Helvecio da Silva

Helvecio da Silva

Graphic and web designer, I use Joomla since 2005. Currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I run my own design studio - HLVC Design - as a consultant in web and graphic design, Joomla, Wordpress, Online Social Media and Online Marketing. Passionate about my work and Joomla, I'm always eager to find more and more about the system and share my knowledge with the community. Visit my profile at http://volunteers.joomla.org/joomlers/helvecio-da-silva
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Designer Gráfico e Web, uso Joomla desde 2005. Atualmente baseado no Rio de Janeiro, trabalho em meu próprio estúdio - HLVC Design - onde atuo como designer para web e gráfico, consultor em Joomla, Wordpress, Midias Sociais e Marketing Online. Minha paixão em aprender me leva a sempre conhecer mais a fundo o sistema e a compartilhar o que sei com a comunidade. Visite meu perfil em http://volunteers.joomla.org/joomlers/helvecio-da-silva

Guilherme Razgriz is a brazilian 3D prototyper, art director and a strong advocate of the use of open source tools to create graphics. Active participant of several projects of open source communities, he is the maintainer of the Gimp no Brazil portal. He spoke at Joomla Day Brasil 2018 about his project of using Joomla to control remotely a 3D printer.
Saturday, 15 September 2018 19:23

JCM wants you!

Joomla Community Magazine is looking for new contributors. From now on we will focus on improving the publication and reach out to the our community out there. Join us!
Friday, 18 May 2018 16:06

JCM goes to JaB 2018

With some of the finest joomlers in the world getting together, Cologne was a great place to be in May! JCM had the opportunity to attend and check out this great event.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 15:36

The April Issue

It's April and in the Northern Hemisphere, it is associated with Spring, when flowers bloom. And the Joomla Community Magazine is blooming with yet another great issue for our readers.
Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall commenced as new President of Open Source Matters on 25 March 2018. The Joomla Community Magazine had the opportunity to interview her in person during JoomlaDay Florida 2018 in the US. We talked about what she expects from the role, and what we should expect from her regarding the Project. It was informative and FUN (for us, at least)!
Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:31

The February 2018 Issue

In some countries around the world, February is the month Valentine's Day is celebrated and love is in the air. And this love is represented this month with several great articles from the authors in the Joomla Community.
The Joomla 4 Interview Series brings this month Allon Moritz, the New Media Manager Team Lead. We got to know a little about him and what to expect when managing media in the upcoming Joomla 4. 
Friday, 05 January 2018 17:57

The January 2018 Issue

Happy 2018! We at Joomla Community Magazine wish you a great year and we bring you more great articles in the January Issue.
Thursday, 04 January 2018 22:44

Entrepreneuring with Joomla

You are starting your company, you mean business and you will need a website. Joomla offers a wide range of features that will make your life easier and will surely bring your business up to speed rapidly.  
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 20:33

The December Issue

Another year is coming to its conclusion and the Joomla Community has a lot of great news to share in this issue!
Sunday, 01 October 2017 03:17

Joomla October Issue

October has arrived and the Joomla Community Magazine Team is proud to bring the October issue. Read, comment and share. We thank all our readers for their support.
Friday, 01 September 2017 02:48

The Joomla September Issue

September is here and we bring you another issue of JCM with news from and to the global Joomla Community. Also, we expect the release of Joomla 3.8 to happen towards the end of the month. Read, comment and share. We thank all our readers for their support.
Monday, 31 July 2017 05:57

Joomla Docs Team Leader: Sandra Decoux

In this issue, Sandra Decoux takes us on a quick tour of the Joomla! Documentation website.  She oversees and contributes to the creation, edition of the documents, as well as their translations into several different languages. If you have a question about Joomla, this is the first place you must go to.
Thursday, 01 June 2017 15:01

Join The Joomla Magazine Team

The Joomla Magazine Team is looking for contributors who can help manage the magazine in different areas. We'd love to have you on board!  
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 22:48

