Snappa – Dirty is cool

Make your site pop with a new and innovative look. Everybody has a shiny website, make yourself standout from the crowd by being a little dirty. One of the newest design trends on the web is the grunge look. We added a little dirt to Joomla to make you look good.

60% Faster with CSS Compression and file Include

With modern websites, load times are going up respectively as the size, complexity and number of javascript and css files loaded into a page increase.

With Snappa we have implemented a method built into the template to do 2 very important things in order to help reduce the load speeds.


Compress (gzip) CSS and Javascript
We include a php script that first checks the server accepts this method, then it uses one of the php compression methods to reduce the size of the file for loading as well as revalidate the cache header.

Using php includes to minimize “http” requests to the server

The main focus here is to merge (on the fly) the css and javascript into single files in order to reduce the http requests. So instead of loading 6 css files, only one is loaded.

These 2 methods have shown us and increase of nearly 60% and we think it makes this an exceptionally fast loading template. This feature is built into the template and requires no setup, directly after install your visitors will enjoy enhanced browse speeds.
New super logo configuration – add your own text and font in no time!

After a few requests about making it easy to change the logo on Snappa we have in this release included a great feature that allows you to easily change the standard Snappa logo. You can actually replace the logo with any text of your choice as well as any font of your choice and of course in whatever colour you choose.

Your site name will, by default, be automatically pulled in from the Joomla configuration, but with Snappa you can set this to use any text you like in the templates configuration. As with all our templates, we try our best to keep things configurable for our users, which means less digging in the code for you.

Features Summary:

  • Out of box install
  • SuperFish menu system
  • Compressed CSS
  • 10 Normal and 6 Intelli Module Positions.
  • Fully XHTML and CSS Validated and Compliant.
  • Multiple layout options
  • Detailed style guide
  • Semantic markup / separation of presentation and content
  • Comprehensive setup guide
  • Fireworks source included
  • Fully collapsible module positions
  • Mini menu in top bar
  • Fully compatible IE6, IE7, Safari 2, Firefox 1.5+ (mac +win), Opera

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