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Thoughts on Web Design from an Inbound Marketer

Thoughts on Web Design from an Inbound Marketer

Working in digital marketing, I spend about 98% of my day online. Most of the time I'm managing social interactions, furthering my own education, and writing content. But sometimes, I like to stop and smell the online flowers. Despite having little background in web design, these experiences have led me to pick up on a few things that do and don't work on websites.

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Beauty and the Beach

Beauty and the Beach

By now you know that JandBeyond is an event you can't afford to miss if you are a Joomla afficionado, but what about those cute JAB websites? Read on to find out the creative process behind the most creative international Joomla conference…

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Progressive Enhancement: Flip the Script on Your Responsive Ways

Progressive Enhancement: Flip the Script on Your Responsive Ways

Designers and developers are used to thinking like the average desktop user. But now that the mobile revolution has arrived, design is a multi-part process. How do you start designing for the guy tapping away on his smartphone? And which do you tackle first – mobile or desktop? It turns out that progressive enhancement – creating the mobile website first – can actually lead to a better, more user-friendly website experience later on.

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Do LESS in Joomla!

Do LESS in Joomla!

One of the many new features found in Joomla! 3 is the implementation of LESS. Many have heard of LESS, what it is, and how it can be used, but for those interested in learning (or refreshing) below is a walk-through of a few of the benefits and how to do LESS in Joomla!.

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Beyond Responsive Design: Scalable User Experiences

Beyond Responsive Design: Scalable User Experiences

A while back I came across a video on streamlined inline editing in Drupal 8, and while I was impressed with a lot of what they've done, I noticed that the new interface seems to be somewhat less functional. This got me to thinking about my frustration with the administration interface for Joomla 3.0, which inspired a post on my Toronto Joomla blog An Argument for Complex User Interfaces.

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Top Fashion VirtueMart Templates

Give your e-Commerce fashion website some style and panache with these VirtueMart templates... 

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Tutorial - The Missing Link to Intro Images in Joomla 2.5

Tutorial - The Missing Link to Intro Images in Joomla 2.5

The new "Images and Links" parameter was a great addition to Joomla 2.5. But have you ever wondered why the blog intro image doesn't link to the full article? In this simple tutorial, I'll show you how to modify your template to add that missing link.

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Using a Joomla Template Framework to Design your Site

Using a Joomla Template Framework to Design your Site

Can't find a Joomla template that fits your needs? Want to take a crack at building your own template, but don't know where to start? There are some great tutorials out there, but if code turns you off then don't run for the hills! A template framework is just what you need.

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Using the Twitter Bootstrap Framework to build a responsive Joomla! Template from Scratch

Using the Twitter Bootstrap Framework to build a responsive Joomla! Template from Scratch

In this article we want to look under the hood of the Joomla template system to understand the basics. Creating a template from scratch is not rocket science. When you are building a website you always need to decide whether it is better to create a template on your own or to buy one. Besides of these two options you can also modify an existing template. To be able to make a useful decision you need to understand the process of creating a Joomla template.

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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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