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Joomla! 1.5 Template Design by Tessa Blakeley Silver

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Let's build our template!

Have your HTML editor open and set up to display an FTP or local working directory panel where you have access to your Joomla! 1.5 installation files. Also, have a couple of browser windows open with your Joomla! 1.5 home page loaded into them as well as the Joomla! 1.5 Administration panel.

Tip

Tabs

Use tabs. They're one of those neat built-in FireFox features I was talking about (OK, OK. Every decent browser has them now). Keep all your Joomla! 1.5 development and admin views in one window. Each tab within a FireFox window is accessible via Ctrl (or Cmnd on Mac) +1, Ctrl (Cmnd) +2, and similar keystrokes. It makes for a much cleaner work space, especially as we'll already be in constant Alt+Tab flip mode. Flipping to ...

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