Joomla April 2017 Round-Up

It's April and the change of the season brings great news for the Joomla Community. In this article, we will highlight some points of interest for our readers. JaB'17 awardees have been announced, Joomla! 3.x series is coming to an end and Joomla! 3.7 Beta 4 has been released, bringing some great and cool new features.
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 03:29

New Board of Directors and GSoC 2017

March brings great and exciting news for the Joomla Community! The ballots are closed and we have the new Board of Directors. Also, we got the news that Joomla! has been selected for Google Summer of Code 2017!
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 14:00

The Joomla Community Magazine Public Room

in March 2015 the Joomla! Project announced its partnership with Glip, a business messaging app with built-in productivity tools. This partnership has enabled Joomla to streamline communication among its many teams and volunteers while providing a unified approach to tracking tasks, files and events. Over the last month, the JCM Public Room was created to facilitate the discussion and exchange of ideas between the JCM Team and anyone who is interested in contributing to the magazine.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 02:48

2017: another year, so much more Joomla!

A new year begins and I'd like to wish all our readers throughout the globe a Happy New Year! For Joomla, this year means news and changes that will bring the CMS to a whole new level. 
Saturday, 10 December 2016 01:00

JWC 2016, three days to remember

Another year, another Joomla World Conference…Once again I had a wonderful experience with the Joomla Community in Vancouver, Canada. I believe many that also attended will agree with me. It feels like powering up and boosting my brain with new and improved Joomla knowledge.
Monday, 10 October 2016 19:04

JCM presents The JWC Issue

November is coming and it brings the 5th Joomla World Conference in Vancouver. As always, a lot is being planned and this time the Joomla Community Magazine is dedicating this issue to the event. 
Monday, 10 October 2016 19:57

From the Venue: Sean Antonson

The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre sits in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. Everything the city offers is within walking distance. Many restaurants, shopping, Stanley Park and the iconic Seawall are all a short stroll from the hotel. In 2016 the Wall Centre completed a full renovation to each and every guestroom. We talked to Sean Antonson, who works at the venue, to find more about what it has to offer to attendees who chose to stay there.
Monday, 10 October 2016 22:03

GSoC Student: Ruchiranga Wickramasinghe

More than an opportunity to find new talents for Joomla! and improve the software, Google Summe of Code, or simply put GSoC, is a big reunion of open source lovers to share, learn, teach and have fun. In 2016,year we had siz excellent student projects that were accepted by Google to be part of this program designed to encourage university student participation in open source software development. Joomla Community Magazine invited Ruchiranga Wickramasinghe to talk about his experience.
Monday, 10 October 2016 18:46

Sucuri: Dre Armeda

Sponsors are the greatest partners that help Joomla World Conference be a reality. Teamwork is important and we stand together with a common goal in mind - to have a successful event. The Joomla Community Magazine invited our main sponsor to answer some questions. We would like to introduce you to Dre Armeda, co-founder of Sucuri Inc. and let our readers know a little bit more about the company and what they expect by sponsoring and attending this great gathering.
Monday, 10 October 2016 03:31

JWC Team: TJ Baker

TJ Baker is leading the Team that is organising Joomla World Conference 2016. We talked to him to know a little bit more about those who are working to make another great event become a reality. According to him, all team members pitch in wherever and whenever needed regardless of their role. That is especially true once they get to the venue for the event, when "all hands on deck" are required for a successful outcome.
Monday, 10 October 2016 03:13

Keynote Speaker: Eric Kuan

Eric Kuan works at Google on helping and educating webmasters on how they can create great websites. JCM interviewed him to find what he has in store for us in his upcoming keynote presentation at Joomla World Conference 2016.
Monday, 10 October 2016 02:20

