Joomla blog posts from around the web (38/11)

Joomla blog posts from around the web (38/11)

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
• Add javascript to your joomla site automatically
• A new interface for our Joomla Template Framework

Development Excitement Coming at Joomla! Day New York

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.

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Seven Steps to Successful Joomla! Platform Evangelism

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.

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Roadmap Meeting Call for Lightning Talks

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.

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Proposed leadership structure changes & request for community feedback

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.

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Confession from an Ex PC User

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.

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Team JoeJoomla Introduces Brian Peat

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.

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Implementing a fix for menu item id's in Joomla

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.

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Add javascript to your joomla site automatically

Written by  Anthony Olsen

I've just released an update for our free jQuery system plugin for Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.7 which has a very nifty new feature. You can now automatically add javascript to the bottom of your Joomla site simply by uploading your files to the plg_jblibrary/user folder media folder.

Why do we need this?

One of the technical requirements for optimising your site's load time is to add javascript files as far down the page as possible. Doing this means that the browser does not block the rendering of other elements on the page and so means that the assets required for the page load in the fastest way possible without causing any noticeable degradation of the styling of the page as it loads.

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A new interface for our Joomla Template Framework

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.

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