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The year 2014 in review: A look back for a meaningful time

Howdy friend,

A Merry Christmas has passed away then there are only a few hours left until the knocking of the new year. You have been by our side for a long time and you may find out that 2014 is a really meaningful year to ZooTemplate. So now is the high time to recollect highlight events in this year. Let gather up together then take pride in many big upshots we can achieve!

Joomla Template Collection

2014 is the year of many trendy responsive Joomla templates. We are more than happy to offer you well-designed and coded templates for multiple purposes. Feel free to have a quick look on all of them now!

ZT Cramos – If you are having a plan to start a website about Business, Photography, or Personal, ZT Cramos also help you make your work become better.

ZT Cramos

ZT Leena – ZT Leena is a simple, clean and lightning fast Joomla Template, comes with tons of great features, the ability to respond to the multiple of devices and also work seamlessly in many different browsers.

ZT Leena

ZT Zone – ZT Zone  supports fluid & boxed layouts through the admin options panel. With the boxed layout you can choose additional options such as custom background images, patterns and solid colors.

ZT Zone

 

ZT Melano – With this template, you will not be worried about high resolution displays or smartphones. As responsive Melano template will automatically resize at different resolutions.

ZT Melano

ZT Melanoshop – It has the latest technologies and trends and it can be used for a huge variety of online store: Gift, Jewelry, Fashion, Shoes… and much more.

ZT Melanoshop

ZT Colias – If you have an online store selling Fashion, Cosmetic, Wine, Jewelry, High-tech… or a business site, blogs or portfolio, this is the template for you.

ZT Colias

ZT Sportlive – ZT Sportlive is a very clean and professional responsive Joomla template ideal built for highlighting your business services and showing off your products.

ZT Sportlive

ZT Divas – This simple Joomla template is built with the latest and best web design standards. It comes with wide and boxed layout – both fully responsive and optimized for all devices and browsers.

ZT Divas

ZT Charity – As the name says, ZT Chairty Joomla template is a great choice for your charity, non-profit organization, foundation, education or any kind business website.

ZT Charity

ZT Smilax – This is fully responsive Joomla template meaning it will look perfect in any devices. No matter the type of site you need, for business, ecommerce, travel, real estate, photography, or even a wedding, this theme does it all.

ZT Smilax

 ZT Leo – ZooTemplate releases an amazing Joomla template called ZT Leo. It is suitable and marvelous for multiple purposes such as business websites, ecommerce store, unique portfolio, creative designers and photographers.

ZT Leo

ZT One – ZT One is designed in a clean and minimalistic style. It’s made with a lot of passion with a view to bringing you an amazing interface for your creative work: portfolio, online art gallery, image demonstration and so on.

ZT One

ZT Two – Similar to ZT One, Simplicity but attractive are the best words to describe ZT Two Joomla template.

ZT Two

ZT Three – ZT Three is a very first product of our new line of Joomla Template specified for websites which aim for supplying applications for SEO and Marketing.

ZT Three

ZT Four – If you are a person loving school, children or even kids site, ZT Four is a suitable choice for you.

ZT Four

Zo2 Framework and Updated Versions

Zo2 Framework and Updated Versions

At the beginning of this year, ZooTemplate has released ZO2 Framework for Joomla 3.x version 1.0. This is also the hello version of ZO2 Framework to the world. ZO2 is totally free so you can download, install or use it with no cost. ZO2 Framework is awesome responsive layout, which responds to the multiple of devices. So, your Joomla site will look great whatever it is being viewed in Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, or Mobile, and also work seamlessly in Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Up to now, ZO2 Framework has been updated to version 1.4.2 and here is the roadmap for this:

Of course, there are available documentations about ZO2 to help you deal with it much more effectively.

Joomla Extension Collection

Joomla Extension Collection

Almost all of our Joomla extensions have been carefully rebuilt in order to be capable with Joomla 3.x. Now you will not feel any difficulty to find out the most extensions for your Joomla 3.x site. Let have a check and get to know which extensions are in our hand.

Well, that is the best we can achieve throughout this year to support you to take care of your Joomla site. Have you missed anything? Please do not forget our Xmas and New Year Discount event – the last chance you should jump at to own most wanted items.

Now is the time to say goodbye to 2014 and warmly looking for the first days of 2015. We promise to try our best to make your dreams about high-quality products come true.
Happy new year and see you in 2015!

ZT Two Responsive Joomla Creative Template in Review

ZT Two was released by Zoo Template on the early days of this November. It is a responsive joomla creative template, which is specified for creative work, including: portfolio, online art gallery, image demonstration and so on. It is all of our pride and passion, was created with all love and talent that make it excellent and stand out from the others. It is both clear, smart and attractive with minimalistic style. For you can have a quick look and few experiences about it, let’s join these categories:

Home Page

At very first sight, you can see a unity of clear, but smart and realistic at the homepage. This Joomla template concentrates in simplicity and flat design, which enables the feeling of usable, slight and fast. Large layer slider with beautiful visual effects along with dynamic typography, off-canvas menu allow a fabulous page.

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Feature page and Shortcode Page

These two next page show you all detaills about the template’s features that can make your portfolio become more perfect than ever, including a great deal of HTML modules: Zt-footer and zt – right with popular tags. Besides, we also clarify amazing action 2.0, how CLI works to help you upgrade the quality of photos, tons of shortcode to make content for each site.

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Blog page

This page allows you to share all of blogs with images and information you know with dynamic typography and tons of font, many Fontawesome icons to update about the writer, time and reachness.

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Contact Page

When the website is your own portfolio, you want to share and connect with people, this separated page allows your users easily to contact to you.

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Portfolio page

It is an ideal place that you can showcase all of the most creative and artistic photos you got. It is an important and must have page in a portfolio. This page is showed by means of Tab that allows you to divide information into many seperate fields and work.  Moreover, ZT Tab is responsive, SEO optimize and very easy-using.

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About Page

It is where you can share all information about your project: what you do, who are your teammember and so on

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Easyblog Page

As blogging solution is always enjoyed, Easyblog page is an exciting place that maximize the interaction but with simplicity.

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Last but not least, ZT Two responsive joomla template is designed with the separation of pages and simplicity, however, it is compatible, convenient and inspire all of your visitors.

Therefore, if you like it or even suspect about all of these, try demo and connect us !

Comparison among Magento, Joomla and WordPress

Today, websites are important for practically all kinds of businesses as they try to make their presence felt in the competitive online market. But the good news is that now you don’t need the tricky HTML codes to create websites. You can build highly functional and smart websites with the help of Content Management Systems that have become the order of the day. When it comes to CMS, WordPress, Joomla and Magento are quite popular but before making your decision about choosing one it’s important to know more about them. Today, we meet Ramya Raju – a freelance writer/web designer from India again. She has an experience of about 8 years in content writing and has worked for top blogs and websites. Before she reviewed ZT One of ZooTemplate and today she continues to review us a blog “Comparison among Magento, Joomla and WordPress” so that all of us will have a general knowledge of 3 kinds of open sources.

An overview

WordPress

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WordPress came into being over a decade ago, in 2003 to be precise and has definitely found its takes among bloggers. But its application isn’t limited to blogs alone and with the help of plugins and setting tweaks, there is a lot you can achieve with it.

The good news is that it’s free, completely flexible and allows you to create cool looking websites without the need for any coding. When you want to change its look, you can simply download a new template to get the job done. You also get access to a large number of plugins that can handle several tasks for you without any hassle.

Joomla

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Joomla is an open course CMS that has myriad applications in today’s times; from creating personal blogs to websites for large scale organizations. With this platform too you can get your hands on several templates and third party extensions. In fact, this is where the strong Joomla community comes into play as it keeps adding several new extensions quite frequently.

