gan·try (gan′trē) noun
Gantry is a sophisticated Joomla template framework with the sole intention of being the best platform to build a solid template with. Gantry takes all the lessons learned during the development of many RocketTheme templates and distils that knowledge into a single super-flexible framework that is easy to configure, simple to extend, and powerful enough to handle anything we want to throw at it.
The Gantry framework is packed with many great features that enable the rapid development of feature-rich designs with a minimum amount of effort. We've also gone to great lengths to enhance the standard Joomla administration user interface to make configuring a Gantry-powered template easier than ever before. Check out a sampling of the features Gantry brings to the table:
The Gantry library is a separate from the templates that use it. It is installed separately as com_gantry (although will not appear under Components in the Joomla Administrator). Therefore, to update Gantry, you just need to reinstall through the Joomla interface rather than manually edit files in the template.
Each template will have a bundle download option available to install both the template and the Gantry library at the same time, in conjunction with a standalone download.
The administrative interface for Gantry is one of, if not the, most extensive and intuitive Joomla administrators in the community as a whole today. Gantry takes the template parameter ability of Joomla and takes it to the next level with a robust, diverse, functional and overall, substantial array of options to control, essentially, all aspects of the template.
The options are subdivided into various categories:
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Currently The Gantry Framework is available for the Joomla! A very powerful and popular GPL Content Management System
Gantry provides a uniquely intuitive interface to control all aspects of the design
Gantry is easy to configure, customize and extend
Layouts, colors, features, etc can all be different for any menu item
Creating custom presets allows you to easily save any combination of configuration settings for later use
Our powerful AJAX system allows dynamic functionality in features as well as opening up AJAX to 3rd party extensions
Gantry makes it easier than ever to develop Right-to-Left (RTL) based designs for languages such as Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi
Reduce the total number of requests for your site as well as adding compression for maximum page optimization
Control the sizes of your blocks with our simple grid layout controls
Gantry is more than just unparalleled flexibility and control, it also provides a powerful basis to build professional quality designs.
To get you started right we've included plenty of modules, but adding even more is a trivial procedure
The mainbody and sidebars now have an unprecedented level of control. Gantry provides support for all kinds of layout options
With up to 3 total sidebars, Gantry allows you to achieve highly complex mainbody layout scenarios
Easily add your own unique functionality with Gantry's feature support
Create layouts with blank spaces or complex alignment requirements with this functionality
Any parameter can be configured via XML to be settable from a variety of mechanisms for complete customization
Gantry designs provide modern table-less output for the best in SEO and usability
Great typographical features right out of the box
All configuration options are stored in simple text-based ini files
Advanced control of CSS and JS for any specific browser version allows browser bugs and issues to be isolated and patched with a minimum of fuss