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Mastering Mambo : E-Commerce, Templates, Module Development, SEO, Security, and Performance by Tobias Hauser, Christian Wenz

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Chapter 2. Designing Your Own Templates

One of the first requisites for your website is surely its own and unique look. Left or right-justified navigation, the colors that are used, and the placement of the pictures such as logo define the layout of the website. In a CMS, the layout is separated from content, in order to make inserting content as flexible as possible. The difference from static pages becomes loud and clear: Imagine a website with ten static pages; if the position of navigation changes, you have to customize this position on each of the ten pages. On the other hand, with a CMS the layout is defined centrally and content from the data base is loaded into the layout centrally.

In Mambo, the template is responsible for defining the ...

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