The Meridian template is designed for sites that are using Joomla 1.5. This template is rich with features and includes some modifications that make it ideal for websites that have to appeal to an international audience. The template is very adaptable and also includes features that will be important to those who work as designers and who need an excellent starting point for designing professional sites.
Meridian includes a multi-drop column menu that allows you to work with extremely sophisticated navigation schemes without making them difficult to figure out for visitors. It is also provided with a fully transparent design. This means that you can get a very modern look out of the site without having to worry about compatibility. Meridian will display correctly in any of the modern browsers on the market and will even display correctly in Internet Explorer 6. This template also includes search modules and other enhancements that make it ideal for professional users. It includes right to left language support, so internationalizing the template is not difficult and languages that read in this fashion can be accommodated quite easily.
Meridian comes with extensive documentation. If you are a professional trying to learn how to use the more advanced features of this template, you will have no difficulty due to the amount of tutorial information that is included. There are even video tutorials included, so you can be sure that you can learn how to use any of the features in a very rapid fashion, if need be.
Meridian is designed for professional users. Personal users will likely find the layout a bit too businesslike and the included features more oriented toward sites that are designed for commercial purposes. It does include enhancements, however, that would be appreciated by any user, including the color chooser component, which allows you to easily make changes to the color scheme without having to worry about altering any of the CSS files.
This template would be very good for a professional designer that needed to accommodate a client that was working on this older version of Joomla. It is only compatible with the Joomla 1.5 platform.