Dots Theme Documentation

Dots Theme documentation contains contains tutorials that will make you easier to configure the template as you want.

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Table of Contents



Template Installation


You can view this template in any web browser from your desktop computer. Because the files are written in HTML, you do not need an internet connection in order to display or edit the template.

All of the HTML files are given a descriptive name to make it easier to distingish what each file will display.

Upload to The Server
  1. It's important to understand that you must either have your own server space or use someone elses. The server space can be purchased at many different places around the internet. You need somewhere to put the files that you purchased so others can find them online.
  2. Select /html folder and then choose the slider layout and template color you want. After you choose, there will have several files with the extension labeled .html. This is where all your content will. In addition to .html you should see a file labeled .css. .css files are going to be the files that will tell the .html how to to be styled. CSS is simply a way to take text, images, and other elements and change the look of them. It's very important to keep the .css file with the HTML or the HTML will not look how the design is meant to look. Along with the HTML and CSS files, you will also have three additional folders to upload; css, images, and js.
  3. Start your FTP client (I persoanlly use Filezila which is free) and login. Login to your server. You will need your server name (often times this will be your domain name), username, and password that you setup with the hosting company.
  4. Locate the domain folder you wish to upload your template files to on your server. You are going to want to click and drag every file that you have labeled .html, .css, .js into your FTP client.
  5. Once the files are done uploading, you can try access your website via browser.

HTML Structure


This site template has a fixed layout with a variation of column layouts depending on the page. This template uses the 1200 grid system (12 columns) which will help streamline any customization you wish to make. If you're unfamiliar with the 1200 grid system, be sure to read about it here.

The main structure of this site is wrapped in a 'container' div. Inside of that div you will find each major section of the site given an appropritae grid size all equalling 12 columns in length. For example, the '#main' element has a class of 'span8' and the '#side' element has a class of 'span4'. The total columns equals 12 columns.

	 <div class="container">
      <div class="row-fluid">
       <div id="main" class="span8"></div>
       <div id="side" class="span4"></div>
      </div>
     </div>
    

If you would like to edit the color, font, or style of any elements in one of these columns, you would do the following in css/layout.css :

     .nav-menu { text-align:center; }
    

If you find that your new style is not overriding, it is most likely because of a specificity problem. Scroll down in your CSS file and make sure that there isn't a similar style that has more weight.

     #header .nav-menu { text-align:center; }
    

So, to ensure that your new styles are applied, make sure that they carry enough "weight" and that there isn't a style lower in the CSS file that is being applied after yours.


Some site elements you must change:


Logo & Main Navigation

You can change the site logo and main site navigation with change this code:

     <div id="header">
      <div class="container">
       <div class="logo">
        <img src="images/logo.png" alt="Arva" /> <!-- site logo -->
       </div>
       <nav class="nav nav-menu">
        <ul>
         <li><a href="#slider">Home</a></li>
         ....
        </ul>
       </nav> <!-- End nav-menu -->
      </div> <!-- End container -->
     </div> <!-- End header -->
    

Slider

In this section you can change the main slider content for this site template with change some code below:

     <div id="slider"> 
      <div class="flexslider loading">
       <ul class="slides">
   
        <li> <!-- 1 -->
         <img src="images/sliders/1.jpg" alt="Image" />
         <div class="slider-overlay">
          <div class="container">
           <h1>....</h1>
           <h3>....</h3>
          </div>
         </div>
        </li>
    
        ....
    
       </ul> <!-- End slides -->
      </div> <!-- End flexslider -->
     </div> <!-- End slider -->
    

Note: This template completed with 3 custom slider layout (static, flexslider, camera slider). To change the static layout image you can change /images/base-slider.jpg file. And for other slider layout template you can change image contents in /images/sliders/ folder


Services

In this section you can change the services list that you serve. The services list in this template use flexslider as carousel:

     <div class="services" id="services">
      <div class="flexslider loading">
       <ul class="slides">
    
        <li class="row-fluid">
         <div class="span4 item"> <!-- 1 -->
          <h4>Cool Responsive Design</h4>
          <img src="images/services/orange/application.png" alt="Icon" />
          <p>....</p>
         </div>
         ....
        </li> <!-- End row-fluid -->
      
        ....
      
