The Aqua3 template has the following parameters which can be accessed through Extensions > Template Manager > Aqua3:
MooTools (and/or MooTools More) may be needed for frontend login, front end user registration and front-end editing. It may also be required for the Kunena forum component (if you use that). The Aqua3 template parameters enable or disable MooTools for the enitre site (all components, modules and plugins). If you need more granular control on loading MooTools or not, you can use the MooTools Enabler/Disabler (available from the JED), which allows you to specify the loading or not per Menu Item.
As of Joomla 3.4 the Mootools library is no longer loaded by default. Each extension has to define if it is going to work with Mootools. The library is not removed, it just not loaded by default. It is still available for other extensions, but each extension must decide itself which scripts need to load.
Load the minified version of JQuery (1.8.3) from Google? The version can be changed in logic-minified.php. See https://developers.google.com/speed/libraries/devguide for available libraries.
NOTE: Joomla 3.x has JQuery integrated in the core, so this is not really necessary. But if you set this to YES, then the Google JQuery version will be loaded AFTER the one in /media/jui/js/ and thus take precedence.
html element depending on the browser's capabilities. The class names are standardized and self-explanatory. For example, the
boxshadow class is added if the browser supports the
box-shadow property; otherwise
no-boxshadow is added instead. All you need to do is to create a style sheet that uses these classes to serve appropriate styles to the browser. See http://modernizr.com/ for details.
Support bad browsers?
Internet Explorer 8 does not support media queries!
Internet Explorer 8 was introduced in March 2009, is now 4,5 years old and quite archaic in browser terms.
Because this template is built "mobile-first" and then uses media queries to scale up, this means that without any further actions IE8 will render the site as if it was a 320px wide mobile device, even when displayed on a wide desktop environment.
Therefore, if you want to support Internet Explorer 8 (and lower) for your website visitors, you will need to set both "Load Modernizr?" and "Support bad browsers?" to YES in the template options.
Even better would be to advise Windows XP users to install one of the many available browsers for XP which are modern and up to date (and a lot safer!), like FireFox, Opera, Chrome or Safari.
Load custom scripts?
Load the files scripts.js and plugins.js from the /js folder? If you want to add scripts place them inside these files and then load them here, rather than using individual files.
Hide main on frontpage?
Whether or not to hide the main content area on the front-page. Useful if you want to create a clean homepage without content articles showing.
Load Bootstrap framework?
Optional loading of the Joomla Bootstrap framework (will also load bootstrap.min.js and jquery-noconflict.js). Loading this framework is only needed if you want to use the Bootstrap layout styles in your content. External components and modules can load the framework themselves even when this is set to no.
WARNING: setting this to NO will also disable dropdown buttons (like for print, email, edit). And you will need to create content overrides yourself for each 3rd party extension using bootstrap. Default = YES.
Load Bootstrap css?
Optional loading of minified Bootstrap stylesheet. Recommended setting is YES as many components will use this styling.
Load Bootstrap RTL css?
Optional loading of minified RTL Bootstrap stylesheet and Bootstrap bugfixes. Only loads when language direction = RTL.
Load Custom css?
Whether to load a Custom css with your own style tweaks. In the aqua3/css folder there is a file called custom.css which is loaded after all other stylesheets and will therefore apply your own definitions over the standard ones. The file custom.css can be used to store any style modifications you want to apply to the standard stylesheet, without having to fiddle with the standard stylesheets themselves. By making a backup of that file and reinserting it later, you can make sure that your changes survive any future template updates.
Google generator metatag
Customise the generator meta tag output into the page source by your template (which otherwise always shows "Joomla! - Open Source Content Management").
Google verification meta
Change Content_string_Google_gives_you to the meta content value Google gave in their code. You only need the content value, not the complete code.
Google Analytics ID
Change UA-XXXXX-X to be your site's ID.
Google Web Fonts collection
Paste in the link to the Google Web fonts collection that you want to be available to use in template.css. Visit http://code.google.com/webfonts, build a collection and then copy the link here.
TRANSLATIONS: All entries in the template options (labels, descriptions and tooltips) have been provided with language strings and language files, so they are easily translatable. English and Dutch language are included with the template (folder /templates/aqua3/language), just copy, rename to your language code and translate the entries to make the template options available in your language.