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What Makes a Website Memorable?

What Makes a Website Memorable?
When perusing through websites the last thing on a person’s mind is something like what will make me want to come back to this site? All the same, there are certain aspects of a website that will lodge themselves in a visitor’s mind. Subtle though they may be, these are the nuances every website owner wants to capture. Why? Because these are the things that cause return visits, that cause visitors to spend more time on a particular site rather than idly surfing the web.
 
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Training Your Clients with Video - Part 1

Training Your Clients with Video - Part 1

This is the first article in a four-part series, based on my presentation at the Joomla World Conference. We've all been there. You deliver that shiny new website to your client; they are excited to have this new outreach on the Internet; and you're ready to get that final payment when they ask you the question:  "So, how do I change this word here?”   While the wording may differ from client to client, the underlying question remains the same:  “How do I keep my site up to date?” At that point, you probably realize once again that your least favorite task in web design and working with clients is something that once again you have forgotten to finish: documentation.

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Successful Extension Potluck, JUG Bay Area, California, USA

Successful Extension Potluck, JUG Bay Area, California, USA

The Holiday Joomla! Extension Potluck was held December 5, 2012 at the NextSpace Union Square in San Francisco. An Extension Potluck is something we made up last year where at the end of the year, we meet together and bring a food dish to share with each other and each member shares a "mini-presentation" about a specific extension they enjoy using. 12 members were in attendance which was perfect from a time perspective - only a couple did not share.

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Mobilize Joomla!‎

Mobilize Joomla!‎

In 2013 there will be more mobile devices capable of accessing the web than there will be computers. How do you present your Joomla!  website to your users accessing it from their mobile devices? A Mobile website is a website which has been optimized to work in a mobile browser. Using a mobile phone web browser one can directly access these websites. Mobile devices have unpredictable screen sizes and the speed of the internet connection can be low. The loading of images can take longer. This article will describe different approaches to mobilizing your Joomla! website.

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How SSL Can Secure and Add Features to Your Joomla! Site

How SSL Can Secure and Add Features to Your Joomla! Site

Joomla! takes security very seriously and is extremely proactive about fixing any issues that may arise. That doesn't mean that there isn't more you can do for your Joomla! website to protect it. Using SSL, you can enable a few features already built-in to Joomla! and protect from some easy exploits that may be taken against your site and users users. Better yet, SSL can be used for other features you may not even know about.

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Breaking Down Barriers for Joomla! Users

Breaking Down Barriers for Joomla! Users

I have experience teaching several hundred Joomla! users. The highest barrier for my students was to move their sites from their local servers that they used for their training, to real servers that will host their sites. There should be an easier way to do that and make new Joomla! users satisfied than ever.

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Part 2 - Review 9 Premium Web Hosting Services to take a Joomla! Site Live

Previously, 9 free web hosting providers were introduced to you. Now it's time to look at premium web hosting services for your Joomla site.

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20 New Things: Joomla 2.5 vs. Joomla 3.0

20 New Things: Joomla 2.5 vs. Joomla 3.0

Joomla has recently released the Joomla 3.0.0 version on September 27th, 2012 with significant updates and major developments. Following right up with the immediate upgrade version Joomla 3.0.1 for security fix on October 9th, Joomla 3.0 is indeed the hot spot for this month. If you haven’t become familiar with it yet, here are the 20 things that are worth taking note in Joomla 3.0.

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Best Ukrainian sites made ​​on Joomla CMS. Part 4

Best Ukrainian sites made ​​on Joomla CMS. Part 4

Joomla Ukrainian community continues to acquaint you with Ukraine. This is the fourth part of the project "Joomla! in Ukraine" which is dedicated to education and universities.

We continue our journey through the famous Ukrainian sites created on the Joomla CMS.

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Google Panda & Penguin - How to Identify Problems and Recover Rankings

Google Panda & Penguin - How to Identify Problems and Recover Rankings

Google has been tweaking its algorithms (the systems it uses to identify how relevant it's links are to the search terms entered) over the years, with a view to improving the user experience, and promoting results which are more relevant and abide by their recommended guidelines relating to search engine optimisation. Two updates were released in recent history which have hit some sites particularly hard. This article will cover the Google update first seen in February 2011 and later rolled out internationally in August 2011 known as 'Panda' or 'Farmer', and the more recent Penguin update.

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