Joomla is the most popular open source content management system for websites that is available on the market today. With it being open source software, anyone can write extensions and variations that are designed to work with the initial core components to extend Joomla’s functionality. With this being said the availability of extension is absolutely unbelievable. If you can dream it up, it has probably already been made.
Joomla designs are extremely popular and widely available. There are literally thousands of options that one could choose from. The Joomla designs define the theme, style and layout of the website itself. If you want a plain Jane website, that’s possible. If you want a unique, one-of-a-kind website, that is possible. If you want something flashy that will grab the attention of your visitors that is also possible.
First, you must know that these open source software themes come in two different versions. The versions are 1.0.X and 1.5. Whichever template you decide to go with, make sure that you have the version that will work with the version on Joomla that you initially downloaded, installed and are using as this point in time.
There are Joomla flash themes available on the market today. These are front end templates. Flash themes are not needed on the back end of the website. The front end is the side of the website that all of the visitors will see, so when trying to design the best, coolest, most exciting website out there, just remember that you will need a front end template. A back end template is the design that the administrator, editor, webmaster will see. It is not needed on the back end.
Flash themes for this software can be exciting. They do grab the visitor’s attention. You can have moving graphics and art, sound etc. Have you ever visited a web page and the page at first says “loading” and then all of the sudden music starts playing stars are flying or something along these lines? If you have then you have seen a flash theme. Flash themes definitely do draw the visitors attention and their eyes to that certain point; however, you just want to make sure that you don’t add to many elements as a flash template can become overwhelming if abused.
You can find flash templates for this open source system on the internet. All you have to do is search for them. Flash themes tend to be a little more expensive than normal templates; however, there are a few websites that offer free flash templates. If you want a specific design to suit your specific needs, your best option is to hire a designer. Let them know what it is that you are specifically looking for and they can design a flash theme to fit your needs.
Your newly designed website will be yours, as you will pay the designer to work on your project, you will have bought the rights to the template. This means that no other website will be able to use your template and your website will be truly unique.