Apr
25
2012

Web Design using a Content Management System (part 1 of 6)

Making a web site using a Content Management System. A step-by-step web design tutorial using the worlds favorite database driven web design system, Joomla! [Original Video created by National Web Design]

Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to (X)HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics


Everything you need to know to create professional web sites is right here. Learning Web Design starts from the beginning — defining how the Web and web pages work — and builds from there. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to create multi-column CSS layouts with optimized graphic files, and you’ll know how to get your pages up on the Web.

This thoroughly revised edition teaches you how to build web sites according to modern design practices and professional standards. Learning Web Design explains:

  • How to create a simple (X)HTML page, how to add links and images
  • Everything you need to know about web standards — (X)HTML, DTDs, and more
  • Cascading Style Sheets — formatting text, colors and backgrounds, using the box model, page layout, and more
  • All about web graphics, and how to make them lean and mean through optimization
  • The site development process, from start to finish
  • Getting your pages on the Web — hosting, domain names, and FTP

The book includes exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you’re up to speed with key concepts. If you’re interested in web design, Learning Web Design is the place to start.

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  • Two years later and this tutorial is still good to go. BTW,
    sitestartups0com, both Joomla and Mambo are the same.

  • do you have a website?

  • thank you, your tutorials help me out a lot, I’m new at Joomla

  • Thanks. The general principle here is to give users the basics of how to update their sites and maintain a CMS web site on a day to day basis. Things like installation, design of the navigation interface, code optimization etc are all very much more advanced and typically take days or weeks rather than minutes to do properly.

  • You are welcome!