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Joomla! 3 Template Essentials by Paweł Frankowski

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Chapter 2. Joomla! Template Frameworks

If your client asks you if it's possible to build templates for tomorrow, which often happens, you can tell him—yes, why not. The ability to build a Joomla! template quickly is important for all website developers. If you're going to design a Joomla! Version 3 site, there are a few ways to start. Many designers start from Photoshop or any other graphic tool, afterwards they export the image to an HTML template, and then add the Joomla! PHP code. Others modify the basic Joomla! template code to fit their graphic project's needs. Others use a template framework; in most cases the framework helps to simplify the process of creating an expanded template.

Understanding the Joomla! template framework

A framework ...

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