Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 36:
• September JUG Activities & the Joomla! Birthday Party
• Joomladay Cape Town 2012 & sharing knowledge
• A month of minimal Joomla templates
• Keynote speakers announced for the inaugural Joomla World Conference
• Watchful.li - a new service to backup, upgrade and monitor your Joomla portfolio
• SiteGround becomes a partner of Joomlashine
• All JoomlaShine templates are responsive - Check it out!
• Joomla Day 2012 in Germany - Come to meet and talk!
September JUG Activities & the Joomla! Birthday Party
Written by Sander Potjer
September is an exciting month for the Joomla project! Joomla 3.0 will be released at the end of the month and September 15 marks the projects 7th birthday. As a result, we are organizing various activities this month, which we invite all Joomla User Groups to participate in.
Pizza, Bugs and Fun
A Joomla Pizza Bugs and Fun event is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2012. All around the world people will work on coding and testing issues in the CMS Issue Tracker and writing documentation for Joomla 3.0. You can join this event virtually, but it is even more fun to organize a local meetup! The Joomla project is offering pizza (or any comparable locally popular main course), birthday cake and soda for pre-registered groups.
Joomladay Cape Town 2012 & sharing knowledge
Written by Peter Martin
Last month I attended Joomladay Cape Town 2012 in South Africa. It was great to meet the South African Joomla community and to attend the presentations. During the event various people told me that they experienced the South African society as very protective. They thought people were very reluctant in sharing information. However, that was not how I experienced the people who attended Joomladay Cape Town: They were all very friendly and open, and shared a lot of knowledge.
In my keynote presentation How to contribute to the Joomla community I described the importance of sharing knowledge in an open source software community in general, and in Joomla in particular. Propriety (“closed”) software has a license that only protects the rights of the owners and limits the rights of its users.
A month of minimal Joomla templates
Written by Anthony Olsen
I'm often surprised by how popular our simpler and more minimal Joomla templates are. Along with themes like corporate, lifestyle and the recent Highline I often see less complex themes like simpleshop, zen default and rasa featuring at the top of our download stats. So this month rather than bringing you a single template release, we would like to introduce Zen Building Blocks. The Zen Building Blocks are a set of five responsive Joomla templates that are designed to be ideal starting points for your Joomla web projects.
This Joomla template is a bit of a classic design featuring a dark nav, banner, bottom and footer area that offsets a white content area. It's not revolutionary by any stretch of imagination but is is incredibly useful and websites based on this design can be used for a myriad of different website types.
Keynote speakers announced for the inaugural Joomla World Conference
Written by Victor Drover
In November we'll be attending the inaugural Joomla World Conference in San Jose, California. This unique event will bring together some of the top names in Joomla as well as scores of users, fans and enthusiasts. Anything Digital is a Silver Sponsor of the event and we invite you to join us in San Jose. The speaker list is impressive and covers a wide range of topic including our session entitled “Is Joomla ready for enterprise?” We are also excited about the keynote speakers for the event who promise to bring new perspectives to the Joomla-sphere.
Changing the world with Open Source
Pascal Finette from Mozilla's Open Innovation group will discuss the history of Mozilla from its roots at Netscape to its influential role today.
Watchful.li - a new service to backup, upgrade and monitor your Joomla portfolio
Written by Victor Drover
As the owner or maintainer of a Joomla web site, you have likely been in the position of hearing about security vulnerability and having to scramble anxiously to manually check each and every site to see if it was safe and perhaps even upgrade all your sites. Or perhaps you maintain a spreadsheet with all your clients where you track the version of Joomla and any extensions you have installed and each week or month you accept the tedious task of updating your list. If you are a new Joomla user, perhaps you have not yet considered the best ways to backup and protect your web sites.
Regardless of the situation, a development agency with hundreds of clients or a hobbyist with a handful of sites each know how difficult it can be to keep two or more Joomla sites current and safe. The primary problem facing Joomla web site developers and maintainers is that there is no centralized way to be notified of required updates or perform maintenance.
SiteGround becomes a partner of Joomlashine
Written by TamNL
With the purpose of bringing more value to the customers, JoomlaShine is delighted to announce a new partnership with SiteGround Joomla web hosting provider. This Joomla partnership allows customers from both two providers to receive high quality service easily with the attractive price.
As same as JoomlaShine, SiteGround is run by an enthusiastic young team of IT professionals. With over 8 years professional experience in the IT industry, SiteGround servers are now located in state-of-the-art data centers on three different continents: America, Europe, and Asia. Why SiteGround Joomla hosting is a good choice for your website? Because they offer fast loading time for Joomla websites, run regular checks for website vulnerability and warn users in case of security breach. Besides these, SiteGround has special Joomla experts for each of Joomla fields.
All JoomlaShine templates are responsive - Check it out!
Written by Bui Thi Mo
The number of mobile users is getting larger and "the responsive design" concept is now more popular. I believe that "responsive" is one of the most critical factors in choosing one Joomla template. Coming from that perspective, we at JoomlaShine have been appling responsive design to all of our templates to bring users a convenient way to use Joomla flexible on most modern mobile devices.
Joomla Day 2012 in Germany - Come to meet and talk!
Written by Hanh
From the start of 2012 until now, Joomla Day 2012 has taken place in 17 cities around the world. The next stop is in Berlin, Germany in October 05-06, 2012. If you have not come to previous 17 Joomla Days yet, this is another chance for you to join one of the biggest annual Joomla events. If you came to one, two, or all of them, I think you will not want to miss this 18th Joomla day. So, this time, what will we have?
2 days and many hot topics
There will be 2 days for you to take part in:
The business day will be held on 5 October with the participation of agencies, professional Joomla users, and developers.
The community day will happen on 6 October, with all Joomla users.