While it gets you around the issue of coding, of course it’s not that simple to work with for beginners and new web developers. But you can still get a hang of using it and create top quality websites. 35 million downloads so far stand a testimony to that.

Magento

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Magento is an interesting open source Content Management System that is owned completely by E-commerce giant eBay. It is the most flexible platform used by world’s leading brands to power their business. In its previous avatar it was called Bento and you will find that it is a platform that has been designed to take care of the needs of online businesses. In fact it is tailor made to work well for ecommerce websites. You could have one or multiple websites; all you have to do is log in through a single portal, and can manage all of them.

Magento, the content management system is based on PHP and MySQL, which is compatible with Linux, requiring no investment in software licenses. According to the reports, a business of over $25 billion is processed over Magento, all over the world. Hence it’s not surprise that it’s considered to be one of the premier E-commerce platforms in the world today.

Now it is time for us to discover inside features of every open source, see its advantages and disadvantages. In this article it is divided it into 2 main points:

1. Advantages and disadvantages as CMS platform

2. Pros and Cons as E-commerce platform

A. Advantages and disadvantages as CMS platform

A.1 WordPress

WordPress is one of the best open sources and a platform meant for blogs. It is flexible enough to power fortune 500 company blogs as well as sporadically updated personal journals. Below we take a look at some advantages and disadvantages of WordPress

Advantages

  • Multiple Authors: WordPress was built from the ground-up to accommodate multiple authors – a crucial features any serious publication.
  • User-Friendly: WordPress is easy to use and highly intuitive even for first-time bloggers. You can drop a theme, add a few plugins and start blogging within minutes.
  • Huge Plugin Library: WordPress has hundreds of thousands of plugins for it
  • Strong SEO Capabilities: With plugins like All in One SEO, you can start blogging straight away without worrying about on-page SEO.
  • Easy Customization: Its system is designed for easy-customization. Anyone with a little grasp of HTML and CSS can customize WordPress themes to fit their needs.
  • Flexibility: WordPress can be made to do virtually anything- run an e-commerce store, host a video site, serve as a portfolio or work as a company blog-thanks to plugins and customized WordPress themes.

Disadvantages

  • Security: WordPress is often the target of hackers. The software itself isn’t very secure out of the box and you will have to install third-party plugins to boost your WordPress installation’s security.
  • Limited Design Options: Even though WordPress is infinitely customized, most WordPress installations still look like WordPress installations.
  • Incompatibility with Older Plugins: The WordPress team constantly releases new updates to fix security loopholes and patch problems. These updates are often incompatible with older plugins.
  • Limited Content Management Capabilities: WordPress was originally designed as a blogging platform. This has affected its ability to handle large amounts of content.

A.2 Joomla

Joomla was launched in 2005 and is a platform that is based on model view controller. About CMS Solutions, Joomla has both advantages and disadvantages that every webmaster can’t miss.

Advantages

  • User-Friendly: Joomla is relatively easy to use. Those new to publishing will find it UI polished, flexible and powerful, although there is still a slight learning curve involved in figuring everything out.
  • Strong Developer Community: Like other open sources, Joomla also has a strong developer community. It is compatible with a ton of free to use, open source plugins.
  • Extension Variability: Joomla extensions are divided into five categories – components, plugins, templates, modules and languages. Each of these differs in function, power and capability.
  • Strong Content Management Capabilities: Joomla was original designed as an enterprise-grade CMS. This makes it far more capable at handling a large volume of articles than WordPress.
  • Strong SEO capabilities: You will also find that it’s easy to customize and has SEO attributes that have huge benefits for you in the long run.

Disadvantages

  • Lacks SEO Capabilities: Joomla lacks SEO Capabilities, so if you want to your website SEO good, you need a ton of work to get to the same level of search engine friendliness or hire a SEO expert.
  • Limited ACL Support: ACL (Access Control List) refers to a list of permissions that can be granted to specific users for specific pages. ACL is a vital component of any enterprise-grade CMS solution. ACL support is still limited and make it unsuitable for enterprise customers.
  • Lack of comment system: Joomla hasn’t had comment system, so if you want it, you have to set up other extensions.

A.3 Magento

Although Magento doesn’t have much strength about CMS platform as Joomla and WordPress, it also exist some both advantages and disadvantages that we need to differentiate from others.

Advantages

  • It is a sophisticated content management system. The WYSIWYG editor facilitates shop owners to build content rich and multiple version of a web page
  • A multitude of additional modules that can be installed and helps customize a virtual store in an incredible way.
  • It is also Mobile friendly as the apps allow store integration across multiple devices to work efficiently on smartphones, ipad, Notebook, etc..;
  • It is well built and strong in terms of security and stability
  • Magento also has SEO attributes that work well for your site.

Disadvantages

However, Magento also has some disadvantages you need to pay attention:

  • Normally Magento controls pages and it only creates simple pages such as About us, Terms of uses, Contact us or Copyright. If you want to develop blogs, you have to set up extensions. It is a disadvantage about CMS of Magento.
  • Being Magento a very robust system to run properly also requires a more robust server, large disk space and memory which is usually available in VPS, Dedicated Server or Cloud Server
  • The most negative aspect I see in Magento, is that even if you meet the requirements of robustness server, there is still a risk of the system being slow depending on the database which may affect your search engine rankings as page loading speed is one of the most important factor of Google algorithm.

B. Pros and Cons as E-commerce platforms

B.1 Magento

Advantages

Magento is one of the leaders among E-commerce solutions, its usage and industry distribution is really great. Saying about Advantages of Magento about E-commerce platform, it has too many benefits.

  • Magento is the best open source as E-commerce platform compared Joomla and WordPress.
  • It has many outstanding functions that are suitable for building large and complicated websites: social login options, high security a powerful community forum.
  • Have the best and most advanced features that a system of E-commerce can offer
  • Filtering products in categories
  • One-page checkout capability and extensive shipping options
  • Granular access control to assign a particular level of permission to users.
  • Ability to incorporate multiple payment options on your store, in order to facilitate the ease of payment for each and every visitor based on their preferred payment gateway
  • To be a server running on a separate system, the information of your online store, record of customers, products, orders and transactions are completely private, with no third party access.

Disadvantages

  • Though being an Open Source system it offers you the liberty of customization, however possess a high standard of structured programming, based on Zend framework. Simultaneously, in order to incorporate complicated customizations, you need a more complex and heavy layered coding for which you might need to hire a professional.
  • If you think about developing your online store in Magento or servicing within your organization through a PHP programmer, the system has a very long learning curve compared to other open source systems, although based on PHP programming, given the complexity of the system
  • Plugins and extensions are often costly

B.2 Joomla

Advantages

  • Joomla has gained popularity among those who want to set up E-commerce websites primarily because it is a reasonable option, especially when it comes to adding additional features.
  • This platform is also very simple to get started because installation is quite straightforward and not too complicated.
  • A strong and loyal Joomla community often comes to your rescue and the user friendly interface is an added bonus.
  • Comparatively little costs for development and maintenance
  • Rather straightforward to work with in terms f tweaking

Disadvantages

  • Installing and managing the “friendly” URLs do take a lot of configurations
  • Customize requires knowledge of website design and development.
  • It is similar to WordPress, E-commerce is not available on Joomla. Therefore, if you want to build E-commerce website, you have to set up extensions.
  • It is only suitable for developing medium and small E-commerce websites.

B.3 WordPress

Advantages

  • It was a platform mainly used for blogs and has advantages far as content creations goes.
  • These plugins can be smartly used to ensure that a blog is turned into an E-commerce website.
  • You can ensure their functionality without too much hassle.

