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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 :)

Comments (27)

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
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Off Canvas is coming to Helix V3.

pepperstreet
pepperstreet    Kawshar Ahmed
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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
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What about Wordpress?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Lhoussine Alaoui
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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    Kawshar Ahmed
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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
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It's already got great features. Hope this time will be greater.....:)

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    sharojit sheel
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Thanks very much. We are working hard provide best joomla user experience

Pavel Ivanov
Pavel Ivanov
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I think it is necessary to provide an opportunity of translation into other languages.

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Pavel Ivanov
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This option is already available. Helix is language ready.

Pavel Ivanov
Pavel Ivanov    Kawshar Ahmed
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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    Pavel Ivanov
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What files. Will you please explain a bit more?

Pavel Ivanov
Pavel Ivanov    Kawshar Ahmed
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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    Pavel Ivanov
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Ok, got your point.Thanks

Pavel Ivanov
Pavel Ivanov    Kawshar Ahmed
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If you are interested, I'm also willing to help in the translation Helix to Russian language.

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Pavel Ivanov
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Well, we are interested of helix for all languages. You can start translation after the stable release of V3.Thanks

Pavel Ivanov
Pavel Ivanov    Kawshar Ahmed
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ok, I'm ready.May be you will create project on Transifex?

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Lukman
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Parallax Background in Layout Builder, Megamenu and Canvas Menu Please :), when Helix V3 release??

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easywebber
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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
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Hi, make it flat design, both from boxed and wide layouts, extra layouts for article like t3 framework

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Pacho Gonzalez
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Multilingual ready?

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Hermes
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Creation of positions in the template backend without handling XMLs files.

pepperstreet
pepperstreet
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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
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Up-vote for MegaMenu editor

pepperstreet
pepperstreet
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Maybe provide a "Cookie-Law" template option? Seen this in Joomlaman and Gavick templates.

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mapkcode
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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    mapkcode
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We are looking forward for BS4

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed
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We are sorry to keep you waiting. We are working hard to release this month. Wish us luck.

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