Sunday, September 27, 2009

MetaMorph – September 08 Joomla Templates

The all new MetaMorph template features a unique adapting design style without sacrificing flexibility. Sites needing that extra graphical touch can take advantage of MetaMorph’s beautiful design, as well as it’s adaptability and built-in power.

MetaMorph offers the same flexibility and powerful features RocketTheme templates are known for including the RokContentRotator content presentation module, Animated RokMooMenu menu system, and 28 module positions perfect for providing maximum control over your site’s content presentation.


An overview of the key features of this template are as follows:

* Joomla 1.5+ version
* Joomla 1.0+ version
* Unique adaptable design and layout
* Versatile 28 Module Positions
* RokContentRotator featured article presentation module
* NEW 1.0 & 1.5 Native RocketLauncher now available! – Deploy a replica of the MetaMorph demo sites.
* CSS Based Tableless Design
* Optional IE6 Warning / Upgrade Notification
* Incredibly wide range of versatile typography style options
* 5 included preset design styles
* Ability to utilize 1, 2, and 3 column layouts
* 3 built-in menu options – The exclusive RokMooMenu 2.0 menu system with animations, Suckerfish, updated three level SplitMenu, as well as a module position to use your own custom menu module (Module)
* Built-in IE6 PNG fix
* W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional. W3C CSS Valid
* Fully compatible IE7, IE6, Safari 2+, Firefox 2+, Opera 9+
* Source Adobe Fireworks PNGs included

Preset style variations:

MetaMorph features the following 5 built in preset styles.

The RokContentRotator Module Returns

The RokContentRotator module is another fine way to introduce snippets of your top stories in a seamless fashion. You can view this module in action on the frontpage of the Catalyst demo. A whole new look and feel have been added to give your content a great look.

The Exclusive RokMooMenu 2.0

Our highly popular exclusive menu is called RokMooMenu. This menu has been developed from scratch using the latest and greatest MooTools JavaScript framework. The RokMooMenu is a highly advanced and fully customizable menu system is accessible and degrades to a standard SuckerFish menu if JavaScript is not enabled or supported. Some of the great features include:

* Hover support for IE6 using the sfHover javascript class just like in Suckerfish.
* Fully degradable to standard SuckerFish menu if javascript is not supported.
* Configurable mouse-out delay to allow for accidental mousing out of the menu.
* Completely customizable animation effects using MooTools transitions. Can be configured in X and/or Y directions.
* Support for fade-in transparency
* Experimental support for IE6 z-index bug using the iFrame hack.
* NEW! Supports background animations for onMouseOver and onMouseOut

Menu Information

The exclusive RocketTheme menu systems in this template use the mainmenu by default and this menu is configured in the admin administator. For these to function correctly, understand that the ‘top level’ menu items will show up as the horizontal buttons across the top of the template. For sub menu items, assign Parent Item to these top menus to the top-level item. These will then show up below in a sub-horizontal menu when you click on a top-level item. For an example of this check out the demo server

For more details on the menu configuration options in MetaMorph, check out the instructions on the demo site

Installation Instructions

We’ve created a guide that covers how to set up your new MetaMorph template on your Joomla site. Full details on how to install and setup the template can be found on the “demo server”:

Module positions are summarized in the diagram below:



1. This template fully supports full width configurations for use with galleries or forums, make sure you do not publish any modules in the side module positions ‘mainbody’ will fill the entire width.

There are a couple of configuration options for this template. The configuration variables are located in the template’s own index.php file. This way you can use the Edit HTML button in the Template Manager to quickly and easily make changes to these options. This is how you can choose the color variations and also configure some default variables. Also you can select which menu the system should use.
MetaMorph Configuration Options for Joomla! 1.0

// *************************************************
// Change the variables below to adjust the template
// If you have any issues, check out the forum at
// *************************************************

$default_style = "style1"; // style1 - style5
$enable_ie6warn = "false"; // true | false
$font_family = "default"; // default | geneva | optima | helvetica
trebuchet | lucida | georgia
$template_width = "968"; // width in px
$leftcolumn_width = "270"; // width in px (minimum supported width: 270px)
$rightcolumn_width = "270"; // width in px (minimum supported width: 270px)
$splitmenu_col = "rightcol"; // leftcol | rightcol
$menu_name = "mainmenu"; // mainmenu by default, can be any Joomla menu name
$menu_type = "moomenu"; // moomenu | suckerfish | splitmenu | module
$default_font = "default"; // smaller | default | larger
$show_moduleslider = "true"; // true | false
$moduleslider_location = "right"; // left | middle | right
$moduleslider_height = "400"; // height in px
$show_pathway = "false"; // true | false
$show_logo = "true"; // true | false
$show_bottomlogo = "true"; // true | false
$show_date = "true"; // true | false
$show_controls = "true"; // true | false
$show_copyright = "true"; // true | false

NOTE: MetaMorph Configuration Options for Joomla! 1.5 are set in the template properties in the Administrator. No code changes are required.

MetaMorph Complete Packages: (J1.0.x, J1.5.x, guides, rocketlauncher, sources…) (17.4 MB)

demo download



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