       </ul> <!-- End slides -->
      </div> <!-- End flexslider -->
     </div> <!-- End services -->
    

Note: You can see all services icons pack in /images/services/ folder.


About/Profile

In this section you write the details information about your site or company. You can write your site or company purpose, your teams and your skills:

     <div class="about" id="about">
      <div class="header">
       <div class="base-header"><h2>Who We Are</h2></div>
       <p>....</p>
      </div>
    
      <div class="row margin-bottom60">
       <div class="span6">....</div>
       <div class="span6">..../div>
      </div> <!-- End row -->
    
      <div class="sub-header">
       <h3>Our Best Skills</h3>
       <p>....</p>
      </div>
    
      <div class="table-process margin-bottom60">
       <div class="item"> <!-- 1 -->
        <p>Search Engine Optimation</p>
        <div class="process-base">
         <div class="process-val" style="width:75%;">75<i>%</i></div>
        </div>
       </div>
     
       ....
     
      </div> <!-- End table-process -->
    
      <div class="sub-header" id="teams">
       <h3>Meet Our Best Teams</h3>
       <p>....</p>
      </div>
    
      <div class="teams margin-bottom50">
       <div class="row">
      
        <div class="span3 item"> <!-- 1 -->
         <div class="name">
          <p>Mugiwara Kiwolen</p>
          <span>CEO & Founder</span>
         </div>
         <figure>
          <img src="images/teams/1.jpg" alt="Avatar" />
          <div class="top-border"></div>
         </figure>
         <ul class="social">
          <li><a href="#" title="Facebook"><img src="images/social/f0101/facebook.png" alt="Facebook" /></a></li>
          ....
         </ul>
        </div>
      
        ....
      
       </div> <!-- End row -->
      </div> <!-- End teams -->
     </div> <!-- End about -->
    

Note: You can upload your team photos in /images/teams/ folder. And you can see complete the social media icons in /images/social/f0101/ folder.


Portofolio

In this section you can show your projects or portofolios to your site visitors. Projects or portofolios list in this template use jQuery Isotope function to filter the portofolios list and completed with Lightview gallery:

     <div class="portofolio" id="projects">
      <div class="header">
       <div class="base-header"><h2>See Our Works</h2></div>
       <p>....</p>
      </div>
    
      <ul class="portofolio-filter">
       <li><a href="#" class="current active" data-filter="*">All</a></li>
       ....
      </ul> <!-- End portofolio-filter -->
    
      <div class="portofolio-items row">
     
       <div class="span3 item web-design wordpress"> <!-- 1 -->
        <div class="name">
         <p>Portofolio Title</p>
         <span>Web Design, Wordpress</span>
        </div>
        <figure class="figure-hover">
         <a href='images/portofolio/full/1.jpg' class='lightview' data-lightview-group='portofolio' data-lightview-title="...." data-lightview-caption="....">
          <img src="images/portofolio/thumb/1.jpg" alt="" />
          <div><span class="icon-hover icon-hover-zoom"></span></div>
         </a>
        </figure>
        <div class="desc">....</div>
       </div>
     
       ....
      
      </div> <!-- End portofolio-items -->
     </div> <!-- End portofolio -->
    

Note: You can upload your projects or portofolios image in /images/portofolio/ folder.


