As you can see, there is a wide variety of Joomla templates available out there, on the web. All you have to do is search for them. Because Joomla is open source software, anyone can write an extension of the core functionality of the software. This is why there are so many different templates available. Anyone who understands and can write in HTML and CSS can create a template and the authors of the templates usually offer the templates for free, by download, on their websites. There are actually websites that are dedicated to this subject. The designers can be different; therefore, the templates are not all written by the same person, giving the templates a different style and tone, as well as attitude.
This pre-developed layout can be designed in number of ways depending on the subject matter and requirement. However, before constructing a template one should understand the purpose of it and the intended people to whom it is being dedicated. There are two types of templates designing format namely close-ended template format or open-ended template format.
WordPress templates are very commonly used as this is widely used software meant for blogging. The process of using these templates is to download the file and unzip and then upload it. This can be done only by the administration of the website through the designing tab. Before final application, it is possible to get a preview of the template that is selected. If the selected template is not intended to be applied, it can be changed easily. This is a very simple process and the download does not take too much of time or memory space.
It is not necessary to have a lot f software to use design templates. You will need a text editor to modify the template. Anything from Notepad found on Windows computers to Adobe Dreamweaver will work. Notepad is very simple and offers no help in understanding design. Dreamweaver is a top shelf WYSIWYG editor. Dreamweaver will aid in modifying the template with very little skill required.It is very expensive, however. You may want an image program to edit images. You will need an FTP program to upload the finished pages and images to your server. That is about all you will need.
The designs and structure of web page templates, including those for offline presentations vary according to intended use and preference of the use. Basic templates otherwise calls static web page templates, are simple and consist of few colors and limited graphics or video capability. In contrast, more elaborate and dynamic web page templates, which stand out more, employ the use of several applications which enable the use of graphics and video capability in order to enhance a website. Applications used on these dynamic web page templates, often come embedded with the template, thus, the user just inputs the relevant data and the applications take effect.
Most web templates are purchased from providers at given rate depending on their particular design and layout. However many developers are offer free basic templates under certain conditions such as acknowledgement or advertising of products on the users' site. Other sites offer complimentary templates, as an added bonus in addition to their regular content. However, more elaborate templates are usually purchased due to the work that goes into their development. The rate charged may also increase if the template is to be customized for the user. The web page templates, whether purchased or downloaded at no charge they all have conditions of use. Re-use, redistribution or resale of an acquired template without prior consent from the developer of the web page templates, often leads to copyright infringement. Most service providers avail a license agreement as well as terms and conditions. It is advisable to go through this document before one acquires a template.
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