Grayslake Knights of ColumbusPrecious Blood Council #9689

Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Order

The Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Order is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family. It was on these bedrock principles that the Order was founded over a century ago and remains true to them today.

If you want to join this great organization of Catholic men, contact one of our members for more details or email us. You will find our brother Knights working to fulfill the central mission of the Order: striving in charitable works; serving the Church and unified in following its teachings; supporting brother Knights in their temporal and spiritual needs; acting for the good of their country; and giving aid to widows, orphans, the sick and the poor. This is Father McGivney's dream, echoing across the century, and living today in the hearts of his brothers and all of those they touch.
Vivat Jesus!

Please ensure you are using the latest version of RokNavMenu, available here.

To find all the parameters for Fusion Menu and Splitmenu, such as transitions, duration and sublevel position, go to:

  • (J15) Extensions → Template Manager → rt_radiance_j15 → Menu → Menu Control → Set Menu Type
  • (J17) Extensions → Template Manager → rt_radiance → Menu → Menu Control → Set Menu Type

Descriptions of each template parameter can be seen when you mouseover the label of each option.

Fusion with MegaMenu

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Fusion Menu is a menu theme of the RokNavMenu extension, the addon that drives all RocketTheme template menus. It is primarily a javascript enhanced CSS dropdown menu, that combines standard suckerfish type functionality with animations, transitions and other advanced effects powered by Mootools.

  • 1/2/3/4 Column Modes
  • Custom Column Widths
  • Custom Menu Width
  • Menu Item Grouping
  • Item Distribution Controls
  • Animation Controls
  • Transition Controls
  • Duration/Delay Controls
  • Opacity Controls
  • Per Item Styling
  • Inline Modules
  • Inline Positions
  • Menu Item Subtext
  • Menu Item Icons

All Menu Items can be edited from Admin → Menu → Menu NameMenu Item.

Basic Fusion Parameters

  • Subtext is the option that allows you to insert additional text to the Menu Item Title. There is separate styling for this, making it useful for adding brief descriptions to menu items.
  • Menu Icon is the option that allows you to insert an inline icon / image to the Menu Item.

Advanced Fusion Parameters: Columns

Menu Columns

Columns of Child Items allows you to determine how many columns the Fusion dropdowns are presented in. You can have anywhere between a single dropdown to a four column dropdown.

Item Distribution

Item Distribution allows you to control how the menu items are ordered in the dropdowns:

  • Evenly: If there are 7 menu items in 3 columns, Fusion will allocate a 3,2,2 distribution - trying to equalize each dropdown.
  • Order: If there are 7 menu items in 3 columns, Fusion will allocate a 3,3,1 distribution - maintaining the item ordering.
  • Manually: Determine the exact distribution of items across all columns in the Manual Item Distribution field. For example, if there are 7 menu items in 3 columns, you can specify a 4,2,1 distribution.

NOTE: If your Columns of Child Items setting is configured to be 2 or more columns, you will need to manually set the column widths and distribution, as outlined below. The default is 180px which is too small for multiple columns.

Drop-Down Width (px)

Drop-Down Width (px) determines the total width of the dropdown, regardless of how many columns are shown. This option is to be used in conjunction with Column Widths (px)

Column Widths (px)

Column Widths (px) determines the width of each Column. Separate each width by a comma. The final column's width is determined automatically. This option is to be used in conjunction with Drop-Down Width (px)

Below are some example configurations:

  • Drop-Down Width: 480px: 160,160. Fusion automatically calculates the final width as 160, so in practise, 160,160,160 is the actual distribution.
  • Drop-Down Width: 600px: 160,160. Fusion automatically calculates the final width as 280, so in practise, 160,160,280 is the actual distribution.

Advanced Fusion Parameters: Groupings

What is Grouping?

Group Child Items changes the behaviour of child items in the dropdown menus, instead of creating a dropdown for the immediate sublevel, this option places them inline. See below for an illustrated example of the differences:

Configuration

NOTE: Grouping cannot be applied to root items, only child items.

Set Group Child Items to Yes to activate the mode. The sublevels well then appear below the parent menu item in a categorical type structure.

Advanced Fusion Parameters: Modules

Fusion is now capable of loading individual modules or entire module positions inside its dropdowns.

