Advice on best layout - with background image

Hi - I've been playing around with the various layouts and having trouble getting exactly what I'm after.

What I'm trying to get is 1 or 2 rows of articles, all equal height, full image thumbnail in background.

I.e. kind of like the first row in the masonry xt demo page, but a little shorter (and all the same height, which masonry doesn't do).

Another way of looking at it would be the "Carousel XT 2" display - but stacking instead of as a carousel. Is this possible?
  • Replied by admin on Tuesday, February 23 2021, 03:33 PM · Hide· #1
    Hi, We'll make this possible with default layout in the upcoming version. We also have a new theme in the upcoming version (we're still working on it) that's also capable of doing this layout.
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  • Replied by gavinhanly on Tuesday, February 23 2021, 04:26 PM · Hide· #2
    Fantastic. Do you know - roughly - when the new version is coming out?
  • Replied by admin on Wednesday, February 24 2021, 01:51 AM · Hide· #3
    It almost finished actually. Hopefully it can be released in this week or next week.
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    Replied by admin on Thursday, March 04 2021, 05:07 AM · Hide· #4
    Hi, Just want to let you know that Minifrontpage 1.4.0 is already released and available to download from :

    + Added new Infinity theme, with Ajax and Infinity Scroll feature (available for Joomla 3.x and K2 version only. Joomla 4.x version is not yet supported due to some unresolved issues in Joomla 4.x Beta)
    + Added Show Tags
    + Added Title and Popularity (by Hits) ordering
    + Added Ordering direction option
    + Added item as background option to default theme
    - Fixed image not found when trying to generate thumbnail, when wrong image url inserted
    - Fixed same background image issue when multiple Collage themes with the same layout are published
    - Updated some deprecated jQuery code
    - Fixed some bugs on default template
    - Fixed carousel themes (also Carousel Big and XT) issue on tablet (iPad)
    Please post rating at the Joomla! Extensions Directory -
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