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    New website

    Well, the days of our crappy old website are numbered (thank the gods). I've finally got approval to make a new one. This is what I've done so far: http://www.mansheadschool.co.uk

    It's using Joomla 1.0.8 with a slightly modified theme from Mamboteam.com.

    Suggestions/Critiques? Its a bit light on content and whats there is only a placeholder. I also know that the logos are a bit horrible but I'm waiting for the EPS originals so I can make some alpha blended PNGs.

    One question, I've tested the thing using various different browsers, amongst them Konqueror on Ubuntu. It works well enough despite the funny font. I don't have access to a Mac either personally or on site so I have no idea how it will render in Safari. Being as Safari is a modified version of Konqueror can I assume (hah) that it'll work OK in Safari or should I try and borrow a Mac to test it properly?

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    Re: New website

    I like it. The logos work well for me, nice plain (I don't mean to be derogatory there) bold colour. Navigation seems straightforward. I hope you don't mind my saying this, but my only gripe is with the photograph which seems 'lost' alongside the surrounding design, I think it needs something stronger. Someone else posted a link to their school site
    here which has some really excellent photos.
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    Re: New website

    Hi Norphy,

    Like the design I have just started on a joomla site and at the moment just using the default template with the options tweaked to be how I want them.

    http://www.waylandweb.co.uk compared to http://www.wayland.norfolk.sch.uk

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    Re: New website

    Must be the season for it! I'm just starting to renew our website with Joomla Playing with some template ideas locally at the moment, not put it online yet.



    Andy

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    Re: New website

    Looking good Norphy - I modified that template for the conference site. Couldn't live with that border! Reading the Mamboteam forums Safari etc are covered i'm sure.

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    Re: New website

    i know this might sound incredibly thick, but how do you edit the templates?

    thanks

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    Looking good guys.

    @Norphy - Have you thought about using Docman or ReMOSitory for your publications?

    Also for any of you who are looking for an easy way for users to upload images via the front end WYSIWYG editor then take alook at JoomlaFCK

    Cheers for that beeswax

    With regards to templates a method I have used is to find one with the layout you want, then if you dont quite like the colours etc piece together the images to create the site in photoshop. Create a new style to your likeing then reslice that image to match the slices of the current site, then just tweak the css to suite.

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    Re: New website

    JCE also has the ability for users to upload via the editor.

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    Re: New website

    Sysman,

    I have Docman installed on there already, I'm just trying to work out the best way of working it in there if you see what I mean. I don't really want all the content on the site to be in seperate downloadable files as it seems to defeat the object of using a CMS to me.

    I'm also already using JoomlaFCK as my WYSIWYG editor. However when you select an image in it's image browser it returns the file path of the image you selected rather than the URL. Not a problem for me but it would probably confuse other users



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