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My First Site using Foundation, Joomla, K2 and Revolution Slider!!! Success

Here she goes - Responsive and ALL!!!

http://salonbkb.com/

I totally turned off mootools and bootstrap via this one line of script.

_scripts = array(); ?>

There are probably a couple tweaks and some image swaps but the core of the site is finished. What I love about Joomla is how extensible it is. I use Acymailing, rsforms and appointment booking software that is second to none in its development. The funny thing is I work with Wordpress at work as it is our sites CMS system.

Here is one major notable I see in the difference of Joomla vs Wordpress is the idea of Modules for Joomla and plugins for Wordpress. Yes Joomla has modules, components and plugins too... But in terms of building a site via the index.php Joomla inserts either a menu type component (i.e. *Joomla article or *k2 Item) and Modules directly into the html via php script. Now the major part here is that you are either putting these two structures into your code... Then via the backend you are setting up the menu or module to place on the sites page and xml defined module position i.e. sidebar-a

On the other hand, Wordpress has you directly place plugins into the code so for example if you are writing your html structure you would place directly into the place you want the plugin to reside.

My thought is though that there doesn't seem to be a way to do the whole component thing which gives robust content such as a K2 or Seblod vs articles or other various components that are rich in nature. A CCK allows you to utilize so much if you are familiar with using them. My CCK of choice is K2. at http://getk2.org/ . I am not saying Wordpress doesn't function like this or have the ability to do what a CCK does but for changing and manipulating content it is pretty freaking awesome.

Point being. On the site I built http://salonbkb.com/ I have used K2 for everything totally circumventing Joomlas' article system.

On the site the events planner is a K2 category events, the blog is a K2 category blog and "our team" page is a k2 category blank pages. But what's awesome is that the team page appears to be something that took a lot of time to develop and create but actually it is just a blog post with customized code. And to boot there are modules that accompany the k2 package which is all of my sidebar information.

I am not saying one is better vs the other. I am simply stating that I like the power and organization of Joomla for me more than I see the advantages or usage of Wordpress... To each his own.

Revolution slider is the HTML Jquery version and again I prefer manual installations much much better.

*working with Foundation has been Amazing. I so highly recommend it and have been blessed to have such a powerful framework shared for free from the Foundation.zurb.com folks!!!

One thing you may notice is the hack I did to the menu to get it to be fixed to the top and a always present hamburger menu that comes off the page no matter where my menu is in its fixed position at the top. pretty cool.

Here is the foundation part of the hack

http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/547-off-canvas-with-fixed-top-bar?page=2

and this is the fixed menu I did hack post...

I used this post with some adjustments I made for myself...

http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/2705-zurb-foundation-5-dynamic-resize-of-top-bar
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2013/03/how-to-create-a-resizing-menu-bar/

Lastly, I wanted to give a shot out to Julian the creator of the zf5 libsass git workflow for Foundation SASS setup. Dude is awesome and always fixes and answers my emails.

http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/2867-my-yeoman-workflow

This can't make life much more easier.

Thanks ALL

Feedback Welcome.

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Here she goes - Responsive and ALL!!!

http://salonbkb.com/

I totally turned off mootools and bootstrap via this one line of script.

_scripts = array(); ?>

There are probably a couple tweaks and some image swaps but the core of the site is finished. What I love about Joomla is how extensible it is. I use Acymailing, rsforms and appointment booking software that is second to none in its development. The funny thing is I work with Wordpress at work as it is our sites CMS system.

Here is one major notable I see in the difference of Joomla vs Wordpress is the idea of Modules for Joomla and plugins for Wordpress. Yes Joomla has modules, components and plugins too... But in terms of building a site via the index.php Joomla inserts either a menu type component (i.e. *Joomla article or *k2 Item) and Modules directly into the html via php script. Now the major part here is that you are either putting these two structures into your code... Then via the backend you are setting up the menu or module to place on the sites page and xml defined module position i.e. sidebar-a

On the other hand, Wordpress has you directly place plugins into the code so for example if you are writing your html structure you would place directly into the place you want the plugin to reside.

My thought is though that there doesn't seem to be a way to do the whole component thing which gives robust content such as a K2 or Seblod vs articles or other various components that are rich in nature. A CCK allows you to utilize so much if you are familiar with using them. My CCK of choice is K2. at http://getk2.org/ . I am not saying Wordpress doesn't function like this or have the ability to do what a CCK does but for changing and manipulating content it is pretty freaking awesome.

Point being. On the site I built http://salonbkb.com/ I have used K2 for everything totally circumventing Joomlas' article system.

On the site the events planner is a K2 category events, the blog is a K2 category blog and "our team" page is a k2 category blank pages. But what's awesome is that the team page appears to be something that took a lot of time to develop and create but actually it is just a blog post with customized code. And to boot there are modules that accompany the k2 package which is all of my sidebar information.

I am not saying one is better vs the other. I am simply stating that I like the power and organization of Joomla for me more than I see the advantages or usage of Wordpress... To each his own.

Revolution slider is the HTML Jquery version and again I prefer manual installations much much better.

*working with Foundation has been Amazing. I so highly recommend it and have been blessed to have such a powerful framework shared for free from the Foundation.zurb.com folks!!!

One thing you may notice is the hack I did to the menu to get it to be fixed to the top and a always present hamburger menu that comes off the page no matter where my menu is in its fixed position at the top. pretty cool.

Here is the foundation part of the hack

http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/547-off-canvas-with-fixed-top-bar?page=2

and this is the fixed menu I did hack post...

I used this post with some adjustments I made for myself...

http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/2705-zurb-foundation-5-dynamic-resize-of-top-bar
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2013/03/how-to-create-a-resizing-menu-bar/

Lastly, I wanted to give a shot out to Julian the creator of the zf5 libsass git workflow for Foundation SASS setup. Dude is awesome and always fixes and answers my emails.

http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/2867-my-yeoman-workflow

This can't make life much more easier.

Thanks ALL

Feedback Welcome.

John Valle over 4 years ago

I would like to know where you put that one line of code to turn off mootools and bootstrap.
What file? and where?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks