How would I incorporate Joomla in this case?
Posted on 2011-02-18
Joomla rocks! I so dig everything that I'm seeing, but here's my question. I've got a site where my client is going to be dictating the look and feel. While it resembles some of the Joomla templates that I've seen, there are going to be some unique aspects that make me think a template may or may not work.
I've seen some tutorials that allow you to take a Photoshop document and, basically, build your own Joomla page from scratch. I've not looked at it closely enough to know if that's a common approach or is that asking for trouble?
Secondly, I've been working on the site that I'm looking to convert to a Joomla platform for the better part of two years. There are some things that I've built that I want to preserve. Is it possible to open the hood of your Joomla database and incorporate some of your own code? For example, I want to be able to flag a particular contestant as the "Featured Performer of the Week." That would mean adding anothe column to the table that corresponds to that user and adding a lilttle bit of stuff to the administrative interface that allows me to go in there and flag that contestant. Can you do that kind of thing, or, again, am I asking for trouble.
I'm hoping there's a Joomla ninja out there that can answer my question. What do you think?