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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)

Content editing – Artisteer or CMS

We have automatically imported all the content from our Artisteer project into Joomla! and WordPress. All that we have prepared in Artisteer—that is, pages (with text and pictures), menus, menu items, and the footer—exists now and works correctly in our CMS site. While the entire process is easy and very fast, you may wonder what the best way of working is: should you prepare all the content in Artisteer and then import it into CMS, or should you install the empty template and enter the content directly in CMS?

The answer to this question is not so obvious. Both methods work and it's up to you to choose any one. But you should consider the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The following are the advantages and disadvantages of preparing content directly in Artisteer:

Advantages of preparing content in Artisteer

Disadvantages of preparing content in Artisteer

Can be done very fast, without the need of switching to CMS or even installing it. You...