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Standard Module Chromes

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Reason: References to 1.5 and 1.6.


Note that this example includes class additions because the examples are taken using mod_mainmenu. The suffix "_menu" to the div class and the "menu" class on the ul tag are not present with other modules.

Comparison of the Joomla! 1.5/1.6 standard Module chromes
Style Output Appearance
rounded
(default for menus on milkyway)
<div class="module_menu">
  <div>
    <div>
      <div>
        <h3>Main Menu</h3>
        <ul class="menu">
          <li><!-- various menu items --></li>
        </ul>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
Module chrome rounded.png
none
<ul class="menu">
  <li><!-- various menu items --></li>
</ul>

Module chrome none.png

table
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="moduletable_menu">
  <tr>
    <th valign="top">Main Menu</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>
      <ul class="menu">
        <li><!-- various menu items --></li>
      </ul>
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>
Module chrome table.png
horz
<table cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%">
  <tr>
    <td valign="top">
      <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="moduletable_menu">
        <tr>
          <th valign="top">Main Menu</th>
        </tr>
        <tr>
          <td>
            <ul class="menu">
              <li><!-- various menu items --></li>
            </ul>
          </td>
        </tr>
      </table>
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>
Module chrome horz.png
xhtml
<div class="moduletable_menu">
  <h3>Main Menu</h3>
  <ul class="menu">
    <li><!-- various menu items --></li>
  </ul>
</div>
Module chrome xhtml.png
html5
<div class="well _menu">
  <h3 class="page-header">Main Menu</h3>
  <ul class="nav menu">
    <li><!-- various menu items --></li>
  </ul>
</div>
Module chrome html5.png
outline
<div class="mod-preview">
  <div class="mod-preview-info">left[outline]</div>
  <div class="mod-preview-wrapper">
    <ul class="menu">
      <li><!-- various menu items --></li>
    </ul>
  </div>
</div>
Module chrome outline.png

Note that the Module chrome doesn't necessarily change the appearance all that much - this depends on the CSS used in the template. For example, the 'none' and 'horz' chromes look very similar, although the underlying HTML code is very different.