Last time, with the Joomla! 1.6 - Beginner's Guide, I offered the PDF of the book as a free download and the HTML version for free, too. People loved that and downloaded the free book more than 50,000 times since March 2011. Hope you enjoyed reading and learned a few things.
From a business point of view, the free book was 'not that successful' for our company. :) For the 1.7 project we thought about the dilemma between offering a free book and covering the costs for the creation process and how to solve it. The result was the idea of sponsoring and offering discounts for the readers. I asked several Joomla! related companies at #jab11 to sponsor a chapter. In the beginning it was a bit hard to describe and often they thought this guy is a bit crazy, but now, since the release date of Joomla! 1.7 you can read and download the book.
This book, as every book, has chapters, an outline, many screenshots and it covers the newest technology available in the "Joomlaverse".
It is based on the successful Joomla! 1.6 - Beginner's Guide and extended with more chapters. All the existing chapters are reworked and new screenshots were taken, where it was necessary. It has now 255 pages.
It is useful for readers, advertisers, authors, translators and of course the Joomla! community because:
It is free of charge
It is free of charge readable on our website and downloadable as PDF.
It is on your device
Beside the PDF and HTML version, it is available as:
- a printed paperback book, 255 pages
- an Amazon Kindle Version (as far as I know worlwide available)
- book in the iBookstore
- a EPUB file to download and transfer to your ebook reader
Depending on the platform, the country and other parameters which I do not always understand, you have to pay for this life of luxury. I assure you that we keep an eye to the price to make it very reasonable. :)
It helps you to solve your tasks
There's a lot in the book to discover!
It is sponsored
The book is sponsored by companies from 15 different countries and three different continents which are an important part of the Joomla! community.
- Open Source Support Desk
- SKEPSIS Consult SRL
- Sigsiu.NET GmbH
- TC4J - Templateclub4Joomla - David & Andreas
- tec-promotion GmbH
- Think Network GmbH
The sponsors provide discounts for you
Most of these companies offer a discount on their products to you! Have a look at their advertisements in the PDF and their banners above the chapter they've sponsored.
It's collaborative work
Four additional authors besides me wrote chapters!
- Angie Radtke - Der Auftritt
Chapter: The Beez Template
- Andreas Kölln - TC4J - Templateclub4Joomla - David & Andreas
Chapter: Must have Extensions
- Henk van Cann - 2Value
Chapter: Earning respect and money with Joomla
- Jen Kramer - 4Web Inc.
Chapter: A Joomla! 1.7 Website from Scratch
The book will be available in three more languages (hopefully soon).
Spanish - Joomla! 1.7 - Guía para principiantes
Thanks a lot to the translator
Thanks a lot to the sponsors
As you see, it is still possible to advertise for your service by sponsoring a chapter, book here: Joomla! 1.7 - Guía para Principiantes
German - Joomla! 1.7 - Das Einsteigerbuch
Thanks to Addison-Wesley
- The printed book will be available as soon as possible!
As you see, it is still possible to advertise for your service by sponsoring a chapter, book here: Joomla! 1.7 - Das Einsteigerbuch
Polish - Joomla! 1.7 - Przewodnik dla poczatkujacych
The idea of the Polish translation was born in a Hotel in Ciescyn and now it is developing in a very good way!
Thanks to the translators:
Thanks to the sponsors
As you see, it is still possible to advertise for your service by sponsoring a chapter, book here: Joomla! 1.7 - Poradnik dla początkujących
We want your feedback!
Comment on the chapters in the HTML versions and provide feedback.
Get involved in the next project!
The next Joomla! version is around the corner. Join us as a sponsor, author, translator, proof reader and of course as reader!