Create a business card-style with Trombinoscope Extended

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First published June 23, 2013
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Trombinoscope Extended Trombinoscope Extended v1.5

This example will demonstrate, step by step, how a contact card with a business-like look can be easily created with the module extension of the Trombinoscope Extended component.

We are assuming a contact has been created previously through the standard Joomla! Contact component.

Step 1: Go to Extensions -> Module Manager.

Step 2: Click on 'New'. Select 'Trombinoscope Extended'.

Trombinoscope Extended Module

Step 3: Fill out the module's detail information.

  • Add the title 'Example',
  • Select the position of the template the module will fall into.

Step 4: Go to the basic options of the module.

  • Select the 'specific contact' option of the 'Selection from' parameter,
  • Select the contact you wish to show. 

Step 5: Go to the 'Contact Information' tab to select the information you want to show on the card.

  • Add 'position' to field 1,
  • add 'empty' to field 2 (it will leave a space between fields),
  • add 'phone' to field 3 and select 'icon',
  • add 'formatted address (full)' to field 4 and select 'icon',
  • add 'email' to link field 1.

Step 6: Go to the 'Contact Picture' tab to make it look nicer.

  • Set 'Picture alignment' to 'top',
  • set 'Crop picture' to 'yes',
  • set 'Reset picture' to 'yes' (we will leave it to that setting until we are done modifying the card).

Step 7: Go to the 'Theming' tab. Select 'Theme 4' and the white icon pack (Theme 4 is available as a separate download).

Step 8: Go back to the 'Contact Picture' tab.

  • Set the filter to 'grayscale',
  • Set the background color to white,
  • Set border width to 5,
  • Set the shadow to 'yes',
  • Go to the 'Contact Information' tab,
  • Set 'Force one line' to 'no' in the name format area.

For more information, please download the component's documentation (where all CSS classes that make up a contact card are listed).