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Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development by Chuck Lanham, James Kennard

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Chapter 8. Rendering Output

Throughout the previous chapters we have become acquainted with the Joomla! framework and learned how to create basic components, modules, and plugins. That is a lot to learn. But wait, there's more…so much more to Joomla! Over the remaining chapters we will delve into some of the more advanced features that will make our extensions more robust, secure, and best of all, professional. In this chapter we will discover:

  • How to improve the maintainability of our components by building better layouts and templates
  • How to order and sort our data
  • How to add pagination to our pages
  • How to use the wide variety of features and functionality available to us, for free, from the joomla.html library

Improving components

In Chapter 5, ...

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