Joomla! Template Design: Create your own professional-quality templates with this fast, friendly guide
Tessa Blakeley Silver
This complete, easy-to-use guide for web designers wanting to create unique templates for Joomla! websites covers template design workflow, debugging and validating code, creating drop-down menus, interactive and dynamic forms, and packaging templates for distribution, with advice on using multiple templates, replacing tables with CSS, using animation and other effects, and tricks to tweak existing templates. Readers need basic knowledge of Joomla! (which can be gained from Packt's Building Websites with Joomla!), of CSS and HTML, and of using Dreamweaver for coding. Written in PHP, free, award-winning Joomla! CMS is easy to install, simple to manage, reliable, and allows easy publication of content to Web or intranet. From simple websites to complex corporate applications, it is used world-wide. A Joomla! template controls the presentation of content; it provides the design for viewing a Joomla! website and works with the content stored in databases to present a complete website.