Hi! I'm Crystal, the Founder and UX Engineer of Lucid Fox, a small website design studio which builds research-backed websites for nonprofit organizations.

I've been building websites for years and have spent time in agencies as a front end developer, web designer, and UX researcher. I was first introduced to the Joomla community in 2014, and never looked back!

Joomla! Out Of The Box - What Can You Do?

Sept-Challenge

One of Joomla’s greatest strengths is its extensibility, and the thousands of listings in the Joomla Extensions Directory certainly prove that point. 

One of Joomla’s other great strengths is its flexibility—this is harder to see, because there are many ways to build a site even when given the same brief. 

I’m happy to introduce the Joomla Out of the Box challenge this month! The goal of this challenge is to showcase the many ways to build a site, using only Cassiopeia and the front end components that come installed with Joomla. 

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Introducing the Joomla Experience Team (JXT)

Sept-ExperienceTeam

The Joomla Experience Team is a new working group (and hopefully soon, an official Production team) intended to replace the former JUX team, which has sadly been inactive since 2017.

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Do you need another front end extension? Let's find out.

July-CoreExtension

Starting a new project with Joomla can sometimes be a little bit like writing a new article. I find myself staring at the blank page, overwhelmed by all the possibilities and different ways to acheive the same goals.

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Joomla 4 for Clients, Part 2: Creating a Streamlined Admin Experience

February-J4Clients

Joomla 4 is here, and with it comes a completely revamped administration panel. We now have the ability to totally control our clients' editing experience, above and beyond what we could do with Joomla 3. In this post, we're going to cover setting up client editor profiles, creating a custom admin menu, and creating custom dashboard pages from scratch.

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Joomla 4 for Clients, Part 1: Managing Users, Access, & Permissions

January-Joomla4Clients

Joomla 4 is here, and with it comes a completely revamped administration panel. Dashboards, side bars, and quick icons, oh my! As developers and integrators, we can take full advantage of all of these features and modules - but our clients might feel overwhelmed with the default options available to Super Users:

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10 Reasons Why Joomla is the Best CMS for Nonprofit Websites

November-Nonprofits Why Joomla is the best CMS for nonprofit websites

There are many website builders, platforms, and CMSs out there to consider for your organization's new website. While it can be tempting to choose a DIY hosted service, it might not be the best option for you in the long-term.

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