Elegant Template

Elegant Template

Ever since our new demo site went online, we've been receiving emails and messages, requesting on how to create a site that has the same looks and feel for all of our demo sites. At first we turned the request down due to the fact that our demo sites were undergoing some massive modification, not to mention that the site uses a very customized Joomla theme.

However, after a few cups of coffees and numerous brainstorming sessions, we've decided to import our customized demo site theme, fix it and release it as a template. We named it, Elegant Theme.

 

Minimalistic

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When our designers were in the midst of developing this template, they kept in mind that Elegant gives out a minimalistic and classy look without jeopardizing the other features. Playing with both borders and white spaces, our designers delivered to us, what appears to be yet another cool Joomla template from StackIdeas. Our designers have ensured that the white spaces used are made just right; not too wide and not too narrow.

 

Flexibility

Our previous template, Wanderers, focuses too much on the features that it somehow loses the 'flexibility' of a Joomla template. By overriding HTMLs, Wanderers poses some issues related to other components; which usually arises when users decided to use another theme for their component. Elegant solves this issue by simply not overriding any HTMLs at all. One example that I can share is EasyDiscuss's 'Zinc' theme paired with Elegant :

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In short, this template is perfect for those who uses multiple component bundled up together, especially those who uses EasyBlog, EasySocial, EasyDiscuss and Komento. 

 

Mobile Ready

Elegant is fully responsive; in fact, it looks superbly awesome on mobile views due to the fact that our designers have skillfully ensures that the white spaces are all balanced. Check out some of the mobile view screenshots:

 

 

Compatibility

Elegant supports all StackIdeas' component and it was built specifically for EasySocial and EasyBlog. A shout out to all our beta-testers, we really appreciate your kind feedbacks and suggestions. Without you guys, Elegant wouldn't this stunning. ;)

 

Isn't Elegant a beauty? Not convincing enough, try experiencing it for yourself. 

  Try It Now! or   Get Elegant Now!  →

 

Comments (45)

Another great release from the best joomla team !
i like the Minimalist design, go ahead stakideas ;)

cant wait to see the nexts releases and why not new extensions !

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  1.    HMED

Thanks for your support !

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hey
great news and nice clean work

is someone test it with kunena forum ?
(i am using ES, EB and kunena)

Loïc

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  1.    loic

Hey Loïc,

Currently, we haven't test it at Kunena yet. It suppose to work.
If you buy the template, it comes with lifetime support. Our support team will assist you with any design related issue.

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Nice work, is there documentation to achieve the left and right column layout you have for easy social in the first screenshot here? Also does it work well with EB?

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  1.    James

Hey James,

Please have a look at this screen grab and you will understand better http://screencast.com/t/3sxcnvPI
The left column is from EasySocial. Only the right column is from Elegant Template. Trick your eyes doesn't it ;)
You can read more about Elegant Template module positioning here http://elegant.stackideas.com/documentation/module-positions

If you are asking about whether Elegant template works well with EB in general. Yes it does :) The purpose we design Elegant Template was...

Hey James,

Please have a look at this screen grab and you will understand better http://screencast.com/t/3sxcnvPI
The left column is from EasySocial. Only the right column is from Elegant Template. Trick your eyes doesn't it ;)
You can read more about Elegant Template module positioning here http://elegant.stackideas.com/documentation/module-positions

If you are asking about whether Elegant template works well with EB in general. Yes it does :) The purpose we design Elegant Template was to showcase our extensions in the demo site and customer liked it.
If you are asking whether EB can achieve the left and right column layout. No it can't.

Hope it helps to answer your questions :D

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  1.    Shiyi

Thanks you very much Shiyi, this explains things very well. Appreciate that.

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Just bought this sucker a couple days ago and I love it. The clean minimalist look perfectly matches the Elegant theme in ES 1.4. The only thing I wish this had was the built in sub-menu capability that Wanderers has that displays level 1 child menu items.

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  1.    John Leake

Hey John,

Thank you for your support and input!
I have given the feedback to my designer. Might add it into our future features list ;)

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  1.    Shiyi

I also would love that sub-menu capability that wanderers had - very nice on a social network type setup.

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  1.    Shiyi

Shiyi, can you also consider bringing back the option to use footer columns like in Wanderer?

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  1.    santi pink

Thanks for your feedback Santi!

I will put it in the list for future updates ;)

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I really like elegant here and it does keep it so clean and simple - nice job. In an effort to not an try and go against the minimalist view here, one feature I did love about Wanderers was that nice easy to use global search in the top menu right next to the login and notifications area - this global search was so so nice and handy and very professional - would love it in this theme. I know the concept is keep it clean and simple here but this global search was a real core usability feature...

I really like elegant here and it does keep it so clean and simple - nice job. In an effort to not an try and go against the minimalist view here, one feature I did love about Wanderers was that nice easy to use global search in the top menu right next to the login and notifications area - this global search was so so nice and handy and very professional - would love it in this theme. I know the concept is keep it clean and simple here but this global search was a real core usability feature in my opinion and introducing it here would really polish this template off.

