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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)

Adding additional CSS to the project

This tip applies to all kinds of templates. In this example, we will work with the HTML template.

If you need to add some of your own CSS to the original template's stylesheet, you can do it directly from Artisteer. This feature may also be useful if you want to modify original Artisteer classes. Here are the steps for this tip:

  1. In this example, we work with the AddCssToProject.artx project file. Open it. This is the site that we saw in Chapter 2, The Template Step-by-Step, but I have added a simple contact form in the Contact page.

    In this example, we will add some CSS definitions to achieve three goals:

    • We want to change the default Artisteer prefix for CSS classes.

    • We want to distinguish images when moving the mouse cursor over them (roll-over effect). This effect should apply only to images with the Lightbox effect.

    • We want to distinguish active controls in the Contact form.

  2. To add CSS to the generated code, click on the Export button and in the Export window...