JWC Alumni: Ana Barcellos

Attending Joomla World Conference is usually a life-changing experience. We talked to Ana Barcellos, from Brazil, about thoughts and feeling on the event and how much she has been affected afterwards.
These are times of change. The Joomla Community Magazine is moving forward. And to accomplish that, we needed to know the thoughts of the people who are part of this great community. In June we released the JCM Survey 2016. We got great feedback and some surprises. And now is the time to share these thoughts with everyone.
Hello, Community! You must be aware the Joomla Community Magazine is going through changes. For starters, this is the first issue published after the upgrade to version 3.6.x. And there is a lot more to come! For starters, we want to hear the voice of the Community to guide us in our next steps.
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:44

Joomla Community Magazine turns Six

In July the birthday of the Joomla Community Magazine is celebrated. In 2016 JCM is turning 6! People from all the corners is invited to celebrate this date. Care to join us?
Em 2016 o Projeto Joomla está mais uma vez presente no Google Summer of Code. A JCM conversou com Ana Barcellos, brasileira que faz parte da Equipe Joomla GSoC como Líder Assistente.
Thursday, 05 May 2016 16:43

Joomla no Google Summer of Code

Você já conhece o Google Summer of Code? Este é um programa global que começou em 2005. O objetivo do programa é estimular estudantes de nível superior em contribuir com projetos de código aberto (open source). Em 2016 o Projeto Joomla está mais uma vez presente com um time de participantes de várias partes do mundo. Além da ótima oportunidade de contribuir para um dos CMSs mais utilizados no mercado e receber por isso, o estudantes tem a oportunidade de ter um grande aprendizado, ao mesmo tempo que abrem portas no mercado de trabalho internacional.
Thursday, 05 May 2016 07:33

Interview: Puneet Kala - GSoC Team

Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school. This year, the Joomla Project is once again present and JCM talked to Puneet Kala, who is leading the group through this exciting moment.
A Revista da Comunidade Joomla é o maior repositório de informações gerais sobre o Joomla. Aqui encontramos um conteúdo valioso, geralmente em inglês. Às vezes, alguns voluntários separam um tempo para traduzir alguns desses artigos em sua própria língua. Nesse artigo vou apresentar alguma dicas e truques para ajudar os tradutores melhorar seus trabalhos.
The international Joomla Community Magazine is a major repository of knowledge about Joomla. It holds valuable content, generally in english. Every now and then, some contributors take the time to translate these articles into their native languages. In this article I present some tips and tricks for translators to help them improve their contribution.
Thursday, 03 March 2016 23:14

JCM: Looking Into The Future

The Joomla Community Magazine (JCM) is starting to undergo some changes. Since its re-launch in 2010, JCM has been helping to tell the story of how far the Joomla Community has come.
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 21:00

Joomler in Focus: Marco Richter

Joomler in Focus is a new collumn in Joomla! Community Magazine where volunteers who contribute to the Joomla! Project will be introduced to our readers. We expect to show some of the faces from Joomla around the world who make Joomla happen each and everyday. Our first guest is Marco Richter. Enjoy his interview!
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 00:00

Joomla Community: This is YOUR Magazine!

In 2012 I had the opportunity to attend the very first Joomla World Conference in San Jose, California. I hardly knew anyone in the International Community at the time. I was thrilled, anxious and eager to absorb as much information as I could. At one point, I entered a room where two ladies were sitting at a table. Their presentation was named "Everything You Wanted To Know About the JCM". Dianne Henning and Alice Grevet gave us a great lesson on what being a volunteer in an Open Source project like Joomla and the Community Magazine can be. By the time they finished I was absolutely inspired! I walked towards them and offered to create illustrations for the magazine, or even write articles, something I love to do. At that moment, my life changed forever. And I hardly knew what lay ahead of me...
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 00:00

Creating Landing Pages with Joomla

Landing Pages, essentially are any page a visitor enters a site. In Digital Marketing the term is used to describe a page with specific features, apart from the rest of the site. Its goal is to attract the visitor’s attention to engage in a desired action
Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

Personal Branding with Joomla

I believe that one of the most asked questions for us designers (including myself) is: what can I do to win new customers? Developing your Personal Brand is a way to open yourself to possibilities of generating new contacts and business opportunities.
The JCM interviewed Sarah Watz, the current president of Open Source Matters about Joomla's 10th Birthday, and what it means to the Joomla Community. Let the celebration begin!
Saturday, 01 August 2015 00:00

So, You Want to Be a Leader!

