust to its RTL layout. The modules will invert inside a row, such as showcase-a and showcase-f being in alternate locations; the various template elements such as the breadcrumbs and typography will also flip; and also the menu will adjust accordingly (ensure you are using the latest version of RokNavMenu however). More Details...
Installation - Joomla 1.5
Downloading the Template Files
To install the template, you need the following file:-
- Quasar Template (Standalone) rt_quasar_j15.tgz - This is the standalone template file that you use to install into Joomla.
There are other files that you may wish to download that accompany the release, but are not required for the template to work.
- Quasar Source PNG(s) quasar-sources.zip - This contains all the Adobe Fireworks PNG source files for the template, and if applicable, the logo font.
Install the Gantry Library
Download the Gantry Library and install it, go to Extensions → Install/Uninstall.
Next, browse for your gantry_joomla_framework.zip file that you downloaded and then click Upload File & Install.
Using the Joomla Installer
From the Menu in your Joomla Administrator, go to Extensions → Install/Uninstall.
Next, browse for your rt_ quasar_j15.tgz file that you downloaded and then click Upload File & Install.
Making Quasar the Default
Next, go to Extensions → Template Manager. Find rt_ quasar_j15 on the list of installed templates.
Select the radio button to the left and then click Default up in the top right corner. Quasar is now your default template.
Additionally, you can also edit the template's customization parameters by selecting this same radio button and clicking the "Edit" button in the top right corner.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a non-exhaustive changelog for the Quasar Template, inclusive of any alpha, beta, release candidate and final versions.