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Thanks so much for watching Preparing CMS Web Graphics & Layouts Using Open Source Tools. Now that you have built a static HTML webpage with CSS, you're ready to turn this HTML page into a Joomla! template or a Drupal theme. If you are as big of a fan of Joomla! as I am, make sure you watch Joomla!: Creating & Editing Custom Templates, which will tell you all about how to convert this HTML page to Joomla!. And then Joomla! Advanced CSS will give you some advanced tips for styling your website.
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1h 40m Intermediate Dec 16, 2009

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In Preparing CMS Web Graphics and Layouts Using Open-Source Tools, Jen Kramer shows how developers and graphic designers can collaborate to create a great site design that integrates with a content management system (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla!, all using open-source software. This workflow is based on two existing open-source design tools, KompoZer and GIMP. Jen shows how to modify web graphics and create slices with GIMP, and then place these in an HTML page integrated with CSS in KompoZer. Along the way, she discusses web design best practices and special challenges that might arise when designing for CMS software. Exercise files are included with this course.

Topics include:
  • Using static HTML versus a CMS in web design
  • Knowing the dos and dont's of CMS design
  • Exploring GIMP and KompoZer
  • Saving slices for the web with GIMP
  • Inserting graphics in an HTML page
  • Styling web pages with CSS
  • Changing the default styling assigned by a CMS
Subject:
Web
Software:
GIMP KompoZer
Author:
Jen Kramer

Goodbye

Thanks so much for watching Preparing CMS Web Graphics & Layouts Using Open Source Tools. Now that you have built a static HTML webpage with CSS, you're ready to turn this HTML page into a Joomla! template or a Drupal theme. If you are as big of a fan of Joomla! as I am, make sure you watch Joomla!: Creating & Editing Custom Templates, which will tell you all about how to convert this HTML page to Joomla!. And then Joomla! Advanced CSS will give you some advanced tips for styling your website.

If you're a Drupal fan, be sure you check out Drupal: Creating & Editing Custom Themes, which will cover the same type of material but for the Drupal content management system. Thanks again so much for watching! Have a fabulous day!

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