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It depends on how the theme was licensed when it was purchased. If you look at the original theme files there will likely be a license file with more information - if not, check the theme webpage that it was purchased from. Odds are you can remove it, but always check the license first. When in doubt, contact the theme author directly.


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I know you have asked for royalty free, free templates and I have listed a few sites, but I have also listed some royalty free, paid template sites as well. As already stated, free templates usually come with terms & conditions where you have to credit either the author or the site they came from in the form of a backlink with specific rules on the form ...


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The reason that boilerplate HTML5 is suggested for a resume/personal page is that it's being assumed that you aren't going to be doing large amounts of content addition/subtraction as you go along. HTML5/CSS3 can get pretty fancy w/ minimal effort and if you're a just dedicating your attention to 1 or 2 pages (resume site) it makes sense to put a large ...


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I haven't bought templates before, but if I were to buy a template, I'd do something like the following process: Figure out my site's objectives. Research my target market. Look at other sites in the same industry/niche. Weed out templates that have been used too many times, especially any used by competition. Choose the 2-3 templates that will best be ...


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I choose my three or four favourite, and show them to people: Whose opinion I respect Who know about the business/product the website is for Who are not scared to tell me that all my choices suck Mainly because after you've spent hour after hour staring at a million generic templates, it's easy to get lost and lose sight of the bigger picture. Also, if ...


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I often use templates from http://www.freecsstemplates.org/ The good thing about these is that they all follow the same pattern and naming convention so it's real easy to switch between different designs. You can quickly try out several different designs before you decide. They are completely free (and royalty-free) to use for any personal or commercial ...


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You don't specify which version of Joomla! you're using but in general you can specify the template in use two ways. First off you can specify the default template via the "Template Manager" - this is the same in both 1.5.x and the 2.5 series of Joomla! The second option is that you can specify a particular template to be used for a particular menu item. ...


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Creating a templating system would require you to learn and use a programming language such as Ruby or PHP, then code the templating system and content management system and host it on a web server. There are hundreds of existing templating systems for PHP alone. Searching Google for "templating PHP" or "templating Ruby" will take you to resources to help. ...


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One pitfall is that not all browsers support canvas. You can see the support in this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_layout_engines_(HTML5_Canvas) (Update: from a link on the Facebook blog I came across this site which shows browser support for various features: http://caniuse.com/#feat=canvas) For IE8 and earlier there are ...


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HTML/CSS template would be best, seeing as though the main guts of the CMS are going to be pulled out anyway. Using a CMS in this case would be a greater hinderance than not. Also, have you considered using research online to help develop your own aesthetic design abilities? Art is very similar to programming in that it follows a certain pattern of rules, ...


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The Blueprint framework is broken into a few modules; go to "Live Demos." The text module has a nice size scale to it but is otherwise pretty boring. The form module is simple but attractive, and has some nice alert/info/etc styles. Formy is dedicated to form layout, giving you easy tools for doing things like annoying horizontal forms and aligned labels. ...


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What is the standard width for a website in pixels? My experience with slicing a template in Photoshop has always been tedious and slow. What version of Photoshop are you using? Generally, I choose to not use slices and simply use the marquee tool (Rectangle, etc.) and copy/paste to a new image and save that. Then use HTML/CSS to align it correctly. Say ...


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See 9.a. here: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/about/termsofuse.html "Game clients and Service. The Game clients and the Service (including without limitation any titles, computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogue, catch phrases, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects, ...


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The GPL doesn't forbid commercial usage. You "just" have to turn all your project with GPL license. With a LGPL component, this is not a problem. Try to look for articles under Creative Common licence without "Non-Commercial" clause, like all Stack Exchange articles who are on Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic! It's just have "Share-Alike" and ...


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From what I've seen, they generally go with the structural formula: Simple: [navigation-top/left/right] + [content L/R/C align] Advanced: [columns] + [navigation-top/left/right] + [rows*] *rows can be split further into more columns, such that there can be a full-width (photograph or chart) and then two columns below of text. To directly answer your ...


