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An outstanding example, JoomlaShine templates using many familiar Joomla extensions such as: Kunena, JEvents,Community Builder, K2 Building a great website is what everyone hopes for when they start build their own. But it is hard to create a complete and attractive website without the excellent support of Joomla Extensions. We at JoomlaShine know that, and today in my story I will tell you how graceful and elegant JoomlaShine Templates and Joomla extensions can be! You can do the Joomla templates customization by your self. It would be too much if we listed all templates and extensions so in this article I will only focus on the featured products below: K2 VirtueMart Kunena JEvents Community Builder
By Monica
Have you just landed a developer job and there are many strange, new things for you to learn about templates development? Because IT is such a large world with a huge amount of things for you to discover, that can makes you feel bewildered at the beginning. From their experiences in building Joomla templates, the JoomlaShine Team will introduce to you a collection of useful web development tools that help front-end developers create magnificent websites. For each phase of templates development, there are 3 kinds of tools as bellow: Graphic software to edit, slice design file to the individual image layers Editor software for writing your template code from scratch and customize them Debug & Test tools to customize, debug and test the websites, and to validate against web standards Graphics Editors When you develop Joomla templates, it does not need a lot of knowledge about web design but some basic skill is necessary for editing and slicing the layer design. I have used Photoshop for image slicing for a long time, until I felt it was too heavy, slow and expensive for only pixel handling. That is not enough for templates development since the design files can be bitmaps or vector graphics, and often very large. I tried a different approach and realized it is a better choice than ever. Adobe Fireworks
By huyennt
Posted in Joomla Tutorials
Rated 4 stars based on 24 votes Overview Joomla Template frameworks for developers Joomla templates satisfy many Joomla! beginners with designs available to create websites quickly. However, Joomla developers prefer Joomla template frameworks. They love the challenge of customization work, to get worthwhile results – their unique websites. There are just a few template frameworks in the Joomla market. In this article, I will introduce you to 9 of the most popular Joomla template frameworks with the hope that you will get a general view about them easily. Let’s start with … What is a Joomla template framework? It is a base skeleton template to build Joomla templates with. It means a clean, blank HTML/CSS skeleton with no colors, no gradients, no borders; just dimensions, margins, menu system styling and so on. Yes, all possible elements to express your coding knowledge and design talent. Now, you can explore available Joomla template frameworks.
Before and after use JSN Template Sample Data Working in the web development field for a long time, we often hear about how complex it is to configure a Joomla website. It takes a lot of time to achieve a result like the one presented on the demo site. The process becomes easier when you have some experience. This inspired us to develop a unique JSM Sample Data function, which automates the whole process of making your newly-installed template look exactly like the one on the demo site. You are not required to have any advanced knowledge about Joomla CMS to use this function. It should be easy to use. Before starting to work on this feature, we put the users’ priorities first: understanding their needs and behavior. We put the best practices in usability for developing an intuitive user workflow. Thus, even the a Joomla user with basic knowledge about Joomla! is capable of using the function without any manual configuration. In general, files/packages are uploaded using an FTP client - additional, software which requires extra time and money. We simplified this process through a simple upload form built – in templates. The configuration process happens only in Joomla administration control panel.
If you had a look on the first part of the premium stock photo series, Getting high-quality images from top five premium stock photo agencies, you must get an overview of premium stock photos. Now, in this part two, I will share my experience of buying professional photos with you guys. Part 2: Personal noted experience on buying stock photos You might get confused about the process of purchasing photos if you haven’t done it before. No worries, because all frequent questions are answered below: How to buy images? Choose photo stock resources: Define your suitable photo license, affordable price range and so on. Then you can find resources to meet your needs. Register an account on your chosen sites. Search photos. Popular keywords can bring you good photos in a short time. You should also pay attention to the filter function while searching because it helps you narrow your results in millions of photos. You can filter by license, photo orientations, pricing, etc. Add images you want to buy to your cart. Buy suitable credits or subscription plan. Buy photos and download them.
Presenting professional photos becomes a daily basic need with web designing or blog writing nowadays. Picking up photos from Free stock photos is easy, but normally they come with restrictions of back links or limitations for printing purposes. To get high-quality photos with more privileges and fewer worries, you should choose premium stock photo resoruces. We create Joomla templates and Joomla extensions. These products need to be present for high-quality images to look more beautiful and lively. Therefore, sometimes I collect popular resources of great images and make comparisons between them to find out the best places to buy photos. If you want to know what I have done and what flavors you can add to your website, let’s have a look on this article. It includes two parts: Part 1: Top five royalty-free premium stock photo resources review. Part 2: Personal noted experience on buying stock photos.
By huyennt
Posted in Joomla Tutorials
I have bumped into many problems while getting acquainted with Joomla so I have collected these 10 most popular Joomla FAQs with the hope that you - Joomla newbies - will learn it faster and easier. Here they are: 1. What is the difference between a template and an extension? 2. Should I use Joomla 1.5/1.7 to build my website? 3. If I switch to use another Joomla template, will the current information be lost? 4. How to edit Joomla templates? 5. How to place an internal link into an article? 6. How to remove article directories? 7. How to get videos to play on my Joomla website? 8. How to remove or change the "Welcome to the FrontPage" title? 9. Where to get Joomla templates and Joomla extensions? 10. Which books do I need to learn more about Joomla? If you are interested in them, let's get more details:
If you're non-photographers, I know for sure that you, designers or bloggers, are in need of free images for your websites, brochures or blogs most of the time. I understand it perfectly as I am not a photographer either. This means we hate having to look for images uploaded by other photographers. In this post, I will share with you some good sources for free stock photos. You can use them in whatever format you like; but remember that you should be careful in regard to copyright laws when you choose images. According to the Berne Convention, a photo is copyrighted from the moment it is taken. When the photo is uploaded onto a website and you happen to fall in love with it, then want to use it in your own product, you must cite the photographer’s name and the source. Here are a few good free stock photos that I've collected. These free image sources usually cooperate with commercial image sites as advertising channels. That's why there are some fee-required images inserted in free image sites at times. You need pay attention to this in order to avoid being directed to somewhere else. No worries,in this article I will advise you of the sources that partner-up with commercial image sites.
By huyennt
Posted in Joomla 2.5 & 3.x
  Overview If you use Joomla to build websites, the question “Which Joomla extensions should all websites not be without?” must come to mind, at least...
By huyennt
Rated 4 stars based on 32 votes If you use Joomla to build websites, the question “Which Joomla extensions should all websites not be without?” must come to mind, at least once. That is the reason why there are plenty of articles with the key phrase “Must-have Joomla extensions” on the Internet. Each article has its own list of essential extensions based on the author’s experience and here you are going to see another list that helps you build solid websites.

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