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Creating Templates with Artisteer

Jakub Sanecki

Why pay for a professional website when you can do it yourself with this hands-on guide to Artisteer? With no need for HTML, web-programming, or drawing skills, this book is all you require to create fantastic CMS templates.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849699419
Paperback170 pages

About This Book

  • Prepare and install professional looking templates for popular CMS systems, such as WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, DotNetNuke, and other platforms
  • Design website templates with ease
  • Step-by-step guide through the features of Artisteer to design website templates

Who This Book Is For

This book is great for enthusiasts, Artisteer users, and individuals who want to create professional-looking websites without paying for professional services and expensive tools. The book also shows you how to speed up your work and automate time-consuming tasks.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Meet the Artisteer
What is Artisteer
Artisteer versus other software tools
Who can use Artisteer
Your first template in 10 minutes
Chapter 2: The Template Step-by-Step
The common parts of a website
Creating a template
Chapter 3: CMS Templates
What is CMS
Static page template versus CMS template
Specific CMS template elements
Advanced techniques
Joomla! templates
WordPress templates
Content editing – Artisteer or CMS
Chapter 4: Tips and Tricks
Image links in a slideshow
Removing the vertical menu from some pages
Styling a particular module
Adding additional CSS to the project
Another way of modifying CSS files
Making a copy of a web page
Adding Lightbox

What You Will Learn

  • Design a complete website template in Artisteer
  • Modify all the elements of an Artisteer project, like menus, header, layout, and so on
  • Prepare templates for WordPress, Joomla!, and other CMS systems
  • Import content from template into the CMS system
  • Get direct access to pictures from Flickr to enrich your content
  • Use specific Artisteer CSS classes to change the look of modules directly in Joomla!
  • Modify generated code to achieve some interesting effects, that is, a photo gallery with a lightbox effect

In Detail

Designing good looking, professional quality web templates or building your own website are rather complicated tasks, demanding a lot of technical and graphical expertise. Artisteer has changed this situation, enabling you to do it by yourself, without the need to learn skills such as HTML, web-programming languages, or drawing.

"Creating stunning Templates with Artisteer" is a practical, step-by-step guide that will show you how you can prepare an elegant, professional looking website, on your own, using features of Artisteer. It also describes the process of designing templates for various popular CMS platforms like WordPress or Joomla!, by giving you practical hints, showing how to install those templates and how to import the content into CMS.

"Creating stunning Templates with Artisteer" leads you through the process of designing a website, including all standard layout elements, from header to the footer, including menus and special boxes. You will learn how to prepare the templates, store them and export them in the form of ready-to-use HTML pages or packages that can be installed in various CMS platforms such as WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, or DotNetNuke. The last part of the book shows you some tips and tricks that allow you to extend standard themes generated by Artisteer for enriching the website with image gallery, combining two menus, and more.

You will learn how to create a professional quality website or CMS template on your own, with the use of Artisteer with minimal technical difficulties.


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