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    Joomla

    Hi, any of you CSS gurus use joomla?

    A client has requested to set his website up with joomla. It is simple to learn, as I already know CSS, or not? I just want to hear your thoughts about Joomla.

    Thanks

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    Joomla is a Content Management System. Although templates do use CSS, the bulk of the app is PHP.
    You should be able to find a template you like and tweak it with CSS easy enough. "Learning" it depends what you mean. I found the Admin control pages a bit confusing at first, but with a little practice got the hang of things quickly enough. As for learning the PHP "guts", I wouldn't mess with it if you don't know at least basic PHP stuff.
    I found this "quick start" guide helpful http://www.netshinesoftware.com/down...tart%201.0.pdf

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    by "learning it" I meant putting a css website onto joomla, and setting it up, so the content can be eddited via the joomla control panel

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    My experience with a couple of CMS's is to choose a theme that is closest to your design, download the css for that theme on to your computer and then manipulate it to how you need the template to look. Upload it to the file structure online. The client will have a list of styles accessible to them from the front end as long as you use those style names this should do the trick.
    Is this the type of workflow you mean?

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    I've done a little bit making templates for joomla and once you get used to how joomla does things it isn't too bad. It's mainly just making sure you have the right joomla statements in your html document so that you can grab the right content in the right spots. These are a couple of tutorials that might be able to help you out.

    http://www.compassdesigns.net/tutori...-tutorial.html
    http://dev.joomla.org/content/view/1136/79/

    Some of the stuff might be a little different depending on if you are using joomla 1.0 or 1.5 but not too much. Good luck

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    yeah its Joomla 1.5

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    http://www.compassdesigns.net/tutori...-tutorial.html

    I found this one ^ if anyone else is interested


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