Announcing a new OJS 3 theme and expanded theming documentation

February 14th, 2017 by  | 11 Comments

OJS 3.0 supports a powerful templating engine that allows well-resourced organisations to produce professional, highly-tailored publishing platforms, like this example from The Finnish Scholarly Journals Online. But we’re always working to make it easier for journals of all sizes to publish an online site that fits their needs.

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Bootstrap Theme for OJS 3

September 2nd, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Bootstrap Theme for OJS 3

Now that OJS 3 is available I’ve prepared version 1.0 of the community-organised Bootstrap 3 theme. You can download the theme and read the installation instructions. You can see it in action on our Demonstration Journal. What is it? Bootstrap 3 is a popular HTML/CSS/JavaScript framework for building websites. The Bootstrap 3 theme is a […]

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PKP Sprint 2016: Building themes for everyone with Bootstrap

May 5th, 2016 by  | 3 Comments

The theming and design group at the 2016 PKP Sprint in Montreal made significant progress towards a Bootstrap-based theme for OJS 3. Their efforts over the two-day sprint laid the groundwork for a simplified approach to rapidly styling OJS 3 that will make hundreds of potential themes an affordable future for OJS. By building on […]

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An Introduction to the New Frontend Template Structure

January 18th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on An Introduction to the New Frontend Template Structure

When we redesigned the OJS/OMP backend, we introduced a separation between the frontend and the backend which should make customizing the frontend a lot easier. In this post, I’ll introduce you to some of those changes and what they mean for the future of theming our software.

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A fresh look for OMP 1.2 and OJS 3.0

December 8th, 2015 by  | 5 Comments

When we redesigned the OJS 3.0 backend in time for the beta release, we had to rush out a frontend. We’ve now had a chance to revisit the reader interface, think about the wide variety of use-cases we need to support, and put together something we’re pretty happy with. In this post I’ll give you […]

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Tackling accessibility in OJS 3.0 beta

November 30th, 2015 by  | 4 Comments

We’ve worked hard to address accessibility concerns in the new OJS 3.0 beta. When we overhauled the design, we were able to address a number of basic issues. In this post, I’ll detail some of the things we did to solve existing problems and some of the problems we plan to tackle going forward.

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A new look: behind the redesign of OJS 3.0 beta

September 8th, 2015 by  | 2 Comments

The look and feel of OJS 3.0 beta was completely overhauled in the final months before release. In this post, I’ll dive into a few of the principles which guided this work, explaining how we used visual hierarchy and consistency to improve the focus and clarity of the UI.

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