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The incredible new Color Chooser, offers
an Infinite number of stylistic possibilities.

The most noticeable feature of Crystalline is its Color Chooser, an interactive popup that controls all style elements in the theme, such as the link color or the overlay style. Simply activate the Color Chooser and experiment!

Color Chooser   Admin Controls
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Activate the Color Chooser by selecting the button displayed in the header above.

The Color Chooser allows you to edit background, text and link colors, as well as overlay/graphic patterns on the fly from a sophisticated popup. These can then be saved and used in the Gantry Administrative Interface.

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A series of descriptive tutorials and guides
on using and configuring the March template.

Learn about various aspects of the theme such as Installation instructions, or guides on how to edit and customize the logo from the Tutorials area of the demo. Reading the information is recommended before use.

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The Gantry Framework v2 rests at the
theme's core, adding versatility and flexibility.

An extensive and intuitive administrative interface, as well as the 960 grid layout system, on top of a plethora of other powerful and useful features, make the Gantry Framework a truly flexible foundation for any theme.

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Includes stylistically integrated extensions such as RokTabs and RokAjaxSearch

The use of extensions with Joomla is as instinctual as using a template, therefore, Crystalline offers prebuilt styling for some of our popular RocketTheme extensions such as RokTabs.

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Style Module Variations tied into the Color Chooser, as well as structural suffixes.

Included are 14 module class suffixes / variations which provide independent modular styling, ranging from styled suffixes such as bg1-5 and title1-5, to structural suffixes such as basic and flush.

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Color Chooser

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Customize the theme live with the Color Chooser.
Save your custom presets by logging in as a Super Admin.

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Updated RokTabs

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RokTabs now supports inline icons for each Tab.
Dynamic controls in its settings allow for easy icon assignment.

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Built with the Gantry Framework v2

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Latest Upload

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Advanced Menu Options

Mar10 Demo Image Fusion Menu, Mootools powered CSS menu.
SEO friendly JS enhanced CSS dropdown system.
Mar10 Demo Image Splitmenu, a Versatile and Functional menu.
A traditional, separated 1st and 2nd tier menu system.

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Template Features

Top Features

1Color Chooser: An inbuilt Color Chooser is Crystalline's most notable feature, simply activate the chooser from the frontend of the template and customize the site's styling, from simple text colors to graphic selection. You can save the customized styles from the frontend into the administrator with the Gantry Framework.

2Gantry Framework v2.0: A new framework / structure, that provides a more modern, efficient and cross-platform foundation for our templates. Features range from the intuitive and dynamic administrative interface, to the 960 grid system, full RTL support, inbuilt GZip compression and much more.

3Advanced Menu: Crystalline offers a powerful assortment of menus to choose from. Select from either: the Fusion Menu, a javascript / Mootools enhanced CSS dropdown menu system, SEO compatible and user friendly; and the versatile and flexible Splitmenu, a static sublevel based menu system (sublevels in the side column).

Core Template Features

Below is a list of the core template features which pertain to this release.

  • RTL Support
    RTL support from Gantry in its grid system, as well as RTL support in the Fusion menu, in conjunction with the template itself such as the breadcrumbs, content typography and module styling.

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  • 14 Module Hilites
    14 module hilites to provide variations, color and/or structural, in your site for your modular content, these are: bg1-5, title1-5, flush, flushtop, flushbottom & basic.
  • Javascript Styling: Radios and Checkboxes
    Additional styling for form elements, such as radios and checkboxes, for visual integration.
  • IE6 Warning Message
    A dropdown panel will appear in IE6, alerting the visitor to update their browser. This can be disabled in the template parameters.
  • Content Typography
    Customised typography, such as list styles and notices, are included with this release.
  • 68 Module Positions
    The template has 68 module positions which are collapsible.
  • Browser Compatibility
    The theme is compatible with all the major and modern browsers: FF 3.5, Safari 4, Opera 10, IE7 & IE8. There is limited support for IE6 as it is restricted in numerous ways such as the forcing of the low detail level, LTR is automatically set regardless of RTL presence, Fusion is replaced by the Suckerfish menu, and various other elements are dropped or modified for basic compatibility.

