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  • 1. CREATIVE JOOMLA! Dinah Randall / Sydney Joomla!Day 2008
  • 2. Inside Joomla Templates and Design
    • How can I design a site in Joomla! 1.5?
  • 3. Creative Joomla!
    • Design constraints
  • 4. Creative Joomla!
    • Design constraints
    • Find and customise or build a template
  • 5. Creative Joomla!
    • Design constraints
    • Find and customise or build a template
    • What’s new in Joomla! 1.5 templates
  • 6. Creative Joomla!
    • Design constraints
    • Find and customise or build a template
    • What’s new in Joomla! 1.5 templates
    • Some interesting Joomla! designs
  • 7. Design Constraints
    • What your designer needs to know
  • 8. Site Design
  • 9. Anatomy of a template
  • 10. Module Positions
  • 11. Module Positions Detail
  • 12. General Design Constraints
    • Standards and accessibility
      • W3C standards
      • Usability
      • Tableless HTML
      • Accessibility
      • Source Ordering
      • SEO tagging
  • 13. Find a template
    • Free templates
    • http://www.bestofjoomla.com/index.php?x=25&y=8&TagsTo=36_43_44&option=com_bestoftemplate&task=viewcategory&fsort=&fcolor=&ffav=&fedit=&Itemid=46 - http://www.joomla.org/content/blogcategory/19/51 - http://joomlashack.com - http://www.siteground.com/joomla-hosting/joomla-templates.htm - http://www.joomla24.com/
    • Blank (unstyled) 1.5 template
    • http://s.imp.ly/joomla/
  • 14. Build your own template
    • Using your own logo, styles & menus
    • Template Tutorials + Tool How to build a template: http://www.compassdesigns.net/tutorials/joomla-tutorials/joomla-template-tutorial.html Template SEO enhancements: http://www.joomlashack.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=154&Itemid=9 Dreamweaver template builder tool: http://extensions.joomla.org/component/option,com_mtree/task,viewlink/link_id,2356/Itemid,35/
    • Building a Joomla! 1.5 template is not an entry level task
  • 15. What’s new in 1.5 templates
    • Parameters
    • Not strictly new, but used in 1.5 to select colour, font-size, width, layout and menu options
    • Chrome
    • Over-rides
    • Content calls
    • Template migration from 1.0 to 1.5
  • 16. What’s new in 1.5 templates
    • Parameters
    • Chrome
    • No more -1, -2, -3 Use raw, xhmtl, table, horz, rounded, none, outline Module positions defined in XML
    • Over-rides
    • Content calls
    • Template migration from 1.0 to 1.5
  • 17. What’s new in 1.5 templates
    • Parameters
    • Chrome
    • Over-rides
    • Over-ride HTML output for any component or module – model/view/controller
    • Content calls
    • Template migration from 1.0 to 1.5
  • 18. What’s new in 1.5 templates
    • Parameters
    • Chrome
    • Over-rides
    • Content calls New calls to Joomla methods and parameters from index.php - jdoc
    • Template migration from 1.0 to 1.5
  • 19. What’s new in 1.5 templates
    • Parameters
    • Chrome
    • Over-rides
    • Content calls
    • Template migration from 1.0 to 1.5
    http://docs.joomla.org/Tutorial:Upgrading_a_Joomla%21_1.0.x_template http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,248595.0.html
  • 20. Some interesting Joomla! designs
  • 21. Joomla! Design http://www.habitsbaranddining.com.au Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 22. Joomla! Design http://www.malarmarden.se Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 23. Joomla! Design http://www.palgor-publicidade.com Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 24. Joomla! Design http://www.spacemakerwardrobes.com.au Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 25. Joomla! Design http://www.lonestar.com.au Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 26. Joomla! Design http://www.childrenoftherevolution.com.au Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 27. Joomla! Design http://www.cinemalecep.com Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 28. Joomla! Design http://www.vallartaencountours.com Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 29. Joomla! Design http://www.cultureelcafe.nl Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 30. Joomla! Design http://www.detainee002.com Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 31. Joomla! Design http://btl.bialystok.pl Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 32. Joomla! Design http://www.firststepsforkids.com Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 33. Joomla! Design http://www.waterandstone.com Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 34. Joomla! Design http://www.55thinking.com Melbourne Joomla!Day 2008
  • 35. CREATIVE JOOMLA! Dinah Randall / Sydney Joomla!Day 2008 Slides online at www.slideshare.net - search for ‘SJD08’