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Joomla! 3 Template Essentials by Paweł Frankowski

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Chapter 3. Building a Template from a Framework

 

"If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash."

 
 --Bruce Lee

Using the concept discussed in the quote, I will explain two new concepts in this chapter. What is a template? A template is like water, which flows the content and is like a glass, which keeps the structure of water (content). Presumably, in both these statements, there is a grain of truth.

In other words, the template is the skin of the website. It defines the visual appearance of the site, such as how it looks, the layout of the design, the CSS, added functionality, and images. The template files ...

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