Disadvantages

  • E- commerce is not available on WordPress, so we generally use Woocommerce – an e-commerce add on to WordPress to build our e-commerce websites.
  • It is only suitable for building medium and small E-commerce websites

Here I will show you a detailed comparison table about the features of Magento,Joomla and WordPress

Magento vs Joomla vs WordPress

Magento Joomla WordPress
General
History 2008 2005 2003
 Architecture Model-View-Controller(MVC) Model-View-Controller (MVC)  Event-driven architecture
Versions

1.0,1.5,1.6,1.7,1.9

 

1.0,1.5,1.6,1.7,

2.5,3.0,3.1,3.2,

 

0.7,1.2,1.5,2.0,2.1,2.2

2.3,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,2.9

3.0,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5

Open source 100% 100% 100%
Functionality
Installation and set up difficulty level Difficult Medium Easy
Customization level Hard Requires effort but not hard as Magento Highly Simple
Maintenance Requires pro efforts Requires minimal efforts Requires no effects
Learning curve Tough Easier Easiest
Performance
As CMS platform Good Better Best
As Ecommerce platform Best Better Good
Stability High Moderate Low
SEO Optimized 100% 100% 100%
Vulnerable to attacks Hardly Occasionally Frequently
Others
Community and Support Excellent Great Awesome
2013 insight for online business Highly recommended Recommended Hardly recommended

 

To sum up, we have provided the whole of general knowledge about 3 kinds of open sources, which one is the best for your platform? If you can find other interesting comparison, don’t hesitate to share with us. Hope that this blog will be helpful with anyone who is wondering in choosing a kind of framework to build website.

ZooTemplate would like to say faithful thanks to Ramya Raju for reviewing a great blog like so. She gave us much useful and practical information. If you have any stories about ZooTemplate products, please share them with your customers.

Especially if you have any questions about Ramya Raju, please contact her to get more information

Ramya Raju

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E-mail id: ramyaraju896@gmail.com

Website: http://www.colorcharacter.com/uk/

The Principles making Flat Design remain its throne in 2015

Thanks to the multi-billion dollar marketing campaign of Microsoft Co. ,Flat Design has claimed its throne worldwide in the new era of Web designing since the massive success of Windows 8 (UI). Designer and Developers are becoming familiar with this utilirian style design web. For instance, almost Joomla templates or wordpress themes of ZooTemplate and RiverTheme are released with such design style not to mention supported widely by our members. This probably means that, Flat Design itself must have its own principles which appears to be pretty impressive and attractive to users, on the utilitarian ground.

Below is a little review on those principle to make it clearer about the attraction of this new trend.

Absence of depth

This two-dimensional style has offically put an end to the era of depth web design. The absence of depth is caused by the turning away from the use of drop shadows, strokes or other regular design elements used in Skeuomorphistic design, where images are made to imitate the shape, color and the utilization of a real – word object. Flat Design focuses on the simplification of images without adding any shadows or gradient or strokes to the objects to make real-world visual effects. We could bring back a prime example of Apple to compare the difference of depth between Flat Design and intricate Design which is the revolution from IO6 to IOS 7.

 

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While IOS 6 have a strongly intricate style of design where every objects is illustrated carefully with visual effects not to mention the use of 3d computer-generated images, the use of gradients, textures, strokes, bevels, for these and other reason, IOS 6 bring to Iphone a very realistic, flashy but complex look to Iphone 4S;  IOS 7 is revolutionised with two-dimensional style which gets rid of any 3D elements design, use more basic colors. The depth is offically dropped out to create a more simple but modern look to Iphone 5 and the following series of this products.

Use of simple elements

Like mentioning above, Flat design get rids of 3D elements or drop shadow, strokes, this also means that the designers have to  use many simple user interface elements, such as buttons and icons. Designers often stick to basic shapes, such as rectangles, circles or squares and allow each shape to stand alone. The purpose of such simple shapes is to make it easier to click and tap. Even the users who are not familiar with the devices could figure out what icon for what functions without any in-design explaination just by recognizing the icons or button. For examlpe, by judging the gears icon, we could figure out its is the Setting menu. The simpler it is, the easier for us to use.

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However, Never mistake Simple elements with simple design. Because simple element is only the materials to serve the purpose of easy-using for users, to code or to create such style needs a lot of effort and creativity like any other complex design as well.

Typography focusing

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Because the absence of depth and complex visual effect, typographies step up to take a very important role in flat designs to create its attractive looks. Using typographies wisely adds style even only with natural  texts and gives you a reader-friendly interface. The secrets is to use crisp and clear font texts with shorter messages and chromatically placed with color and shapes. Forget about the  highly embellished font on the grounds that it would be ridiculously odd when putting in a super-simple overview. A very simple fonts such as sans serif or Calibry would bring stunning efficience. However, it does not mean that you can not go gold with novelty fonts, a little touch of extraordinary elements could create more artistic look. Just always bear in mind that, never go too much on that because in Flat Design there is a number rule: Less is more

Colors is important key

It could be considered that colors is one of the most essential elements to bring Flat design to life. Due to the simplicification of style,  a wide range of secondary colors would be needed to embellish the outlook. Color palettes for flat design projects often contain many more hues as well. While most color palettes focus on two or three colors at most, flat design palettes may use six to eight colors equally.  It is not difficult to recognize that colors decorated in such design usualy come in brighter shades than those in other sites. But it would be not wise to use too much bright colors such as yellow or neon yellow green, purple or bright orange, because it would turn the whole site into an exhibition of glares which you would not want. Thus, It it recommended to use candy colours which is more aesthetical and cuter.

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You could find this prime example for that in our ZooTemplate with plenty of bright responsive Joomla templates.

Minimalism Approach

 

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The key to success of Flat design is that it is save a lot of space to let your work centerstaged and its minimalist is the art of de-cluttering your pages. It  is simple by nature and works well with an overall minimalist design approach. The suggestion when using flat design is to make it to its most potential by avoiding too many bells or whistles in the overall site. Leave empty space to give padding or breathing room for your texts and suggests a typographical peace.

In conlusions, As simple as it look, Flat Design is still a huge breakthroug of creativity designing work which gives the priority to users utilization. This style of design has started a new era of cleaner, fresher and more modern websites or device interfaces. It is your turn to try your own style, experience it with us here in ZooTemplate and give us feedback. It is always nice to receive your comments!

Go wild and go Flat!

Zootemplate supports Easy Blog!- An awesome blogging tool from Stackideas

A plenty of blogging extensions from ZooTemplate have been used. Then, up to now, we have received a large number of feedbacks from users during the period of using. We strongly confirm that one of outstanding extensions which suits best for blogger when logging in website is Easyblog. Easyblog is a wonderful product developed by our friendly partner: Stackideas. In order to provide you an overlook at Easyblog, some short review is available bellow.

The reason why Easyblog received many good feedbacks is …

Friendly interface

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When writing a new article in Joomla, bloggers will not feel bored with a carefully crafted interface anymore. You can see immediately a big image expanded through screen on the top of page. The layout becomes more eye-catching. On the top of each picture, some toolbars are shown respectively: Home, categories, tags, blogger, team blogs. Each tool keeps a specific function to satisfy the demand of users at the most convenient.

  • Home: Where you can find all blog posts throughout the sites
  • Categories: Displays a list of categories from that blog
  • Tags: Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog
  • Bloggers: Search for favorite bloggers from the site
  • Team blog: Helps you to find fast your favorite blog here.

Clear and impressive content

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The content of writing has a clear and impressive texture. Could you image that how the writers can attract viewers? Of course, the answer must be that your blog need to be eye-catching. Easyblog features a minimalist but modern design so you can be ensured that your posts will be arranged rationally.

