Flux is the newest YOOtheme creation, released as their template for August 2009. Flux is based on the new Warp5 Joomla template framework and is designed with a chromish style. The style is nice if you have a gaming site or similar.
Fancy Menu Bar
Flux shines with its flashy menu bar. YOOTheme has used the fancy menu known from previous templates. The menu items look like they are buttons pushed into the menubar. The YOOsearch module and the breadcrumbs fit well into the template design, so you don't need to style those modules specifically if you like the look.
Flux comes with the incredibly versatile Warp5 menu that you might already know from the last template Phoenix (used at this site). It also allows you to publish modules in the dropdown menu. It also comes with loads of module variations.
The Warp5 framework has been updated with some new features:
- The fancy menu effect is now also applied to modules published on the menu position.
- The effect of the fancy menu remains even when the cursor goes off the dropdown and back on again.
- You can assign individual widths for modules published in the dropdown via the Module Class Suffix, for example: dropdownwidth-255.
- You can set individual dropdown widths for menu items via the Page Class Suffix, for example: columnwidth-200.
- You can turn off background images for a specific menu via the Menu Class Suffix, for example: images-off.
- A few module templates has been improved.
I think the new template looks very good - and the things they are doing with the class suffixes creates a whole new freedom. I would love to see this in more templates. I like it a lot when you can adjust as much as possible using class suffixes and/or template settings.