Check username availability with Ajax

Check username availability with Ajax

As you may have directly experienced, in the registration form of a large number of websites, and in the most important such as Google or Yahoo for example, typing an account username immediately triggers the availability check of the choosen username, before the entire form is submitted. Let's see if it is possible to use the same technique on the registration form of Joomla! 2.5 based sites.

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Award-winning Joomla web site featured by Apple in the new iPad campaign

Award-winning Joomla web site featured by Apple in the new iPad campaign

At the 2011 Joomla! Open Source Creative and Artistic Recognition Awards or J!OSCARS, the Guggeneheim Art Museum received a well-deserved nod for best non-profit web site.

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Are You Sure You Want To Do It Yourself?

Are You Sure You Want To Do It Yourself?

Because of the rise (and continuous improvement) of Content Management Systems like Joomla!, companies are more capable than ever of maintaining their own websites. However, deciding whether or not to actually maintain your own website (or pay a web design company to do it for you) is a more complicated decision than most people would think.

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2012 CMS Expo Learning and Business Conference

2012 CMS Expo Learning and Business Conference

For three days in May, Joomla! lovers are invited to come to Chicago for the 6th annual CMS Expo Learning and Business Conference. Every conference has featured a full schedule of Joomla learning sessions, and 2012 will carry on that proud tradition! What started in 2008 as a conference for lovers of Joomla CMS has grown for the past four years into a full-blown conference for the entire CMS Community.

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Website Case Study: Global Online Magazine

Website Case Study: Global Online Magazine

They wanted a news site developed that could be easily replicated across several domains — each with a custom design — for each of their publications. Enter Joomla! and K2.

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Joomla! Versions and Updates Explained

Joomla! Versions and Updates Explained

Background: December 2009, New York City

When the newly-formed Production Leadership Team (PLT) met in New York City in December 2009, we faced a challenge. Although Joomla! version 1.5 was popular and successful, it had been released almost two years earlier. The code for version 1.6 contained many incomplete and untested features, and no one could say how soon version 1.6 might be ready for release. (It turned out to be a little over a year, in January 2011.)

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Maximizing Your Agency's Joomla Expo Experience

Maximizing Your Agency's Joomla Expo Experience

The top Joomla! agencies rely upon industry events to help stay on top of their game through networking and education. Luckily, the Joomla! community is blessed to have many amazing events, expos, and conferences throughout the year. Whether it’s a local JDay or an international event such as J! & Beyond, each event offers a valuable opportunity to grow your Joomla! business. In this article we will be looking at some ways to maximize your Joomla Expo experience.

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Best Ukrainian sites made ​​on Joomla CMS. Part 2

Best Ukrainian sites made ​​on Joomla CMS. Part 2

The Ukrainian Joomla! community presents sites created in the Ukraine on Joomla CMS, Part 2. We will show you the major sites in Ukraine and abroad. Now get ready for a short April trip to the Ukraine!

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Customizing the Admin Menu

Customizing the Admin Menu

Give your clients a backend menu that is tailored for them. Here’s how.

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J!Day Guatemala & J!Platform

J!Day Guatemala & J!Platform

During the first week of March Joomla! Day Guatemala was took place, with many speakers and workshops. There were people who were very interested in Joomla! and web development, but also those who were particularly interested in the Joomla! Platform.

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Joomla! GSoC 2012

Joomla! GSoC 2012

The Joomla project is gearing up to participate in this year’s Google Summer of Code program, and there are a lot of really great ideas that have been developed. The proposals that students have submitted to Joomla this year have been generated from our GSoC Idea List, something that the community helped us generate before we could even submit our GSoC application to Google. We’re very grateful for the community giving us an all-hands-on-deck to get that completed.

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5 Vital Items to Consider When Raising Your Hourly Rate

5 Vital Items to Consider When Raising Your Hourly Rate

Have you ever wanted to raise your rates but were unsure as to the best approach?  Maybe you were worried that clients would leave or didn’t know if the time was right. Continuing on the path from last month’s article about properly setting your hourly rates, I recently had a discussion with colleagues Belldon Colme, Tim Giebelhaus, Roz Bennetts and Andrew Rudin and summarized our chat into the following five points to consider when raising your rates.

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Nine Points to Leverage when Selling a Joomla! 2.5 Upgrade

Nine Points to Leverage when Selling a Joomla! 2.5 Upgrade

While the release of Joomla! 2.5 was a great success for Joomla! and its community, it also left a lot of your clients running older versions wondering "what do I do now? Should I upgrade now or wait until later?" This article will highlight some key aspects that will aid your clientele in making a sound business decision.

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Worksy Makes Joomla User-Friendly for Non-Techies

Worksy Makes Joomla User-Friendly for Non-Techies

We all love open source, sure, but wouldn’t it be great if open source tools, such as Joomla, were just a bit more user friendly for non-techies? Well, the guys over at Worksy had exactly that thought...

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The Reel Deal

The Reel Deal

April’s “nauty” theme for this article evokes maritime images of past issues that helped chart the course for the Joomla! Community Magazine from her maiden voyage to the present day. In-between the lighthouse and the ship is a deep blue sea with a life of its own...

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JoomlaDay in Iran, Algier, and The Netherlands

JoomlaDay in Iran, Algier, and The Netherlands

Farsi, Dutch, French, English. Those are all languages you will hear at JoomlaDay events this month when local communities come together to share and learn Joomla!

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New from Joomla! Press: Joomla! Programming

New from Joomla! Press: Joomla! Programming

There’s a new release in the Joomla! Press series this week: Joomla! Programming by Mark Dexter and Louis Landry.

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Leadership Highlights from March 2012

Leadership Highlights from March 2012

Joomla! downloads hit the thirty million mark in March - get DOWN with Joomla!

 

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10 Joomla! Prejudices

10 Joomla! Prejudices

The German <a href="http://www.screengui.de">Screenguide Magazine</a> asked me to respond to 10 Joomla! prejudices. Here my answers:

 

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When in Rome, do as the Romans do, in Japan!

When in Rome, do as the Romans do, in Japan!

This is really true. I have been observing several overseas companies entering into the Japanese Joomla market, but they only last for a year or so. The reason is, they do not follow "When in Rome, do as the Romans!" Please look at the design taste and language. Building Joomla sites may be the same, but there are always some native ingredients included and involved. The overseas Joomla firms do not perceive these native elements.

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