Social network integrated

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As you can see, at the end of each article, many social buttons are reasonably added at the right-hand corner. This provides an effective way for you to share whatever you like through a lot of social media such as Facebook, Gmail, Instagram, Twitter…

Important short-cuts added

Especially, the Easyblog developers have added important short-cuts. Therefore, some different useful information about author’s profile, more posts from this author or subscribe to updates form author will also be provided. Some related posts with outstanding featured image are always appeared in balance. Therefore, it’s not difficult for users to have any necessary knowledge to take more deeply understanding.

Important short-cuts added

More interesting…

The most amazing news we would like to inform is that on the 13th Octorber 2014, the first birthday of Easysocial was celebrated. Taking this opportunity, tending to express a huge thank to potential customers and welcome warmly new members to the Easysocial family, Stackideas gave out a 20% discount code to both new and renewal purchases. Especially, customers of ZooTemplate always receive 20% discount when buying extension. Let’s say Happy birthday to Easysocial again.

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For all the above great features, why don’t you experience it and enjoy its excellence? Surely with users’ experiences before, you are believable to use it. Now, let’s take a maverlous gift from Easyblog Extension.

Thank you for your time taking on my blog. All of your responses are welcomed so drop some comments to let us know how you think about this issue. We are more than happy to hear from you!

Joomla Template Design Trends in 2015

As you can see, the end of 2014 is coming nearer and nearer. We need to make up our own plan for 2015 and this is the perfect time for us to predict amazing trends for the next year. If you are curious about the new appearance of Joomla Templates 2015, let find out them in this article.

So what are Joomla Template Design Trends in 2015?

The outbreak of Flat Design

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For those who have no idea about ‘Flat Design’, the term is a minimalistic design style that focuses on usability, makes characters turn up as if they are lifting off the page. It features clean, open space, bright colors and illustrations. As you can see, 2014 is the year of Flat Design and it receives a ton of nice feedbacks from all users. Is Flat Design continuously successful in 2015?

Right, 2015 will be called ‘The outbreak of flat design’. So say goodbye to old shadows, out-of-date textures and so on, the template interface will become much more attractive with neat flat designs. The talented designers would like to construct elements appearing on flat screens, especially when hand-held devices are being adopted more and more. We predict that ‘Flat Design’ continues to be a hot trend and improves dramatically in 2015.

Responsive Web Design

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At present, hand-held devices are becoming must-have items of anyone. We use our smartphones to keep in touch, listen to music and of course, surf the net. Therefore, it seems so interesting if your website can appear probably well on every screen size. The number of mobile user is increasing monthly and soon becomes the majority in so there is not any reasons why ‘Responsive Design’ does not become a design trend in 2015.

While many companies still run a dedicated mobile website along with a regular web font, we predict that responsive websites will take over. That seems much more time-saving and impressive. The trend has a great amount of marketing potential and designers are shifting traditional websites to responsive websites.

The expansion of Typography art

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Times New Roman or Arial used to be the most favorite fonts but now designers are fed up with boring old fonts like this. Next year, Typography is on the fast track toward the main stream seriously.

Now high-quality fonts are very affordable to purchase so every company, including the small business owners no longer hesitate to have them to complete their font sets – one of the most important marketing materials. In 2015, designers tend to prefer bigger size than ever then mix and match is proved to be enjoyable. That is the reason why the dynamic Typography can support you the most to build up your responsive site interface – performing brightly on every screen. We predict that Typography will be the most favorite font in 2015.

Less text

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Joomla templates have never had much text and now they seem to have less text than ever before. With a view to making the content more attractive, designers tend to prefer imagery such as icon, info graphics… instead of a website that’s full of text.

As you can see, some sites have no visible text and instead rely on images and icons to carry information to the users: portfolio websites and e-commerce website. Colorful images will make your website more eye-catching, with which people can help from falling in love. In the century of internet, it is very important when your websites are notable to visitors. This fact makes us strongly believe that Less Text will become one of the most effective methods in the following year.

Browser compatibility

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Today, a lot of new browsers have been released so people can have many choices to pick one and install it to their devices. That is the reason why templates need not only responsive design but also browser compatibility. Make sure your website can display well on different browsers.

One more thing: There are many users who never concern about updating their browsers so it is a pity if your website can not apply to the old version.  Try them many times on many other browsers to make sure your website will always be fabulous.

In order to support you build up the next plan, we are very pleased to give out our prediction about Joomla Design Trends in 2015. We hope this article can help you a lot. Then if you have something to share, please let us know by leaving some comments bellow. It is our pleasure to hear from you!

ZT One

Today, ZooTemplate club is so proud to introduce a new released responsive Joomla agency template, named ZT One. ZT ONE designed in a clean and minimalistic style. It’s made with a lot of passion with a view to bringing you an amazing interface for your creative work: portfolio, online art gallery, image demonstration and so on.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ZT One is built on Zo2 Framework with a very clear homepage and stunning effects. Our talented designers have built this simple template with the latest web design trend, consisting of powerful features: full responsive design, mega menu, drag & drop layout and more. It just takes some mouse click to set the colors, change background styles, apply fonts and create layouts. With ZT One template, building a professional website never becomes so easy before.

Not end yet, great Easyblog extension will support you the most to blog anything from almost anywhere without logging in your Joomla backend and it is always ready to be published.

Simple, minimalistic, attractive and creative are the best words to describe ZT One Joomla template. So don’t hesitate anymore, play around the demo and make a decision for a new appearance of your website with this nice ZT One template.

It comes with many features

Many awesome features!

Responsive Web Design

The template is a fully responsive template, which means it adapts to the screen resolution of the device it is being viewed on. Your website will be equally usable and good-looking whether it is being viewed on large monitors, laptops, tablet devices, and smartphones.

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ZO2 Framework

ZO2 Framework

ZO2 Framework is a free, open-source, highly extensible, search-engine optimized Joomla Templates Framework featuring responsive web design, twitter bootstrap framework, styling for popular extensions, and a whole community behind it. Zo2 Framework comes with Drag & Drop Layout Builder which allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster than traditional ways.

Drag & Drop Layout Builder

Create your own custom layout with no coding experience by using Drag & Drop Layout Builder. It allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster than traditional ways.

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Supports EasyBlog Extension

Supports EasyBlog Extension

Blogging is one of the most important part of any online business. If you haven’t paid attention to your blog section, you should start now. EasyBlog component enables you to blog anything from almost anywhere without logging into your Joomla backend and still be able to publish it. Easy, Fast and Efficient!

FontAwesome Icons Integration

FontAwesome Icons gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS. Scalable vector graphics means every icon looks awesome at any size.

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Bootstrap HTML5 & CSSe animation

HTML5 & CSS3 Animations

HTML 5 ensures web experience and visualization quality that benefits from rich markup and compatibility. With Bootstrap and LESS- the Dynamic Stylesheet language, you can standardize your grid, typography, and modules with less efforts. All are built in theme framework at core.

Boxed & Wide Layouts

One mouse click and you will change the layout from Wide to boxed. This can be done from theme admin panel. Boxed layout has additional options to manage background colors, patents, images…

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SEO ready

SEO Ready

Built with SEO in mind, the template is optimized for on-screen SEO and incorporates the best practices for optimizing page load speed. Works great with most of SEO Extensions which will boost your organic rank within in the search engines.

Cross-Browser Support

ZT Cramos looks great on the browsers people use: IE8, IE9, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Mobile Safari, the Android Browser and Chrome for Android.

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Choosing Your Fonts & Colors

  • Over 600 fonts offered
  • Unlimited combinations of colors
  • Background Images – You could also upload background images on per section bases instead of solid background color if you wish.

Tons of Shortcodes

We carefully handcrafted this joomla template with a strong focus on typography, usability and overall user-experience. ZT Cramos delivers the shortcodes you need in spades, letting you quickly and easily put together great content and sharp layouts.

