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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

About the Reviewers

Jose Argudo Blanco is a web developer from Valencia, Spain. After finishing his studies, he started working for a web design company. Then, six years later, he decided to start working as a freelancer.

Now that some years have passed as a freelancer, he thinks it’s the best decision he has ever taken, a decision that let him work with the tools he likes, such as Joomla!, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, jQuery, and other known open source technologies.

His desire to learn and share his knowledge has led him to be a regular reviewer of books, such as Wordpress 2.8 Theme Design, Joomla! With Flash, Joomla! 1.5 SEO, Magento Theme Design, and Symfony 1.3 Web Application Development from Packt.

Recently, he has even published his own book, CodeIgniter 1.7, which you can also find at Packt’s site. If you work with PHP, take a look at it!

Now he’s working on a new book for Packt—this time it’s Joomla! related. Check it out soon!

If you want to know more about him, you can check his site

Ryan Bishop is a 27-year-old freelance web designer specializing in CMS templates and themes for open source content management systems. He’s the former proprietor of Art Star Design LLC—a small web design company focused on CMS-powered small business websites.

Peter Martin has a keen interest in computers, programming, sharing knowledge, and how people (mis)use information technology. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (International Marketing Management) and a Master’s degree in Mass Communication. He discovered PHP/MySQL in 2003 and Joomla!’s predecessor, Mambo CMS, a year later. Peter has his own business (founded in 2005) and he supports companies and organizations with Joomla! and Joomla! extension development.

Peter is actively involved in the Joomla! community where he is a member of the Community Leadership Team and Global Moderator at Joomla! forum.

His other interests are JCI (Junior Chamber International) Netherlands where he is currently Project Manager Internet. He loves open source software, Ubuntu Linux, music (vinyl records), and art house movies. Peter lives in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Oleg Nesterov is a professional web developer. He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanics and Mathematics (diploma with honors) from Sumy State University in Ukraine. Since graduation he has figured out the three main principles for his life: having a mission, loving what you do, and constant self-development. He tries to follow each of these principles in his life and job. That’s why he’s a web developer.

He enjoys sharing his experience with others, teaching people, and creating tools that increase developers’ productivity. He spends his spare time working.

Oleg runs mindK lab (, a web development company, which focuses on producing custom Joomla! extensions, templates, and websites of the highest quality.