Book: Joomla! Templates (Joomla! Press)
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Joomla! is one of the best known Open Source content management systems with many hundreds of thousands of applications in the most varied areas of use. It offers the best possible conditions for implementing a comprehensive and accessible Web presence. Thousands of extensions for almost any purpose are freely available. The developer and user community is huge. On the Internet you can find many different platforms for exchanging information with other users and developers. That’s an advantage you should not underestimate! But a Web site without individual design is inconceivable. After all, it’s not just the content that makes a Web site truly unique; above all, it’s the individual design. This design is the job of the Joomla! templates. In addition to the design aspect, they are also responsible for structuring the content. They create the framework and are basically a template for the content. So they control not only what something looks like but also where the content is located within the document. Joomla! template designers are responsible not only for the design but also for the architecture of the information. When designing a Web site, you need to take into account all requirements of the client as well as the expectations of the visitors.
A small, but important part of these requirements is accessibility. With Joomla!, it’s really easy to create accessible Web pages.
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.
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
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