Cristina Solana

Cristina Solana

Frontend Dev of the Molajo tribe. Smallish. Shy. Terse. Resolutely irreverent. My manifesto:

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Sunday, 01 May 2011 00:00

The Sandbox Manifesto

A declaration of intent from an open source, front-end developer.
Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

Get Open

Perspective is a strange thing, probably best experienced less metaphorically, when drawing still life. The slightest head movement can change how an object looks - it's the same object in the same position, only our perception changes.
Saturday, 01 January 2011 00:00

Joomla! - We Keep It Movin'

For many of us, today we celebrate the ability to look back on a year filled with challenges and opportunities and say to ourselves, "One more time, I've made it." It's also a time when we look forward and resolve to change those things we think we can improve and commit to working on all those great ideas there just wasn't enough time for.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 11:03

Where do I sign up to become an author?

To become an author, simply sign up here: Author sign up and an editor will contact you with more information. Dont' forget to familiarize yourself with the Author Resources we have made available.
Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:34

SEO Best Practices for Articles

This tidbits of SEO best practices were introduced in SEO, Joomla! and your template, please take them into consideration when writing and formatting your article. Most of the SEO has been dealt with on the development side, however, there are a few things you can do to maximize your article's optimization. We've listed those below and encourage you to read this article.
Friday, 25 June 2010 23:32

What subjects can I write about?

These are the initial subjects that we are accepting individual articles from community members on: Feature StoriesAny subject of general interest to the Joomla! community. Joomla! Events/JUG in DepthReport on an upcoming or recently completed Joomla! event, or on a Joomla! User Group (JUG) in your local area. Website Case StudyIn depth reviews/analysis of Joomla! websites. Designer's StudioSubjects of interest to website designers. Developer's WorkbenchSubjects of interest to website developers. Administrator's ToolkitSubjects of interest to website administrators. Did you know...?Using features or combination of features of Joomla! and Joomla! extensions to innovate. Have you been using known or lesser known features to accomplish your use case? Share with the community and inspire others!  
Absolutely! The JCM is looking for volunteer editors as well as in other areas. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the magazine, please post a message in the Roles: Current and Open thread in the Joomla! Discussion Forums. These are the initial other subjects of the magazine that volunteer editors will help coordinate: Editor's IntroductionSummary of current issue content, and/or other items from Editor's perspective. Leadership updatesUpdates from Production Working Group leaders, Community Working Group leaders, and Open Source Matters board members Extensions/Service reviewsIn depth reviews & comparisons of GPL extensions, frameworks, and services. Joomla in the Press/MediaSummary/compilation of links to Joomla! related content.
Friday, 25 June 2010 23:30

How do I get my article published?

Read this entire document and follow these guidelines closely. Articles which are not submitted in accordance with these guidelines may not be considered. All magazine team members are volunteers and submitting your articles in accordance with these guidelines will save them time. We expect to accept multiple submissions from multiple authors for each subject. Articles may be accepted for publishing in future magazine editions.
Yes, although it may require editing from the original format. If an article from here is re-published elsewhere, please credit this magazine as the original source, by referencing the URL of the article here with text 'originally published in the Joomla! Community Magazine'
We don’t ask authors for any commitment, but we are happy to accept additional articles from the same authors over time.
You get the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped and enriched the Joomla! community by sharing the information in your article(s), and you have participated in a community driven effort. You may also include a short “About the author” statement at the end of your article(s) which may include a link to your website. Depending upon editorial content needs, contributing writers may be invited to write a continuing series of articles for the magazine.
If you have familiarized yourself with our Article Submission Guidelines and our Content Guidelines, then you should be fairly confident that your article will be accepted for a future issue. If you have more questions about an article idea, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
If there are any issues with your submission an editor will contact you via email regarding necessary changes that are needed. Please keep in mind that it may take the editor assigned to your article up to 5 days from original submission to get back with you. However, you may hear from the editor as soon as that same day, so please be ready to work with your assigned JCM editor if necessary. Familiarizing your self with the available guides can help ease requests for changes: Style Guide Content Guide
If you’re anything like me, the confines of 4 walls is unpalatable. So you opt for working at the local coffee shop, book store or even the beach where there are signs of life other than your own pulse. But how can we do that when our work is so dependent on having an internet connection? Simple. With a couple of Macs, three apps and about an hour, you can cut the cord — the Ethernet cord that is.