Randy Carey

Randy Carey

Randy is the web architect at Careytech Studios. Currently he is driving the iCue Project with the goal of developing best practices and Joomla extensions that will improve the client's user experience in website and content management

Website URL: http://iCueProject.com
Imagine a large city with no active Joomla user group and only a handful of publicly visible Joomla users. How did its first JoomlaDay attract over 100 attendees? Will this ignite a new local community of Joomla enthusiasts?
What are some of the thought-leaders in content strategy saying this year? If they are right, what might this imply for Joomla?
The “core” components provide several valuable features like tags, versioning, and ACL settings per category. These features are available for integration and use in third-party components, but too often these components ignore them. Here is a list of the ”core” features I look for when I evaluate components. Think about them, and you might find that you want them, too.
Saturday, 01 March 2014 00:00

Why Universities Should Consider Joomla

If I were to return to university teaching, I would select Joomla as a web platform for student assignments. Here’s why...
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Introducing the 'Client' Template

If your clients want a simpler backend to their websites, don’t log them in to an 'admin' template – serve them a 'client' template.
Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

Adding Access Control through Overrides

What if the component you want to use does not implement the ACL features you need to have? One approach is to add access control through Joomla's output overrides.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

Implementing Role-Based ACL

A role represents the permissions and access needed to do a task. Once roles have been set-up, one can intuitively assign, aggregate, transfer, and share these roles among CMS users. Here is a straight-forward approach to implementing roles in Joomla.
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

A Case for Role-Based ACL

If your client has more than one person maintaining the site, you should consider providing role-based ACL. What is "role-based" ACL and why should you use it instead of the 1.5 approach of ACL?
Sunday, 01 April 2012 00:00

Customizing the Admin Menu

Give your clients a backend menu that is tailored for them. Here’s how.
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 00:00

Customizing an Extension's Edit Screen

Clients grumble too often about a hard-to-use CMS.  The problem, often, is delivering to clients edit screens that are unchanged from how they come out-of-the-box.  We can do better. In this example we’ll be tailoring a complex edit screen into something streamlined for a particular client.  The technique shown here can be applied to any extension and for any client with specific needs.