At C&J Enterprises, the CJEweb team enjoys a wide range of service-level interactions with their customer's web sites. Some prefer to manage everything themselves, some just to manage their own content, and still others prefer a full-service with complete maintenance by our web design and development team. We're happy to work with you on your web site however you require. After all, it's your web site!
We are often asked how to change a bit of a template here or tweak the output of an extension there, and we're always happy to explain. Our web developers contribute advice and explanations to many open source forums routinely.
We thought we'd share with you some of the guides we refer to when we need a quick refresher. You may find these useful as you are beginning to take an interest in how your site works.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are what control how the browser styles what it draws on the screen. The CSS Reference is a must read to learn about CSS.
HTML is the instructions to the browser that lays out the page in the browser. The HTML Reference is a must read to learn about HTML.
PHP is the language in which your template is written. It talks to your database and tells the browser what to write on the page. It builds the HTML layout which is styled by the CSS. The language's website has a reference for all its functions and general information about how PHP works.
Each CMS has excellent documentation on the coding style and standards by which they are built.