JoomlaShine has always had some really nice templates, and JSN Megazine is no exception. Megazine is a lavish Joomla template that at a quick glance, is responsive and designed for content heavy news and magazine types of websites. Personally, we've found that JSN Megazine is also great for blogs where one or more authors post articles on a regular basis. To round things off, the template comes complete with tabs, MegaMenu, classifides, likebox, suggester (Social Sharing) and is K2 (CCK - content creator) and Kunena (forum) ready.
JSN Megazine Review
First of all, we love how clean the template homepage is overall. Many other news, blog and magazine templates we've come across are either hard to look at, confusing, or so elegant, it actually detracts from the content. While it is clean, there's nothing out of the ordinary or what a site visitor would expect to see. The full width slider is a nice touch, and pulls it's content from either Joomla content articles or K2.
Moving down the page, we come across tabbed content on the left and image posts on the right. Excellent display of content that's neat and clean, but best of all, it can be customized as you like, and of course, since these are just Joomla module positions, you can put any module you desire here.
Next comes the Featured news, which is articles from a specific category and its subcategories. The full span image is a nice, but expected touch and having a quick content snip and "read more" to get your visitors to the full article are again, what the visitor would expect to see. Excellent layout.
Towards the bottom, you can have smaller listings from other categories in the same layout as the features. Good for featuring secondary and related content, we'd imagine.
The bottom of the homepage also doesn't break any expectations so all in all, given the demo's layout, we'd say this is perfect for a larger blog, online magazine and newspaper, just like they suggest. It could possibly be also used as a template for a corporate site or even a church where content is updated regularly.
The article pages optionally can have a full content width image above the text, which is nice. You have a bevvy of choices for module positions throughout the site, and on article pages themselves, so again, the template is very customizable to your needs, and we love customizing templates!
There are six content layout variations ranging from left sidebar - content - right sidebar to just the content without sidebars. There are also six color variations: red, orange, blue, grey, violet and green. You can also use one of these color templates as your base to change the colors to a custom color that fits your needs.
In the Pro Standard version, available for $49 (one time fee), youll also get:
- 40+ Template parameters
- 6 Module styles & 450 predefined icons
- 6 Menu styles
- 6 color variations
- 3 font styles
In addition to the template itself, you'll also be able to use the template on unlimited number of domains, 3 months of support on one domain, 30% off support renewals and the graphic files.
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