Astroid Framework

Open source framework for designers and developers to create responsive, fast & robust Joomla based websites and templates.

Deep Dive: Astroid Boilerplate Site 201

If you want to take your Joomla Site to the next level then the Astroid Framework for Joomla is an absolutely fantastic option. As outlined in previous articles there are essentially two ways to get started. The Traditional Way which means you start with a Fresh Astroid Install and add Categories, Articles, Menu Items and Formatting as required. The other method is The Quickstart Way and means that you start with a Boilerplate Site Template packed full of all kinds of goodies. Taking this latter approach you will have a head start however will more than likely end up jettisoning and radically altering large portions of the Boilerplate Site.

An important side note is that If you want to follow along in a hands on kind of way you are going to need Joomla 5 or higher. However when push comes to shove regardless of which way actually works for you I would argue that even just watching the the Tutorials in this “Deep Dive” Series is a great way to learn how to build a Joomla Site with the Astroid Framework. As the old saying goes, just because you can do something does not mean that you should. These tutorials, I believe showcase what you can do! Thus helping you to land on your feet, if and when you decide to jump.

Specifically in this first tutorial, we look at the connection between Joomla Menu items and different Astroid Templates. Follow up Tutorials will probably be as follows or similar… Working with Joomla Module Positions with a focus on Menu Modules. Looking at how the Astroid Layout Manager works. Working through some examples of what we can do with the Layout Manager. And possibly a look at the Mega Menu. Find Out More About Astroid HERE.

Mr Dust

Me in 3 acts. Act 1: Once upon a time I set out to build a community site using Joomla 1.5. Act 2: I spent a decade extending, building & breaking the site in that order. Act 3: Recently I returned to the drawing board crafting a way simpler new Joomla Site with the help of Astroid. In a weird kind of way I think that Astroid is empowering me to slowly become become a professional developer. In a parallel universe, I am a Video Editor & Trainer. Last but by no means least thanks to all the wonderful people in the Astroid Discussions Group & the Joomla Community as a whole with out which none of this would be possible.