Using my web design with database solution like Joomla, Wordpress... or similar?

So I am a web designer, I design web sites in Photoshop and then I create HTML code. I am great with static web sites but I am not very good at web programming (PHP) and I would like to learn it but really cannot find much time for it lately. So my question is is there a way for me to create my own design in Photoshop/Dreamweaver and then use my own design with CMS solutions like Wordpress, Joomla etc... The point is I want to create database websites and update them trough CMS but have my own design used and not those templates that you can find on web for Joomla for example. So is this possible and which CMS solution do you recommend: Joomla, Wordpress or some other? Thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There are several Joomla! extensions to do exactly that, just search for "dreamweaver" on http://extensions.joomla.org/ to see a selection.

    Dreamweaver writes some pretty ugly HTML, so be prepared to tweak it. You can check your static code at:

    http://validator.w3.org/

    http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

    Which application that you use depends on how you want your site to operate. Joomla! is pretty much general purpose, while others are more specialized, like for displaying photos, running a forum or a blog, etc.

  • Cazpa
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The best thing to do is get the dreamweaver extention for Joomla this makes it very easy to create a website template

  • 4 years ago

    Go for Joomla.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'd reccomend Joomla because I've seen sites made in it, and they look nice, but I don't use any pre-made stuff, I code the CSS, HTML, and PHP all myself from scratch.

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