Joomla! 3 Template Essentials

Create modern, professional templates using the template framework for Joomla! 3.x

Joomla! 3 Template Essentials

Paweł Frankowski

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Create modern, professional templates using the template framework for Joomla! 3.x
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ISBN 139781783281299
Paperback142 pages

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Joomla! Template System
What is a Joomla! template?
Introducing the Joomla! Template Manager
Summary
Chapter 2: Joomla! Template Frameworks
Understanding the Joomla! template framework
Learning different frameworks
The past and future of frameworks
Summary
Chapter 3: Building a Template from a Framework
Web design trends
Setting client expectations
Home page
Building a template based on the framework
Summary
Chapter 4: Advanced Template and Styling Tricks
Constructing a template
Modules and plugins
Advance hover effects
Typography tips
Reducing the number of images
Summary
Chapter 5: Selling Your Template
Are you ready to sell?
Validate, optimize, and test your templates before, not after
You are selling much more than a template
Pricing your templates
Tips for selling online templates
Where and how to sell
Summary

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

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Joomla! Template System
What is a Joomla! template?
Introducing the Joomla! Template Manager
Summary
Chapter 2: Joomla! Template Frameworks
Understanding the Joomla! template framework
Learning different frameworks
The past and future of frameworks
Summary
Chapter 3: Building a Template from a Framework
Web design trends
Setting client expectations
Home page
Building a template based on the framework
Summary
Chapter 4: Advanced Template and Styling Tricks
Constructing a template
Modules and plugins
Advance hover effects
Typography tips
Reducing the number of images
Summary
Chapter 5: Selling Your Template
Are you ready to sell?
Validate, optimize, and test your templates before, not after
You are selling much more than a template
Pricing your templates
Tips for selling online templates
Where and how to sell
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781783281299
Paperback142 pages
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