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Joomla! is an open source content management system and application framework powering nearly 3% of the world’s websites. No. That’s not quite right. Before the 30 million downloads, the 7.5 million monthly visitors, the 2.6 million forum posts, the 10 thousand extensions, the 500 JCM articles and the hundreds of Joomla! Day events around the world, Joomla! was actually “jumla”, a Swahili word meaning “all together” or “as a whole”.
Published in 2012 September
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

A Visit to Bootstrap Headquarters

On August 1, the Joomla! project flew Andrea Tarr of the Production Leadership Team from Massachussetts to San Francisco to take part in a Bootstrap accessibility coding session. Why? Because Bootstrap is becoming part of Joomla, and Joomla cares about accessibility. In this interview Andrea describes that experience and what it means for Joomla 3.0.
Published in 2012 September
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

You Decide: Educational or Advertisement

Over the past few months the Joomla! Community Magazine (JCM) has been internally debating a situation we have been facing in regards to a question. This question has both motivated people to get involved with the magazine, and has also gotten others angry with our content. So what is this question?
Published in 2012 September
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

Joomla! 3.0 - JUX Doing It

In this interview with Kyle Ledbetter, leader of the Joomla User Experience (JUX) Team, find out what's in store for users, both frontend and backend, with Joomla 3.0!
Published in 2012 September
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

Why You Should be Paying Attention to Google+

With the abundance of social networks that spring up on an almost daily basis, you would be forgiven for emitting a dramatic sigh to hear that you need to start paying attention to another social network. But this time, really, you do!
Published in 2012 September
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

A Spy in the Camp

Last week, together with Robert Deutz, I attended the European leg of DrupalCon in Munich Germany. Although I had been invited to speak at the conference I was also interested to observe the Drupal Community and how they run their events. After receiving my invitation to speak there were a few hurdles to clear and I am grateful to OpenSourceMatters for supporting me in "Spreading the Joomla Love" and helping me to share our own unique experiences.
Published in 2012 September
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

The Tale of a South African Joomla! Enthusiast

When it comes to content management system-based web development, living in a country that is perceived by the rest of the world to be a third world country is tricky.
Published in 2012 September
In the summer of 2011, Virya Technologies had reached a point where the company needed to expand due to the volume of work, but also wanted to invest in the community and provide an opportunity for a young person to gain employment, training, and involvement in Open Source technologies.
Published in 2012 August
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 15:17

Joomla! Websites: The Home Page of Champions

The Games of the XXX Olympiad are underway in London, United Kingdom. They're powered by the world's best athletes, years of training and a lot of muscle. It turns out that a lot of the Olympics are also powered by Joomla! websites.
Published in 2012 August
The Joomla! team brings together many great Joomla! users and developers, which makes Joomla!, in general, and the Joomla! community, in particular, growing and maturing. Do you feel good about some area about Joomla!, have enthusiasm and especially believe in yourself? Do you want to contribute your ability to the Joomla! team but don't know how to do that? In this article I will reveal six ways for you to do just that. Let's check out what they are.
Published in 2012 August

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