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Making an online store with ZT Divas joomla template

In the expansion of internet, an online store is the essential part of a business regardless of your business size. You can see that a suitable website can help your business blossom. In case you are not a professional site builder, choosing a Joomla template is so suggestible. I have tried a few ecommerce Joomla  templates then I am more than happy to introduce ZT Divas.

 

Why is ZT Divas chosen?

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ZT Divas is one of the most popular Joomla templates which comes from ZooTemplate. Talented builders there determined to build a super responsive multi-purpose Joomla template designed for highlighting your business services and showing off your portfolio or products then ZT Divas was born. It will properly meet demand the best if you are planning to make an online store selling fashion, cosmetic, wine, high-tech… or even a business, agency, blog or portfolio. The first time I look at this template, I have fallen in love with its clean and modern interface.

Now you can enjoy the live demo and find out its gems.

16 other home pages to choose

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That how your sites look can represent your business so if you want to impress your customers with the profession and luxury, you should find a theme like that. The traditional sometimes seems so boring so why don’t you think out of the box and choose a modern theme. You can put you main category list in the spotlight with a large slideshow. Therefore, the visitors can have an overview about you site at first and go directly to any category they want

This template consists of 16 different homepages, 5 of which are designed especially for online shops. You can easily choose the most suitable homepage for your store just by some clicks. Very Up-to-date and time-saving!

Responsive adaptation

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The revenue from mobile ecommerce is increasing dramatically these days so mobile-ready is a must-have feature. ZT Divas is able to automatically adapt to any screen sizes from desktops to smartphones.

With a fully responsive Jooma template, your site can perform on any screens as smooth as on the table desktop.

Another thing I want to tell you is that ZT Divas has off-canvas menu when you site perform on small screen to support your visitors to access different part of your site at the most comfortable.

Smart Boxed & Wide Layouts

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One mouse click and you will change the layout from wide to boxed and vice versa. You can do this in theme admin panel then your site is always rationally arranged. Oops, one more thing, Boxed layouts has some additional options to personalize your background colors, patents, images and so on.

Supported easyblog and JoomShopping extension

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If you want your business grow up, please pay attention to your blog. You know that product categories are not enough to show off what you have got to your customer. A successful e-commerce website has a high engagement in which customers keep coming back to the site.

EasyBlog component enables you to blog anything from almost anywhere without logging into your Joomla backend and still be able to publish it! Blog will become the wonderful place where your customers can give out your product review and you can share small interesting tips with them. You and your customers will be closer together – One of the most important thing if you want to have a successful online store.

Not yet end, Divas Joomla template integrated JoomShopping extension to allow you to upload your products free so easily.

Besides, ZT Divas still consist of FontAwesome Icons Integration, HTML5 & CSS3 Animations, Cross-Browser Support, Tons of Shortcodes – making you create your own site so easily.

In conclusion

Modern in design, strong in functions along with a wide range of Joomla extensions, responsive Joomla template ZT Divas is a stunning makeover for your online store. Should you be interested, play around the demo and check it yourself. Of course, do not forget to share with us your experience!

We are very pleased to listen to you!

Top 12 NGO Charity Church Joomla templates

Nowadays, a lot of underprivileged people need for food, money and health-care. So,non-profit organizations help in raising funds and donations is becoming more and more important. They can collect the helpings by many ways and online charity is an essential means in the century of technology. Many Charity responsive Joomla Templates now pay attention to their website interface. Building a website is not everything but an unique and eye-catching one helps organizations to impress the donators better.

There is a great number of Joomla Templates available online but find a useful one is not easy. Today, we have gathered 5 most useful templates for your websites. Thank to them, you can build your professional website by yourselves then save money for other charity activities.

Here’s list of Top 12 Charity Joomla templates. You can enjoy the demo by clicking on the button before deciding to download it.

Hope for kids

Give your charity/non-profit Joomla powered website a special definition with Hope for kids- charity joomla template designed in beautiful pattern and pleasing sliders, multiple widgets to support a good cause.

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ZT Charity

Happy to introduce ZT Charity from Zootemplate, one of the most downloaded Joomla Charity templates offers a unique design with a combination of rich and earthy tones perfect for any charity, Non Government Organization (NGO) and Healthcare related website. This simple responsive Joomla template of Zootemplate offers more than a basic Joomla offering a rich and elegant design within an easily customizable Zo2 framework.

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OnceCause

OnceCause is a premium charity & non-profit template built on Joomla 3 CMS. With flexible layout and beautiful design, OnceCause gives your website visitors another reason to visit and stay longer on your charity project. And the most important thing is to make their job easier to donate for your cause.

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Charity.co

This charity Joomla template is for Churches, Non-profits and Charity Organizations packed with beautiful design and a lot of good Joomla extensions. This theme is integrated with Google maps and features sticky icon, lightbox enhanced feature, elegant sliders with small thumbnails below and filterable portfolio. It enhances the presentation of the goals of the organization in a precise and prominent manner enhancing the fund raising campaign as well.

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Children Charity

Children charity- Charity Joomla template brings your charity’s main idea to the light to get support and assistance from its targeted audience, the more people know about your charity, the better you receive supports that you can provide to those who are in need.

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The Church

The Church is a great Church & Charity Joomla Template to choose for many reasons. ICAGENDA Event Management System from this templates display all of events along with available details of each one. In addition, Phoca Gallery plug-in provides your visitors an amazing portfolio because of the preview feature.

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Hope

Hope Joomla templates designed will bring awareness to the public regarding any particular Charities which are intended to make benefits for the victim or any circumstances. Share the beauty of your charity organization with Hope template.

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Lifeline NGO and Charity Responsive HTML Template

Lifeline Joomla Template that is a clean, high quality, strongly flexible was designed beautifully to be reasonable for Non Government and charity non-profit organization. Lifeline has six unique homepage layouts that make to suit best the advance requirements of your NGO website template. Specially, with latest search engine friendly parameters, you own more professional sites to help so much for your raising-funds target.

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Vina World II – Free charity and Nonprofit Joomla Template

Vina World II is a free charity & non- profit Joomla Template built on Joomla 3 CMS. It highly recommended for any business, photography or corporate company looking for a clean and minimal design. In additional, Vina World II has tons of shortcodes, rich administration features such as logo settings, layout builder, mega menu, unlimited fonts control,…All make a outstanding and special website for your highly appreciate charity goal.
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HELP – NGO HTML Template

This is an HTML Joomla Template which designed especially for all NGO’s and business organizations. Thank to plenty of outstanding features such as PDS files or documentation included Valid HTML 5 Strict and CSS, Multi level Dropdown Menu…Moreover, quality source code nicely formatted and commented to make editing this template as easy as possible.

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Advocate – A Nonprofit Responsive HTML template

A responsive HTML Joomla Template, this is a reasonable and ideal choice to suit best for nonprofits organization, activists and political campaigns. Packing with beautiful , flexible design and a range of useful features create a more impressive template for your raising-fund target.

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ICARE – Nonprofit fundraising HTML template

ICARE is one of the most wonderful solutions for Nonprofit, Charity or Fundraising website built on top of bootstrap 3 the template offers a creative method with stunning design and code best practices in mind.
With our exclusive style divided into modules you can change and alter every section of the website with very little effort. Try on it and explore ICARE for your next design level.

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After looking at templates above, you can see that all of those have a highlight slide show and news modules. The full-width slideshow give you the place to put your important images, messages, videos and so on. All of the slideshows have hover effect and become more eye-catching. They are most suitable when you want your visitors pay their attention to what’s on.
Not only the slideshow, website’s interfaces have large news modules arranged rationally and neatly as well. Visitors can both read the latest news and find the older news in category.
So, builders, above features are essential part of your website if you want to run an effective charity trust.
These best templates will help you to create a sense of responsibility and sincerity among the general masses and make them realize their duties towards the society so that they can contribute selflessly for the betterment of the world. Well, choose your favorite template from our exquisite collection of 5 best templates for charitable trusts and design a fabulous website for your non-profit organization.
We are welcome all of your valuable reviews and suggestions. So please share with us just by commenting in the box below.
We hope to give you a hand for a better world!

