SOME BIG FEATURES:
Built on the Royal Template Series – Built on top of the tried and true, reliable, seo & mobile friendly, and wildly popular Royal Template Series. Including many of the same modules, but also more!
Full Content Management System – Never worry about editing again. This site comes with a full content management system that requires no database, no special installations. Just upload & log in. It makes WordPress installations look like rocket science!
XML Driven Content – XML driven menu, pages, deeplinks, and page modules. Including most of the text content being flash HTML/CSS capable.
SEO System – PHP driven automatic system that writes out SEO backup based on the XML file for that page. It also allows you to shut off the automatic SEO for that page and manually write the backup content. HTML SEO content can also be manually written in for it if you don’t have PHP support.
Mobile Friendly – Not only is there a mobile friendly HTML backup system, but it takes it a step further and automatically detects flash hashes from deeplinking and redirects to the proper mobile page. So it is truly mobile (and other devices without flash) friendly.
Extras – Includes the popular “Asset Manager” system for free (a $35 product).
Color Neutral – All colors you see are not part of the hard coded flash. The scroller colors set in the xml or cms, the menu rollovers too, the logo image is changed via xml/cms…completely brandable!
Deeplinked – SWFAddress driven deeplinking system. This means full back button capability, the ability to give people links to internal pages, and all the other advantages that comes with using SWFAddress.
Analytics – Ties in with your Google Analytics account and tracks page views, times visited, visit duration, geographic location of visitors, information about the visitor’s system, and much more.
Submenus – Submenus that tie in with your deeplinking for a seamless experience.
Image, Swf, & Video Backgrounds – Use large beautiful images, flv, f4v, or H.264 video or custom animated swf files for page backgrounds. Create slideshows of images for a page background, use blind transitions (or normal fades) or use subtle particle and bokeh effects or even create a glimmering blinds effect. It’s all included and easy to do in the XML. You can also leave the backgrounds blank.
Background Effects – Have a normal image fade in…or have blinds effects, or a slideshow, or bokeh effects, or a grid overlay, or particle effects, or blinds glimmering effects…or all of them! This is the most powerful backgrounds and backgrounds effect engine you’ll find in a flash template!
User Friendly – Utilizing simple page module designs with full mouse wheel support (including mac) to create pages that leaves no one guessing at how to interact with content.
Extendable – Designed to be used as a simple XML or CMS driven website or stripped down to nothing and used as a framework for extending by experienced devs. There are systems for extending the main template, for creating extra page modules (including the html backup system) and for creating custom swf pages that are XML driven from the same xml structure as the rest of the template.
YouTube Video – Video content that takes advantage of YouTube not only for flash video, but also uses its HTML5 backup system for mobiles (told you it was mobile friendly). And new to the Royal line, you now have full control over YouTube video quality!
Translation Friendly – A reasonably large set of embedded characters, and every single bit of text is external as part of the XML/CMS edited content, or part of an external image (such as the logo).
Brandable – The major UI graphics (the logo, the rollover tab to open the menu, and the menu background) are all external image files that you can change and edit to your brand.
Attention to Details – Fullscreen video that covers the screen but goes back to its normal size without leaving fullscreen mode if you were already in fullscreen mode before clicking the video fullscreen button, video that mutes the MP3 player when playing, a contact form that reminds users why their keyboard input doesn’t work if they’re in fullscreen mode (adobe disallows keyboard input in fullscreen), a paging system that allows you to make a page and its deeplink but choose not to show it in the menu, HTML links within your HTML rich text that allow you to link to other pages within the flash seamlessly yet convert to regular HTML links in the HTML backup version of the site, mouse wheel support throughout all page modules and the lightbox, custom swf pages that still can use the automatic HTML backup feature by including an XML file, an mp3 player that can remember the volume the user sets it for and re-use that each visit, and many many more small features that really make a big difference.
30+ Pages of Documentation – Not only is there tons of documentation, but you can view it all before you buy: Ivory Documentation.
