License: css2switch Basic is brought to you by mediahof/Germany and is released under the GNU/GPL License. For detailled product informations and for older versions (Joomla! 1.0) please visit http://www.mediahof.de/joomla/joomla-extensions.
Known restrictions: This extension does support max. 2nd-level submenus. For more menu levels and functions (like different styles for registered users, multilevel-support and more) look for the commercial css2switch Enterprise edition.
Sorry that you didn't understand the simplicity of this component. Install with one click. Just put your additional css-files into yours template/css directory. Don't forget to give them filename the prefix template_.
Then go to the components backend and assign the css-files to the menuitems you like.
That's all, easy goin'. You need no luck, but a little bit intelligence.
More then 10.000 Joomla! Websites works with css2switch without any problems. If the component is to strong, you are to weak. Tell the community your problem in a usefull way, or post your problem at our first aid support forum. People like you does'nt think about how much work and sweat developers like us puts into their work.
Thanks and "good luck" to you,
John | mediahof, Germany
My only caveats. It's 'branded' —so if you like your HTML output to be clean and free of other developer's URLs and comments you're going to need to get into the code to redact all that. In that sense, it's a kludge: a brute force method of making your CSS work on Joomla. It's also a lot of configuration and it's yet another extension to manage if all you're trying to do is some simple unique page styling; make sure you can't accomplish what you need with template overrides, using the Page Class Suffix, or some other method of granular CSS control-by-page. Finally, I don't know if this will be ported to 1.6 and beyond but due to improvements in the core of Joomla's template engine it seems that a strong designer/developer wouldn't even need something such as this.
But as it stands, for Joomla 1.5., this is a fast way for a HTML/CSS developer to get designs Joomla ready without having to get into a lot of the deeper Joomla customization that can be intimidating.
The branding in the generatortag is removed in newer versions. Kind regards, mediahof
Thankyou very much for you work!
I hope CSS2switch will be available for Joomla 1.6
The component is now available for Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7
Keep it up guys ! Looking forward for enhancements !
The only thing I would like to see improved would be for it to automatically include any new menu items that are created within the 'include sub-menus' option, at the moment I have to resave the configuration page to update any new menu items.
This feature is released in the commercial enterprise version