On a continuing note from my last blog, I ultimately decided to join the group of students working with Joomla because it is considered friendlier for designers. Now the question is set before us as to whether we should download a fully designed template for our website redesign project or to design a template ourselves.
I am working in a group of four people and we will come to any final decisions as a group. For us, time is short and we are starting at the beginning of our learning curve. It is therefore my opinion that we should find a template that is closest to our wireframe design layout and then tweak that template to suit our needs.
Suggested Template for Modification:
Based on the wireframe design layout that our group decided on, I suggest this template called green-consultant as a base to begin to develop our website redesign project. I looked at many different templates on a lot of free Joomla template websites and this template most resembles the structure of our wireframe.
Joomla Template Resources:
Finding Joomla template resources is as easy as entering those words into the Google search. I am listing here some of websites that I visited in my search for the right template for my group project.
Learn Joomla Templating:
Even if you download a template to use for your website, there is always some little detail that you might want to change. Here is a list of good sources to learn how to design a Joomla template.