This is a postscript to my original post about using an Artisteer template for the original version of Joomla! 1.6.0.

It's now five months further down the track from the original post above. I've just upgraded to Joomla! 1.7.0, and Artisteer have also released a new version (Artisteer 3.0.0.41778 for Windows) to support it. A big +1 to Artisteer for releasing the new version of their design tool on the same day as the Joomla! upgrade.

The one-click online upgrade from Joomla! 1.6.5 to 1.7.0 was seamless and error-free.

Anyway, I dropped the custom CSS when I produced the upgraded version of my template. Not only is the custom CSS no longer required, dropping it also straightened out a couple of minor style problems that I originally had to work around. The defects that were corrected were missing CSS rules that caused minor styling errors on the Joomla! 1.6.x native site map and the dfContact component I am using for the contact page.

My original customising of the Artisteer template is no longer necessary, and the template upgrade was simple and fast. But I'll still be approaching version upgrades with caution.