This quote from Dwight D. Eisenhower touched me in a special way: Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because s/he wants to do it. Leadership is about setting an example on how to do the right things. And show others how to do it by giving direction and inspiration.
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

Is This Love That I’m Feeling?

Back when Joomla was released I started to benefit from its features. My career took a new turn and I can say that my life changed because of Joomla. For sometime I thought I was in Love with Joomla. Only recently have I understood what that feeling really is.
Saturday, 31 January 2015 22:00

Public Intro, Restricted Article

There are times when the project of a site calls for the introduction of texts to be visible by general audiences, but if the visitor wants to see the full article, s/he must log in to the system. The full content is blocked and only after the visitor creates or is granted an access account will s/he be able enjoy the full content of the article.
Saturday, 01 November 2014 00:00

Fora da Caixa: Joomla! na PHP Worldconference

Estamos acostumados a ver todos os membros da comunidade Joomla! indo apenas a eventos Joomla. Isso está mudando. David Hurley e Michael Babker estarão representando Joomla em um evento global, a Conferência Mundial PHP que acontecerá em meados de novembro. Eles não só estarão representando o Joomla, como também vão buscar atrair novos membros para a comunidade. Isso vale uma entrevista.
Friday, 01 August 2014 00:00

Joomla Day Cidade do México 2014

Essa foi a terceira vez que aconteceu o Joomla Day Cidade do México nos dias 17 e 18 de julho. O evento de dois dias foi organizado pela JUG Ciudade de México. Posso resumir assim o #JDayMX14: participativo, internacional e com muitas caras novas!
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

Hora de trabalhar!

Quando aterrisei em Frankfurt, não sabia bem o que esperar. Essa viagem foi a primeira vez de várias coisas: minha primeira vez na Europa, minha primeira vez na Alemanha - um país que queria visitar há anos - e minha primeira vez em um J and Beyond.
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

Time to get to WORK!

When I landed at Frankfurt airport, I was not sure what to expect. That was a first time in many levels for me: my first time in Europe, my first time in Germany (which I longed to visit for decades) and my first time at a J and Beyond.
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Tracking the Trends of Joomla

A couple of days ago I came across yet another article announcing the decline of Joomla and the ascension of WordPress. As an admirer of the author's past work and presentations, at first I expected this would be some kind of fun article. I was astonished to read a serious article, where WordPress, Wix, Orkut, Facebook, journalists, and digital media agencies were cited as an anticipation of Joomla's demise.
A versão 1.5 do Joomla já não é mais suportada pelo projeto há algum tempo. Você ainda pode continuar usando essa versão, mas atualizações de segurança não serão mais disponibilizados. Além disso, tanto as versões 2 e 3 tem novos recursos e melhorias que deixam a 1.5 com um ar de ultrapassada, e é possível notar como o Joomla evolui nos últimos tempos.
Saturday, 01 February 2014 00:00

Separe esse dia!

Chegou a hora. Aquela hora do ano quando se começa a organizar a agenda e planejar eventos. Sim, deveria ter começado em 1º de janeiro, bem no começo do ano. Provavelmente teve a intenção de em 2014 estar no controle de suas tarefas, projetos e agenda. Agora, e você mal teve tempo de respirar, já é fevereiro. Não posso dizer como acontece mas é sempre a mesma coisa - e acabou de acontecer mais uma vez. Mas não se preocupe e não desista de suas metas. Nunca é tarde para começar a planejar. O que quer dizer que agora é o melhor momento para se falar de uma oportunidade importante.
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