TemplaVoila is the most powerful of the TYPO3 templating methods. With this templating extension an experienced developer can produce sites with very flexible layout options for the content editor. Also, any site layout that can be produced in HTML can be integrated into TYPO3 using Templavoila.
However, sometimes developers struggle getting their heads around TemplaVoila or else use it awkwardly. Few use it efficiently or to its potential.
Although the tutorial Futuristic Template Building gives an introduction of how to use the features of TemplaVoila (TV), I have not found a comprehensive resource for describing how to most effectively use this extension in a day to day production environment.
After working with TV for some time, I have been able to develop an approach and set of favorite practices for TemplaVoila that works well for me. This site is an attempt to share those practices and the QuickSite package I use to build my sites. I use the term favorite practices over best practices as I do not have any pretension of this approach being the definitive word on TYPO3 templates. However, for me this approach has made templating one of the easiest things I do in my development work.
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This framework is provided free of charge by Busy Noggin, Inc., a web development company, and was authored by Ron Hall of Busy Noggin. You can find out more about our company at www.busynoggin.com.
Here is an early edition of a video presenting an overview of this framework and the Busy Noggin QuickSite. It is a little over 6 minutes long.
Please note that this video used an early version of the framework. The current version uses a new point and click interface for managing skins which is even easier than what is shown in the video. Also, the backend look of the interface has been upgraded to be consistent with the latest versions of TYPO3.
This site is organized so as to be read sequentially. Work your way through each section starting in the upper left of the menu. There is a download section which provides the Busy Noggin QuickSite package which runs this framework and which I use as a starter for all my sites.