Gantry Features

Gantry Framework

gan·try (gan′trē) noun

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

Extensive Gantry Documentation


Key Features

Gantry has a plethora of features, below is just a brief list:

  • 960 Grid System
  • Stunning Administrator interface
  • XML driven and with overrides for unprecedented levels of customization
  • Per-menu-item level control over any configuration parameter
  • Preset any combination of configuration parameters, and save custom presets
  • 65 base module positions. Easily add more!
  • 36 possible layout combinations for mainbody and sidebars
  • Up to 3 sidebars for a total of 4 column layouts
  • Many built-in features such as font-sizer, to-top smooth slider, IE6 warning message, etc.
  • Flexible grid layout system for unparalleled control over block sizes
  • iPhone Native Version, a mobile specific version / theme
  • Google Web Fonts, load custom fonts from Googles's Font Directory
  • Smart Loading, only load the images that are in focus for optimized loading

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Installing / Updating Gantry

For Hybrid, you should install the Hybrid Template (Bundle) package, rt_hybrid_j15-bundle.tar.gz, which includes both the template and Gantry. Use the standalone package if Gantry is already installed. However, in the event of Gantry needing to be installed, see the instructions below:

Installation Instructions


Overview of the Administrator Interface

The Gantry administrator is a very extensive interface for controlling allow aspects of the Framework, and is split into several parts:

  • Per-Menu Item Configuration
  • Presets
  • Settings
  • Features
  • Layouts
  • Advanced
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_hybrid_j15

Gantry Administrator Documentation

Requirements

The following are required for the template to operate fully:

  • Joomla 1.5.x (latest version)
  • Gantry v3.0.12 or higher
  • PHP 5.2 or higher
  • RokNavMenu Module

Video: Gantry

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CSS3 Features

Hybrid 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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PNG Sources

Accompanied with the template are the Adobe® Fireworks PNG Image Sources that we use to build the template, allowing for swift and simple modification.

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Demo Installer

A customized Joomla install. It combines default Joomla with the template, extensions, sample images and demo content.

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RTL Support

RTL Support for both template and Gantry elements. That includes automatic inversion of the Gantry grid positions, and RTL elements for the menu etc...

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Help and Guides

A series of tutorials and guides to help with basics of the template, such as the installation process. Referrals to more documentation is also present.

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Demo Information

All demo content is for demonstrative purposes only, intended to show a representative example of a live site. All images and materials are the copyright of their respective owners. Additionally, this demo, in a modified form, is available for download in the RocketLauncher format.

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