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Joomla! 1.5 Template Reference: Part 1

by Tessa Blakeley Silver | July 2009 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source

In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, we'll go over jdoc tags for templates, the standard CSS class and id rules that Joomla! outputs, how module and template override files are organized, as well as useful Joomla! PHP code you can use in your template to aid in making it more user-friendly and dynamic. Of course, wherever possible, we'll let get to know the relevant Joomla! documentation links to bookmark, to give you in-depth detail and save you a little time searching through the Joomla! documentation site and the Web.

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Non-default Magento Themes

by Richard Carter | July 2009 | PHP

In this article by Richard Carter, we've made use of default themes in Magento, and we can customize our Magento store further by using non-default themes. In particular, we'll look at:

  • Setting your non-default theme to be the one that your visitors will see
  • Creating a number of simple non-default themes
  • The theme hierarchy in Magento
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DotNetNukeSkinning: Creating Containers

by Darren Neese | July 2009 | Content Management

In this article by Darren Neese, we'll be covering the other ten percent of what you need to know to get the job done, and we'll step through the process of creating the containers, one step at a time. Most importantly, we'll be getting rid of the default blue container.

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Extending Document Management in Alfresco 3

by Munwar Shariff | July 2009 | Content Management Java Open Source

In this article by Munwar Shariff, we introduce you to the basic features of creating and managing content in Alfresco by using Alfresco Explorer. With Alfresco, you can manage any type of document, such as HTML, text, XML, Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDF, Flash, scanned images, multimedia, and video files. This article also focuses on the most important aspect of adopting a new Enterprise Content Management system, which is migrating the existing data and using it effectively. We will also discuss the various secure ways of sharing your content online, by using syndication features.

This article covers the following topics:

  • Search and edit Alfresco documents directly from Microsoft Office tools
  • Recover deleted content
  • Create and use space templates
  • Migrate existing documents to Alfresco
  • Create and use discussions for spaces and documents
  • Enable RSS syndication in order to share content

 

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Views, URLs, and Generic Views in Django 1.0

by Scott Newman | July 2009 | Web Development

Many developers new to Django get tripped up on the vocabulary and purpose of different pieces of the system—models, views, generic views, model managers, and so on. With some functions belonging to models and others to views, it can be confusing to know where to put the logic of your applications.

The view is where most of your application logic will be executed. Before we can work with views, however, we need to look at the URL dispatching system to see how a view is matched up with an incoming request. Once we have seen the URL dispatcher and some working views, we'll take a look at some shortcuts Django offers us to accomplish these actions even more quickly.

You can write entire Django sites without using models, but you'd have a hard time doing that without views or generic views.

In this article by Scott Newman, we will:

  • Create a sample application to work with
  • Learn how the URL dispatcher works and how URLs are matched to views
  • Explore the structure of views
  • Build views to display a list of content and content detail
  • See how to cut down development time with generic views
  • Examine when to use regular views instead of generic views
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