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Apr 1 2013
Top 5 responsive templates for Joomla 3.0 that are absolutely free
On September 27, 2012 Joomla 3.0 was launched. It was a little different from the previous Joomla versions as it does not support every Joomla template and extension that was made specifically for the older versions. This created a race among developers to produce entirely new templates and extensions or modify existing ones to meet the requirements of 3.0 because of which we now have hundreds of extensions and templates available on the internet, that are compatible with Joomla 3.x. The only problem that remained is that there are not many templates, or more specifically, not many responsive templates available freely on the internet that are compatible with Joomla 3.x versions.
Therefore, here we present to you the top 5 responsive Joomla templates that are compatible with Joomla 3.x and are available for free. We present to you the site from where you can download the template and a link to see a demo website made using that template.
Simple, stylish and beautiful, Music Free template from gavic.com is a great responsive theme. Made using HTML5 and CSS3, Music template is cross-browser compatible, has powerful custom typography support, and can be downloaded for free. It is made from a special customizable framework called Gavern framework that is used in all WordPress and Joomla themes at Gavic.com, even for premium themes. The Music theme has a premium feel to it and is ideal for making magazine websites, news websites, blogs, and business websites. The architecture can even be integrated with bootstrap framework. The template comes in three different color schemes and has integrated support for custom fonts.
A free responsive Joomla 3.x compatible template, Ol Albos is a great Joomla theme for making a responsive business website. The header of the template can be configured to contain images that can link to various pages of the website. The template has 30 different module positions and each position can be collapsed as per the requirement. Al Albos can be used to make a 3, 2 and 1 column website with customizable column size and position. Color of each template part can be customized with an inbuilt color chooser and support multiple colors. The template has built in support for Google analytics and is made of validated XHTML 1.0 and tableless CSS3. The template is also cross browser compatible.
A responsive theme with an inbuilt slider, iSonic is a Joomla 3.x and Joomla 2.5 compatible template. It has inbuilt plugins to implement dropdown menus and scroll to top buttons. The template can be customized to accommodate multiple column layouts with flexible column position and width. The design of the theme can adapt to any screen layout and is mobile device ready. PHP and CSS code of the template is well commented and documented and thus can be easily modified to add custom functionalities or features.
Built specifically for making a real estate website, iEstate can also be used for creating any other type of business or portfolio website. The fully responsive theme is compatible with Joomla 3.0 and 2.5 versions and can be customized to adapt to any design that the user desires iEstate uses jQuery plugins for implementing menus and buttons. The template has inbuilt parameters specifically for displaying a text or image logo along with customizing the jQuery plugins. It has a customizable inbuilt slider that can be customized to give a variety of transition effects. The template can be customized to render a multiple column page with customizable column position and width.