What's new in 2.0
- Completely rebuilt mobile support.
- Translated into 14 languages.
- Full screen "splash" slideshow for welcoming visitors with featured content or featured albums.
- Customizable image loading spinner animations (color, size, etc).
- New featured content template.
- Better scaling of portraits on content page so entire image is always visible.
- Optional album title and description header on album pages.
- Additional built-in color styles and typography options.
More notable features
- Side-scrolling, horizontal layout.
- Albums index page with covers that cycle as a slideshow on mouseover, plus size and spacing controls.
- Essay and Page support.
- Responsive layout throughout that's compatible with all tablets and mobile devices.
- Integrated image menu for social media sharing through Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, plus download link for enabled images.
- Custom header logo ready.
- Customizable background and text colors.
Updates and support
- All 2.0 theme updates are free.
- Fully supported by Koken should any questions or issues arise.
Like all Koken themes, Boulevard 2 can be customized through an integrated settings panel that requires no coding or HTML experience. We'll discuss below all the major settings you should be aware of when using this theme.
Boulevard 2 comes with a single color scheme (black on white), but you may customize all its colors to your liking. Scroll to the bottom of the settings panel and you'll find editable color settings for the site's background, text and links.
The header of Boulevard 2 displays a number of items including the site title, navigation, pagination, page titles and social media links. The Theme view of the settings panel includes settings to edit the appearance of all the aforementioned.
Like other themes, Boulevard 2's site title may be replaced with a logo. To replace it, switch Type to "Image" in the Site title section. Create your logo and upload the image to your web server or any plice you can link to, then enter the image's URL into the Image URL field. We recommend using absolute (http://) links, not relative (/) links. After that you should see your image as the site title.
Visitors scroll through content by horizontally swiping their mouse or using the pagination links at the top of each page. When viewing album pages you can click on the images themselves, or the previous and next links to move forward or backward through the strip. You have the option of controlling the amount of space between each item as well as displaying titles underneath each item.
When the strip is used for album content pages an Album intro element is displayed containing the album's title and description. You have full control over its size, color, and typography. Or, you may choose to turn it off if you'd rather not include it.
The albums index page displays a list of all your public albums. By default all albums are displayed as cropped thumbnails that cycle through each assigned album cover when moused-over on desktops. You may turn off mouseover-covers by editing the Covers option to only show the primary cover. This will then display the first image you have assigned as a cover in the Library. In addition to this you may also adjust the aspect ratio of the crop plus their widths, padding and spacing.
Note: If the crop of any album cover is less than ideal, adjust the source image's focal point.
Every image published in the horizontal strip includes a menu to share the item elsewhere. The menu includes links to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest (when an image), Google+, and Tumblr. Also included is a field containing the item's url should a visitor prefer to copy/paste the path.
All social media links spawn a new browser window to the service with pre-filled text and a preview image, if supported. Note that in the case of Twitter your @username will be included in the tweet if you've saved a username in Settings > Administrator inside the console.
Also included at the end of the menu is a link to download the image. This button only appears if an image has a maximum download setting. Uploaded images are set to "None" by default (for no downloading), but you may change this by selecting one or more images in the Library and editing the "Download" setting in the (right) Inspector column. The size you choose will be linked to from this button. If you would like to change the maximum download setting globally to affect all uploaded images, go to Settings > Uploading inside Koken.
If you'd prefer not to show this share menu you may turn it off through the theme's settings.
In the top-right corner are a collection of contact links. If all you see is an email icon, you haven't setup your Twitter, Facebook or Google+ information. To do that go to Settings > Administrator inside Koken. On right you'll see fields to input your social media information.
Those are all the major settings you'll find in Boulevard 2. If you have any questions about the theme feel free to contact Koken support.
When you do publish your site, consider sharing it with us! We might include it on this page for others to check out. Simply click on "Examples" in the sub-navigation above and look for the share link box.