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Master All Facets of Joomla! Site Customization with Templates


Now, for the first time, there’s a complete, authorized guide to template design, development, and customization with Joomla!. Packed with examples, this clear, concise, practical text covers everything from beginning-level skills to power techniques–even creating new HTML5-native mobile views, today’s most exciting new Joomla! capability.


Internationally renowned Joomla! expert Angie Radtke brings together essential knowledge about usability, CSS, information architecture, PHP, JavaScript, accessibility, HTML5, and more. Using concrete examples, Radtke guides you through applying these technologies and best practices to construct and deploy world-class site templates. You’ll walk through every key technical option, fully understanding the internal interactions that control Joomla! template behavior. Radtke concludes by walking you step-by-step through a complete workshop project: transforming a template created in Photoshop into a working Joomla! template.


Joomla!® Templates will be invaluable for every professional web designer and developer who uses Joomla!, for advanced nonprofessional users, and for less experienced users who want to customize their own sites instead of paying others to do it. This title’s concise, easy-to-use coverage includes

  • Using Joomla! templates to customize any website to your exact requirements
  • Learning how Joomla! templates are structured and how they behave
  • Quickly changing a Joomla! site’s look and feel
  • Making sure your templates fully support accessibility and standards
  • Getting your basic template structure into shape with CSS and HTML
  • Designing responsive Joomla! templates and sites
  • Supercharging your templates with JavaScript
  • Analyzing HTML, CSS, and accessibility
  • Integrating template components, including index.php, the XML file, template parameters, and language files
  • Adapting and modifying output via the system template
  • Mastering advanced template customization


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Joomla! Templates
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4 / 5
Very good book
March 16th, 2013
It's a very good book to let you understand how to create Joomla templates from scratch. Before to read this book creating a template was almost impossible but after reading it things are totally changed, now I can make Joomla templates without any kind of problem. The only thing to say is that I would been more happy if there was some chapters about some joomla's framework like twitter bootstrap or T3 just to cover all the possibilities that offer this CMS. Anyway this book is highly suggested.
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