Preview all available styles and any associated combination at the Preset Styles page.

Access Style Control

Access the Style Control settings from Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_syndicate_j15 → Settings.

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Configuration

Static CSS is a parameter that places all inline CSS into CSS files for increased performance

The options are as follows, and the areas that they control are indicative in their name:

  • Style Presets: Preset 1 to Preset 8
  • Static CSS: On - Off
  • Body Level: High or Low
  • Color Chooser Options: Main, Logo, Header, Sidemenu, Body, Alert & Footer
  • Read More Style: Button or Link
  • Article Style: Input Box
  • Article Info Style: Layout1-3
  • Web Fonts: On - Off; Google Font Directory
  • Font Settings:
    • Font Family: Syndicate, Geneva, Optima, Helvetica, Trebuchet, Lucida, Georgia, Palatino, or Various Google Fonts (dropdown)
    • Font Size: Default, Extra Large, Large, Small, Extra Small (dropdown)

You can control 7 sections of the template, in 4/5 different aspects:

Color Chooser Sections

  • Main - Background Area
  • Logo - Logo Area
  • Header - Navigation & Header Area
  • Submenu - Subnavigation Area
  • Body - Mainbody Area
  • Footer - Footer Area
  • Alert - RokNewsFlash

Color Chooser Controls

  • Background Color
  • Overlay Type - Light or Dark
  • Text Color
  • Link Color
  • Logo Style - Logo/Header only

MooRainbow & Transparent Mode

Click on the color icons to trigger the MooRainbow popup. Pick any color or transparent.

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Note: Gantry allows you to configure all parameters, on a per menu item basis. For example, you can assign preset2 to one page and preset4 to another.

Creating your own Preset Styles

  • Go to Extensions → Template Manager → rt_syndicate_j15 → Settings
  • Configure the Settings
  • Click Save Custom Presets as New
  • Follow the Preset Saver procedure
You can edit the prebuilt presets in the gantry.config.php file.

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Assigning a Style to a Specific Page

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With Gantry, the ability to assign a certain style to an individual page has never been easier and/or more efficient. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Go to Extensions → Template Manager → rt_syndicate_j15
  • Select the Menu Items tab - located in the right column of the page in the orange box
  • Choose a menu item you wish to assign a different style to
  • Select your preset of choice from the Presets → Style Presets parameter area
  • Configure the Settings area to your personal preferences
  • Save

Gantry Framework: Per Menu Item Configuration

System Requirements

The following are required for Syndicate to operate fully:

  • Joomla 1.5.x (latest version)
  • Gantry v3.0.11 or higher
  • PHP 5.2 or higher
  • RokNavMenu Module

Demo Installer

A selection of relevant forum tutorials:

Video: Gantry

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CSS3 Only Features

Syndicate is a CSS 3 template with graceful degradation. Firefox 3.6+, Safari 5+, Opera 10+, Chrome 3+ and experimentally with IE9, support CSS3.

  • Box Shadows: shadows for blocks
  • Text Shadows: shadows for text items
  • Border Radius: rounded corners for blocks
  • Color Crossfading: color transition on hover

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