The first book is written by Jennifer Marriott and Elin Waring. Both well-known Joomla! experts with many years of experience in both deploying Joomla sites and from contributing to the project.
Users of Joomla already have access to tremendous support and learning through the thriving Joomla community. However, for those who want a deeper dive through book and multimedia form factors, these titles will serve as a known brand for users whether they are building up or refining their Joomla skill-set”
Sales funding the Joomla! project
Ryan Ozimek, President of Open Source Matters, says:
These books are a win-win for the Joomla community: They will provide a new avenue for people to become part of, and contribute to, Joomla – helping to refine its power and simplicity. And at the same time proceeds from the books, available at bookstores around the world and through increasingly popular eBook readers, will help support the Joomla project’s explosive growth.
The books will be the flagship releases in a new Joomla Press, representing a publishing alliance between Pearson, the global leader in education services and technology, and Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM), the not-for-profit organization that supports the Joomla project. Titles in the series will be authored by the leading experts and contributors in the global Joomla community.
Debra Williams Cauley, editor of the new Joomla series, shares:
Users of Joomla already have access to tremendous support and learning through the thriving Joomla community. However, for those who want a deeper dive through book and multimedia form factors, these titles will serve as a known brand for users whether they are building up or refining their Joomla skill-set.
The raw facts
- The Official Joomla! Book, scheduled to be published in December, 2010, provides readers with a basic understanding of how Joomla works “under the hood,” and will help prepare readers to take advantage of the power available at more advanced levels.
- Joomla! Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide, publishing in early 2011, demonstrates the essentials of Joomla through easy, step-by-step practical examples.
- A portion of the book proceeds will go back to the Joomla project.
- Both books will be available in Safari Books Online, a leading on-demand digital library subscription service. Customers will be able to easily search contents and highlight text, among other functions.
- Titles will be available in all major eBook formats, including Adobe PDF, Amazon Kindle, and ePub.
The Official Joomla! Book
- By Joomla! Forums Manager Jennifer Marriott -- the world's #1 expert on what Joomla! users need to know
- Includes practical examples from business, non-profits and education
- Presents expert Q and As with top Joomla! contributors
- Covers everything from installation to usability, templates to extensions
- A key launch title in our new Joomla! Press series
Table of contents
- All About Joomla!
- What Now and Where Do I Begin - Before You Install Joomla!
- Joomla! Installation and Setup
- The Basics of Templates
- The Basics of Extensions, Components, Modules and Plug-ins
- Refining, Developing and Helpful Tips For Your New Website
- Proper Care and Feeding of Your Joomla Website
- Practical Application: Joomla For Business
- Practical Application: Joomla for NGO/Non Profit
- Practical Application: Joomla For Education
- Practical Application: Joomla for Groups, Clubs and Organisations
- Special Sneak Preview of 1.6 : The Future of Joomla
- Appendix I - Common Problems and Solutions
- Appendix II -Resources
- Glossary of Terms
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