I am trying to make protostar template BACKEND more user friendly. I want to add a left sidebar with options such as "Fonts", "Layout", "..." etc. I also would like to be able to style the backend options, fieldsets and fields.

Please note: This question is for the Joomla administrator backend and not for the front end site.

I know html and css well but I dont know where to override the backend template manager looks like some of the theme providers do. For example:

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    You could try to see how other template frameworks does this. Most frameworks like Gantry and T3 Framework have customized backend layouts. – johanpw Feb 7 '15 at 2:09
  • Did you try if it works just like the front end? I.e. is there a administrator/templates/<yourtemplatename>/html folder? If yes, try creating the same structure as you would in the front end, copy the view file you want to manipulate and have fun ;-) – elk Apr 14 '15 at 13:30

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