Constance Lippert

Constance Lippert

Constance stumbled into the Joomla! world back in 2006 when a client called and wanted to convert a Mambo site into Joomla!. She spent 3 weeks pouring over all the documentation, the forums, reading books, anything Joomla. The road was tough and long but she ended up a dedicated Joomla! afficiando and web designer. No Wordpress for her! This is her first adventure into writing articles for the magazine although there will probably be many opportunities since she also joined the Update Working Group in an altruistic effort to “give back”.

Prior to her discovery of Joomla!, she grew up in the database world of Oracle and IBM, programming in many languages ranging from Cobol to Assembler to Fortran...yep, you guessed it... she's old and should retire soon but decided she loves Joomla and the community too much!  

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:00

Power to the People!

Hard to believe it was only 10 years ago when Joomla was first introduced to the community. Back then, ( am I really saying " back then" for only 10 years? ) Joomla 1.0 was just introduced and I was enchanted by the power of the open source community and under the hood looking at code, scouring the forums, trying to make sense of it all. For me and my fledgling consulting business my customers loved my technical prowess with HTML but hated calling for every little change they wanted to make. It just didn't seem right they couldn't update their site by themselves and I agreed totally but had no answer for them until Joomla!.
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

The High Cost of Staying Old

I had a client who refused to pay to have his site migrated to Joomla 3. I argued with him, offered him deals and discounts, and still he did not see the business sense of spending money to "migrate".  His attitude was one of resentment that upgrading was now migration and all the mumbo-jumbo that went with it was just not anything he understood or even wanted to understand. He did not see the difference and the new functions didn't seem to sell him.
Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:00

Uma Abordagem Mais Simples

Lembra do Mambo? E do tema "rhuk-milkyway"? Pegue um site de bom tamanho que aos olhos do público parecia administrável, mas na verdade era um intranet gigante.
Monday, 01 June 2015 00:00

A Simplified Approach

Remember Mambo? How about the “rhuk-milkyway” template? Take one fair-sized site which to the public eye looked manageable, but beyond held a behemoth of an intranet with hundreds of registered users and six versions of templates pointing to odd morphed versions, each spaghetti-ing between versions, transparent gifs, shaded borders of images, css files and hard-coded JavaScript routines of slideshows... you name it, it was there. It was no small job to make any change at all, let alone move this whole thing to Joomla 3.
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