Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 9, reading some of the best blogs in the Joomla sphere. Enjoy!
Written by Steve Burge
About this Blog
This is the first in a series of blog posts about major Joomla websites and the developers who built them. First up is Jack Bremer and the major U.K. arts website theArtsDesk.com.
1) Hi Jack. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Jack BremmerHi, and thanks for this opportunity to talk about this exciting project! I'm 29, loving living in London and running digital marketing agency 3B Digital (3bweb.com) with my older brother and business partner, Alex Bremer.
Written by Ivo Apostolov
Joomla! has a lot of business surrounding it. We all know that. But none has ever tried to attempt to make a research for the top/bottom/average prices for various services on global level.
IMO, due to the nature of this site, I think it would be a great success.
Last year I made such for the Bulgarian community with various questions (including control questions).
Here's an easy trick to replace the built-in Mootools library that comes in Joomla! 1.5 with a compressed copy from Google AJAX Libraries API:
There are 2 speed benefits by following this approach:
Written by Brian Towles
With this months template we are rolling out the next major version of our Gantry framework, Gantry 2.5. All along we have really tired to make Gantry be as template neutral and as flexible as possible for any of our own templates, or any custom templates you develop with it. With Gantry 2.5 we are trying to make it very easy to upgrade Gantry itself without touching the template. We are also providing even more power to your gantry template installs with some enhanced control of how you apply template stylings to your Menu Items. There are even some expanded advanced levels of overrides for those of you developing your own templates based on Gantry.
Written by Mathias Verraes
J! And Beyond is the first community driven International Joomla Conference, taking place in Germany, May 30 till June 1st. It grew out of the vibrant community site All Together As A Whole. This is the Joomla event of the year, you don't want to miss it!
The program is entirely up to you, as everyone can vote for presentations.
- First, register (even if you intend to stay at home and watch the video streams).
I do regular work with various other providers for Joomla services and software, and once in a while we get interesting support requests. For example, one person demanded for us to fix something they broke. The interesting part is they admitted fully to downloading the software from some file sharing site illegally and wanted support. In another case a user contacted us asking for the documentation for the software since it didn't come with their illegally downloaded copy. Sure, its kind of funny on one hand, but it shows a serious issue with the character and perceptions of many people.
Written by Anthony Olsen
I've just finished doing a handover on an old site I developed for someone a few years ago and had to start at the very start. Well not quite the turn the computer on kind of start but close enough. It got me thinking to what are the first five things you talk to a new Joomla user about? How do you break the ice for people that are completely new to the CMS concept or even just completely new to editing websites via a browser and not frontpage, dreamweaver or some other old school technology?