Posted on: February 07, 2017, 03:34:41 AM
I am redesigning my nearly 5-year-old Joomla 2.5 (Metro Shows) based site. I am trying to make use of masonry, the results are OK so far, though I think someone with more knowledge of the available styles could think of a way to make it look better. The idea is I have several categories of consulting services that my business performs. I've created a top-level category for 'Services' that has several sub-categories for service categories. There is a main menu item call "Services" that invokes a single (mostly blank) article. The Masonry module is assigned to this menu module in the 'custom_1' position.
So when you first select the menu item it looks like this the picture in Capture1. Select a different category and the screen updates as in Capture2. However, if you click on a service you get the appropriate article, but with no navigation to go back. I turned off the default navigation as seeing the previous and next did not make any sense. I added a menu to 'right-bottom' that just had the "Return to Services List" item to get you back to the services page (it is a menu alias). I didn't really want it on the Services page since you were already on it, but I expected it to be there after the article was rendered - but it was not.
So any suggestions on improving the look would be appreciated. But, it is very important to figure out how I can make it easier to go back to the Masonry module showing the categories from the screen viewing an article. Suggestions? It would also be nice to figure out how to reduce the excessive padding at the top of the article view.