Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 31:
• Cultural Events in Bosnia Run on Joomla
• Summary of the Community Leadership Team Summit
• The Version Votes Are In
• Open Translators - Traducciones libres para Joomla!
• Introducing the Meridian Joomla Template
• Joomla, PDF files and the mystery of the missing page rank
Written by Steve Burge
Joomla Day Bosnia and Herzegovina is this weekend and this year we've been celebrating each Joomla Day by featuring local Joomla sites. For Bosnia and Herzegovina, we have two large cultural events in the country: First is the International Film Festival Kratfofil Plus at http://kratkofil.org which is also taking place this weekend.
Written by Wendy Robinson
Participants: Peter Martin, Wendy Robinson, Sandra Warren, Paul Orwig (Day 1) Video participants: Matt Lipscomb, Brad Baker. The following is a summary of the topics discussed in the Community Leadership Team (CLT) Summit: A. All current websites that are under overview of the CLT: 1. Joomla.org now has about 30 internationalized pages that are used to redirect non-English people to local Joomla community resources. However because of the new Joomla 1.7 banner, the localized link is currently unavailable.
Written by Ron Severdia
Just over a week ago, the PLT had a summit in San Jose, CA and asked the community to vote on the next version number of Joomla. There were two options and both had their pros and cons. Calling the January 2012 release Joomla 1.8 would have provided continuity with the currently available 1.6 and 1.7 releases, but would have required explaining why it was the exception to the rule that x.5 means a long-term release.
Written by Luis Méndez
De un tiempo a esta parte la traducción distribuida se ha convertido en una alternativa al modelo monolítico en el cual un individuo, normalmente voluntario de la comunidad, acomete la tarea de traducir una extensión de principio a fin con todo lo que eso supone, pues en ocasiones son numerosos los archivos implicados y un ciclo de actualizaciones elevado por parte del desarrollador, como por ejemplo Akeeba Backup, extensiones de Nonumber, JoomlaWorks y otras provocan que lo que inicialmente era una lúdica tarea colaborativa se convierta en una situación de compromiso permanente en el tiempo para mantener los correspondientes idiomas actualizados a la par que lo hacen las extensiones.
Written by Anthony Olsen
The Meridian Joomla template is a subtle and minimal textured template that is a little bit clean, a little bit dirty and very very earthy. It comes with the usual flexibility of the Zen Grid Framework, a smashing k2 Joomla Template and some elegant colour schemes that are perfect for an earthy, eco friendly business website. Meridian is available as a Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.7 template and comes with quickstart packages as well.
In part 1 of this series we showed how the duplicate content penalty assigned by search engines is similar to a couple mixing up their cars keys - if you are being watched by a nosy neighbor (like Google for example), things can look very confusing. This is an obvious over-simplification, but the central point rings true - if search engines are confused about your (duplicate) content, poor SEO can result.