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Helix Template Framework - feature suggestions

15 October 2014
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Helix Template Framework - feature suggestions

Helix II Framework is the combination of our JoomShaper templates best solutions. Our main aim was to move possibly a large number of parameters to administrative panel which normally were changed in template code directly. Thanks to this, beginner users, can easily add new module positions and change many settings in administrator panel from template option level. But time has come, we are ready improve our Helix plugin and we are waiting for Your suggestions, ideas and concepts.

Our foremost endeavor is to serve customers out of the box opportunities what you deserve. Our goal is to keep Helix and all templates as simple and easy to use as possible, while maximizing its usage and flexibility. Since I used Helix for the first time few years ago, I saw that framework has evolved. Now is almost perfect and probably is some cases in much better than others but still needs improvements. As Joomla! 3.x users our expectations continue to rise, but on the other hand, we still want our CMS to be still light and fast.

We have many ideas what we can do, there are only some ideas based also on JoomShaper forum posts:

  • Improve JS and CSS compression options
  • Implement HTML compression option
  • Excluded JS/CSS files
  • Improve Layout Builder
  • Image Background option for blocks in Layout Builder (before was only bg color)
  • Load and Save layout settings
  • Implement Mobile-only Logo (separate logo for mobile devices only)
  • Implement Mobile-only Menu (option to select separate menu for mobile only)
  • Custom HTML Code field (it allows you to add custom code in <head> section)
  • Verification code for Google Webmaster Tools, Microsoft Bing Webmaster Tools, Norton Safeweb, WOT and Yandex
  • Suffixes (classes) for subpages (based on Menu item ID)
  • Compatibility with Joomla 3.4 (dev/beta)

Your feedback is essential for our work. We welcome and encourage all suggestion and will incorporate your ideas that are in line with the core objectives of new Helix III Framework. We prioritize your opinion and we want to make Helix much better. So if you want to be part of the new most awesome Joomla! framework, please leave a comment :)

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
7 years ago
Off Canvas is coming to Helix V3.
pepperstreet
pepperstreet
7 years ago
Please, do not restrict off-canvas for menus only. So, the position can display other things/modules etc. I think T3 had this feature as well.
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Lhoussine Alaoui
7 years ago
What about Wordpress?
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
7 years ago
Helix for WordPress has stopped long ago. We are going for wordpress as wordpress way. You may take a look at our wordpress theme section http://www.themeum.com/
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fredrick
7 years ago
I also feel having helix for wordpress is good, this template framework is powerfull, maki it for wordpress too
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sharojit sheel
7 years ago
It's already got great features. Hope this time will be greater.....:)
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
7 years ago
Thanks very much. We are working hard provide best joomla user experience :)
Pavel Ivanov
Pavel Ivanov
7 years ago
I think it is necessary to provide an opportunity of translation into other languages.
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
7 years ago
This option is already available. Helix is language ready.
Pavel Ivanov
Pavel Ivanov
7 years ago
Ok, it's great.Because Helix II is not ready for translate. I had to make some changes to the files
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
7 years ago
What files. Will you please explain a bit more?
Pavel Ivanov
Pavel Ivanov
7 years ago
I did a Russian translation for the University template. In the file "tempateDetails.xml" I replaced some string expression for language constants. So, I added this language constants in the file "en-GB.tpl_shaper_university.ini".In some cases I used standart Joomla language constants, for example JYES, JNO, JHIDE, JSHOW and the other. And I added special constants for Helix.I think, it's necessary relocate language file from template folger to Joomla language folger.
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
7 years ago
Ok, got your point.Thanks
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Lukman
7 years ago
Parallax Background in Layout Builder, Megamenu and Canvas Menu Please :), when Helix V3 release??
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easywebber
7 years ago
Nice to hear a new version is coming. Is it possible to integrate a accordion menu? And a more easy way to select fonts (dropdown with fonts)
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fredrick
7 years ago
Hi, make it flat design, both from boxed and wide layouts, extra layouts for article like t3 framework
PG
Pacho Gonzalez
7 years ago
Multilingual ready? :D
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Hermes
7 years ago
Creation of positions in the template backend without handling XMLs files.
pepperstreet
pepperstreet
7 years ago
Due to Joomla's current bootstrap implementation and compliant 3rd-Party extensions...Please, keep a BS v2 option!!! A switch between BS2 and 3 would be awesome. (I think Templaza offers something similar in their Plazart framework)
pepperstreet
pepperstreet
7 years ago
Up-vote for MegaMenu editor ;)
pepperstreet
pepperstreet
7 years ago
Maybe provide a "Cookie-Law" template option? Seen this in Joomlaman and Gavick templates.
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mapkcode
7 years ago
Hi! Is Helix v3 going to use BS3.x or it will continue with bs 2.3.2? As some people said already, an off-canvas and built-in "cookie-law" option will be really useful =)))
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
7 years ago
We are looking forward for BS4 :)
Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
7 years ago
We are sorry to keep you waiting. We are working hard to release this month. Wish us luck.

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