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Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5 by Hagen Graf

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Creating Your Own Templates

Now we want to create our own template. There are several things to consider before we have a finished template packages. Let's take it one step at a time.

Concept

Before you start working, you have to create a concept. The work starts with a sketch or a diagram, especially when producing templates. It is up to you whether you want to create this sketch with an image editing program like Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Paint that comes with Windows, the open-source program GIMP, or even with a piece of paper and crayons.

Fixed Size or Variable (Fluid) or Both

You can create two kinds of templates. Templates that adapt their structure to the size of the browser window and templates that have a fixed size. An example for the ...

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