WEB Trouble with CSS and PHP

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  1. BombThreat

    BombThreat New Member

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    I want to make a presentable site for a local jetski club we started over the summer. I don't know much about building sites at all, so I figure I'll use a theme from here: http://joomlabear.com/Themes/

    Would is be possible to load this theme into dream weaver and then view is like a finished site and edit things, ect?

    If someone could help me I would be so grateful b/c I'm really stuck with this!
     
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    you should be able to edit them fine in dreamweaver. Don't be surprised if the edit/design view doesn't look exactly like what it's supposed to, it will once you preview it.
     
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    Well yeah I'm going to use their navigation ect for the layout they provide. And just edit the text for the buttons and make images for the header, ect. If I can't open the theme like a site in dream weaver, then how exactly does someone edit the theme for their needs?
     
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    sorry, i read your question wrong initially. i've corrected my statement.
     
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    (might be a stupid question, but you claim to be a noob so just incase :p) are you building your site on the joomla cms? if not then find a different source for templates because those are templates for joomla. if so then why - completely overkill for your needs.
     
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    It's a Joomla theme? If so, no. Not unless you have a php/mysql environment running on your computer. You'll have to upload the files to a server running these services for them to properly function. If the theme is just regular HTML and CSS with a *.html extension, then yes, you can open it up and view it on your computer.
     
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    The idea i got to use Joomla is from this site: www.daytonafreeride.com I really like the way it looks and noticed at the bottom the Joomla signature. Went to their site and they have free themes to download...


    I'm just confused as hell and don't want to turn out a turd for the club
     
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    If you're going to learn a CMS I suggest you learn Drupal. :)
     
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    grab WAMP install it install joomla or better yet drupal on your own box make it pretty upload and setup live site eat a sammich.
     
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    The club was formed by standup riders. So thats the core of the club but we dont turn people away that ride sitdowns. We know they will eventully get bored and come to the darkside:)
     
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    You have a pretty good crew over in OR. Some big ski companies over there too (blowsion, watcon, wamiltons...)

    Our club doesnt have a site yet but here are some forums for jetskis

    www.x-h20.com (superjet nuts here)

    www.pwctoday.com
     

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