Zen Grid Framework v4 (ZGF4) based themes also include a useful hidden panel for displaying content in a floating panel above the page.

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If you are working on a live server though and wish to work directly with less files there is a development mode found in the settings panel which can be enabled for this use.

When development mode is enabled all less files loaded by the template are loaded in the browser. So rather than loading the css/theme.my-theme-name.css file you will see template.less, menu.less etc loading if you were to view the page with the web inspector.

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A key feature of all Zen Grid Framework v4 themes is their focus on performance. Out of the box this theme can score in the 90s using google page speed tests with some additions to your htaccess file. 

We have spent a lot of time fine tuning the way assets load in the template as well as to create some flexible options for users to tweak the way that their template performs.

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Zen Grid Framework v4 (ZGF4) themes use an intelligent approach to providing Bootstrap support.

Bootstrap as you are probably aware is the default Joomla 3+ framework. Bootstrap provides a standardised structure for integrating components and extensions into your website - but at a cost. The full bootstrap library add at least 120kb extra to your site - most of which you will not use in standard Joomla installation.

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