Kristen Jenkins Template February 24th, 2020 - 02:18:56
Due to the programming of Joomla, creating a template to control the styling and layout of your template can be something that may become necessary as you progress along the journey of your own Joomla site, this is the moment before frustration begins. As controlling the many factors of a Joomla template in no easy feat at first, a Joomla template consists of an xml file containing the installation instructions. A CSS styling sheet to handle the styling of all the objects, divs, forms etc. and finally the index.php file.
There are both free and paid templates available for your use. With a few exceptions the free templates will come with a licence that gives rules for its use. Creative Commons licenses are often used by the creator of free web design templates. The rules may require that you use the template for only certain purposes. Attribution is often required which means that you must give proper credit to the author and not claim the design for yourself. The license is often included in the template download. If the license is not included in the download or the website you may assume that there is no license.
No problem! Almost all website template providers offer an option of copyrighted to non-copyrighted templates. The major different between a copyrighted and a non copyrighted template is the fact that copyrighted templates are sold only once and the purchaser of the copyrighted template gets all user rights over it whereas in a non copyrighted template the rights of usage stays with the template ownership company and can be sold again and again. So in case you need to create a copyrighted website that is unique be sure to go for copyrighted website templates.
Now there are some instances where free website templates may not be a good idea. Maybe your goal is to create a highly specialized website. If your goal is to create a highly specialized website, then free templates may not work for you. You would need something a little bit more customized. You can do simple research on the Internet to find a design that might work for you for the time being, but most likely you want something that is custom made to fit the image you are trying to create for your website.
As a matter of fact, web templates can really help you save up lots of money and time and best of all help you do professional work. Just imagine hiring a web designer to design your website. As most of you must be aware, a web designer can charge you anything between $50 to $200 for designing a single web-page! And then there is the time factor. Usually web-designers take a minimum of 10 -15 days to complete a website. Here's where web templates come to the rescue.