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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Free Your Fonts From the Web Safe Straight Jacket

Free Your Fonts From the Web Safe Straight Jacket

My wife and I recently moved to Nagoya, Japan and we decided to write a blog to chronicle our experiences. I threw one together using Joomla! and, though I'm a developer and know better than to attempt any real design, I'm not entirely without a sense of style.

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How to convert Joomla 1.5 template to Joomla 2.5 template

In this tutorial, we will show how to convert a Joomla 1.5 template to Joomla 2.5 template. We will take default Joomla 1.5 template "rhuk_milkyway" as an example and convert it to Joomla 2.5 native compatible template.

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Design Trends - Parallax Designs

Design Trends - Parallax Designs

Over the past few weeks I've noticed a few more websites appearing online using parallax methods in their designs with some very impressive results.

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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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