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The original JA Purity template was provided from JoomlArt.com as a zip but the latest files have been installed along with Joomla. The relevant files, ja_templatetools.php, styles.css, vdot2.gif, opaque.png, icon-search.gif, user-increase.png, user-decrease.png, user-reset.png and header-mask.png are in the following directories:

    templates/ja_purity
                 ja_templatetools.php
                 images/
                     user-increase.png
                     user-decrease.png
                     user-reset.png
                 styles/
                     header/XXXXXX ( XXXXXX is replaced with a color such as green or blue ) 
                                styles.css
                                images/
                                    vdot2.gif
                                    opaque.png
                                    icon-search.gif
                                    header-mask.png

If you've been following the tutorial you can download a tutorial version of the template that installs to the following directory:

    templates/my_japurity
                 ja_templatetools.php
                 images/
                     user-increase.png
                     user-decrease.png
                     user-reset.png    
                 styles/
                     header/XXXXXX ( XXXXXX is replaced with a color such as green or blue ) 
                                styles.css
                                images/
                                    vdot2.gif
                                    opaque.png
                                    icon-search.gif
                                    header-mask.png
  1. To add a color scheme first create a directory styles/header, named for your new color scheme such as white or grey.
  2. Copy the contents of one of the other colors scheme directories such as blue to your new directory.
  3. Copy the three user-XXXX.png files from templates/ja_purity/images to templates/ja_purity/styles/grey/images for a grey scheme. If you're using the tutorial version the directory is my_japurity.
  4. Normally you'd be able to edit the CSS in the Joomla Administration area but that isn't an option in this case. So you'll need to edit the file directly in your choice of plain text editors such as VI or Notepad. Edit the style.css file to match your new color scheme. For instance the following changes will make a readable set of colors for a grey scheme:
  5. Change all instances of #006699 to #CCCCCC (near lines 2,37,115 )
  6. Change all instances of #C3DFED to #444444 (near lines 3,11,15,28,38,50,83,90,107,116)
  7. Change all instances of #1E7CAB to #BBBBBB (near lines 19,29)
  8. Add the following to the styles.css file to color the Spotlight h3 tags
    #ja-botsl h3 {
    color: #000000;
    }
  9. Modify the header-mask.png to match your color scheme in your favorite graphic editor. You'll want to use a gradient tool from transparent to foreground color.
  10. Modify the other graphics, vdot2.gif, user-XXXXX.png and icon-search.gif for readability in your new scheme
  11. Lastly you'll need to hack the ja_templatetools.php file to change the genToolsMenu method to look like the following
    function genToolMenu($_array_tools=null, $imgext = 'gif'){
    $themedir = $this->templateurl();
    if(!is_array($_array_tools)) $_array_tools = array($_array_tools);
    if(!$_array_tools) $_array_tools = array_keys($this->_params_cookie);
    if ($this->getParam('theme_header') && $this->getParam('theme_header')!='-1') $themedir = $this->templateurl()."/styles/header/".$this->getParam('theme_header');
    if (in_array(JA_TOOL_FONT, $_array_tools)){//show font tools
     ?>
    <ul class="ja-usertools-font">
    <li><img style="cursor: pointer;" title="<?php echo JText::_('INCREASE FONT SIZE');?>" src="<?php echo $themedir;?>/images/user-increase.<?php echo $imgext;?>" alt="<?php echo JText::_('INCREASE FONT SIZE');?>" id="ja-tool-increase" onclick="switchFontSize('<?php echo $this->template."_".JA_TOOL_FONT;?>','inc'); return false;" /></li>
    <li><img style="cursor: pointer;" title="<?php echo JText::_('DEFAULT FONT SIZE');?>" src="<?php echo $themedir;?>/images/user-reset.<?php echo $imgext;?>" alt="<?php echo JText::_('DEFAULT FONT SIZE');?>" id="ja-tool-reset" onclick="switchFontSize('<?php echo $this->template."_".JA_TOOL_FONT;?>',<?php echo $this->_tpl->params->get(JA_TOOL_FONT);?>); return false;" /></li>
    <li><img style="cursor: pointer;" title="<?php echo JText::_('DECREASE FONT SIZE');?>" src="<?php echo $themedir;?>/images/user-decrease.<?php echo $imgext;?>" alt="<?php echo JText::_('DECREASE FONT SIZE');?>" id="ja-tool-decrease" onclick="switchFontSize('<?php echo $this->template."_".JA_TOOL_FONT;?>','dec'); return false;" /></li>
    </ul>
    <script type="text/javascript">var CurrentFontSize=parseInt('<?php echo $this->getParam(JA_TOOL_FONT);?>');</script>
    <?php
    }
    }
  12. Go to the Joomla Administration for your site and select the new color for your header in the Template Manager
  13. You should get something similar to this when finished...

JA Purity Tutorial Header Grey.png

Remember to refresh. reload, etc. to get the colors to show up.

Note: If you enable Horizontal Menus then you'll need to change the color of the Horizontal Menus as well.