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Joomla!: Creating and Editing Custom Templates

Course Summary

Shows web designers how to create eye-popping web sites with Joomla! templates and CSS.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Using the exercise files
       About Joomla! versions
    1. Understanding Joomla! Templates
       Restoring the "chapter starting state" exercises
       Joomla! templates
       Understanding Joomla! template files
       Understanding the index.php file
       Understanding the XML file
    2. Converting the HTML Comp to Joomla! Templates
       Getting the HTML comp ready for conversion
       Creating template thumbnails and previews
       Converting from index.html to index.php
       Using the Module and Component insertion code
       Creating a new XML file
       Changing the favicon
       Creating the ZIP package install
    3. Installing the Joomla! Template Package File
       Installing the package file
       Assigning modules and fixing the logo
       Fixing typical installation problems
    4. Working with CSS, Index.php, and Joomla!
       Using the Firefox Web Developer toolbar
       Using Firefox's Firebug
       Using ColorZilla
       Dreamweaver CS5 and Joomla!: Setup
       Dreamweaver CS5 and Joomla!: Using the Filter tool
    5. Styling Your Joomla! Template
       Styling the top navigation
       Styling the active link
       Styling the left navigation
       Styling the footer
       Styling the news on the home page
       Styling the right sidebar using a rounded module style
       Using module suffixes
       Styling a multipage article
       Styling a category list
       Styling a category blog
       Styling a photo blog
       Styling webs links
       Styling a contact list
       Styling a contact form
       Styling a breadcrumb, login, and random image
       Styling Simple Image Gallery
    6. Advanced Template Features
       Assigning "optional regions" in a Joomla! template
       Displaying modules within an article
       Template overrides
       Layout overrides: Modules
    7. Joomla! Template Styles: Setting Exceptions for the Home Page
       What is a template style?
       Editing the XML file
       Making changes to index.php and assigning style
       Creating a new CSS file to override default.css


Course Fee:
USD 19.99

Course Type:


Course Status:



5 - 6 hours / week

This course is listed under Open Source and Development & Implementations Community

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