VIDEO HOME (home page)
The video home is a youtube driven fullscreen video that plays through and then fades to your background slideshow/images. It has many options to make your homepage run smoothly such as adding to youtube’s buffer time, fading the video out early, and settings to help eliminate black bars showing.
BLUR SLIDER (home page)
The blur slider module is a specialized module designed to be your home page. It has a list of large full screen images with 2 optional lines of text and an optional link for each slide. It’s designed to be big, bold and beautiful!
MIXED MEDIA GALLERY
The mixed gallery module is designed to hold image thumbs and show a lightbox of images, swfs, or youtube video. It includes features such as pagination (can be turned on or off), optional amount of rows of images to show per page, and optional HTML/CSS rich text above and/or below the gallery.
The single video module is designed to show a single YouTube video. It also uses YouTube’s HTML5 backup features and optional HTML/CSS rich text above and/or below the video. The video also has fullscreen mode and is smart about watching whether you were in fullscreen mode before pressing the fullscreen button. If you were, then when you leave fullscreen video the video goes back to normal size, but it leaves the site in fullscreen mode like it was before.
The Slideshow module is designed to display images in an almost menu like format with text underneath, making it a great homepage option for those that can’t make a custom swf for the home page. It also shows HTML/CSS text underneath each image as you navigate through it, turning a pretty slider into a useful page of content. It is also mousewheel enabled for easy and simple use.
The traditional HTML flash template page module, except with your CSS styling applied and smooth,easy to use scrolling. Like all the other HTML/CSS fields in these page modules, it allows images, swfs, bullet lists, text colors and sizing, and much more.
SCROLL SWF MODULE
Most templates give you the ability to import a custom swf as a page (and does this one). But that feature tends to be hard to use because of limited space to show your custom swf. The scroll swf module solves that and allows designers and animators to lay out their own custom swf pages without space limitations. The swf can be made with a standard column width and any height and will scroll in the same fashion as any other page module.
The portfolio module is a list of projects/clients that allows each one to show a group of images, swfs or YouTube videos. It also allows an image and HTML/CSS text to represent each project, and has smooth mouse wheel support for navigating. Being able to show whole lists of images, swfs, and video for each project makes for a robust portfolio with tons of options.
The portfolio2 module is similar to the original portfolio module in function, but with different layout and looks. It has a list of projects/clients that allows each one to show a group of images, swfs or YouTube videos. It also allows a small bit of HTML/CSS text to represent each project, and has smooth mouse wheel support for navigating. Being able to show whole lists of images, swfs, and video for each project makes for a robust portfolio with tons of options.
NEWS & BLOG
Enough with tiny news tickers and little scrolling text areas as news modules. People are used to a blog format layout for news and announcements. This news and blog module gives them what they’re looking for, and includes options for paging, allows tons of HTML/CSS support for rich text styling, and uses excerpt post previews.
A contact form, an address field with HTML/CSS rich text, and social media icons galore. The form is complete with confirmation of valid email address and that a name and message has been entered. It also detects fullscreen mode (for which adobe disallows text input) and alerts the user that they need to exit fullscreen mode to type, as opposed to most templates which just look broken.
Have a series of videos you want to show on one page? Now you can with the multi-video. This shows a series of YouTube videos that you can scroll through and play. Perfect for a video series or someone with a portfolio of videos.
Seems like a simple module…but the simple ones are often the most useful. Just one larger video in the middle of the page that autoplays when the page loads. The perfect showreel page…or the perfect home page for those that want a video self introduction.
A simpler and more visual version of the mixed media gallery, show thumbs that on click will show images, swfs, or youtube video. Separate the thumbs into pages or have one long scrolling series.
CUSTOM SWF PAGE
Of course you can import custom swf files to use as pages as well. These align to the top left origin to allow you full control over your own alignment and display of content. It also lets you associate an XML file of content that will be written out for the SEO/Mobile HTML backup system. So even your custom swf pages can be SEO and mobile friendly.
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