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Joomla!: Visual Quickstart Guide, Second Edition by Tanya Symes, Marni Derr

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14. Creating Joomla Templates

In This Chapter

Understanding Joomla Template Requirements 300

Creating the index.php File 303

Creating the templateDetails.xml File 317

Installing or Discovering the Template 321

Editing Template CSS Stylesheets 323

Joomla Base CSS Style Tables 324

Using Template Frameworks 327

Putting It All Together 329

The template system in Joomla is one of the main reasons that Joomla is gaining so rapidly in popularity. If you are not comfortable with HTML and CSS, you can create your site using one of the thousands of free or commercial Joomla templates available for download.

However, for those knowledgeable in HTML and CSS, this chapter shows how to take a standard web site design and convert it into a Joomla template. ...

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