Drumroll, please! Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 6 is now available to test with a new world of possibilities. The latest build is now out with new header variations with full-screen modal, off-canvas layouts, endless customization freedom, and other performance boosts. Excited to find out what we’ve built so far? Let’s dive in.
Today’s (Feb 23) Alpha version is an experimental release and not ready for production sites. We wholeheartedly appreciate your interest in Helix Ultimate 2.0. You are invited to try this Alpha version, but DON’T use it on a production site.
Before we proceed, it’s time to catch up with the alpha 5 release notes. The template framework is still under development so we recommend you run this version on a test site and give us your feedback.
Have a look at the latest changelog of the Helix Ultimate Alpha 6:
- New: 3 header variations will full-screen modal
- New: 3 off-canvas layouts
- New: Unlimited CSS/JS/SCSS customization
- Update: Redesigned off-canvas menu
- Update: SCSS compiler updated
- Fix: Sticky header jumping issue solved
3 New Header Variations With Full-Screen Modal
Ever wanted a modal that takes up a whole screen? Well, now you have three new header variations with full-screen modals in Helix Ultimate 2.0. Because the more the merrier!
To give you the maximum flexibility while configuring your dream website we have added 3 full-screen modal variants to choose from. With the Alpha 6 release, Helix Ultimate 2.0 is more equipped to meet every preference for the header structure.
3 New Off-Canvas Layouts
Helix Ultimate 2.0 comes with a new frontier of design possibilities. We have put together 3 new responsive off-canvas layouts, each with specific functionality. They can be perfectly used on any screen size.
Unlimited Customization Freedom
Cherish the unlimited customization freedom Alpha 6 is bringing to you! Helix Ultimate 2.0 gives you the option to add as many CSS/JS/SCSS files for those who need even greater creative freedom.
To do that, go to the root directory of the template and select the css/js/scss folder accordingly. Inside the folder, create a folder and name it custom. Here, you can generate unlimited CSS/JS/SCSS files and it will be effective.
Please keep in mind, you have to name the folder custom to see the changes you are making.
Redesigned Off-Canvas Menu
Previously, we had to assign the menu manually to the off-canvas. To make the development process even easier, we have added the default menus in the template settings. Now you can select the off-canvas menu from the drop-down list right from the template settings.
You can enable or disable Search, Login, Social Links, and Contact from the template settings to have more control over your off-canvas menu.
Other Notable Improvements
Along with new features, you’ll get to enjoy several fixes in this release.
On mouse scroll, sticky header used to start flickering. The fix for the annoying bounce has been applied in this update.
Also, the SCSS compiler has been updated to provide better workflows to maintain your stylesheets.
Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 6 is now out on GitHub! Do give it a try to get a taste of the ultimate Joomla template framework. Keep your eyes on our blog and our newsletters for more updates on Helix Ultimate 2.0 and releases.
Let us know your feedback and valuable suggestions in the comments. Happy developing!
Warning: This is an experimental build intended for testing purposes. Please don’t use this experimental version in production sites!
Try Helix Ultimate 2.0 Alpha 6