Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 19, 2013:
- Last Chance to Nominate for the J!OSCARs
- Get your Joomla site to load in under one second
- JCal Pro 220.127.116.1121 Released
- Advanced Site Search 3.0.6 released
Last Chance to Nominate for the J!OSCARs
Written by Vic Drover
Hallo, Bonjour, Hello, ¡Hola Joomla’s international developer conference J and Beyond is almost here and tomorrow, Saturday May 18th, is the final day to submit nominations for the Joomla Open Source Creative and Artistic Recognition awards — the J!OSCARs. We encourage you to make a speedy visit to the J and Beyond website and complete the nomination form.
Have you ever heard about about the J!OSCARs?
The J!OSCAR awards are given to the most prestigious members, projects, products, services and initiatives in the Joomla community. Nominations are open to the entire Joomla! Community and from those nominations an International jury will create a shortlist. From this shortlist, all the attendees at J and Beyond will vote and the winners will be announced on the 31st May.Categories include:
Get your Joomla site to load in under one second
Written by Ryan Boog
Why does loading time matter?
It's simple. Speed kills — in a good way. Your bounce rate, conversions — heck, even your site's SEO performance changes for the better once your load times decrease. Take a look at this detailed graph that illustrates how conversions drop drastically with slower sites:
With that graph in mind, note that the average site can load within three to seven seconds. Google has just put out this benchmark proving that page speeds should be improved upon.
Where does your site rank? Use a tool like GT Metrix to find out. Then, get ready to make improvements. After all, you want to be the best, right? Let's get your site to load in under one second.
Written by Ron van Schaik
Today we are proud to announce the immediate availability of JCal Pro® 3.2.5 (build 2721), which is fully compatible with Joomla! 2.5 and 3.1! This is a maintenance and feature release. This release includes fixes for various reported issues and adds several features.
Most notably this release introduces compatibility with the new Joomla 3.1 Tags feature, as well as refinements in the responsive Inspired theme, new event display options is Monthly Views, and the ability to enter End Times as an option for event duration. Be sure to check our blog for JCal Pro® related post exploring some of the advanced features of JCal Pro® 3 so that you will be able to take full advantage of your subscription. Changelog Updates:
Advanced Site Search 3.0.6 released
Written by Ron van Schaik
We are proud to announce the immediate availability of Advanced Site Search 3.0.6 (build 1416), which is fully compatible with Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5!
This is a maintenance release. Notes: This release includes several bug fixes and changes related to assets, K2 and notifications.