ZT Leo

A busy August comes to a close, as we welcome September! As a gift for this event, ZooTemplate releases an amazing Joomla template called ZT Leo. It is suitable and marvelous for multiple purposes such as business websites, ecommerce store, unique portfolio, creative designers and photographers. ZT Leo is designed with a variety of colors, attractive layouts and impressive displays of images. Especially, you don’t feel worried about transfiguration of the website because this Joomla template has a responsive web design, which means that it can be compatible on all devices from a large monitor to tablets and smartphones…

What’s more? Built in a very powerful Zo2 Framework, our new responsive Joomla template ZT Leo owns extremely powerful features. You can customize your template from head to toe with tons of fonts, different changeable background & preset style, and create new pages for your Joomla site a lot easier with Drag & Drop Layout Builder. When experiencing this template, you will have the opportunity to customize your site in the perfect ways. Even if you only have a limited knowledge of CSS and HTML, you can tweak Zo2 and create an awesome and unique design. It is more excellent when ZT Leo uses admin panel, ZT Layer Slider extension, Mega Menus, Layout Builder, custom background & logo options and very many other outstanding features.

Not yet the end, ZT Leo has great EasyBlog extension supported, this template now helps you make that blog of yours super beautiful and attractive. For all the above powerful functions and features, why don’t you choose ZT-Leo and enjoy its excellence? Hurry up and discover the behind miracle, surely we don’t make you disappointed.

It comes with many features

Many awesome features!

Responsive Web Design

The template is a fully responsive template, which means it adapts to the screen resolution of the device it is being viewed on. Your website will be equally usable and good-looking whether it is being viewed on large monitors, laptops, tablet devices, and smartphones.

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ZO2 Framework

ZO2 Framework

ZO2 Framework is a free, open-source, highly extensible, search-engine optimized Joomla Templates Framework featuring responsive web design, twitter bootstrap framework, styling for popular extensions, and a whole community behind it. Zo2 Framework comes with Drag & Drop Layout Builder which allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster than traditional ways.

Drag & Drop Layout Builder

Create your own custom layout with no coding experience by using Drag & Drop Layout Builder. It allows you to create any number of stunning and unique layouts up to 5x faster than traditional ways.

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Supports EasyBlog Extension

Supports EasyBlog Extension

Blogging is one of the most important part of any online business. If you haven’t paid attention to your blog section, you should start now. EasyBlog component enables you to blog anything from almost anywhere without logging into your Joomla backend and still be able to publish it. Easy, Fast and Efficient!

FontAwesome Icons Integration

FontAwesome Icons gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS. Scalable vector graphics means every icon looks awesome at any size.

FontAwesomeIcon Integration
Bootstrap HTML5 & CSSe animation

HTML5 & CSS3 Animations

HTML 5 ensures web experience and visualization quality that benefits from rich markup and compatibility. With Bootstrap and LESS- the Dynamic Stylesheet language, you can standardize your grid, typography, and modules with less efforts. All are built in theme framework at core.

Boxed & Wide Layouts

One mouse click and you will change the layout from Wide to boxed. This can be done from theme admin panel. Boxed layout has additional options to manage background colors, patents, images…

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SEO ready

SEO Ready

Built with SEO in mind, the template is optimized for on-screen SEO and incorporates the best practices for optimizing page load speed. Works great with most of SEO Extensions which will boost your organic rank within in the search engines.

Cross-Browser Support

ZT Cramos looks great on the browsers people use: IE8, IE9, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Mobile Safari, the Android Browser and Chrome for Android.

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Google Font

Choosing Your Fonts & Colors

  • Over 600 fonts offered
  • Unlimited combinations of colors
  • Background Images – You could also upload background images on per section bases instead of solid background color if you wish.

Tons of Shortcodes

We carefully handcrafted this joomla template with a strong focus on typography, usability and overall user-experience. ZT Cramos delivers the shortcodes you need in spades, letting you quickly and easily put together great content and sharp layouts.

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Top 6 Best Sport & Fitness Joomla Templates in 2014

When the more the society develop strongly, the more concerns about health care services will be considered. Many people want to look for the best things taking care of healthy of them and their family. Using your own online website to introduce a range type of goods and services that you supply for this demand same as clothes, shoes, foods… is also very necessary and useful

Joomla Template is a wonderful platform for providing an online sports and fitness website by its free and open source. Of course, there are some fantastic Joomla templates suitable for your goal when you want to build an impressive and professional website layout without hiring an expensive website designer.

Let’s discover immediately together some outstanding Top 6 best Sport and Fitness Joomla Template in 2014 below to have a background of a range of specific features about each template.

Vina Fitness II

Vina Fitness is a responsive Joomla Template suitable for Health clubs, sport clubs Gyms and Trainers. Be easy to use and customize make it available for every screen on smart phones, tablet as well as laptops and desktop displays. With four presets, unlimited color styles and including the amazing Joomla Extensions, Vina Fitness will be adapted sensitively whether you’re a Joomla profession or a beginner with no coding skills.

Vina Fitness II is the upgraded version of Vina Fitness for Joomla 3 with many new features such as: Responsive Layout, HTML5 Base Template, support RTL languages …now check it out and take it.

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TF Equip

Equip is a great responsive Joomla template designed for any team, Sports, Gym and Fitness enthusiast or personal trainer. It is built on Joomla 2.5 and is packed with extensions in the quick start package. It concludes over a fifteen joomla extensions and boasts over 50 module positions. Seven official colors for you to choose will create an eye-catching and impressive layout: Red, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, Yellow.

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ZT Sportlive

This great Joomla template was created especially for sport club, fitness center, spa or any event. It has a simple design with a fullscreen slider as homepage.ZT Sportlive Responsive Joomla template  is a impressive product of ZooTemplate – based on a powerful template framework named Zo2 Framework make it easy to use backend with unlimited selection of color, dozens of customization, hundreds of amazing fonts and plenty of useful and outstanding features which lead visitors be impressive, visually and conveniently such as responsive web design, SEO ready, drop and drag layout builder…  Thank to that, your website interface will be attracted more considerable. Now, try it on immediately and take your Fitness center  to next level with this great responsive Joomla template.

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Big Sport Joomla Template

This Joomla template amazes with originality of design and deep basketball attachment. The slider has gray background: the big fonts are multicolored and combined with the illustrations depicting a basketball-player in a pretty artistic NBA-style manner. The content area exudes with its extra acid orange like a bright element of basketball uniform. Open the stars with this outstanding template.

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Bodybuilding Joomla Template

Perfect Body Joomla template is a responsive Joomla template suitable for fitness gyms and related businesses with the aim of creating visibility using an online platform. It has a simple and clean layout with amazing features including blogging page, contact form, transitioning slider, HTML5, CSS3, browser compatibility, customizable Admin panel and social media widgets for networking.

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Young Fitness

One of the popular responsive Joomla Template is used to service for the development of websites on health problems, spa and other purposes, Young – Spa Fitness Joomla Template is a right and exclusive choice for you to design your own impressive website. You can provide customers and users a wonderful, sophisticated and extremely eye-catching layout.Thank to all outstanding features, all pages are designed and developed to the Bootstrap Framework to display perfectly across all devices and screen resolutions with any sizes. With multi- slideshow, you can display images according to the slide or fade effect with two different styles for spa or fitness template. Moreover, with the diversity of color, you have a plenty of options to create colorful websites. Be wonderful, discover it and try on it.

