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

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Summary

We have explored the massive joomla.html library that enables us to create standardized XHTML for rendering in our extensions. It's important to explore the library so as to gain as much from it as possible. There are many useful types that can greatly reduce our overall development time.

We have investigated the use of existing layouts and templates which should put us in good stead for creating our own. Remember to take advantage of the predefined CSS styles. This makes it easier for site template developers and ensures that our layouts will not look out of place.

We learned that when we create templates in the backend for components there are a number of rules that we should follow. Using these rules will allow us to create integrated ...

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