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Joomla! 3 Template Essentials by Paweł Frankowski

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Building a template based on the framework

While a lot of web designers still promote custom websites built from scratch, I take a different approach. I suggest the use of a framework to cut the development time and dollars. Many frameworks focus on quick layouts and base styles. This allows you to focus on the content rather than on technical decisions.

Choosing a template framework

The process used when building a website is somewhat similar to that used when building a house. You have to start with strong foundations, I mean choosing Joomla!. Then you build or install the template (building). The structure should be stable, but flexible.

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The layout and content positioning is defined by the framework (template) you use, but the final appearance ...

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