Zhong multilingual released!

We are pleased to announce the release of the multilingual version of zhong free.

Learn more about this release here.

Version 2.1.0 Released!

I am pleased to announce the release of the Zhong framework 2.1.0
All templates in the gallery have been updated.

Some of the most important updates are:

  • Upgraded mobile version, now with new graphics and a new top tool bar.
  • Added compatibility to Joomla3
  • Mobile and night mode links were moved to the top toolbar
  • Best legibility mode updated!

If you are our customer already, you can download the new version of the template from the customer area of our website (login and click on "My orders" )

If you installed an old version of our template there is no automated way to update it. For more info about the updating process, read the installation guide here.
If you need more support, send us an email to our support contact.

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Version 2.0.0 Released!

After a long silence I am happy to announce the release of the Zhong Framework version 2.0.0!

It took a long time for this version to come alive: many changes have been done and many features were added, such as a completely renovated core structure.

These are just some of the major updates:

  • The framework PHP "core" was completely reviewed and upgraded
  • A new layout width mode was added (full layout width)
  • Many accessibility features were added, such as the complete control over the section headings
  • Added the options to control the module's style from the template administration panel
  • Expandable menus in mobile layout, full access layout and high contrast layout
  • A compression method for regrouping and caching CSS and javascript files
  • Print options added, for saving ink and pages
  • And much more!!

Want to test the new version? then download the free version here!

If you are our customer already, you can download the new version of the template from the customer area of our website (login and click on "My orders" )

Please, note that if you installed an old version of our template there is no automated way to update it. For more info about the updating process, read the installation guide here.
If you need more support, send us an email to our support contact.

Accessible slideshow released!

We are happy to announce the release of the accessible slideshow module for Joomla.

This module is available to download after the purchase of any of our template.
The main features are:

  • It adapts perfectly to all the layout modes of our templates
  • Accessible to screenreaders
  • Accessible to "keyboeard only" navigation
  • Responsive slides (the images adapt to the layout dinamically depending on the browser/device width )
  • Compatible with Joomla 1.6.x, 1.7.x and 2.5.x

Version 1.0.3 released!

We are pleased to annouce the realease of the version1.0.3 of the Zhong framework.
All our templates have been updated.

The major updates are:

  • "session_register()" bug and "session_start()" bug fixed
  • Improved the level of layout responsiveness
  • Added advanced features in the backend panel:
    • Javascript debugging for frontend developing
    • PHP debugging for backend developing
    • Added the modernizr library
    • Possibility to disable the jQuery library call from the template
  • jQuery library updated
  • Improved colour readability for the "best legibility" mode
  • Improved usability for mobile mode
  • Some snippets added for front end developing
  • Improved accessibility in case javascript is disabled
  • Three languages added: french, german and chinese
  • Accessible slideshow module available

Version 1.0.3 - Coming out soon

We're working on the next version of the Zhong Framework. Many bugs will be fixed and many improvements on the horizon. Stay tuned :)

session_register bug

The Zhong framework uses the PHP function "session_register"; this function has been DEPRECATED as of PHP 5.3.0.

If you're experiencing problems with the function "session_register" then:

Edit the file "session-handler.php": remove the lines 86,87,88,89:

session_register('layoutMode');
session_register('fontSize');
session_register('graphicMode');
session_register('layoutWidth');

Edit the file "index.php": search and remove the line "session_register('accessibilityBarMessageShowed');".

You can find index.php in the root directory of the template. You can find "session-handler.php" inside "root_template_dir/php/"

This bug will be fixed from the next release.

P.S. Thanks to Sasa for pointing out the bug.