Robert Vining

Robert Vining

An avid Joomla! supporter, Robert Vining offers custom joomla web design through his website Roberts Web Design, creates cool SobiPro templates at Sobi Templates, and hosts a weekly Joomla podcast on the JoomStew Radio Show about the community happenings in and around Joomla!

Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Website Case Study: Polish Joomla! Magazine

Co-founder and former First Chairman of the PCJ Open Source Foundation Council (the Polish OSM). One of the organizers of the first JoomlaDay™ Poland, Radek Suski is bringing Joomla to his home country once again with a new community magazine and website at
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 00:00

Website Case Study: Glenora Farm

Glenora Farm is based on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. It is a place where care givers and people with developmental disabilities live, learn and work together, sharing in a culturally rich and productive environment.
Sunday, 01 May 2011 16:12

Joomla! Voices Heard Around the World

The Joomla! Community is a thriving bunch of Open Source loving geeks. We share code and experiences virtually in forums, social media sites, skype chats and various places around the web each and every day. Every once in a while, we actually get together for some training and fellowship with other Joomla! community members through Joomla! User Groups and JoomlaDay events throughout the world.
The CMS Expo is one of the only conferences in the world that brings together many of today's top Content Management Systems under one roof. With more than 60 professional speakers and over 100 learning sessions scheduled over the 3-day event, May 2-4, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois, you can find information and training from some of the CMS industry's top professionals without sitting through an infomercial or someone selling their services on stage. John and Linda Coonan are the event organizers and are avid Joomla! Community members themselves, through their work with the Chicago Joomla! Users Group and their annual CMSExpo Conference each year. We had the chance to sit down with John Coonen and ask him about the Joomla! powered CMS Expo website.
Saturday, 01 January 2011 00:00

Website Case Study: Kineo E-Learning

A global leader in E-Learning solutions, Kineo needed to update their website, and employed Philip Locke of Fastnet Web Design to help them get the job done. The previous Kineo website was running on Mambo, and it was time for an upgrade to Joomla! Using available migration tools, Fastnet Web Design was able to keep the content, categories and menu structure in place as they cautiously moved the large database and site from Mambo to Joomla 1.0, then to Joomla 1.5 successfully. Today, Philip will share with us how he made the successful transition to Joomla in just 8 short weeks.
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 22:01

Website Case Study: Cantalupi Lighting

Cantalupi Lighting is a 60 year old company that has grown from a small boat repair facility in Italy, to one of the leading high-end lighting and control solution providers in the marine and residential industries. Expression in Design (XiD) created a fully integrated online store that features over 600 products for customers to browse and buy. not only looks good, it makes shopping for lighting easier than ever before thanks to the custom search functions created by XiD.
Zuno Studios is one of the top design studios in the USA that works with Joomla! on a regular basis. Voted as the "Best Joomla! Web Design Firm" at this year's CMS Expo, they are well known in the Joomla community and produce beautiful Joomla sites on a regular basis. In this month's Joomla Community Magazine Website Case Study, we sat down with Maribel Lackey, Director of New Media & Client Services for Zuno to ask her about a recent site build they just completed.
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:01

Website Case Study: Kosher Kingdom

Expression in Design, a small Florida web design firm that focuses on Joomla!, was contacted by Kosher Kingdom to redesign their difficult to manage website that was previously built on Flash. Expression not only gave them a fresh new look, but also integrated the Joomla! template into their online shopping cart system, and created a second template that is used for the in-store Point of Sale screens that are located at each checkout.
Sunday, 01 August 2010 19:46

Website Case Study: Scottoiler

Scottoiler is an award winning manufacturer of motorbike chain lube systems. Operating for over 25 years, they are the global market leaders in this field. 1 in 10 motorbikes in the UK have a Scottoiler system installed, but their market extends globally. Operating a number of different global websites, this new site combines the UK and US stores and is the first step in consolidating their online presence into one central system.
Thursday, 01 July 2010 23:24

About Website Case Study

Website Case Studies should offer the reader a more in depth look at how a website is created. Not just code, but more importantly, the problem, solution and story on how they got there. Some of the points we look for in a Website Case Study include:
The Joomla! Community Magazine is a monthly collection of Articles, News, Reviews and Tips about the award winning content management system, Joomla!. The JCM is staffed entirely by volunteers in the Joomla! community who are passionate about this open source software.