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  • 1. TEMPLATE FRAMEWORKSJames FriesenMango Tree Media
  • 2. What is a template framework?A framework is a tool which• provides the structure on which you can build a site theme.• makes theming faster and easier (layout, menus, core overrides).• adds powerful features that would otherwise be costly to implement.• helps with cross-browser support.
  • 3. Who should use frameworks?
  • 4. Who should use frameworks?Anyone who is• using template clubs like Rocket Theme, Joomlart, Yoothemes.• creating a custom theme.• NOT creating a site that MUST be lean and mean.
  • 5. Template Framework: LAYOUT
  • 6. Template Framework: LAYOUT• Manage collapsible module areas and columns on your site• Cross-browser• Source-ordering (960 grid) – Allows content to display first before sidebars
  • 7. Template Framework: FEATURES
  • 8. Template Framework: FEATURES• Drop-Down Menus – full-featured javascript menus with multiple levels – modules in menus (T3 Mega Menu) – configurable in template admin
  • 9. Template Framework: FEATURES• Javascript/CSS Compression & Caching – no need for third party add-on
  • 10. Template Framework: FEATURES• Google Fonts – out-of-the-box support for almost 300 web-safe fonts
  • 11. Template Framework: FEATURES• Mobile Layouts – easily create mobile versions of your site with same Joomla content – auto-detect mobile devices – provide special positions for mobile-only content
  • 12. Template FrameworksWHICH TO CHOOSE?
  • 13. Template FrameworksWHICH TO CHOOSE?• Gantry• T3• Morph• Warp• Construct
  • 14. Template FrameworksWHICH TO CHOOSE?• Gantry – 960 grid layout (can be good or bad) – lots of power and goodies – nice mobile feature – free GPL download
  • 15. Template FrameworksWHICH TO CHOOSE?• T3 – extremely configurable layout – powerful options – steep learning curve – free GPL download
  • 16. Template FrameworksWHICH TO CHOOSE?• Morph – easy-to-use interface – fast loading – currently only Joomla 1.5 – free GPL download
  • 17. Template FrameworksWHICH TO CHOOSE?• Warp – fast loading – user friendly – HTML5/CSS3 options – only available with subscription
  • 18. Template FrameworksWHICH TO CHOOSE?• Construct – light weight – nice mobile version – easy to adapt existing designs – only available with subscription
  • 19. Template Frameworks - WHICH TO CHOOSE? GANTRY MORPH WARP T3 CONSTRUCTHTML overrides   JC/CSS compression     Google Fonts only 1 Modules in Menus    Free Download   Joomla 1.7    Mobile Layout  iPhone  960 Grid Flexible Width    Layout Manager    
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