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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

Maximizing backward compatibility with JavaScript

JavaScript can be used to get older browsers such as Internet Explorer 6 to behave like more modern browsers, to some extent. The ie7-js.js library uses JavaScript targeted at older versions of Internet Explorer to fix many of the common issues with these older versions of the browser.

Getting ready

As usual, you'll need to open your Joomla! template's index.php file and locate the<head> element.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Insert a conditional comment targeted at versions of Internet Explorer less than 7:

    <!—some HTML omitted for brevity -->
    <!--[if lt IE 7]>
    <script src="">


Note that the file is hosted externally from your Joomla! website on


You may find a more recent version of the files you required link from at

How it works...

The JavaScript changes...