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mar10's links are worth reading for advanced stuff, but you can create a template really simply: Create a new folder under /templates for your template. Copy the templateDetails.xml file from another template and edit it for your template name etc. Create an index.php file and use that as the main template. Wherever you want a module position to go, put ...


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The official Joomla tutorial will walk you through an incredibly simple (albeit stripped-down) template build. The process is similar to building a template for many popular Content Managers, with it's own quirks here and there. A Joomla template is largely comprised of an index.php file that is a styled framework of the sites design. JDOC tags are then ...


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Here are a few: http://www.absalom.biz/tutorials/Mambo_Template_Tutorial.html http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/other/creating-your-first-joomla-template/ http://joomlatp.com/joomla-template-Tutorials/how-to-create-joomla-template-with-dreamweaver.html http://www.compassdesigns.net/joomla-tutorials/joomla-template-tutorial ...


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If you really want to just drop something in and not think about it, the Blueprint CSS modules give a pretty decent, if plain, result. All you'll really have to do is some minor layout work to make the content column whatever size you want, as slapping it into a 960px one will be too wide for comfortable reading. Blueprint is probably the most well-known, ...


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Unless you are building a site that will look like other websites, creating a site off of an HTML template isn't a good idea. Maybe you could give a short description of what you want your website to look like in the end. That could give us a better vision of what you're trying to accomplish. The reason is because CSS is dependent on other factors of your ...


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960px, (with or without a grid system) yes, is a good fit. The majority of screens out there are above 1024 or 1024 (wide. Actually 960 is due to the scroll bars, etc), 800x600 has become less and less (very low % according to my stats...) used, although smaller resolutions are being a bit more common for mobiles and handhelds, but is better to do alternate ...


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This may be difficult to answer since you have some pretty detailed questions. If I could give one answer, I'd say that you should check out w3schools.com and learn all the HTML markup and CSS you can. From there approach web design from a strictly CSS and HTML stance. Use images to add enhancement. Truth be told, you can do a lot with CSS to make a site ...


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Artisteer is not good enough you cant get the original look.So better manually convert the theme. 1.Take any Drupal 7 framework like Zen and Genesis 2.Style the CSS using the joomla/wordpress style sheet. 3.Use the same design elements used in old theme. 4.Use some Modules like Views and Panels to get the teasers in front page. If you are not good enough ...


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Wordpress can do all of the functionality you mention above. You can also purchase theme frameworks (Thesis is a popular one) that give you a design base but make it really easy to customize it to your own design (read basic aesthetics are already there you just change colors and graphics for a complete custom look).


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I would go with a CMS, it really will make life easier. I'd also point you in the direction of themeforest you can lay your hands on some very high quality front-end's there for a <30$. My personal recommendation would be wordpress, because it has an easy UI and huge number of plugins and support is easily available for beginner and advanced users. [But ...


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These particular templates are called infoboxes and you can find information on how to install them at etcwiki.org's How To Install Template Infobox in MediaWiki article and how to create them at Wikipedia's Template:Infobox.


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cPanel isn't a hosting environment or server-side scripting language. It's a control panel for general website management (email, ftp, etc). It can't do things like templates or include files. You'll need to use Server Side Includes, PHP includes, etc. like you've used in the past to accomplish this. If you're going to use cPanel for file management then ...


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Web sites are more than just their template. You also need to consider hosting costs, domain name registration costs, secure server certificates, and more. One assumes that you have at least some of that covered and are at the design phase. You may want to explore using WordPress to run your site. You can set up a site at wordpress.com and pay just a ...


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Movable Type works in exactly this way, generating the site as static pages when you hit publish, unless you set it up for dynamic publishing. Wordpress works in the reverse, it is always publishes dynamiclly unless you install a plugin like wp-supercache which will serve cached pages, regenerating the cache as needed. IMHO Wordpress is the better of the ...


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Even when a CMS is open source it is still a black box in practice. A CMS is friendly as long as your demands are limited to what it offers. Even if you know the underlining technology, it is unrealistic to assume that you will be able to introduce your changes (again assuming that you have limited time). And even if you do manage to implement them, you will ...



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