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Hot Homes

After successful installation of the Hot Homes template, there are few steps that you should perform in order to completely replicate our demo site. These steps are necessary because it’s not possible to copy Joomla! user accounts via quickstart installation (it’s unsafe). Also, the ReCaptcha plugin must be configured separately for each site.

Lazy Load Lightbox

Lazy Load script delays loading of images in web pages. This is especially useful if you have a lot of images on pages and if pages are long with a lot of contents. It makes the page load faster, reduce server load and saves bandwidth.

CSS Tutorials from Beginner to Pro

Web design is an important part of your online space, and it’s crucial that you remain at the top of your CSS game if you want to create a unique user experience. In this article, you’ll find a list of tutorials to benefit from, whether you’re a complete rookie, a pro, learning just for fun, or brushing up on your CSS skills.

YouTube Video in Joomla

This short tutorial explains a common question: How to insert a YouTube video in Joomla site. It's pretty straightforward and you can insert YouTube videos in both Joomla articles and custom HTML modules.

Font Awesome in Joomla

Almost all our templates (except the oldest ones) support Font Awesome icons, the most popular icon font in the world. We are writing this tutorial to explain how you can enable Font Awesome in any Joomla template and how to use the icons in your Joomla articles and custom HTML modules.

If you experience problem with VirtueMart when you try to send email (product purchase, ask a question button...), this solution might help you to fix this.

Content Box Model in CSS

Let’s dig a little bit deeper into the concept of understanding the content box model in CSS. This lesson is purely for beginners although you can remind yourself a few things if you would like to refine your skills in Cascading Style Sheet.

Filterable Content Boxes in Joomla

This tutorial explains how to create filterable content boxes in Joomla that we have on our Flat Joomla template. The boxes can be filled with any content and can be published as custom HTML modules or inserted into the Joomla articles.

Hot CV

Our template for December 2014 is Hot CV. It has some specific features and we will explain in this post more about those features. You will learn how to change the big slideshow, how to change styling of the featured articles and how to include modules in the articles.

Favicon of Joomla site in browser bar

Favicon of your website has the similar function as icon for programs you're using every day on your computer or for applications you're using on your mobile device. This is something that will help your visitors to remember and to recognize your site. Therefore, you can imagine how important the favicon should be for your website, which is, in this case, your brand, your product, your virtual office where you meet your clients.

sparky style designer

Since Mart 2012 when we published Hot Blankie, all following Joomla templates are developed using Sparky Framework. This is a piece of software that we are making and tweaking since then. All our experience in development of Joomla templates is embedded in this framework.

responsive web design

You have probably already heard about the responsive web design or about the responsive web sites and the responsive templates. Many people don't make any difference between the regular and the responsive web design. This is a new approach in web design, not because it uses some new or super modern techniques, but because it's needed today much more than it was needed in the past. On this page, we will explain why the responsive web sites are so popular these days.

Joomla modules are designed to work in module positions. However, many users requested to have the ability to use Joomla modules inside Joomla articles. For this purpose, Joomla comes with functionality to display module in content.

joomla page break default

Whenever you have too long pages, for better user experience, it's recommended to separate it to the several subpages. This feature exists in Joomla from the early days. It's performed by the Pagebreak plugin that comes with default Joomla installation. However, in the later Joomla versions it's enhanced and has more power. The options are "hidden" in the Plugin Manager and many Joomla users don't even know they exist.

google fonts

Google Web Fonts is a collection of fonts that you can use on your websites for free. There are several standard fonts that we use in web design that we all have installed on our computers. Those fonts are Arial, Verdana, Times New Roman, and a few more. You probably know that you can select any font in your CSS stylesheets just by entering its name. But beware, if your visitor doesn't have this font installed on his operating system, his browser will show one of the default fonts. As a result of this, your design may look broken on the visitor's browser.

joomla template styles

Joomla 1.6 and all later versions brought many improvement in Joomla's templating system. One of them is ability to have several styles (variants) of one template. For templates that comes without parameters or with just few of them, it's not important. However, for Joomla templates that count many parameters, it could be a nice feature.

joomla rtl support

We have upgraded all our Joomla templates and added a new feature - RTL (Right-to-Left) text support. If writing starts from the right side of the page, and continues to the left, then we can call this language RTL language. Languages that use this system are based on Arabic alphabet (Arabic, Persian...), Hebrew alphabet (Hebrew, Yiddish...), and many more.

mega menu example

This menu system allows you to show first, second and third menu levels at once and to show Joomla modules in drop-down panes.

Joomla Template Installation Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to install Joomla template on your existing Joomla 1.5 or 1.6 website. If you follow this method of template installation, it would not copy demo data. It will setup only template files on your site.