  • Inline Modules: Set Child Item Type to Modules to load all modules setup on your Joomla site in a list. Select the module you wish to display in the dropdown.
  • Inline Positions: Set Child Item Type to Modules Positions to load all module positions on your Joomla site in a list. Select the position you wish to display in the dropdown.

Splitmenu

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A static menu system that displays 1st and 2nd level items in the main horizontal menu and further children in the Sidebar.

  • Subtext is the option that allows you to insert additional text to the Menu Item Title. There is separate styling for this, making it useful for adding brief descriptions to menu items.

Code Modification: Remove the Menu in the Title

(J15) Open /templates/rt_radiance_j15/html/modules.php:

(J17) Open /templates/rt_radiance/html/modules.php:

Change

name.' '.JText::_('Menu'); ?>

To

name; ?>

Or delete the entire line.

How to create Child / Sublevel menu items

Go to Admin → Menu → A MenuA Menu Item → Select a Parent Item, and it will appear as a child of it.

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Gantry sets the dimensions of the logo, so CSS modification is unnecessary.

Step 1 - Open the File

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  • Open the logo-source.png file in Adobe® Fireworks.
  • In the right column, find Layers. Select the Web layers directory and click the eye icon to the left of the logo slice (the green object). This will make the slice invisible so you can edit the file.

Step 2 - Text/Slogan/Icon Editing

  • Double click on the logo text. Now you can edit the text of logo to your choosing. Edit the icon as desired.

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Step 3 - Slice Modification

  • Reactivate the Slice in the Web Layers column, this will place a green rectangle over the logo image. Change the size of the slice (or move it) to match the new size if applicable.

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Step 4 - Export

  • Now you will want to export the logo. Right click on the image slice and select Exported Selected Slices... from the contextual menu. Proceed to export it to your computer for uploading.

Step 5 - Multiple Frames/States

  • If there are multiple logos for a template, they are located in Frames or States within Fireworks.

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Access the Style Control settings from: Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → (J15) rt_radiance_j15 or (J17) rt_radiance → Settings

Simple configure the options, then save and Gantry will automatically load the modified preset to your site.

Color Chooser Settings

A Color Chooser template uses CSS color values, combined with transparent overlay images, to determine its color and style. Therefore, you can change the entire color scheme via the Gantry Administrator. The available options are outlined below:

  • Top, Main, Accent, Content & Bottom: Background, Overlay (Light/Dark), Text & Link
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Background Picker

The Background Picker allows you to load a background image, either through RokGallery or the Joomla Media Manager.

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  • Files Window: View all individual images from RokGallery
  • Galleries Window: View all galleries from RokGallery
  • Selection Window: Select the individual slice of a file
  • Media Manager: Load an image from the Media Manager
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Other Style Settings

  • Load Transition: On - Off; Enable or disable the page loading transition animation effects
  • Fixed Header: On - Off; Enable or Disable a fixed floating header section.
  • Read More Style: Button and Link; Set the read more link styling for the template
  • Web Fonts: On - Off, Google Font Directory; WebFonts allow you to use 3rd party WebFonts from providers such as Google. You must SHOW then APPLY before the new fonts will show up in the Font Family dropdown.
  • Font Settings: Select a font family from the available options and also choose a default font size
    • Font Family: radiance, Geneva, Optima, Helvetica, Trebuchet, Lucida, Georgia, Palatino, or Various Google Fonts (dropdown)
    • Font Size: Default, Extra Large, Large, Small, Extra Small (dropdown)

Assigning a Style to a Specific Page

With Gantry, the ability to assign a certain style to an individual page has never been easier and/or more efficient. Just follow these simple steps:

  • (J15) Go to Extensions → Template Manager → rt_radiance_j15 → Menu Items → *Menu Item*
  • (J17) Go to Extensions → Template Manager → rt_radiance → Assignments → *Menu Item*

  • (J15) Select your preset from Presets → Style Presets, configure and save.
  • (J17) Select your preset from Show Presets, configure and save.
Gantry Framework: Per Menu Item Controls

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Our Principles

Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.

Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.

The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.

Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.

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Precious Blood Council #9689
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