.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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Drupal to Joomla! Migration - Truthout.org

Drupal to Joomla! Migration - Truthout.org

With an old, out-of-date Drupal site getting maliciously and successfully hacked every week, Truthout was looking for answers. A few months later, with a complicated Drupal to Joomla! migration behind us, Truthout transitioned to a new, stable, and flexible Joomla! Platform with room to grow.

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Best Ukrainian sites made ​​on Joomla CMS. Part 3

Best Ukrainian sites made ​​on Joomla CMS. Part 3

Joomla Ukrainian community continues to acquaint you with Ukraine. This is part three of our project "Joomla! in Ukraine". In this review, you can meet with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, learn about the festival and musical tastes, plunge into the media space and learn about education in Ukraine. We continue our journey through the famous Ukrainian sites created on the Joomla CMS.

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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 and Smartphones

Joomla and Smartphones

In February 2010 Google adopted a new strategy that the company's focus is now more on smartphones than on desktops. Eric Schmidt summed this up with a new motto: "Mobile First". Google developers started to create versions of new services for smartphones before creating ones to run on PCs. At that time the global smartphone penetration reached a average of 15% (2009). Two years later, we talk about a global smartphone penetration of 30% (2011). Only in 2011, nearly 500 millions smartphones were shipped.

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Website Case Study: FTSE Global Markets

Website Case Study: FTSE Global Markets

The brief was to design and build a new online news portal for the offline publication, FTSE Global Markets, with complete SEO best practice, site monetisation and user database leveraging preferences, interest areas and email alerts. Their target audience is Institutional Investors.

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Website Case Study: Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center

Website Case Study: Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center

VMEC’s primary mission is to improve manufacturing in Vermont and strengthen the global presence of the state’s smaller manufacturers. The goal is to help Vermont manufacturers achieve profitable growth through innovation, increase their productivity, improve manufacturing and business processes and reduce costs, while creating and retaining good paying jobs.

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Animation company chooses Joomla and HTML 5, “because that’s the future”

Animation company chooses Joomla and HTML 5, “because that’s the future”

We are an animation company and we wanted a flexible site to explore what kids like in our projects. We wanted to build it on an open-source platform and HTML 5, because we think that’s the future. That’s the reason we chose Joomla!” -- Edorta Barruetabeña, SOMUGA PRODUKTORA S.L.

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Joomla! at the University of Haifa

Joomla! at the University of Haifa

This article was written originally by Eden Orion in Hebrew. Eden will be one of the lecturers at Joomla!Day Israel 2011 on October 10th.

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Website Case Study: Joomlagov.info

Website Case Study: Joomlagov.info

Never afraid of a challenge, a team of dedicated Joomla! Developers decided to document how Joomla! has conquered the world. The result is joomlagov.info, which lists Joomla! powered government websites across the globe. In this case study, the creators share their plan for world domination - and how the site was built.

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