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Joomla 2.5 Template Design ClassWe're happy to launch the third of our in-depth courses for Joomla 2.5: Template Design.

Creating a fantastic look and feel for your Joomla site is important. You can buy templates, or even download and use free ones. But if you really want a unique look, you have to create one that really highlights your site's content.

This class will take you step-by-step from an initial design to a finished template.

Along the way, you'll learn about:

  • The tools you'll need for creating Joomla templates.
  • What the 960 grid is and how it relates to Joomla.
  • How to export a design file and get it ready for Joomla.
  • Which files are used to build a Joomla template and how to create them.
  • Packaging up a Joomla template for installation.
  • Using module class suffixes to style different regions of your design.
  • How to add collapsable module positions.
  • How to create template settings options.
  • Converting a pure HTML design to Joomla
  • and much more ...

You can see the full class details here and guests can watch the first 5 sessions: OSTraining.com/courses/class/joomla-25/j25-templates/.

Not a member of OSTraining yet? Visit OSTraining.com/online to sign up now and take this course, along with many others.

The Class Project: PSD to Joomla Template

The class project involved taking a PSD of the image below and converting it to a Joomla template. You'll get a copy of the PSD and of the finished template. Step-by-step we'll show you how we did and how you can do the same for your designs.

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About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.