Creating Pure CSS Joomla 1.5 Template Tutorial
In this tutorial, we'll go through the steps of creating a Joomla 1.5 template. Specifically, we will create a template that uses CSS to produce a layout without use of tables. This is a desirable goal because it means that the template code is easier to validate to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. It will also tend to load faster, be easier to maintain, and perform better in search engines. These issues are discussed in detail later in the guide.
As part of my continuing effort to give back to the community, I have released this template guide here under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 2.5 License. This is the same one used on the help site at Joomla.org. This means you can make any non-commercial use you'd like to, and are free to adapt (or remix) the work.
I had hoped to have this sample chapter available sooner so everyone participating in the Joomla 1.5 Template Competition could make use of it, but was not quite able to manage it.
There are FOUR templates, of increasing sophistication, that go along with the tutorial, attached here.
The guide is hosted on my site, but I have a PDF version I'd like to upload here. Its 1.3 MB, so if a mod could contact me, I'll email it to them, its size is beyond my forum permissions.Mod Edit: Here is the direct link to the tutorial. Thank you Barrie for your work on this. The direct link to your pdf will allow you to keep it up to date as you see fit to do. -MMMedia
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