Blog/News

In this section you can show your projects or portofolios to your site visitors. Projects or portofolios list in this template use jQuery Isotope function to filter the portofolios list and completed with Lightview gallery:

     <div class="blog" id="blog">
      <div class="header">
       <div class="base-header"><h2>The Latest News</h2></div>
       <p>....</p>
      </div>
    
      <div class="row">
    
       <div class="span8 item"> <!-- 1 -->
        <div class="name">Write blog title here</div>
        <img src="images/blog/1.jpg" alt="Image" />
        <p>....</p>
        <div class="desc">
         <span>By admin - 06 April 2013</span>
         <a href="#" class="btn-more">Readmore</a>
        </div>
        <div class="full-content"> <!-- full content (not display) -->
         ....
        </div>
       </div>
     
       ....
     
      </div> <!-- End row -->
    
      ....
    
     </div> <!-- End blog -->
    

Note: You can upload your blog or news image in /images/blog/ folder.


Contact

In this section you can change your contact informations, support number, and your social media:

     <div class="contact" id="contact">
      <div class="header">
       <div class="base-header"><h2>Keep In Touch</h2></div>
       <p>....</p>
      </div>
    
      <div class="row">
       <div class="span9">
     
        <h4>Let’s make a change to the world together!</h4>
        <p class="margin-bottom40">....</p>
      
        <form id="contact-form" method="post" action="#"> <!-- contact form -->
         ....
        </form>
       </div>
     
       <div class="span3 contact-info">
     
        <h4>Contact Information</h4>
        <p>....<br>
      
        <h5>Contact Support</h5>
        <p>....<br>
      
        <h5>Follow us on Social Media</h5>
        <ul class="social">
         <li><a href="#" title="FaceBook"><img src="images/social/wpzoom/facebook.png" alt="Facebook" /></a></li>
         ....
        </ul>
      
       </div>
      </div> <!-- End row -->
     </div> <!-- End contact -->
    

You can see complete the social media icons in /images/social/wpzoom/ folder.


Footer

In this section you can change the site logo and copyright text:

     <div id="footer">
      <img src="images/logo-footer.png" alt="Logo" /> <!-- site logo -->
      <p>....</p> <!-- copyright text -->
     </div> <!-- End footer -->
    

Icon glyphs

140 icons in sprite form, available in dark gray (default) and white, provided by Glyphicons. All icons require an <i> tag with a unique class, prefixed with icon-, like <i class="icon-search"></i>. There are also styles available for inverted (white) icons, made ready with one extra class. We will specifically enforce this class on hover and active states for nav and dropdown links, like <i class="icon-search icon-white"></i> :