RocketTheme Extensions

Below is a list of RocketTheme Extensions that have either been styled specifically for this template release, or are showcased in this demo. For more details regarding RocketTheme Extensions as a whole, or more detailed information on an individual extension, please visit http://www.rockettheme.com/extensions

  • RokCandy Component
    A component that provides BBcode style functionality for Joomla for swift and easy implementation of complex code.
  • RokBox Plugin
    Javascript popup / litebox utility, can be used for images, links, videos, websites, PDFs and much more.
  • RokAjaxSearch Module
    Ajax powered module, allowing for interactive search of both local Joomla pages and the web with its Google integration.
  • RokTabs Module
    Tabbed content module, perfect for maximising content exposure without sacrificing on site real estate. Built-in Mootools effects.
  • RokNavMenu Module
    RokNavMenu is a foundational extension which is at the core of the inbuilt menu systems and is a requirement for the template menus to operate.
  • RokGzipper Plugin
    A performance plugin that compresses your CSS and JS files via GZip which results in faster page loads.
  • RokPad Editor
    A code editor with syntax highlighting, ajax saving and much more. The perfect replacement for the Joomla No Editor.

Other Featured Characteristics

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Native Right-To-Left (RTL) Support for both Gantry and independent template elements such as module styling.

The Gantry grid system will automatically invert the placement of module positions inside a given row when RTL mode is detected from Joomla. The template is prebuilt with CSS styles and Images that are peculiar to RTL.

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Gantry Framework

Definition of Gantry

gan·try (gan′trē) noun

  1. (RocketTheme) A framework used for assembling, building and maintaining a RocketTheme template

Overview of Gantry

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.

Key Features

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:

  • 960 Grid System (http://960.gs) for simple consistent layout
  • Cleaner more understandable index.php. All the complicated bits are handled for you in the Gantry core.
  • Flexibility to configure up to 6 modules in row position.
  • 65 base module positions in the Gantry core. These can be easily extended to add more
  • 36 possible combinations for the layout of the mainbody/sidebars alone!
  • Flexibility to configure different grid-size layouts based on number of published modules. You are not forced to use the same grid layout for every page
  • 12 built-in Gantry Features like Logo, Font-Sizer, To-Top Smooth Slider. Easily create your own to add more functionality with little coding required.
  • Ability to force module display and 'blank' module positions for advanced module placement ability.
  • Stunning new Admin interface providing better usability and control.
  • Unique Layout controls allow you to configure your layout without having to do math or ever create a 'broken' layout.
  • Layout controls provide visual representation of your front-end layout for simple and intuitive customization.
  • Gantry is XML driven, adding another row of completely flexible module positions is as simple as editing one XML file.
  • New flexible parameter system allows loading preset theme attributes and modifying for a custom design. Also support session and cookie level overriding for development.
  • All new table-less HTML overrides based on the excellent GNU/GPLv2 overrides from YOOtheme
  • New standard typography and Joomla core elements styling
  • New advanced caching system makes using Gantry really fast!
  • All configuration state is stored in params.ini and cached for speed.
  • Optimized codebase with speed, size, and reuse core tenants of the framework design
  • RTL Support
  • Custom preset support
  • Set parameters on a per menu item basis
  • GZipper compression

Installing/Updating Gantry

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.

Overview of the Administrator Interface

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 best way to discover all the options available, as well as what they do, is to visit the administrator itself at Extensions → Template Manager → rt_crystalline_j15

The options are subdivided into various categories:

  • Preset - Select from an array of prebuilt presets
  • Settings - Configure preset specific settings such as Link Color
  • Features - Control the various Gantry features such as Date
  • Menu - Manage the menu parts of Gantry such as the javascript options of Fusion
  • Layout - Customize the layout options of Gantry such as the Feature-a/f row distribution
  • Advanced - Various other options are located here
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Built with the Gantry Framework v2 with the 960 grid system and an intuitive, extensive administrative interface.

Gantry is the framework that rests at the foundation of our latest RocketTheme templates, providing an extensive and powerful core to extend the feature set and functions of our themes exponentially, making them even more flexible.

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About Us

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Delivering versatile Joomla themes since Jan 2005.

Crystalline is a creation built on the foundations of over 5 years worth of Joomla templating experience.

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Cross Browser Compatible

This theme is compatible with the major and modern browsers, plus limited support for IE6.

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Site Information

Example Site Only.

All demo content is for demonstration purposes only, intended to show a representative example of a live site.

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Theme Guides

Crystalline Tutorials.

Documentation covering many aspects on how to use the March 2010 template from installation to logo editing instructions.

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Demo Launcher

Installable Demo Copy

Download our RocketLauncher package to install an exact copy / replica of the Crystalline demo on your own server or domain.

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XHTML/CSS3 Valid

Validate Crystalline Live

The template is fully compliant with the XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS3 standards, as set by the World Wide Web Consortium.

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