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HTML to Joomla.!
is it possible to apply my current design to Joomla?

 8:19 am on Aug 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

Dear all,

I am running a hand-written HTML site, however I found it very inconvenience to update, so I have decided to use CMS, Joomla, unfortunately, I do not know how to apply my current design to Joomla.

Change CSS, template..ect.

Could you please tell me how to do that? apply my design and CSS to Joomla.

I treasure your time and help.




 9:38 am on Sep 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

I haven't read it in a long time, but the Joomla documentation did have information about customizing templates. Have you looked there?

If you can't do it yourself then it may be easier to hire someone to transpose your style into a Joomla template.


 5:49 pm on Sep 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

I believe it's possible with Joomla. Do you know HTML and PHP?


 7:02 pm on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

I've had some html sites converted over. They were done in no time, but I have no idea how they did it.


 2:29 am on Sep 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

There are tutorials on how to make templates. I believe Joomla has this on their website. Templates are very easy to make in Joomla if you're talking about simple two or three column designs.


 2:59 am on Sep 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

HTML-Kit and Dreamweaver both have add ons to allow the creation of Joomla templates.

They will automatically generate code such as:

<?php defined( "_VALID_MOS" ) or die( "Direct Access to this location is not allowed." );$iso = split( '=', _ISO );echo '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="'. $iso[1] .'"?' .'>';?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<?php mosShowHead();?>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;><?php echo _ISO;?>" />
<?php if ( $my->id ) { initEditor(); }?>
<?php echo "<link rel=\"stylesheet\" href=\"$GLOBALS[mosConfig_live_site]/templates/$GLOBALS[cur_template]/css/template_css.css\" type=\"text/css\"/>" ;?><?php echo "<link rel=\"shortcut icon\" href=\"$GLOBALS[mosConfig_live_site]/images/favicon.ico\" />" ;?>


<?php mosMainBody();?>

which greatly simplifies template design.

You have to write an XML file and then zip up all the related files. You can then import the template from the admin area of the site.

JSAS provides an IDE so you can do all your design offline and then simply upload the finished site and DB.

Poke around and you can find decent tutorials on how to do a template. The best ones are not on the Joomla site.

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