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All of Joomla templates listed above have received very good review from the users. So, if you are in trouble deciding to choose a sport & fitness website template, why don’t you try them and find out your most suitable one.

Let tell us your experience to make this post more useful. All of your comment are welcome!

Top 27 Joomla Experts You Should Follow

Joomla is one of the most widely-used content management systems available to website developers. Joomla is a robust, expandable, upgraded and easily-manipulated platform from which to build today’s modern, multi-faceted websites. Hiring an experienced Joomla development firm to build or service your website can save significant money over other forms of website development. As an open source content management system, Joomla has a community of supporters and developers working to ensure that your site can set the pace in and era when websites demand greater and ever-expanding functionality. So, on your adventure journey to become a good Joomla guru, there are many Joomla Experts need to follow. Follow them to learn and improve skills on your way. In the process of searching, we make Top 27 Joomla Experts you should follow. Why don’t you look at this list and choose your own idols? Surely, they will give you many big influences and valuable experiences that are very useful & essential on your successful road.

Brian Teeman

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He’s available to speak on a range of topics anywhere in the world. If you are looking for an engaging speaker who doesn’t do “chalk and talk” then please get in touch. He’s presented on Joomla! and Internet related subjects all across the world to audiences from one to five hundred. No audience scares him although one or two have given him a fright. With a background in both IT and Social Work, He’s been around the Open Source software world since the mid ’90s. I co-founded the first UK Linux ISP and helped launch the first Linux distribution targeted at the UK. As one of the founders of Joomla! and prior to that a Core Team member of Mambo He has experience working on Joomla! powered web sites for clients big and small.

In 2005 He was honored with an award for “UK Individual Contribution to Open Source Software” the first and only winner not to be a programmer and in 2009 the readers of Computer Weekly chose his blog as the Open source in business blog of the year.

You can follow Brian on:

Visit Brian’s Blog // Follow @Brian // Facebook

Mike Veeckmans

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Mike is also active in the Joomla community as author for the Joomla Community Magazine, supporting some Joomla groups, giving presentations at Joomla days and part of some workgroups (CCT, JDE, …). Joombiz.eu is specialized in Joomla solutions for SMB, non profits, educational institutes & enterprises. In June 2013 Mike started this company after quitting Spizzy BVBA. Joombiz.eu provides web design, trainings, consultancy, hosting (by partner), webmaster services, etc.

You can follow Mike on:

Visit Mike’s Blog //Follow @Mike // Facebook

Sarah Watz

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Sarah is the President of Open Source Matters and has been on the OSM board since October 2012. Sarah was the president of Joomla! User Association Sweden during 2009-2012 and the project manager for Joomla! Day Sweden 2012. Sarah has been working on the project to make the Joomla Certification come to life during 2013-2014. Sarah Watz has been working with marketing, communication and sales for 20 years. Sarah’s passion is to provide great business value in the projects she is involved with. As the passionated Joomla! evangelist Sarah is she runs the web agency PIXPRO delivering Joomla CMS web solutions and runs PIXPRO LABS (providing the popular extension PixSearch).

You should follow Sarah on:

Visit Sarah’s Blog // Follow @ Sarah // Facebook

Nico van Leeuwen

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Nico got experience years in Joomla not just from his profession but also from his hobbies. He can work with a very diverse range of computer applications and hardware varieties. My goal is to have a very diverse job in an informal small company. I would like to use my technical skills but also my networking capabilities. Nico is very resourceful in finding solutions for everyday problems.

You can follow Nico on:

Visit Nico’s Blog // Follow @Nico

Jen Kramer

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Jen specializes in teaching web design and web development skills, in person, online, in video and in written format. Specialties: Twitter Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation, HTML5, jQuery, CSS, Joomla, Joomla training, Joomla teaching, commercial Joomla courses, Responsive Joomla templates, (X)HTML, usability, CSS, information architecture, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, content organization, website critiques, lynda.com, curriculum development. She is really a powerful woman in the Joomla community.

You can follow Jen on:

Visit Jen’s Blog // Follow @Jen // Facebook

Daniel Dimitrov

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Daniel is a Joomla Expert and enthusiastic programmer. He is considered a great person to work with & has received excellent comments about his skills and expertise. His company compojoom.com has great products for Joomla powered websites. Most of them have free & pro versions and the quality of the support has been praised many times.

You can follow Daniel on:

Visit Daniel’s Blog // Follow @Daniel // Facebook

David Hurley

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David Hurley is an open source advocate and travels most weeks of the year to speak around the world on topics of tech, PHP and open source software. He is the community manager for Joomla – the second largest content management system in the world. He is also a member of the production leadership team and the framework maintainers. David writes obsessively at http://dbhurley.com and is an active partner in several businesses.

You can follow David on:

Follow @David // Facebook

Nicholas Dionysopoulos

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Nicholas is the Director at Akeeba Ltd. He is a very efficient  technical service and procurement engineer with a very good knowledge of Joomla. He’s quick to pick up the coding conventions and code structure, starting to yield positive results very fast. He’s equally competent when dealing directly with clients, e.g. during beta testing or when providing support. It has been a great joy working with him for over a year.

You can follow Nicholas on:

Vist Nicholas’s Blog // Follow @Nicholas // Facebook

Danny Zeegers

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Danny is a Software Architect (Magento, Joomla, C#,OpenERP, PHP) – Google Engage partner – CHIEF CYBER SECURITY OFFICER – Software test team – Technical writer, Business process analyst. Specialties: Open source, Office365, integrating OpenERP, web design with Joomla, Drupal and WordPress CMS, cloud-expert, cloud security integration, Digital Marketing , Google SEO and SEA.

You follow Danny on:

Visit Danny’s Blog // Follow @Danny

Sander Potjer

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Sander’s passion for Joomla! began back in 2005 when he designed and built a Joomla! web site for his rowing team. His involvement with the Joomla! community started in 2008 as co-founder of the local Dutch community www.joomlacommunity.eu. At the moment, Sander is an active member of the Joomla! Community Leadership Team (CLT) and he is also chairman of ‘Stichting Sympathy, a foundation that promotes and supports Joomla! in the Netherlands. In addition to this Sander is the developer of ACL Manager, a populair Joomla extension to manage Joomla ACL easily, and partner of Perfect Web Team, a company specialized in Joomla! projects.

You can follow Sander on:

Visit Sander’s Blog // Follow @Sander // Facebook

Radek Suski

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Radek Suski is the Board Member at Open Source Matters. He is software Engineer ( Assembler/C/C++/Java/PHP/UML). He is also developer of the Best Directory Component for Joomla – SOBI, Linux Server administrator. He has specialties on PHP Development, UML Design, Joomla Development, Java Development.

You can follow Radek on:

Visit Radek’s Blog // Follow @Radek // Facebook

Viktor Vogel

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Joomla! Specialist @ 1&1 Internet — Extensions Developer @ Kubik-Rubik Joomla Extensions. Viktor is enthusiastic and responsible, always helps others when they need. With many experience years of Joomla, he is willing to support you any circumstance. Don’t hesitate instate of being active to contact hom when you meet difficulties.

You can follow Viktor on:

Visit Viktor’s Blog // Follow @Viktor // Facebook

Emmanuel Danan

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Emmanuel is the owner of Vistamedia. This is a famous website with many joomla sites such as Joomla.org, Forum Joomla.org, Forge Joomla.org, Dev Joomla.org…He is a Joomla expert in Joomla community. If you meet any problems related to Joomla Template, don’t hesitate, send them to him.

