I’m having a lot of trouble trying to decide on a Joomla template for my website. I sell music education books and DVDs by one particular teacher who is very, if not the most accomplished in his field (this is based on a long history of documented credentials) The fact that the internet allows rank amateurs (in terms of experience and skill) to put up websites and compete causes us to push our teacher’s credentials harder on the site.
What I’m getting at here - is there an accepted method/presentation/navigation structure when you want to create a site whose purpose is to persuade with factual information. I don’t know what information should be presented upfront, what should be hidden on other pages, etc.
It was not a stupid question at all. But considering that you’re not a developer, you should maybe think about hiring someone for the job. There is a lot of server side scripting involved. And I know It sound appealing to use one of the CMS systems, because everything is ready made, but what if something goes wrong? How will you fix it?
How to choose a Joomla template for a particular business…?
Don’t! I think you’re better off with using another cms. Check out Wordpress or Drupal.
there are lots of good joomla template out there, either free or premium, you need to customize if you have specific needs though, if your needs to get more specific you’ll need designer even more
I’m not a web developer, so a template would be better for me to use. I guess it was kind of a stupid question to ask now that I look at it… Just have to find something that looks appealing that I can use to present the info I want to present.
Yes, I’ve been looking at templates that use the new template frameworks and in the videos, they appear easier for a non-code person to manipulate. I will probably go with one of those I think…
I like the grunge template powered by gantry. You can download it for free at rockettheme. There are so many different mod positions when you install gantry framework!
Developers cost way too much, especially these days. I HATE drupal, far too cryptic, for me anyways. Joomla is user friendly, I’m just trying to figure out the best method to present info so that it flows and is not confusing…