  • icon-glass
  • icon-music
  • icon-search
  • icon-envelope
  • icon-heart
  • icon-star
  • icon-star-empty
  • icon-user
  • icon-film
  • icon-th-large
  • icon-th
  • icon-th-list
  • icon-ok
  • icon-remove
  • icon-zoom-in
  • icon-zoom-out
  • icon-off
  • icon-signal
  • icon-cog
  • icon-trash
  • icon-home
  • icon-file
  • icon-time
  • icon-road
  • icon-download-alt
  • icon-download
  • icon-upload
  • icon-inbox
  • icon-play-circle
  • icon-repeat
  • icon-refresh
  • icon-list-alt
  • icon-lock
  • icon-flag
  • icon-headphones
  • icon-volume-off
  • icon-volume-down
  • icon-volume-up
  • icon-qrcode
  • icon-barcode
  • icon-tag
  • icon-tags
  • icon-book
  • icon-bookmark
  • icon-print
  • icon-camera
  • icon-font
  • icon-bold
  • icon-italic
  • icon-text-height
  • icon-text-width
  • icon-align-left
  • icon-align-center
  • icon-align-right
  • icon-align-justify
  • icon-list
  • icon-indent-left
  • icon-indent-right
  • icon-facetime-video
  • icon-picture
  • icon-pencil
  • icon-map-marker
  • icon-adjust
  • icon-tint
  • icon-edit
  • icon-share
  • icon-check
  • icon-move
  • icon-step-backward
  • icon-fast-backward
  • icon-backward
  • icon-play
  • icon-pause
  • icon-stop
  • icon-forward
  • icon-fast-forward
  • icon-step-forward
  • icon-eject
  • icon-chevron-left
  • icon-chevron-right
  • icon-plus-sign
  • icon-minus-sign
  • icon-remove-sign
  • icon-ok-sign
  • icon-question-sign
  • icon-info-sign
  • icon-screenshot
  • icon-remove-circle
  • icon-ok-circle
  • icon-ban-circle
  • icon-arrow-left
  • icon-arrow-right
  • icon-arrow-up
  • icon-arrow-down
  • icon-share-alt
  • icon-resize-full
  • icon-resize-small
  • icon-plus
  • icon-minus
  • icon-asterisk
  • icon-exclamation-sign
  • icon-gift
  • icon-leaf
  • icon-fire
  • icon-eye-open
  • icon-eye-close
  • icon-warning-sign
  • icon-plane
  • icon-calendar
  • icon-random
  • icon-comment
  • icon-magnet
  • icon-chevron-up
  • icon-chevron-down
  • icon-retweet
  • icon-shopping-cart
  • icon-folder-close
  • icon-folder-open
  • icon-resize-vertical
  • icon-resize-horizontal
  • icon-hdd
  • icon-bullhorn
  • icon-bell
  • icon-certificate
  • icon-thumbs-up
  • icon-thumbs-down
  • icon-hand-right
  • icon-hand-left
  • icon-hand-up
  • icon-hand-down
  • icon-circle-arrow-right
  • icon-circle-arrow-left
  • icon-circle-arrow-up
  • icon-circle-arrow-down
  • icon-globe
  • icon-wrench
  • icon-tasks
  • icon-filter
  • icon-briefcase
  • icon-fullscreen

CSS Structure


I'm using one main CSS file (css/layout.css), in this template which you are free to modify depending on the customization you require. There are also two additional style sheets that I do not recommend changing. Those style sheets reside in the 'css' folder. The six additional style sheets are:

  • layout.css - The main stylesheet you are encouraged to modify.
  • bootstrap.min.css - This is a main stylesheet that required for basic template styling like form, input, div, list element and etc.
  • bootstrap-responsive.min.css - This stylesheet use for responsively the theme for other devices screen size support.
  • flexslider.css - The main stylesheet for main slider area and carousel effect.
  • lightview.css - This stylesheet use for styling the gallery popup.
  • camera.css - The main stylesheet for main slider area in slider_2 layout template.
  • no-js.css - This stylesheet will be activated if your browser don't support javascript.

The main CSS file contains all of the specific stylings for the page. The file is separated into sections using:

     /* ========================= Site Styles ========================= */
    
     Main CSS styles are here
    
     /* ========================= Header ========================= */
 
     CSS styles for the header are here
     
     /* ========================= Slider ========================= */
    
     CSS styles for the site introduction text
    
     /* ========================= Main ========================= */
    
     CSS styles for the main section like features, teams, testimonials, etc
     
     
     ....
     
     
     /* ========================= Footer ========================= */
    
     CSS styles for the footer section
     
     /* ========================= CSS Hacks ========================= */
    
     CSS hack styles for cross browser support
    
     /* ========================= Media Queries ========================= */
    
     CSS styles for the support off all device screen size are here
    

If you would like to edit a specific section of the site, simply find the appropriate label in the css file, and then scroll down until you find the appropriate style that needs to be edited.


Scripts


This theme uses several scripts many of which are documented within the theme's code. If you're a developer, you will find this particularly useful.


PHP Integration


This template also use the PHP engine for activate contact proses. The message direct send to your email address, so you can edit your email address in contact.php file.

     $my_email   = "youremail@domain.com"; // Your email address
    

PSD Files


The following Photoshop file are included with the download package place in /psd/ folder with the name of main.psd.


Credits



Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this template. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this theme. Please contact me via email or social media. I'll do my best to assist!