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Pastor's Blog

A journey into God's presence

I wonder if there is someone you simply enjoy being around because their very presence just makes things better, happier or more peaceful.

For my daughter, her favourite soft toy is a small rabbit – blanket type thing we call Bunny (highly inventive I know). When she has Bunny she is calmer, more content, in fact, on some nights without Bunny (in the wash) she won’t sleep as well. Bunny clearly has a powerful presence.

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Michael Reid
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Exodus 14
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Michael Reid
Tuesday 10th October 2017
 

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Lightbox

The Widgetkit Lightbox allows you to view images, HTML and multi-media content on a dark dimmed overlay without having to leave the current page.

Features

  • Display images, videos, HTML, Iframes, Ajax requests and SWF
  • Supports YouTube, Vimeo, MP4 (h.264), WebM and FLV movies
  • Group lightboxes and mix different content types
  • Responsive design to fit all device resolutions
  • Load other widgets in lightbox
  • 3 different opening and closing transitions
  • 4 different caption styles
  • Keyboard and mouse scroll wheel navigation
  • Build on the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

Examples

Different animations - fade, elastic and none

Different title positions - float, inside and over

Various examples in one gallery (try also using the keyboard and mouse scroll wheel)

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Load Widgets In A Lightbox

Use #wk-ID to load widgets like slideshows or galleries in a lightbox. For example: Widgetkit Slideshow

<a data-lightbox="width:600;height:300;" href="#wk-10">Lightbox</a>

How To Use

Use the HTML5 custom data attribute data-lightbox to activate the lightbox. You can set various lightbox parameters to the data attribute. For example:

<a data-lightbox="width:1000;height:600;" href="http://www.wikipedia.org">Lightbox</a>

Here is a list of the most common parameters:

  • titlePosition - How should the title show up? (float, outside, inside or over)
  • transitionIn - Set a opening transition. (fade, elastic, or none)
  • transitionOut - Set a closing transition (fade, elastic, or none)
  • overlayShow - Set to true or false
  • scrolling - Set to yes or no
  • width - Set a width in pixel
  • height - Set a height in pixel
  • padding - Set a padding in pixel

Slideshow

The Widgetkit Slideshow is the ultimate image and content slideshow for Joomla and WordPress. It's flexible, easy to customize and completely build with HTML5 and CSS3.

Features

  • Clean and very lightweight code
  • 17 eye-catching transition effects
  • Fully responsive including all effects
  • Uses hardware accelerated CSS3 animations
  • Support for HTML captions
  • Swipe navigation on mobile phones
  • Built with HTML5, CSS3, PHP 5.2+, and the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

Slideshow Screen Example

This is an image slideshow with the famous Ken Burns effect.

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  • This is a HTML caption with a link.
  • This is another HTML caption with a link.

Slideshow Default Example

This is an image slideshow with eye-catching transition effects.

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  • Image 05
  • This is a HTML caption with a link.
  • This is another HTML caption with a link.

Showcase Box Example

This a content showcase using all the features from the Slideset widget as navigation. Any kind of HTML content can be used in the navigation.

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Showcase Button Example

This is an image slideshow with some nice navigation buttons. You can place any kind of HTML in the navigation buttons.

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Tabs Example

This is a classic, tabbed slideshow. Tabs can be aligned to the left, right and center.

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Tabs Bar Example

This is a slideshow with a tabbed navigation bar. Tabs can be aligned to the left, right and center.

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List Example

This is a slideshow with a vertical tabbed list as navigation.

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How To Use

The Widgetkit Slideshow takes full advantage of the very user-friendly Widgetkit administration user interface. It has never been easier to create and manage all the slideshows and their different slides in one place. After you created a slideshow you can load it anywhere in your theme using shortcodes or the universal Widgetkit Joomla module or WordPress widget.

Typography

You can create some beautiful content by using some simple HTML elements. The Warp theme framework offers some neat styles for all HTML elements and a great set of CSS classes to style your content. Basic HTML is very easy to learn and this small guide shows you how to use all styles provided by the Warp framework.

Basic HTML Elements

Here is a short demonstration of text-level semanticts. The <p> element creates a new paragraph. It will have some space before and after itself. To turn your text into hypertext just use the <a> element.

Text-Level Semantics

You can emphasize text using the <em> element or to imply any extra importance the <strong> element. Highlight text with no semantic meaning using the <mark> element. Markup document changes like inserted or deleted text with the <del> element or <ins> element. To define an abbreviation use the <abbr> element and to define a definition term use the <dfn> element.

Short List with Links

  • YOOtheme - Premium Joomla Templates and WordPress Themes
  • Warp Framework - Fast and Slick Theme Framework
  • ZOO - Content Application Builder
  • Stock Icons - For Web and Print Projects

Quotations and Code

Inline quotations can be defined by using the <q> element.

