MonoChrome is a professional template. This template has a very content-heavy design that would likely be too much for a personal site. The template, despite the name, does have color options that allow you to customize it in that regard. You don’t have to change around the CSS to make those customizations. MonoChrome does make good use of color by keeping it to a minimum, however, which lends this template a very modern look that professional users will appreciate.
This template comes with 35 collapsible module positions. This should be more than enough to customize the site any way that you want. The template also comes with 6 different color styles. There is a slideout side navigation feature that gives the template some visual pop and there is a slideshow module included. You don’t have to do any programming to implement these features and, because this template is coded up to web authoring standards, you don’t have to worry about whether or not they’ll work in a particular visitor’s browser.
This template has a site title that’s very easy to edit and comes with a left and right column switcher. There are dropdown menu animations provided by Moomenu. The template is also provided with several different layout options. The layouts are controlled via CSS, which is the preferred method for any professional site and which ensures that you don’t have to worry about the clumsy designs that tables tend to create. Every line of code on this template is validated. It’s also compatible with all of the versions of Joomla between 1.5 and 1.7. You’ll be able to implement this template no matter what version of Joomla you’re using, provided it falls between those build numbers.
The MonoChrome would be a great option for most businesses. It would also be a good template to have on hand if you’re a professional designer. This template has features that will make it easy for you to customize it however you want, but you won’t’ have to worry about the sophistication of this template causing any issues with browser compatibility. The template is designed in a way that makes it easy to set up if you want to go with the default options and layout but that also makes it easy to alter if you’re not happy with that layout and if you want to customize it and make it more your own.