RocketThemes or YooThemes for Joomla website?

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Anyone have some experience developing websites on either or both of these frameworks? I've got to create a sleek looking site for a local audio/visual company. Both of them have some great templates and a suite of tools and I can't choose between them so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayjota
    I like rocketthemes best myself, but I'd recommend split testing between 2.... I think your client would appreciate that, wouldn't you agree?
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  • Profile picture of the author WindowGang
    We haven't had much success with rockettheme... AT ALL!
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  • Profile picture of the author 365Daysof
    I have been using RocketTheme as a developer since 1996. Their templates are always up to date in technology and SEO considerations (Yes, templates DO make a difference in SEO!), their service and forums are wonderful, and their framework is the most flexible I've ever used.

    Also, I am not a "buy-and-play" kinda girl. I MESS with the design. NONE of my sites LOOK like the original template. I have found that for my needs, RT has a more flexible framework with the gantry grid, often 60+ module positions, and full template control.

    I have also worked with YooTheme. They are good. A little behind, IMO, but structurally sound and worth your time. Sometimes I find their CSS logic a bit awkward, but a few clicks around with Firebug, and I can manage it easily enough.

    Both are good. RT is generally my #1 choice, though. I've probably built 150+ sites with RT, and only about 15 or so with YooTheme.
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    • Profile picture of the author WikiWarrior
      I took a chance and went for RocketThemes before I read your response so thanks for your detailed reply, it gives me a lot of confidence in giving them a go. I've only really used Wordpress in the pass so this will be an interesting experience playing around with Joomla. Thanks for your detailed response Heather, really appreciate it!

      By the way, do you know how to change the text in that footer bar popup? I need to get it changed from Designed by RocketThemes and can't for the life of me find where to edit it.
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      • Profile picture of the author williampaul
        I think Rocket themes is better. But, for myself, I more often using Gavick than rocket themes or yoothemes. May be you can check Gavick (for another alternative)
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      • Profile picture of the author 365Daysof
        Originally Posted by YOUniversityLife View Post

        By the way, do you know how to change the text in that footer bar popup? I need to get it changed from Designed by RocketThemes and can't for the life of me find where to edit it.
        Yep. It's usually an image. You can replace it (find it with Firebug), or just go into:

        Admin > Extensions > Templates > Your template

        And I think it'll be in "Advanced."

        *smiles*
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  • Profile picture of the author polyvisual
    I can't really answer your question about which is best, but I did find out today that RocketThemes turns over $2m USD a year. Crazy amount of money for a something as simple as a theme creator.
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