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Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook

By : Richard Carter, Chris Davenport
Book Image

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

Changing the colors in the administration panel

After changing the logo, the next noticeable touch you can make is change the color scheme used in your Joomla! administrator panel.

Getting ready

Open your administrator template's general.css file in preparation for editing it (we'll be using the Khepri template in this example; other administrator templates tend to retain the use of template.css for the bulk of their style).

How to do it...

  1. 1. Our aim is to change the blue-colored elements used in this administrator template to match the green theme that we're using. In general.css, you need to locate the .header class to affect the color of the heading.

    div.header {
    font-size: 22px;
    font-weight: bold;
    color: #58962A;
    line-height: 48px;
    padding-left: 55px;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    margin-left: 10px;
  2. 2. Next, style the other blue elements by doing a find and replace on #0B55C4, the RGB hex value for the blue used in the document, for your new green color, which is #58962A. In particular...