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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)


Almost every book starts with some words, in which the authors thank people who have supported him/her and allowed him/her to finish the writing of the book. Following this nice and proper tradition, I would also like to thank the people, without whom this book would not have come into existence. First of all, I would like to thank to my wife, Hania, who supported me all the time and forgave all my whims while I was writing, taking care of our home and our son, and forgiving me for spending less time with them.

I would like to thank my parents who bought me my first computers and who always took care and trusted in me, even if my decisions seemed controversial to them. Without their acceptance and trust, I couldn't have realized my passion and started to make a living by founding a small IT company.

I would like to thank the rest of my family and my friends, for their patience and understanding while I was writing, as I didn't find time to meet them.

Last but not least, I would like to thank the people from Packt Publishing, who gave me a chance to write this book and did a great job, spending a lot of their time and work by correcting my initial drafts and providing valuable suggestions. Without their experience, knowledge, and commitment, I wouldn't have been able to finish this project.