Joomla! Templates

Joomla! Templates
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321827317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321827319
eBook Description:

Joomla! Templates

Now, for the first time, there’s a complete, authorized guide to template design, development, and customization with Joomla!. Packed with examples, this clear, concise, practical text covers everything from beginning-level skills to power techniques-even creating new HTML5-native mobile views, today’s most exciting new Joomla! capability. Joomla! Templates will be invaluable for every professional web designer and developer who uses Joomla!, for advanced nonprofessional users, and for less experienced users who want to customize their own sites instead of paying others to do it.

Internationally renowned Joomla! expert Angie Radtke brings together essential knowledge about usability, CSS, information architecture, PHP, JavaScript, accessibility, HTML5, and more. Using concrete examples, Radtke guides you through applying these technologies and best practices to construct and deploy world-class site templates. You’ll walk through every key technical option, fully understanding the internal interactions that control Joomla! template behavior. Radtke concludes by walking you step-by-step through a complete workshop project: transforming a template created in Photoshop into a working Joomla! template.

Joomla! Templates will be invaluable for every professional web designer and developer who uses Joomla!, for advanced nonprofessional users, and for less experienced users who want to customize their own sites instead of paying others to do it.

Master All Facets of Joomla! Site Customization with Templates

Now, for the first time, there’s a complete, authorized guide to template design, development, and customization with Joomla!. Packed with examples, this clear, concise, practical text covers everything from beginning-level skills to power techniques-even creating new HTML5-native mobile views, today’s most exciting new Joomla! capability.

Internationally renowned Joomla! expert Angie Radtke brings together essential knowledge about usability, CSS, information architecture, PHP, JavaScript, accessibility, HTML5, and more. Using concrete examples, Radtke guides you through applying these technologies and best practices to construct and deploy world-class site templates. You’ll walk through every key technical option, fully understanding the internal interactions that control Joomla! template behavior. Radtke concludes by walking you step-by-step through a complete workshop project: transforming a template created in Photoshop into a working Joomla! template.

Joomla! Templates will be invaluable for every professional web designer and developer who uses Joomla!, for advanced nonprofessional users, and for less experienced users who want to customize their own sites instead of paying others to do it. This title’s concise, easy-to-use coverage includes:

  • Using Joomla! templates to customize any website to your exact requirements
  • Learning how Joomla! templates are structured and how they behave
  • Quickly changing a Joomla! site’s look and feel
  • Making sure your templates fully support accessibility and standards
  • Getting your basic template structure into shape with CSS and HTML
  • Designing responsive Joomla! templates and sites
  • Supercharging your templates with JavaScript
  • Analyzing HTML, CSS, and accessibility
  • Integrating template components, including index.php, the XML file, template parameters, and language files
  • Adapting and modifying output via the system template
  • Mastering advanced template customization

Master All Facets of Joomla! Site Customization with Templates

Joomla! users who want to customize their own websites need to understand templates: that’s why thousands of them have asked for template help at Joomla! web site. Now, for the first time, there’s an authorized and definitive guide to all facets of designing, developing, and customizing Joomla! templates. Internationally respected Joomla! template developer and trainer Angie Radtke guides users through everything they need to know to quickly create sites that meet their clients’ precise visual requirements. Clear, concise, practical, and packed with full-color visual examples, Joomla! Templates covers everything from beginning-level skills to “power” techniques. Building on previous work that has earned multiple reader raves at Amazon.com, she covers all this, and more:

  • Understanding how Joomla! templates are structured and how they behave
  • Quickly changing a Joomla! site’s look and feel
  • Working with XML files, template parameters, and language files
  • Designing standard output individually
  • Adapting and modifying output with the System Template
  • Modifying Standard Templates
  • Integrating new site features
  • Fine-tuning templates and creating installable ZIP archives
  • Using powerful new features built into Joomla! 2.5, including mobile views for HTML5 native apps
  • Mastering advanced techniques involving custom modules, template parameters and layout overrides

Master All Facets of Joomla! Site Customization with Templates

Now, for the first time, there’s a complete, authorized guide to template design, development, and customization with Joomla!. Packed with examples, this clear, concise, practical text covers everything from beginning-level skills to power techniques-even creating new HTML5-native mobile views, today’s most exciting new Joomla! capability.

Internationally renowned Joomla! expert Angie Radtke brings together essential knowledge about usability, CSS, information architecture, PHP, JavaScript, accessibility, HTML5, and more. Using concrete examples, Radtke guides you through applying these technologies and best practices to construct and deploy world-class site templates. You’ll walk through every key technical option, fully understanding the internal interactions that control Joomla! template behavior. Radtke concludes by walking you step-by-step through a complete workshop project: transforming a template created in Photoshop into a working Joomla! template.

Joomla! Templates will be invaluable for every professional web designer and developer who uses Joomla!, for advanced nonprofessional users, and for less experienced users who want to customize their own sites instead of paying others to do it.

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