Joomla! is a free and open source content management framework for publishing web content. A Joomla! template is a multifaceted Joomla! extension which is responsible for the layout, design, and structure of a Joomla! powered website. Modern Joomla! 3 frameworks use the responsive layout based on Twitter's Bootstrap framework and its collection of utility classes to provide a great degree of flexibility for responsive web design.
This practical, hands-on guide will walk you through clear, step-by-step instructions to help you build your very own custom Joomla! template. Find out what steps you need to take to sell your template and learn some extra tips and tricks to make your templates stand out and improve the overall look of your website.
This example-oriented tutorial will show you how to quickly and painlessly create websites on your own and give them a professional look. You will begin by developing an understanding of how Joomla! templates work, how to install new ones, and how to configure them. You will also master the Joomla! template framework, which can be used as a foundation for creating your own templates. Having gained this insight, you will then begin building your own template from scratch. Advanced styling tricks and tips that will give your websites a unique look are also covered. Finally, you will learn how to modify an existing template to meet your own needs and prepare your Joomla! template for sale.
What You Will Learn
Utilize the Joomla! Template Manager
Create custom templates based on the Joomla! template framework
Override the default layout
Prepare your Joomla! template for ease of sale
Modify an existing template
Add arresting CSS3 effects
Employ custom style sheets in templates
Present news and images using modules
PaweÅ‚ Frankowski is the author of nine books, including Joomla! Manual for users, Social networking, construction, administration and moderation, and Corporate Web site Ideas, strategy, implementation. Pawel also writes articles for his personal blog and for several computer magazines. He also helps Polish users in the Polish Joomla! Community Forum. He is a frequent speaker at IT conferences and Joomla! Polish Day. Pawel has been building sites since 2005, from corporate web sites to small personal sites, most of them using Joomla!. Currently, he is developing the GavickPro Knowledge database and helping clients to solve their problems.
Table of Contents
- Joomla! Template System
- Joomla! Template Frameworks
- Building a Template from a Framework
- Advanced Template and Styling Tricks
- Selling Your Template