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    Horizontal browser with album description and lazy image loading.

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    Albums index with slideshow previews on mouseover.

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.

Next: Usage

Usage

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.

Color

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.

Color

Header

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.

Header

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.

Site title

Strip

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.

Strip

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.

Album intro

Albums

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.

Album intro

Note: If the crop of any album cover is less than ideal, adjust the source image's focal point.

Share menu

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.

Share menu

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.

Contact links

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.

Summary

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.

Version 2.1.3 Released 3 weeks ago

  • Fix Prev & Next mobile buttons.
  • Hide tag search on mobile.
  • Fix overlapping moible required feild alerts.

Version 2.1.2 Released 1 month ago

  • Fix mobile search styling.

Version 2.1.1 Released 1 month ago

  • Added support for Google reCAPTCHA.

Version 2.1.0 Released 2 months ago

  • Added support for site search.

Version 2.0.2 Released 3 months ago

  • Fix for sizing videos.

Version 2.0.0 Released 5 months ago

  • 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.

Version 2.0.1 Released 5 months ago

  • Fix for sizing videos without thumbnails.

Version 1.5.4 Released 5 months ago

  • Fixing Video related issue for scrolling area dimensions.
  • Turning off shrink to fit to help scaling issues in Safari on iOS 9.

Version 1.5.5 Released 5 months ago

  • Fix issue where videos cause album content to wrap.

Version 1.5.6 Released 5 months ago

  • Validate the site title's image URL
  • Add Built with Koken link to footer

Version 1.5.7 Released 5 months ago

  • Hide Built with Koken on album pages

Version 1.6.0 Released 5 months ago

  • Added Album download link.

Version 1.6.1 Released 5 months ago

  • Fix form text blending with the background

Version 1.6.2 Released 5 months ago

  • Fix for scrolling using horizontal swipe gestures

Version 1.6.3 Released 5 months ago

  • Fix for Safari wrapping large Album pages early.
  • Fix for empty Album download list item.

Version 1.3.11 Released 5 months ago

  • Image scale fix.
  • Fix for image protect overlays causing duplicate events.
  • Fixed issue with lane overflowing at certain resolutions.
  • Added minimal-ui viewport option for nicer looking browser chrome in iOS 7.1 (iPhones only).

Version 1.4.0 Released 5 months ago

  • Fixing layout issue with set and sets template.
  • Fixing issue with slow scrolling on Win/Firefox.
  • Fixing issue with vimeo videos not loading to correct sizes.
  • Fixing issue with the lane occassionally allowing images to appear beneath it.
  • Fixing issue where albums descriptions wouldn't scroll.

Version 1.4.1 Released 5 months ago

  • Fixed issue where content share link wouldn't work when Image Protector plugin was enabled.
  • Fixed issue with next button advancing too far with album descriptions turned off.

Version 1.4.10 Released 5 months ago

  • Use set title for header in set template.

Version 1.4.11 Released 5 months ago

  • Lane height adjustments for improved display on small laptops and netbooks.

Version 1.4.12 Released 5 months ago

  • Removed optimize legibility CSS property due to Windows/Chrome problem.

Version 1.4.13 Released 5 months ago

  • Updating spinner for retina screens.

Version 1.4.14 Released 5 months ago

  • Fixed pagination issues in the Favorites template.

Version 1.4.15 Released 5 months ago

  • Vimeo related fixes for scrolling area dimensions.

Version 1.4.2 Released 5 months ago

  • Fixed issue where lane would stop advancing one image short

Version 1.4.3 Released 5 months ago

  • Adding the new koken:meta template tag.

Version 1.4.4 Released 5 months ago

  • Use global Favorites label for favorites template header.

Version 1.4.5 Released 5 months ago

  • Dynamically assign width to captions that extend beyond their image.

Version 1.4.6 Released 5 months ago

  • Fixed image click advance issue when navigating to an album page from the front page.

Version 1.4.7 Released 5 months ago

  • Adding support for 'read more' links in essays.

Version 1.4.8 Released 5 months ago

  • Fix image loading issue on some pages.

Version 1.4.9 Released 5 months ago

  • Changing minimum value of essay display limit to 1.
  • Fixing issue on early gen iPads where captions underneath images would sometimes not format properly.

Version 1.5.0 Released 5 months ago

  • Added form element styling for contact form support.

Version 1.5.1 Released 5 months ago

  • Adding custom form color styles to the settings panel.

Version 1.5.2 Released 5 months ago

  • Adding color themed Styles.
  • Changeing loading icon to an Ellipsis & SVG.
  • Fixing Vimeo related issue for scrolling area dimensions.

Version 1.5.3 Released 5 months ago

  • Updated Tumblr endpoint

Version 1.3.10 Released 3 years ago

  • Updated essay social media metadata.

Version 1.3.9 Released 3 years ago

  • Fixed responsive layout issue on albums index.

Version 1.3.8 Released 3 years ago

  • Images now scroll horizontally when mouse is scrolled vertically.
  • Added large desktop browser media query for taller images on large screens.
  • Added setting to control number of essays in essay index templates.
  • Added Facebook and Twitter metadata to all templates lacking tags.
  • Removed lang attribute from html to prevent translation issues.

Version 1.3.7 Released 3 years ago

  • Added rel=publisher attribute to Google+ link.