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Joomla! 1.5: Styling with CSS shows how those familiar with Joomla! and with hand-coded HTML and CSS can take the next step in creating a dynamic website with a unique look and feel. Jen Kramer McKibben goes deep into the functionality of this open-source content management system, exploring topics like putting more style into modules, editing CSS on the fly using the Firefox Web Developer toolbar, creating horizontal and vertical menu layouts, and including images in those menus. Exercise files accompany the course.
(Music playing.) Hi! I am Jen Kramer McKibben. I am a Senior Interface Developer at 4Web, Inc. I have been building sites with Joomla! since it first came out and with Joomla! 1.5 since its first release candidate. Welcome to Joomla! Advanced CSS. The title says advanced, so you have to know a few things to get the most out of this course. You should know Joomla! essentials and some understanding of hand-coded HTML and CSS. If you don't, check out those titles on lynda.com and you will be ready for everything this course has to offer when you get back.
In this title, I will introduce you to an easy way to edit your CSS on the fly using the Firefox Web Developer toolbar. We'll look at more Joomla! modules and interesting ways of styling them including making your search box look pretty and styling a multi-page article. We'll get into HTML and menus and styling your menus horizontally and vertically. We'll even include images in our menus and style links individually and when we're done, your site won't look like every other Joomla! site out there.
You will have a look and feel that's uniquely yours. So let's get started with Joomla! Advanced CSS.
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