Refraction June 2009 Joomla Template
Refraction is a template to inspire and amaze. Utilising transparent overlays over professional and artistic background images produces staggering results, all matched with the perfect colour combination. Its easy to radically change the design with just an image and colour.
RokTwittie takes the centre stage in the June release providing a window into the world of twitter right in your Joomla website.
Features and Screenshots
- New: RokTwittie Module
- Core Joomla Overrides
- Transparent Design
- Admin-based Color Chooser
- RT Extension Styling
- Source Ordered Layout
- Multi-column Menu
- RokMoomenu, Suckerfish, Splitmenu menus
- 10 Preset Styles
- 28 Module Positions
- FF3, Opera 9.6, Safari 3, IE6,7,8 Compatible
- W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional. W3C CSS Valid
RokTwittie Module and even more Extensions!
The latest extension from RocketTheme provides a means to showcase various aspects of Twitter, from your tweets to profile information plus much more. The perfect addition to any site geared towards social networking. RokTwittie will be a great addition to your site.
The return of RokStories, RokNewsflash, RokAjaxsearch, RokTabs, RokNewspager are present in the template, all styled for perfect integration More Details...
Source Ordered Layout
Refraction continues the latest trend of SEO optimised templates. The layout of the template has been constructed differently to the norm. A typical Joomla template, in regards to the mainbody source, will load the left column first, then the right column and finally the main column (where your main articles are loaded). Refraction takes a different approach and loads the main column code before the left and right columns. Therefore, this template loads in this order: Header, Menu, Showcase, Main Column, Left Column, Right Column, Bottom, Footer. This is perfect for SEO purposes as the search crawlers will find your main content before your subsidiary content in your side columns. This is a major step forward and will improve your search engine results for your pages. More Details...
Get started using Refraction with a wide variety of written and video tutorials explaining installation, configuration, custom modules, and much more More Details...
Installation - Joomla 1.5
Downloading the Template Files
- Refraction Template (rt_refraction_j15.tgz) This file is the template package you will use to install Refraction into Joomla.
- Refraction Custom Extensions (refraction-extensions-j15.zip) This package contains each of the individual custom extensions included in the Refraction template release.
- Refraction Source PNGs (refraction-sources.zip) This package contains the Adobe Fireworks source PNGs for making modifications and customizations to the images in the template. You will need Adobe Fireworks image editing to fully utilize the Source PNG files.
Using the Joomla Installer
From the Menu in your Joomla Administrator, go to Extensions → Install/Uninstall.
Next, browse for your rt_ refraction_j15.tgz file you downloaded and then click Upload File & Install.
Making Refraction the Default
Next, go to Extensions → Template Manager. Find rt_ refraction_j15 on the list of installed templates.
Select the radio button to the left and then click Default up in the top right corner. Refraction 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 Refraction Template, inclusive of any alpha, beta, release candidate and final versions.