Leadership Highlights - June 2012

Leadership Highlights - June 2012

Joomla! project leadership clocked a lot of travel miles last month as they got out to attend the JandBeyond conference and participate in the joint leadership summit. Much was learned, new friends were made, and all were enriched by the opportunity for exchange with the community.

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Designing Joomla! Websites - Form vs Functionality

Designing Joomla! Websites - Form vs Functionality

I have found that as designers we are sometimes conflicted by the choice between form or functionality of a websites that we design. To capture or maintain the client’s glossy and shiny look-and-feel of the website, can easily overshadow the functionality of the same site. Finding a balance here can be tricky.


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Three Archetypes of Open Innovation Processes & Joomla!

Three Archetypes of Open Innovation Processes & Joomla!

"Open Innovation is a phenomenon that has become increasingly important for both practice and theory over the last few years. The reasons are to be found in shorter innovation cycles, industrial research and development’s escalating costs as well as in the dearth of resources."

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Hurt Me Plenty

Hurt Me Plenty

I've been playing Doom 2 quite a bit lately. It's an old first person shooter, released in 1994, in which the player navigates through a hellish landscape fighting monsters.

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Use Firebug to tweak template CSS

One of the most common support questions we receive is “How do I tweak the……” or “How do I change the color of.....” You can fill in the blanks. I believe this is such a common question because many users are unaware of the powerful tools available to them for free that can make this task a breeze.

 

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Project: Javascript and CSS Compression API

Project: Javascript and CSS Compression API

The goal of this project is to come up with a library for Joomla Platform which will facilitate compressing and combining of JavaScript and CSS files before they are sent to the client browsers. 

 

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Project: JMediawiki Package

It is great to see that Joomla is accepted as a mentoring organization on this year’s Google summer of code. Joomla accepted eight amazing projects this year. I am really excited to work with Joomla this summer and my project is JMediawiki package.

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Project: RESTful Web Service API

Project: RESTful Web Service API

I always wanted to get involved in a big open source project such as Joomla. This year, Google Summer of Code gave me this huge opportunity to join Joomla community and build something that many developers can take the benefit of.

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Project: Social Package

Project: Social Package

 It has been more than two months since I first got in contact with the Joomla! Community and I really like it. How has this happened?

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Project: Workflow Engine

I am Florian Voutzinos, a 22 year old Frenchman living in Toulouse. I've studied engineering in Aeronautics during three years, now student in fundamental Physics, I would like to join a school or University of Informatics. The Google Summer of Code project I am working on is the Workflow engine for the Joomla core.

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Project: JGoogle Package

Project: JGoogle Package

Hello everybody, I’m Aaron Schmitz – an open source software developer and senior in the mechanical engineering program at the University of Minnesota. I’ve been using open source software for as long as I can remember, and this summer my project for Google Summer of Code is to create a JGoogle Package that will allow easy interaction with the Google APIs from within the Joomla Platform.

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Project: Language Installer for Joomla!

Project: Language Installer for Joomla!

 Hi, my name is Javier Gómez and I've been elected to participate in the Google Summer of Code 2012 program.

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J and Beyond, My First Experience

J and Beyond, My First Experience

My first experience at a J and Beyond conference was extraordinary. It was full of surprises and satisfying beyond expectations. Perhaps you should go to one.

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RFP's, Proposals, and Contracts – Part 2

RFP's, Proposals, and Contracts – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we discussed the fundamental differences in the types of information requests we receive. In this article we will discuss the proposal writing process itself and how you can increase your chances of becoming the vendor of choice for potential clients.

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“PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer” - the Go-to Resource for PHP and MySQL Novices

“PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer” - the Go-to Resource for PHP and MySQL Novices

Andrea Tarr’s book “PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer” is a great educational tool for anyone who wants to learn how to work with PHP and MySQL. If you believe that programming books are generally dry, convoluted and hard to understand, you will be very pleasantly surprised by the neat, well-structured, and accessible way this book deals with its subject matter.

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Meet Joomla!'s 2012 Google Summer of Code Students

Meet Joomla!'s 2012 Google Summer of Code Students

I call it an opportunity and privilege to work with the Joomla community because I always feel like I’ve been given a chance learn first hand from other people. Working with the Google Summer of Code program this year is no different. 

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Summer of Opportunity

Summer of Opportunity

Where can a young university student or graduate participate in a prestigious summer project, create something original and new, learn from experienced mentorship, while proposing and determining his or her own specific idea? Joomla and the Google Summer of Code, that's where!

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.htaccess File That FREAKIN Works!

Did you know you can dramatically decrease the size and increase the speed of your website using only .htaccess? Automatic compression of resources, ETags and Expires Headers are frequently overlooked items that can greatly improve your website's performance. This article will attempt to explain in non-geek speak what they are, what they do and how to employ them on your own sites.

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JoomlaDays from China to Greece

JoomlaDays from China to Greece

The first weekend of June 2012 brings us two JoomlaDay events! The one is in Greece, and the other in China!

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Robert Deutz, Joomla! Event Organizer Extraordinaire!

Robert Deutz, Joomla! Event Organizer Extraordinaire!

I recently sat down with Robert Deutz, OSM Board member and Events Team Leader, to learn more about the upcoming Joomla World Conference to be held in November, 2012. 

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