Joomla blog posts from around the web (47/13)

Joomla blog posts from around the web (47/13)

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 47, 2013:

  • Testing your responsive Joomla web site
  • Raising The Bar On Security
  • Introducing Google Tag Manager, Analytics, and sh404SEF® to Joomla

Testing your responsive Joomla web site

Written by Brian Teeman

When I redesigned this web site earlier this month one of the challenges I faced was how to ensure that it worked as I intended it to work on multiple devices. And I didn't just wanted it to work I wanted it to look great as well.

There is not much point investing time, and perhaps money, in a design if it looks terrible on every device apart from your own. All your hard work, time and effort is wasted just because you didn't do enough testing.

Testing on devices

The best way to test anything is of course using the actual devices themselves. But who has more that one tablet and one smartphone. Oh ok probably most of you as you are all geeks but do you have access to all the possible devices. Have you ever counted how many different screen sizes there are for tablets and smartphones.

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Raising The Bar On Security

Written by Michael Babker

Starting with Joomla! 3.3, the minimum required PHP version is being raised to PHP 5.3.10! There, I said it! No gunshot wounds? Great, so here's the scoop …

This post will cover:

Why change now?
Why wasn’t the requirements bar set higher from the beginning of 3.x?
How will extensions be affected?
Will I get any warning? What do I need to look for?
tl;dr … What will happen if my host is NOT Joomla! 3.3 Ready?

Lets start with, "Why change now?"

Joomla! 3.3 R3ady?The Joomla! 3.x series should culminate with the Long Term Stable (LTS) release within a year, and after that will be supported for at least another 2 years. There was a significant change made in the PHP 5.3.x series leading up to PHP version 5.3.10 that substantially enhances the level of cryptography that can be used for securing passwords.

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Introducing Google Tag Manager, Analytics, and sh404SEF® to Joomla

Written by Jessica Dunbar

Anything Digital is delighted to announce its latest release of sh404SEF®.

sh404SEF® continues to be the most complete and widely used SEO extension that exists today for Joomla users.

We do not sit on those laurels, and continually develop sh404SEF® to ensure that the latest SEO methods and trends are supported. We are excited to announce these new features to save you time and maximize your SEO efforts:

  • Support for Google Analytics Universal
  • Support for Google Tag Manager
  • One-click update across all versions

What is Universal Analytics?

Last year Google launched Universal Analytics, a new technology that allows you to measure customer interactions across platforms and devices.

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