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  1.    James

Thanks for your input James!
We value your suggestion! :D
*Runs off to jot it down at our future feature list*

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  1.    Shiyi

No problem at all, I think its a real core one for a social network template and if we see it in the future then super ;)

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  1.    James

I also loved this feature Shiyi. Please consider bringing back as an option in future.

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can that option to pay with amazon be added for this template?

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  1.    Robert

Hey Robert,

I am really sorry to say that there is no discount for Elegant Template as you only need to pay once :(
Also you get lifetime updates and support. ;)

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  1.    Shiyi

Can you pay with Amazon? I noticed that it directed me to PayPal, but I was able to renew EasySocial through Amazon.com

Thanks

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  1.    Chris Mathis

Hey Chris,

Our apps store is using only Paypal. So it dont have amazon to make payment.
Fortunately, I can make custom order at fastspring for you ;)
I just e-mail you the order to pay using Amazon. Please tell me once you make payment because I need to create the license for the template manually.

Regards,
Shiyi

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  1.    Shiyi

I would like to use that option to pay with amazon. can you create a custom order for me as well? thanks

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  1.    Robert

Hey Robert,

Currently there's still no plan to integrate our app-store with our payment merchant; FastSpring. I will give the feedback to Mark.

Also I have helped you create a custom order to pay with Amazon. Please check your e-mail :)

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  1.    Shiyi

I have purchased two items, (renew EasySocial, and The Elegant Template)

I do not know about the requirements or fees owed to Amazon, but the more safe/secure options you can provide your customers making it easier to part with their hard earned cash and give it to Stack Ideas, should, in the end be good for Stack Ideas.

Again, I do not know the requirements or fees or regulations. So from a business vantage point it may not be desirable. From a customer standpoint it is great.

Thank you,
...

I have purchased two items, (renew EasySocial, and The Elegant Template)

I do not know about the requirements or fees owed to Amazon, but the more safe/secure options you can provide your customers making it easier to part with their hard earned cash and give it to Stack Ideas, should, in the end be good for Stack Ideas.

Again, I do not know the requirements or fees or regulations. So from a business vantage point it may not be desirable. From a customer standpoint it is great.

Thank you,

Vhris...

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Hello. Once again the StackIdeas Team comes up HUGE in the design department to deliver an excellent minimalist design template. I just purchased Wanderers a few days before this new Elegant template came out, and although pleased with most aspects of it, it is too basic for my needs, and I had issues trying to create simple sub-menus.

When I went through the demo site for Elegant, I was left asking myself why I did not wait a few days for Elegant. Being able to switch to Elegant instead...

Hello. Once again the StackIdeas Team comes up HUGE in the design department to deliver an excellent minimalist design template. I just purchased Wanderers a few days before this new Elegant template came out, and although pleased with most aspects of it, it is too basic for my needs, and I had issues trying to create simple sub-menus.

When I went through the demo site for Elegant, I was left asking myself why I did not wait a few days for Elegant. Being able to switch to Elegant instead of Wanderers would be perfect for my network needs. I am looking for the look and feel of this type them as the new Elegant Theme fits my site design better from the start, and it's mobile ready, which is a huge bonus. I would have waited had I known about Elegant.

If this is possible it would be appreciated.

Randall

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  1.    Randall McCallum

Since you bought a week before the release. I make an exception for you.
Pstt.... Randall go check at your apps page. I have a surprise for you ;)
From now you can only get updates and supports for the surprise you got okay? :p

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  1.    Shiyi

Shiyi,

Your Support here is SUPERIOR in Every RESPECT. Thank you ever so much for your assistance and support to change the template for me. I am so appreciative. The last thing to make work properly on the first network of three networks I have been developing is going to be a showcase site, and it has to be just right. I am so excited to swop out the Wanderers template and slip in the Elegant template, and try it out on devices. The plans for Invites into this new network are slated for...

Shiyi,

Your Support here is SUPERIOR in Every RESPECT. Thank you ever so much for your assistance and support to change the template for me. I am so appreciative. The last thing to make work properly on the first network of three networks I have been developing is going to be a showcase site, and it has to be just right. I am so excited to swop out the Wanderers template and slip in the Elegant template, and try it out on devices. The plans for Invites into this new network are slated for November, and I am exited to speak with StackIdeas when the help files and all the marketing and communications for the network hub are ready for showcasing. Thank you again for your excellent support. Randall

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  1.    Randall McCallum

Hey Randall,

You are most welcome. Glad I can give something back to a loyal customer like you ;)

By the way, I am quite interested in the showcase you are doing. Do you have any websites you have developed that are using ES, EB or ED? I am in dire need to get new well designed websites to showcase at stack ideas :(
Would be great if you can recommend some of your websites ;) hehe~

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Shiyi,

I am working on a neighbourhood social collaboration network for Canada, and I will be updating you soon.

