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The floating menu feature is a great way for your users to easily navigate your website! The floating menu will show at the top of your browser once the screen reaches a certain point. You can determine the exact point at which this occurs via the template specific area of Vertex. NOTE: This is a Vertex addition and is not guaranteed to work with all Vertex Templates. Some custom CSS may need to be adjusted per template. This feature is not supported by IE7/8.

Features at a glance:

  • Set a background image to the menu, gradient or solid color
  • Set to snap or smooth scroll in
  • Determine at which point as you scroll down your page that the menu drops in
  • and many more features, just check out the screenshot below

Admin area of the Floating Menu:

parallax menu admin
Parallax backgrounds as well as other background options are built directly into the Vertex Framework. Parallax causes the background image of an element to scroll at a different speed than your browser. For an example of this view the homepage of the Velocity template here and watch the background of the top_row1 area as you scroll down the page. This feature is found under "Backgrounds" tab in Vetex, where you can control the background for many areas of your website.


  • Set the scroll speed of the images
  • Set background repeat style
  • Set background image size, 100%, cover, contain, etc
  • Set custom backgrounds for all s5 rows in the framework.
  • Enable or disable parallax on a per row basis

Admin Area Of The Backgrounds Tab:

parallax menu admin

This template comes loaded with options that you can use to customize your site exactly how you want it. Here's how to get to these custom settings:

  1. In the backend of Joomla go menu item Extensions/Template Manager.
  2. Click on the title of the template.
  3. This will bring you to the template manager screen where you can edit the template's parameters.
  4. Click save when you are done

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Note - The tool tips script is by default disabled. If you wish to use it you must enable this script in the template's configuration area. This also includes site shaper installations.

Demo 1:

Demo 2:
Demo 2 Image Tool Tip

Demo 3:
Demo 3 Image Tool Tip

This template is built on the very powerful S5 Vertex Framework, which comes packed with amazing features! Learn More About Vertex...

Every template built on Vertex also comes with its own unique template specific options applicable to that particular template such as highlight colors, social icons, and much more. These features are in addition to the standard functions of Vertex, and are still controlled through the very user friendly interface of Vertex. This page will document the features specific to this template.

Template Specific Configuration Interface of Vertex

Below is a screenshot that shows all the template specific features available in the user friendly Vertex admin:

Custom Highlight Colors

Set your own custom color scheme with the built in highlight color. There are 2 custom highlight colors you can set. These colors control menu items, titles, buttons, hover over effects, and much more. You can set these colors to any color that you want. Below is an example of how this works.

Enable or Disable Active Menu Item

By default we have demo'd this disable but you can enable the active menu item and it will show as in the below image:

Custom_1, Custom_2 and Custom_3 Positions

The image and content fader is published to the custom_1 position. When their is no module published to it, it will collapse and leave 175px header area described in the next section below "header background image". The custom_2 position is designed to not have any left or right spacing and to stretch full width so you can show more of your portfolio here. We published the tab show to this position and it shows like the below. On hover over the module title hides so you can navigate on any content that you have in this area. The custom_3 position can be seen on the "contact" page and is where we have published the S5 Google Map It module.

Header Background Image

We designed the custom_1 position so that you can publish an image fader such as our image and content fader to it and have the menu, logo, etc lay on top of it. Like you see exampled in the homepage of this design. When you don't have anything published to the custom_1 position the below option allows you to then input a background URL so that you will have something show in this area on your sub pages. The height is set to 175px but this can also be edited by opening up the template.css file and around line 656 look for "#s5_headerbackground". To set your image, just throw an image into your "images" folder in the root of our site, not the "template/bluegroup/images" folder. Then just enter in your image name for example, image.jpg

Social Icons

Easily link to a social media site with the built in social icons found in the header of this template. Simply enter the url of your social site in the configuration and the icon will automatically appear. To disable an icon simply leave the url blank for that particular icon.

Uppercase Letters

Choose to enable or disable uppercase letters on most menu items, buttons, titles and more.

Company Address and Phone Number

In the Vertex admin area you can set a company address and phone number that will show up in the footer area of the website.