This template is compatible with all the major 3rd party components available for Joomla. The following are just some of the ones available that work great with any Shape 5 template. A template itself should in no way hinder the functionality of a component. Although we haven't tested every single Joomla component available we can say quite confidently that this template will be compatible with any Joomla extension you use with it.
and many more!
The S5 Drop Down Panel is a slide down panel that can be demo'd at the top of this page. The panel itself contains six module positions. You may publish any module that you wish into these positions. It comes packed with features so be sure to check out the list and screenshot below.
Customize almost everything! Shadows, borders, gradient, opacity
The lazy load script is a great way to save bandwidth and load your pages much faster. Images that are not visible on the initial page load are not loaded or downloaded until they come into the main viewing area. Once an image comes into view it is then downloaded and faded into visibility. Scroll down this page to see the script in action.
Setup is very easy! By default this script is disabled, in order to enable it simply choose All Images or Individual Images from the drop down, as shown below from inside the template configuration page.
All images will load every standard image on the page with lazy load. There is no extra configuration or extra code to add with this configuration, it will just happen automatically. Individual images would be used if you want only certain images to load with this script and not all of them. To do this simply add class="s5_lazyload" to the image like so:
Did you ever need to create a page where this is no article present or no component to be shown, and only load modules? This template makes it all possible! From the template configuration page you can hide the main content area on any page on the site.
Below is a screenshot of this function from the configuration page, found under the General tab:
This template includes limited support of CSS3 for IE7 and IE8. With the power of css3, websites can now be built much faster and with far
less code. Design features such as gradients or shadows that used to be
created and then called as images on the page are now simply called
now be called with less than 1kb of text. Rounded corners that used to
require upwards of eight wrapping div elements can now be done with a
single element. What does this mean for you? Simple, a lightning fast website,
that becomes even more search engine friendly.
Many modern browsers such as Firefox4 of IE9 already support CSS3 natively, but where does that leave IE7 and IE8? Thankfully a great solution called CSS PIE (Progressive Internet Explorer) has been introduced and is integrated into this template. Simply put, CSS PIE a script that upgrades IE7 and 8 to support most CSS3 formatting. There are slight variations and some CSS3 formatting isn't supported, but overall it does a great job and allows us to extend CSS3 support to IE7 and 8.