PacktLib: Joomla! Template Design: Create your own professional-quality templates with this fast, friendly guide

Copyright

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewer

Preface

Getting Started as a Joomla! Template Designer

Let’s Get Going!

Designing Templates vs. Designing Web Pages

Things You’ll Need to Know

Summary

Identifying Key Elements for Design

Creating and Reviewing the Mock-Up

Slice ‘n’ Dice

Putting It All Together

Summary

Coding It Up

Got Joomla!?

WYSIWYG Editors: What-You-See-Isn’t-Really-What-You-Get

Setting Up Your Workflow

The Truth about XHTML

Tabula Rasa

Summary

Debugging and Validation

Introduction to Debugging

The Road to Validation

Summary

Your Template in Action

A Picture’s Worth

Easy XML

Zip it Up!

Uploading to Joomla!

Summary

Templating Markup Reference

Your Markup and Joomla!’s

Summary

Dynamic Menus and Interactive Elements

Dynamic Menus

Using Flash

Summary

AJAX / Dynamic and Interactive Forms

Preparing for Dynamic and Interactive Forms

Joomla! Extensions

Wrapping It Up

The AJAX Factor

Summary

Design Tips for Working with Joomla!

The Cool Factor

Advanced Tips

Summary