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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Preface

About the Author

Richard Carter started as a freelance web designer in Leicestershire, England. He founded his current business, Peacock Carter, in 2006. Currently, he is the senior frontend web developer and a managing director of Peacock Carter Ltd—a web design agency based in the North East of England with specialist knowledge in open source software for business and organizations across the world.

He has worked for clients including Directgov, NHS Choices, and BusinessLink.gov.uk. He tweets from twitter.com/RichardCarter and blogs at earlgreyandbattenburg.co.uk.

Richard is the author of MediaWiki Skins Design and Magento 1.3 Theme Design, and has also reviewed MediaWiki 1.1 Beginner’s Guide.