The <blockquote> element defines a long quotation which also creates a new block by inserting white space before and after the blockquote element.

To define a short inline computer code use the <code> element. For a larger code snippet use the <pre> element which defines preformatted text. It creates a new text block which preserves both spaces and line breaks.

pre {
    margin: 15px 0;
    padding: 10px;
    font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace;
    font-size: 12px;
    line-height: 18px;
    white-space: pre-wrap;
}
Use the <small> element for side comments and small print.

Useful CSS Classes

Here is a short demonstration of all style related CSS classes provided by the Warp framework.

Highlight Content

Drop caps are the first letter of a paragraph which are displayed bigger than the rest of the text. You can create a drop cap using the CSS class dropcap. To emphasize text with some small boxes use <em> element with the CSS class box.

This simple box is intended to group large parts of your content using the CSS class box-content.
This is a simple box to highlight some text using the CSS class box-note.
This is a simple box with useful information using the CSS class box-info.
This is a simple box with important notes and warnings using the CSS class box-warning.
This is a simple box with additional hints using the CSS class box-hint.
This is a simple box with download information using the CSS class box-download.

Use the CSS class dotted to create a dotted horizontal rule.


Tables

Create a zebra stripped table using using the CSS class zebra.

Table caption
Table Heading Table Heading Table Heading
Table Footer Table Footer Table Footer
Table Data Table Data Data Centered
Data Bold Table Data Data Centered
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Definition Lists

Create a nice looking definition list separated with a line by using the CSS class separator.

Definition List
A definition list is a list of terms and corresponding definitions. To create a definition list use the <dl> element in conjunction with <dt> to define the definition term and <dd> to define the definition description.
Definition Term
This is a definition description.
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This is a definition description.
This is another definition description.

Forms

Create a clearly arranged form layout with fieldset boxes using the CSS class box.

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Widgetkit

Widgetkit is the next generation tool set for Joomla and WordPress. This toolkit is the first of its kind! It provides a simple and user-friendly way to enrich your websites experience with slideshows, galleries, lightboxes and much more. All widgets make use of modern web technologies like HTML5 markup, CSS3 features and jQuery based JavaScripts. Widgetkit is fully responsive and all widgets and their effects adapt perfectly for all device resolutions. It supports touch gestures and makes use of smooth CSS3 animations. Here is a short feature roundup:

Features

  • Available for Joomla and WordPress
  • All widgets are fully responsive
  • Use shortcodes to show widgets anywhere
  • Clean and lightweight code
  • Semantic HTML5 markup
  • Asset file minification and compression
  • Supports touch gestures for mobile devices
  • Uses hardware accelerated CSS3 animations
  • Built with HTML5, CSS3, PHP 5.2+, latest jQuery version

How It Works

Widgetkit basically acts as a platform for all our widgets. It installs as a single component in Joomla or as a plugin in WordPress. The Widgetkit dashboard presents you an overview of all widgets. You can create, edit or delete all widgets and their content in one place. And after you have created the content for your first widget you can either use a shortcode or a module to display your widget anywhere on your website. In fact you can do both because once have you created a widget you are able to display it multiple times and reuse it on different parts of your website.

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Dummy Content

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Module Variations

This theme comes with different module styles, badges and icons. For each module you can pick a style and combine it with an icon or badge to create your own unique look. Here is a list of the available options:

Styles Box, Plain, Postit
Color Dark, Color
Header Star, Stars, Stripes, Line, Paragraph, Crown
Badges Hot, New, Free, Top
Icons Download, Twitter, Mail, Bubble, Login, Cart

Features

This theme utilizes the latest features of the fast and slick Warp theme framework. It comes with a broad range of layout and module variations as well as a neat typography to style your content. Read on to learn more about this theme and its features:

  • Available for Joomla and WordPress
  • 8 style variations and 5textures available
  • Choose from 9 colors and 9 fonts
  • 3 module styles combinable with 4 badges and 6 icons
  • Fluid Article Blog Layout (optional)
  • Fixed Header & Menu (optional)
  • Custom Widgetkit slideshow style
  • Flexible template and column widths
  • All Warp framework features are available

Theme Styles

Solar provides different style variations of the default theme. In addition to these styles we added several other style settings like colors and fonts. Combining the different style options allows you to create your own unique website design.

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Special Layout

You want to benefit from the whole screen resolution to provide your customers with a great experience? Solar is divided into 6 different sections (Header, Top-A, Main, Bottom, Footer), whose width can be set separately to up to 100%.

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Block Width

Theme Profiles

We created some nice theme profiles using the different styles, colors and fonts, you can choose from in the theme administration. You can create your own profiles and even assign them to different menu items. Click on one of the profile images to load it.

Theme Layout

This theme comes with a customized Warp6 module layout. The blue module positions allow you to choose a module layout which defines the module alignment and proportions: equal, double or stack. You can easily add your own module layouts. The two available sidebars, highlighted red, can be switched to the left or right side and their widths can easily be set within the theme administration. For modules in the blue and red positions you can choose different module styles. Take a look at the module variations page to get an overview.