As for a support area, will there be an Elegant theme section added to the SI forums?

I have some questions about the Elegant template.

Thank you,

Randall

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  1.    Randall McCallum

Hey Randall,

We have a section for Elegant Template actually here it is http://stackideas.com/forums/index/elegant
Also soon we will revamped our forum and the usability will be improved.

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Elegance is welcome but when a member posts a comment on a blog post blurb in the Activity its is NOT seen under the actual blog post. So how to use this in real life? Thanks

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  1.    Kardasan

Hey Kardasan,

Sorry for the delayed reply. The comments in EasySocial activity stream for blogpost doesn't link to EasyBlog. It work's like how you share post/links in FB. In order for you to comment on the blog, you need to go through "continue reading--->"

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I am into the Elegant theme demo on the demo site. "Notes" do not show "Add new notes" or any button to create new notes.

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  1.    Salony

The elegant template only showcases the template :) For full functionality of EasySocial, please use the demo at http://easysocial.stackideas.com :)

By the way, the "Add New Notes" is only visible on your dashboard when you click on the "Notes" app.

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Same about RSS feeds - for example http://easysocial.stackideas.com/profile/darius-scott/11-feeds do not show any button or link to add/create feeds. I request someone to urgently correct this in the Elegant theme. I remember previous ES versions did not have this problem.

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  1.    Salony

RSS Feeds needs to be added on the dashboard not on the profile :) Dashboard is where you manage your items while the profile displays the list of RSS feeds that was imported.

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When you are at http://easysocial.stackideas.com/profile/darius-scott/19-notes you cannot see any create button. Ideally you should be able to see as you (the site member) have no idea how to create a new note.
However when you change the url to http://easysocial.stackideas.com/19-notes you can see the "create" button.
User interface should be easy and elegant too, so that when you click and go to any App you see a button to create a new note/feed/whatever.

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To create notes, you need to do so in the dashboard :) Think of it as "displaying" your items on the profile page while the "dashboard" is where you manage your items.

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Hi Mark, Thanks - I already noted that already mentioned above. I am sorry to discuss it here but just a quick point you can see "New Post" (Create New post) from your profile page when you click on Apps> Blog
But when you click on Apps> Notes you do not see "New Note" (Create New note)

This is extremely bad UI and confusing for the end-user/site-member, and imho, it should be corrected / modified on a war-footing. Uniformity in user experience is what is most valued before or after a...

Hi Mark, Thanks - I already noted that already mentioned above. I am sorry to discuss it here but just a quick point you can see "New Post" (Create New post) from your profile page when you click on Apps> Blog
But when you click on Apps> Notes you do not see "New Note" (Create New note)

This is extremely bad UI and confusing for the end-user/site-member, and imho, it should be corrected / modified on a war-footing. Uniformity in user experience is what is most valued before or after a purchase.

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  1.    Salony

If you own a license, please feel free to discuss this on our forums :)

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Hey Shiyi

FB does not work like that. When you comment on any item in the stream / activity in FB it simultaneously appear under the respective item in that item's page. Always. And vice versa.
Even EasySocial Notes work in that way - commenting is 2 way - you comment on a Note in the stream / activity and it simultaneously appear under the individual Note page.
This is a serious usability bug you should understand as ES is such a wonderful product. It needs urgent attention and...

Hey Shiyi

FB does not work like that. When you comment on any item in the stream / activity in FB it simultaneously appear under the respective item in that item's page. Always. And vice versa.
Even EasySocial Notes work in that way - commenting is 2 way - you comment on a Note in the stream / activity and it simultaneously appear under the individual Note page.
This is a serious usability bug you should understand as ES is such a wonderful product. It needs urgent attention and rectification because commenting on Notes and Blogs in the same product cannot work and should not work in TWO different ways.

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  1.    Kardasan

We do not have such "synchronization currently" :) You can always submit for a feature request at http://stackideas.com/voices/easysocial if you have an active subscription.

Cheers!

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It seems a nice theme. One question:
How do I search a friend's content (status, notes etc) for example search for "Another awesome ride" in my friend's content (in the demo site) do not yield any result even though it is there.

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  1.    Rita Vimani

Hey Rita,

Currently status and notes are not searchable :(

However you can search for videos, albums, users, event, group, custom field and EasyBlog post :)

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Hi Shiyi, I just bought this. Curious how I may put a logo in lieu of the heading title? How do I contact you for support? Thanks :)

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  1.    santi pink

Hey Santi,

You should post your issues on our forums :) Nevertheless you can always edit the template's index.php file in /templates/elegant/index.php to insert your logo.

Look for the following codes,


		            <a class="navbar-brand" href="/">
		            	<?php if ($this->params->get('show_heading_title', true)) { ?>
							<?php echo JText::_($this->params->get('title', 'Elegant'));?>
						<?php } ?>
		            </a>

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