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Joomla! 1.5 Template Design by Tessa Blakeley Silver

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Chapter 9. Advanced Enhancements and Design Tips for Joomla! 1.5

In this final chapter, we'll be enabling our template to make administrative users have some control over its appearance. We'll then take a look at working with template overrides and setting up custom class suffixes so that we can further control and tweak our layout. Lastly, we'll go over some great tips and tricks for designing your Joomla! 1.5 templates.

Giving users control

Template parameters are new for Joomla! 1.5. They're great in that they allow you to pass variables (parameters) to your template via XHTML forms that can be chosen from the Administrative panel.

We'll set up a very simple parameter function in four steps. You'll quickly see how to adapt this technique to any ...

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