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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

Tips and tricks for minimizing page load time when using JavaScript

While JavaScript can be used to enhance your visitors' experience of your Joomla! website, it can have a negative impact in terms of both real and envisaged loading times of pages.

JavaScript slows down the loading of a page because it's a single-threaded language. This means that nothing else can occur while JavaScript is being loaded or something in JavaScript is being evaluated. As such, a single, slow-loading JavaScript file can prevent a whole website from loading quickly!

How to do it...

  1. 1. The most obvious thing that you can do to make your Joomla! template load more efficiently is to compress any JavaScript you do use. As such, there are a number of online compression tools that you can use, including the JavaScript Compressor (

  1. 2. Once you've inserted your JavaScript into the Paste your code input area, click on Compress. In this example, we've used a function that creates a slideshow...