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Building a custom template for a news portal

Tuesday 16 May 2006 10:44:00 am

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eZ Publish uses templates (consisting of HTML and eZ Publish-specific code) to configure the graphical elements of the user interface. In this article, we show you how to work with eZ Publish templates through the example of creating a frontpage for a news portal.

To understand this article, you should have basic knowledge of the eZ Publish template system. Refer to the templates documentation for background information on using templates.

The news portal frontpage that we will create is shown below. As you can see, it is a mix of news items and banners. The news items are shown in three different blocks, each with different layout characteristics. The banners break up the news blocks, making the page easier to read and more visually appealing.

Custom news portal frontpage.

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