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moving from basic to above basic,
This review is from: Joomla! 1.5 Template Design (Paperback)I am advanced xhtml/css and php developer and I found this book very useful because I want to customize Joomla. This is the second book I bought for Joomla. this book shows you how to create Joomla template quickly. If you already know Joomla and you want to know how to customize the design by creating your own css then buy this book. It does not teach you css/html or php. If you know them then you will find this book easy read and very useful. To buy it you should be familiar with Joomla at the basic level. If you never heard of Joomla before then start with another book. I would recommend this book for those who want to move to the next level from basic.
It is not so perfect because It had some mistakes or mis-assumption by the writer for example describing the css directory as a must have while it is good practice. Meaning you don't have to have a directory for your css or images files because each file must be declared in the templateDetails.xml. Over all it is very useful.
Again this book is not about css, html or php, it is about Joomla templating, it does not teach you how to create models, extension etc, but It shows you the files you need to create for your template, what to name them, and how to customize already used css class used by the system.
Only advanced Joomla users will find this book not so advanced.