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Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook

By : Richard Carter, Chris Davenport
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Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook

By: Richard Carter, Chris Davenport

Overview of this book

Templates in Joomla! provide a powerful way to make your site look exactly the way you want either using a single template for the entire site or a separate template for each site section. Although it sounds like an easy task to build and maintain templates, it can be challenging to get beyond the basics and customize templates to meet your needs perfectly.Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook consists of a series of self-contained step-by-step recipes that cover everything from common tasks such as changing your site's logo or favicon and altering color schemes, to custom error pages and template overrides. It starts off with the basics of template design and then digs deep into more complex concepts. It will help you make your site more attractive and user-friendly. You will integrate your site with various social media such as Twitter and YouTube; make your site mobile-friendly with the help of recipes for creating and customizing mobile spreadsheets; and use miscellaneous tricks and tips to get the most out of your website. You get all of this in a simple recipe format that guides you quickly through the steps and explains how it all happened.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 5. Styling Joomla! for Print

This chapter deals with styling your Joomla! website for printing, and covers:

  • How to assign a print stylesheet to your Joomla! template

  • An overview of known browser display inconsistencies with print styling

  • Styling images, content, and links on your document


An often-overlooked aspect of creating custom templates and designs for content management systems such as Joomla! is styling content for print. Despite the increasing use of the Internet to distribute content, visitors still do print content from websites. In particular, if your website contains general news articles or long pieces of content on a particular topic, your website's visitors may well be printing your content, so it's worth your while taking the time to create a functioning print style for your website.