You follow Emmanuel on:

Follow @Emmanuel // Follow @Emmanuel // Facebook

Ronni K. Gothard Christiansen

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Ronni is the Board Member at IT Forum Fyn. His main title is CEO & Founder of redWEB ApS. He has many experience years in Joomla. With the role of Project Manager he has successfully big projects. He specializes on Web design, Development, Hosting. If you meet any difficult problems in Joomla, please send them to him , He will help you enthusiastically.

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Visit Ronni’s Blog // Follow @Ronni // Facebook

Tessa Mero

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Tessa’s open to new opportunities in the Snohomish County area, worked for years as a web developer and over a year as a college instructor. Her skills lie more around database management, teaching, and programming. A professional person when it comes to the Joomla! CMS. She hs Just joined the board of directors with Open Source Matters, Inc. She wouldn’t mind landing a “Developer Evangelist” position. Teaching programming is where her passion is. With her actively seeking work, it’s time to explore what’s out there!

You can follow Tessa on:

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Abdul Wahab Kath

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Abdul is the business development Manager at Kath Textile. He can many experience years in Web Design & Development, especially in the field of Joomla and there are many successful big projects. Besides, Abdul specializes on Content Management System, Open Source, PHP, WordPress. If you have any problems related to Joomla, don’t hesitate, let’s send them to his contact. He will help you to solve it well.

Visit Abdul’s Blog // Follow @Abdul

Saurabh Shah

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Saurabh is a Joomlaholic , by Profession he is a front-end developer @ cloudaccess.net. You’ll usually find him busy coding Joomla! templates and themes, styling Joomla! extensions, and keeping up to date with web technologies. He has been working with Joomla! since early 2008. H e is well versed with PHP, CSS(3), HTML(5), database applications, jQuery, JavaScript, and Photoshop. Saurabh has a master’s degree in computer science. Currently he is a Board member of Open Source Matters Inc. (OSM), Joomla! Event Team Member, Member of Joomla User Group(JUG) Team , Joomla! Social Media Team and he is a frequent speaker at JoomlaDay events around the world and member of JoomlaDay India organizer team.

You can follow Saurabh on:

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Venkadesh N

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Now, Venkadsh is Managing Director, Tech Lead at Navabrind IT Solutions. He has more than 7 years of experience in open source technologies and core skills especially Joomla. His major focus is on with e-commerce solutions/online shopping cart implementations. Besides, he achieved vast knowledge on PHP, Mysql, Virtuemart, Magento…

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David Jardin

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David is web developer, open source enthusiast, Joomlaholic, member of the Joomla CLT. Besides, he is Former Community Leadership Team Member at Joomla. He is young, energetic and responsible. If you have any Joomla problems, contact him and he will quickly reply to you soon.

You can follow David on:

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Denes Szekely

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Fell in love with IT in the fall of 1980 as a student. Denes left my physics engineering (more precisely Nuclear Fuel Engineering – MSc in 1985) career for computing, obtained my MSc degree in computing in 1989, since working as programmer, sys admin, IT expert. He has specialties in Joomla, SEO, HTML, PHP and so on. He is followed by many professional Joomla experts about his experience and skills.

You can follow Denes on:

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Parth Lawate

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Parth is a Mechanical Engineer by Profffesion. He has been working in the field of Web Development for the last 5 years especially Joomla. His experience as a Outdoor expert in Sahyadris & Himalayas is more than 6 years. He specializes on We at Tekdi Eco Services are working towards a greener living. We provide expertise in arranging outdoor tours, treks & adventure related activities.

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Ofer cohen

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Ofer is the founder S.D.O.C Ltd | Co-Founder& CTO at Merchico | Open source evangelist. He starts as Lamp developer & Web application specialist IT & Software development. He has specialties in Joomla, MySQL, PHP expert developer Technology business development. If you have any Joomla problems, please send them to Ofen, He will help you to solve them perfectly.

You can follow Ofen on:

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Maria Memon

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Maria is working as a Sr. Web and application Developer in Joomla development company. I have expertise in Custom Joomla Development including Joomla Theme, CMS, Template, PlugIn, Blog, VirtueMart development. She is an expert Joomla Developer at Joomla Development Company. 

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Akarawuth Tamrareang

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Akarawuth is one of the first Asia joomla experts in this list. In 2003, Akarawuth became fully involved in the open source movement as a developer. He initiated the Web site MamboHub.com as a community for Mambo enthusiasts. When the Joomla Project was created, he and LaiThai team were there to contribute and drive Joomla even further with funding for a new regional portal www.joomlacorner.com. Currently, Akarawuth and his team are the only group in Thailand working closely with the Joomla Project. They work with various Project teams including the Translation Working Group (Thai/Lao), the Joomla Bug Squad,the Joomla Events Team and Mentor for the Google Summer of Code program

Akarawuth and his team have organized various events and Joomla Days in Thailand already. They are very active in consulting with other teams in the region and help whenever they can to provide suitable support and share knowledge with the local community. Akarawuth joined the Joomla Events Team in 2008 and works primarily in the Asian region.

You can follow Akarawuth on:

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Sam Moffatt

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Sam Moffatt is a long term Joomla! developer focusing on backend platform and libraries. Joomla! Production Leadership Team and Development Coordinator – Joomla.org , Lead System Engineer – Sears Holdings Corporation. Sam’s primary work in the Joomla! space has been around the Joomla! extension installer and updater as well as authentication systems. Sam presently works for eBay’s analytic platform and delivery group working on an internal Joomla! powered intranet site. Sam’s previous employers include the University of Southern Queenslandas an analyst programmer working on open source products (Moodle, ePrints and VuFind) and prior to that Toowoomba Regional Councilwhere Andrew Eddie introduced him to Joomla!. Sam’s has almost completed his masters in computer science and is looking forward to his unbroken 6 year track record speaking at one of the biggest JoomlaDay’s on the planet – JoomlaDay Bangkok.

You can follow Sam on:

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Mark Lee

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Mark started off picking up PHP and Mambo since 2004 while running his own web hosting business and he got hooked up with Joomla when many of his clients wanted to migrate from Mambo. During 2007, he decided to take the plunge to join Slashes & Dots Sdn Bhd (JomSocial™) . He was initially responsible to provide assistance to customers as well as the development progress for both MyBlog and Jom Comment (A very famous Joomla extension). When Jomsocial initally took off during 2008, he has been actively working on the core of JomSocial and integrations with many famous 3rd party extensions until early 2011.

He recently joined StackIdeas (The creators of the famous blog component for Joomla!, EasyBlog and EasyDiscuss) as a software developer and customer service specialist. Now, StackIdeas is a partner of Zootemplate

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Johan Janssens

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Johan Janssens is a Belgian web architect, tech entrepreneur and free software advocate. In the past 10 years Johan has spend most his time creating and advocating free and open source software and helping evolve the world wide web. Johan is most know as co-founder and lead developer of Joomla, an open source content management system used by more than 3% of all the sites on the internet. To date, he is still considered to be the largest contributor to the Joomla codebase. In October 2008 Johan was recognised for his contributions as ‘Most Valued Person’ for Joomla. He is also co-founder/director of Timble and advisor of Ideapod.com, Beyounic.com, two venture backed web start-up.

You can follow Johan on:

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Above is the list of the best Joomla Experts that you should follow. Spending a little time each day to read their blog posts, check their status or discuss with them on a topic you want to learn more about Joomla, We are sure they’ll be the greatest teachers for you. If you have any questions or problems, don’t hesitate instead of sharing with them. They are friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. We believe that they will be the best Joomla experts teaching you many valuable experience and skills on your successful road. And feel free to share with us the Joomla experts you love and what you’ve learnt from them. We’d love to discuss with you guys on that.

Who are your favorite Joomla experts to follow on Twitter? Let us know if we forgot anyone in the comments!

Thanks for Mike Veekamans’s precious suggestions of Joomla Experts. We have just updated a list of Joomla Experts. 

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