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Creating Templates with Artisteer

By : Jakub Sanecki
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Creating Templates with Artisteer

By: Jakub Sanecki

Overview of this book

Designing good looking, professional quality web templates or building your own website are rather complicated tasks, demanding a lot of technical and graphical expertise. Artisteer has changed this situation, enabling you to do it by yourself, without the need to learn skills such as HTML, web-programming languages, or drawing."Creating stunning Templates with Artisteer" is a practical, step-by-step guide that will show you how you can prepare an elegant, professional looking website, on your own, using features of Artisteer. It also describes the process of designing templates for various popular CMS platforms like WordPress or Joomla!, by giving you practical hints, showing how to install those templates and how to import the content into CMS. "Creating stunning Templates with Artisteer" leads you through the process of designing a website, including all standard layout elements, from header to the footer, including menus and special boxes. You will learn how to prepare the templates, store them and export them in the form of ready-to-use HTML pages or packages that can be installed in various CMS platforms such as WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, or DotNetNuke. The last part of the book shows you some tips and tricks that allow you to extend standard themes generated by Artisteer for enriching the website with image gallery, combining two menus, and more.You will learn how to create a professional quality website or CMS template on your own, with the use of Artisteer with minimal technical difficulties.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Specific CMS template elements

There are some elements that are specific for CMS templates. Not every CMS system supports all of them. Also, site administrators can decide not to use them, even if they are supported. Nevertheless, if you design a platform that supports these elements, you should include them in your project.

Post header icons

Post header icons are displayed next to the post header. Artisteer supports the Author, Date, Edit, Email, PDF, and Print icons. The last position on the list (Data) contains its own subelements.

We will choose the Print icon as an example, but the procedure is the same for each icon. To set the Print icon, do the following:

  1. Select a blog page on the Pages panel on the left. If you don't have any, create one. Also, create at least one post to be able to observe the inserted icon.

  2. In the Content tab on the ribbon, navigate to Post Header | Icons | Print. Enable the Show Print option. This enables our template to support this icon. After enabling this option...