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Joomla! 1.5 Template Design by Tessa Blakeley Silver

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Chapter 2. Template Design and Approach

In this chapter, we're going to take a look at the essential elements you need to consider when planning your Joomla! 1.5 template. We'll then move on to discuss the best tools and processes for making that design a reality. I'll let you all in on my own rapid design comping strategy and give you some tips and tricks to help you define your color scheme and graphic style, as well as go over some standard techniques for extracting images for your design.

By the end of this chapter, you'll have a working table-less XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS2 "comp" or mockup of your template, ready to be coded up and assembled into a fully functional Joomla! 1.5 template.

Things to consider

First of all, before we start, ...

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