If you tired like me on every time when starting a new mambo template needed create manually a templateDetails.xml, create template structure dirs, copy blank index.html files into css and images dir, etc..No more waste time doing it! NVU mambo template builder will do it for you..and some more...!
For those yet don't know about NVU see this: Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") makes managing a web site a snap. Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML. Finally!
A complete Web Authoring System for Linux Desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver.
I will try on this give basic instructions How use NVU Mambote Template Builder.
This tutorial not will talk about how create table laytouts to include mambo template PHP tags and other details related with template design, you can get a example source package and this tutorial at mamboforge.net.
I'm preparing a more complete tutorial covering all stages on a mambo template building process using NVU, will be released soon.
NVU are under development and you can get it here at www.nvu.com
Current features on Mambo template builder v0.0.9beta
Allow insert Mambo Template PHP codes defining positions on Mambo 4.5.x Template
Create Mambo 4.5.x Template Directory Structure
Create a generic base template_css.css file ready to use
Create index.html files on "css" and "images" template dirs
Allow create and update a valid templateDetails.xml ready to Mambo 4.5.3 (work full on Mambo 4.5.2!)
Build a zip install package ready to install on Mambo 4.5.x