Banner images and single article module displays in Joomla 1.5
There are common issues with people trying to get Joomla to display nice distinctive pages or banners for particular pages.
This is actually easy to achieve but its not immediately evident that a picture is just another article from this perspective. The most common template position to display your images on a template will be the 'banner' but this aspect does depend on the particular template you are using so you will have to experiment.
Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2008 11:39
Really customizing the metamorph template
This article describes my experience customising the very nice looking rockettheme metamorph template for my site. I'm not aiming to repeat the information in the tutorials that come with it but rather to detail the things I've had to do to get it to work how I want it to.
Read this as an adjunct to the existing tutorials if you get into difficulty.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2008 16:57
Changing the overall colour on a Joomla 1.5 template with photoshop
When you use a commercial or free Joomla template, there is usually an option to change the template colour. This generally will not have changed all the colour hues and often leaves something to be desired.
There is a simple technique in photoshop that you can use to change the colour of the image files without compromising their shadows, gradients etc. Essentially you can change:
into in just a few quick steps:
Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2008 16:47
Adding the comment facility to Joomla articles - mxComment
Its good to allow users to add comments and to rate the articles on a website. The mxComment utility provides effective ratings and commenting.
It is free, it works well and it installs cleanly on Joomla 1.5 (although it is currently using legacy mode).
The legacy mode proved frustrating and I was getting a lot of Spam with mxComment. I've switched to jomComment as an alternative.
I still get some Spam but its much, much less (maybe 5 per month). Its a great comment utility and the only thing I would like that it does not provide is threading (where you can reply to specific comments).