HotCake for Joomla — Retina Mobile Template


“HotCake for Joomla” is based upon the tremendously successful HotCake HTML template released exclusively on ThemeForest by the end of 2011 and provides a convenient way for your customers and visitors to gather information about your business and products on the go.

Make sure your visitors can see relevant business information or product details from wherever they are, whenever they need to, by creating a mobile version of your website using Joomla and this template.

Important Notice

Please keep in mind that this template has been released within the Joomla category, which means that the current item just works using Joomla 1.5.x or 2.5+. If you’re looking for the basic HTML version of this template in order to use it just like that or to integrate it into the CMS of your choice, please have a look at the plain HTML version.

In addition to that, please make sure to send me an email or submit a comment if you should run into any kind of problem prior to submitting a low rating — I usually do anything I can in order to help you out as you may see if you browse through the comments yourself. Thanks!


Please Note: If you’d like to preview the template on your smartphone, it might be required to close the black ThemeForest item preview frame on top first so it shows up accordingly. By the way, you can also type this short link into your smartphone browser in order to see the demo:

  • New: Optional Landscape Mode
    Depending on your preferences, you can switch between a fixed width, smartphone only layout or a fluid appearance which spans across the entire screen on any device.
  • New: Advanced Options & Translations
    To make things as easy as possible, a wide variety of advanced template options can be used to change the appearance and contents directly from within Joomla, without any coding experience required. In addition to that, any bit of text displayed by the template — including alt and title tags for links and images — can be easily translated using a language file.
  • Sliding Sidebar
    A sleek sliding sidebar panel has been used for navigational purposes. It looks great, can be easily accessed at any time and from any page and it can be extended with more contents from within Joomla due to various module positions included in there.
  • Handcrafted Design
    The clean, minimal and unobtrusive visual appearance has been designed focusing on simplicity and attention to details. Every element has been carefully crafted and positioned so it creates a professional and reliable impression which helps to improve your company presentation accordingly.
  • Quality Code
    HotCake for Joomla has been written in clean and valid HTML5 as well as CSS3 keeping todays best practices in mind, in order to make sure it looks properly and loads quickly even on slower mobile internet connections.
  • Customizable
    The entire color scheme can be easily adjusted to your needs – detailed instructions how to do that are included within an extensive documentation.
  • High Resolution Retina Display Icons
    In order to ensure your business really shines on any device, high resolution retina icons have been implemented accordingly so it looks clear and sharp on devices like the iPhone 4 / 4s and new iPad too.
  • Image Slider
    A mobile image slideshow saves valuable screen real estate on the homepage and ensures that your most important contents will be shown perfectly. Use Joomla’s built in template manager to add the slideshow to the page of your choice and easily upload up to 4 images without touching a single line of code.
  • 5 Color Schemes
    HotCake ships with 5 pre-made color schemes to choose from or to use any of these in order to build you own, custom color scheme easily.
  • Documentation & Support
    A detailed documentation covering all aspects such as how the slider works, how you can switch between different color schemes or how to install this template properly has been included for your convenience. If you should experience any problems or if you got questions in general, you can always send me an email and I’ll be glad to assist usually in between 24 and 48 hours.

Other Features

  • Working Newsletter Subscription Form
  • Active State for Navigation Items and Support for Nested Menus
  • Contact Details & Social Media Links
  • Clean, SEO Friendly Source Code
  • Layered PSD File Included
  • Developed on iOS & Android
  • Valid HTML5


  • 24/05/2012 Added compatibility to Joomla 1.5.x
  • 03/05/2012 Release


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