Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 38:
• Development Excitement Coming at Joomla! Day New York
• Seven Steps to Successful Joomla! Platform Evangelism
• Roadmap Meeting Call for Lightning Talks
• Proposed leadership structure changes & request for community feedback
• Confession from an Ex PC User
• Team JoeJoomla Introduces Brian Peat
• Implementing a fix for menu item id's in Joomla
• A new interface for our Joomla Template Framework
Written by Elin Waring
October is going to be an incredible Joomla! Month, there are so many Joomla events--4 Joomla Days on 4 continents by my count. I wish I could go to all of them, but I'm really excited about the one I do get to go to Joomla Day and Joomla Dev Day New York which is really three full days of Joomla, October 21-23. It will be an amazing event for developers and people who want to start learning Joomla! Development.
Written by Ryan Ozimek
I'm pretty darn excited about the Joomla! Platform. Actually, that is my biggest understatement of 2011. I believe that the Joomla Platform has an opportunity to be one of the fastest growing development platforms of 2012, enabling the more than 200,000 Joomla developers around the world to break the bonds of CMS development and dive head-first into a world of ever-more global, mobile, and social applications.
Written by Andrea Tarr
We have set up the basic agenda for the Roadmap Meeting taking place in NYC on Friday, October 21. The first part of the meeting will be a series of lightning talks where people present their feature or the feature they'd like to see. This will give the attendees a sense of what people are working on. We'd then use that as a basis for breaking into different groups for the rest of the day.
Written by Paul Orwig
At the Joint Leadership Summit (JLS) held in San Jose, California from July 29-31, 2011, one subject which received a lot of attention was our project’s leadership structure. It was widely felt that making some changes to our project’s leadership structure can strengthen communication and collaboration between teams, as well as improve oversight and accountability for all contributors and teams. The proposed changes aim to improve productivity and community engagement throughout all areas of the project.
Written By Pete Nurse
In late 2008, I fronted up at the local Joomla Users Group (in Melbourne, Australia) to be confronted with more matters of great mystery for which my background left me poorly prepared. However, with barely a sideways glance and pertinent knowledge that you could fit on a postage stamp, I cobbled together a Joomla component which still resides on the JED, every now and then causing people on the other side of the world to send me emails containing an inordinate number of question marks. Furthermore, in 2009, I joined, and became quite an active member of, the Joomla Bug Squad.
In March, 2006, Team JoeJoomla got started with a Joomla! / Simple Machines Forum at joejoomla.com. The purpose of the team was to help others benefit from what Joomla! had to offer. Our small team offered charitable organizations help to get them started with a professional Joomla! website. It was satisfying and we all learned a lot. Times changed and so did the people of Team JoeJoomla and their priorities. At that time many of us were employed full time in other businesses or organizations. For most of us Joomla! was a professional hobby.
Written by Matthew Hayashida
Have you ever noticed that sometimes pages appear with the wrong modules? For example, your search results may be appearing with all the homepage modules. The Joomla functionality responsible for this is the itemid.
What is the Joomla itemid?
The itemid, along with some other functionality, tells Joomla what modules the requested article or component should load. This usually works great, but when a component or article has no menu item, and therefore no itemid, Joomla assigns a default value of 1. For almost all sites Itemid=1 is the frontpage, so Joomla loads up all the frontpage modules with your component or article awkwardly squished in, if it shows at all.
Written by Anthony Olsen
Why do we need this?
Written by Anthony Olsen
Over the last few months we have been working on the next major update to our Joomla template framework, which was released as a beta a few weeks ago. Over the last few days I've spent a bit of time redesigning the interface to make it a little more 'bamboo' and the screenshots below are the end result. One of the things I wanted to focus on was a much clearer hierarchy for the navigation and so have opted for the vertical side nav as the main navigation area, with horizontal sub menu items sitting at the top of the page. This, in addition to the larger and more descriptive icons on the sidebar (download them here) in my opinion give a better emphasis to how the settings and information are organised.