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Module Positions
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Module Layouts
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Column Layouts

Special Features

Grid-a-Licious

Looking for a totally different way to present your blog articles? Solar gives you the opportunity to arrange posts in a fluid layout like the one you can see on the frontpage: Grid-a-Licious! It is fully responsive and automatically adapts to all screen resolutions.

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Fluid Article Layout
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Default Article Layout

To implement this effect follow these steps:

  1. Set all articles you want in the fluid layout as Featured Article
  2. Joomla: Create a menu item with the menu item type Featured Articles
  3. Joomla: Now just set the number of articles you want to be displayed in # Intro Articles

Fixed Header & Menu

Enhance your website with an eyecatching header effect. Just set the header fixed to hide it with a cool scroll effect. The main menu is attached to the top of the site.

Featured Image

Present your blog images in a beautiful way. The Featured Image is placed in front of the title and benefits from the whole article width. To make them look even better, you can enable the Widgetkit Spotlight effect on all Featured Images. To set up images like the one you can see on the theme frontpage just follow these steps:

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Featured Image Spotlight
  1. Joomla: Add an Intro Image to your article in the Images and Links option
    WordPress: Click Set featured image in the post and upload the image you want to add
  2. Joomla: Set the Image Float to none
  3. Enable Featured Spotlight in the template configuration if you like

Custom Widgetkit Styles

We created a custom style for our Widgetkit Slideshow, perfectly fitting the theme. To apply this style, follow these steps:

Slideshow

  1. Download and unzip the bonus styles package for Widgetkit available in the download area
  2. Copy the folder slideshow/styles/solar
  3. Joomla: Paste it to media/widgetkit/widgets/slideshow/styles
    WordPress: Paste it to wp-content/plugins/widgetkit/widgets/slideshow/styles
  4. Now you can select the style "Solar" in the settings of your Widgetkit Slideshow

Social Icons

As a little extra Solar theme offers a set of social icons. They are easy to add to your content and are part of our editable Adobe Fireworks Image Source Files.

Here is a little code example how to add them:

<ul class="social-icons">
  <li class="twitter"><a href="#"></a></li>
  <li class="rss"><a href="#"></a></li>
  <li class="facebook"><a href="#"></a></li>
  <li class="flickr"><a href="#"></a></li>
  <li class="xing"><a href="#"></a></li>
  <li class="google-plus"><a href="#"></a></li>
  <li class="youtube"><a href="#"></a></li>
  <li class="vimeo"><a href="#"></a></li>
  <li class="github"><a href="#"></a></li>
</ul>

Possible class names are twitter, rss, facebook, flickr, xing, google-plus, youtube, vimeo and github.

Icons

YOOtheme is a well-known template and extension provider for Joomla and WordPress who helps you to create professional websites. But to make your website or interface design a real eye-catcher we had one thing missing: Icons! Icons are an essential tool to simplify user interfaces and today almost every major website uses icons to highlight important parts in their content.

This is why we created a great resource of beautiful and handcrafted icons for web and print projects. We got commercial icon sets including e-commerce, community, file and folder icons and many more as well as many freebies.

As a member of our icon club you will get access to hundreds of handcrafted and detailed icons. New icon sets are added continuously!

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Icons Club

Club Icons

  • Pixel perfect design
  • PNGs in 8 sizes from 16x16 to 512x512 pixels
  • Handmade and optimized for each size
  • Scalable vector sources
  • Change the colors and customize easily

Master Theme

This is the Master theme of our fast and slick Warp theme framework! It is optimized and streamlined to serve as a blueprint to build your own custom themes.

The Master theme takes full advantage of all the latest Warp6 features like a completely responsive layout, semantic HTML5 markup, a nice and clean administration UI and much more.

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ZOO

Take the video tour on the ZOO!

ZOO is a flexible and powerful content application builder to manage your content. It provides a much improved Joomla experience. The key feature is the ability to create your very own custom content types. You define what a type is made up of - e.g. text, images or a file download. Any combination is imaginable! You bring the content, ZOO brings the elements to structure it and make it look good!

Apps for every Purpose

ZOO moves from simply being a CCK to an Application Builder. Apps are extensions for ZOO which are optimized for different purposes and types of content catalogs. ZOO offers a wide range of apps to get you started right away. There is a blog, a product catalog, a cookbook, a business directory, a documentation, a download archive and a movie database app!

ZOO Apps for every Purpose

Joomla Integration

By now ZOO has developed a thriving ecosystem, with new ZOO extensions appearing regularly. It also integrates well with many popular Joomla extensions. Besides the ZOO component itself offers additional modules and plugins. They allow a seamless integration into Joomla and provide a richer tool set to create your website.

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