Syndicate - RocketTheme WordPress Theme
Syndicate, the July 2011 Theme Club release, is perfect for any news, media or business type site that requires a clean, conservative but advanced design. The theme is the first to use the 16 Grid Gantry Layout for more control over grid widths and dimensions, for that more compact news structure.
Utilizing the Color Chooser, the theme style can be easily adjusted to any color scheme, in conjunction with 8 presets styles, 6 logo options, and 49 widget variation combinations; the design is truly stylistically versatile. As a Gantry theme, typical features such as the 960 Grid and iPhone Support are also present.
Features and Screenshots
Gantry Framework Color Chooser 8 Preset Styles with 6 Logo Options Triple Level Splitmenu Fusion with MegaMenu 76 Widget Positions 20 Widget Variations - 49 Combo Possibilities RocketTheme Plugins Styling FF 3.6, Safari 4, Opera 10.x, IE7-IE8 Compatible Limited IE6 Browser Compatibility Template RTL Support W3C XHTML 1.0 / CSS 3 Valid
NOTE: Gantry v1.16+ is required for Syndicate to work correctly.
Color Choose: 8 Presets & 6 Logo Styles
Syndicate is accompanied by a Gantry-Admin based Color Chooser. The entire theme styling is controlled by the Color Chooser, utilizing very few images such as the Logo. Set the Color Chooser options from Admin Dashboard → Syndicate Theme → Style. The available controls are listed below:
Main Background: Select the Background Color. Header, Logo, Submenu, Body & Footer: Control the Background, Overlay, Text and Link Colors. Logo: Choose from 6 Logo styles. Header: Choose from 10 Header images. Alert: Select Background and Text Color.
CSS 3 Theme
Syndicate uses a series of CSS 3 features to enhance its design. These are only available in CSS3 compliant browsers such as Firefox 3.6+, Safari 5+, Opera 10+ and Chrome 3+. IE9 also is also advertised as supported these standards. However, such features are described as having graceful degradation, meaning if the browser does not support the CSS, the element will not break, just degrade to a simpler standard.
Included CSS3 Features
Box Shadows: Adds a shadow around block elements such as the Read More buttons. Text Shadows: Adds a shadow behind text elements such as Titles. Border Radius: Adds rounded corners to block elements such as Widgets. Color Crossfading: Adds transition effects to color hovers for Links.
Fusion with MegaMenu
Triple/Quad Column Modes: Have up to 4 columns in the Fusion dropdowns. Child Items Menu Grouping: Group child menu items inline with its parent. Column Width Control: Set the total, as well as individual column widths. Item Icons / Subtext: Add button icons or additional helpful subtext.
Triple Level Splitmenu
Triple Level Splitmenu is a multiple tied menu solution. It differentiates between parent items, 1st level children and all child items thereafter. By splitting these areas in the code, you can position and style them independent. Therefore, the default configuration places the 1st and 2nd level items in the header area, in different rows, and all other items in the sidemenu. All these areas are configurable via the WordPress Widget manager.
Triple Level Splitmenu Features:
1st Level: Parent items are assigned to Navigation. 2nd Level: Tier 1 children are assigned to Subnavigation. 3rd Level: 3rd level items are assigned to the Sidebar. Suffix: Assign any widget variation to the submenu of Splitmenu.
All images sources in the Adobe Fireworks PNG format.