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Big Picture is a simple landing page template for OctoberCMS. It is build on SKEL Framework, a super simple framework.

Easy to extend if you want to use it as a full Website. For framework details see getskel.com.


Design is the work of @n33co Html5Up under CreativeCommons and is modified for OctoberCMS from us to fit our needs.

Big Picture by SimpleWebDesign simplewebdesign.at | Demo: htmlandcss.eu

This is Big Picture, a simple, single page responsive site template based on work of HTML5 UP and customized and written in OctoberCMS by SimpleWebDesign.

So I've been on a single page kick as of late, partly because I'm lazy, but mostly because they kick ass for experimentation. In this case, Big Picture makes heavy use of my (tentatively named and soon to be released) "scrollgress" and "scrollwatch" jQuery plugins to pull off some interesting effects as you scroll around the page. In addition to said interesting effects, Big Picture also includes a nice lightbox-style gallery, styling for basic page elements, and thoroughly commented code for your editing pleasure (with instructions! -- see below).

Pictures by Gerald Schandl. Use it as you need, the pic are free to use for private or commercial needs.

<section id="foobar" class="main">
    <div class="content container">

The section can then be assigned a style class to determine its basic look (and, in some cases, its behavior):


Centered content with an oversized <h2>. Works best when paired with a background image or color.

style2 left

Content in a box, anchored to the left side of the window. Works best when paired with a background image or color. If you have "useSectionTransitions" turned on in your settings, the box will slide into view from the left.

style2 right

Content in a box, anchored to the right side of the window. Works best when paired with a background image or color. If you have "useSectionTransitions" turned on in your settings, the box will slide into view from the right.

style3 primary

Used for generic content. Set against the primary background color (default is white).

style3 secondary

Used for generic content. Set against the secondary background color (default is a light gray).

Oh, and there are a few (well, two) optional modifier classes you can tack on for additional effects:


Flips the content's color scheme so it shows up better against darker background images and colors.


Makes the section fill the entire window (only if "useFullScreen" is enabled in your settings).

Lightbox Gallery:

The actual gallery function is powered by my Poptrox plugin. For info on how that works, go here: github.com/n33/jquery.poptrox


The structure of the gallery is a skel grid. Each row looks like this:

<div class="row flush images">
    <div class="6u">...<div>
    <div class="6u">...<div>

The "Xu" class indicates the width of the cell (in this case, both are 6). You can use any number of cells and any combination of widths provided their combined widths add up to exactly 12. So, if you needed, say, three images in a row, you can do something like this:

<div class="row flush images">
    <div class="4u">...<div>
    <div class="4u">...<div>
    <div class="4u">...<div>

You can also use a "-Xu" class to "nudge" a cell over by that much, which comes in handy if you need to place just one image on a row and you want to center it:

<div class="row flush images">
    <div class="6u -3u">...<div>

Which translates to "make this 6 wide and nudge it over to the right by another 3".


Each image (the '...' bit in the above examples) should look like this:

<a href="path/to/fullsize.jpg" class="image fit from-(direction)">
    <img src="path/to/thumbnail.jpg" title="This is the image caption." alt="" /></a>

The "from-(direction)" class indicates the direction from which the image should slide into view, and can be any of the following:

  • from-left
  • from-right
  • from-bottom
  • from-left

You can also just remove the "from-(direction)" class if you don't want that particular image to slide into view (in which case it'll simply fade in).

Contact Form:

To get this working, use the build-in mailer of OctoberCMS to receive the form data. For help see the OctoberCMS Forum. Or use this source: 1stwebdesigner.com/tutorials/custom-php-contact-forms


Powered by Font Awesome. Go here for a full listing of all the icons you can use: fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/cheatsheet

Other Stuff

  • If you don't like the way images are tinted, either change "images/overlay.png" to something else, or remove all references to it from css/main.css. NOTE: All layout pictures are noted in the main.css. Look for intro.jpg, one.jpg... in the stylesheet. Replaced it as you need.
  • If you plan to keep support for IE8 (what little there is), don't forget to update css/ie/ie8.css as you change other stuff.


Based on the Design of HTML5 UP.


Font Awesome (fortawesome.github.com/Font-Awesome)


  • jQuery (jquery.com)
  • html5shiv.js (@afarkas @jdalton @jon_neal @rem)
  • CSS3 PIE (css3pie.com)
  • background-size polyfill (github.com/louisremi)
  • Respond.js (j.mp/respondjs)
  • jquery.poptrox (n33.co)
  • jquery.scrolly (n33.co)
  • jquery.scrollgress (n33.co)
  • Skel (skel.io)

Initial release

Aug 22, 2015