The Telescopic CMS: Reaching New Users & Bridging Nations

The Telescopic CMS: Reaching New Users & Bridging Nations

Eden Orion likes astronomy. Specifically, he’s into telescopes. His personal website offers a complete history of the telescope, tips on buying telescopes and he even recently repaired one of Albert Einstein’s telescopes donated to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem by the theoretical physicist himself. Eden also likes Joomla.

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How to Create a Newsletter People Actually Read

How to Create a Newsletter People Actually Read

Most websites have a newsletter option, which allows the owner of that site to collect emails from visitors and stay in contact down the road. For a lot of us, this is an "everyone else does, so I do too" practice. But if we're collecting emails with no clear goal, we're going to end up with a list of contacts and a big question. What now?

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Design Should Reflect Your Brand Identity

Design Should Reflect Your Brand Identity

What is a brand? No, it isn't just your logo, or your identity, it's deeper than that. All of these elements work together to define your company, but your brand can often be dismissed. So what is your brand? Your brand can be described as being the way your company is perceived on an emotional level. I'm going to go over a few things you can do as a designer, to make sure you are clearly depicting a company's brand the right way through identity design.

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Can Joomla! Help me Save Money on E-learning Projects?

Can Joomla! Help me Save Money on E-learning Projects?

Let's begin by asking ourselves what is the similarity of a web portal which offers online “Media Manager” courses and a virtual campus portal of a university with more than 4,000 professors, and more than 45,000 students enrolled in different courses?

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Ĝumla goes International

Ĝumla goes International

How international can you get? Joomla! comes in many flavours, and now it's starspangled green too. You might assume that J! has been 'international' from the start - it's in English, isn't it? - but that is, in my opinion, a fallacy. The need for something else is mirrored in the list of translations. We have more than 50 translations of J!2.5 to date.

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Getting Started with Composer and Joomla!

Getting Started with Composer and Joomla!

If you’ve been listening to the various Joomla discussions about the Framework then you’re somewhat aware of what the Joomla! Framework is. If not, then this article will introduce you to the concept and then build on those concepts to provide some very specific examples.

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Joomla! Resources Directory - It's Time for a Change!

Joomla! Resources Directory - It's Time for a Change!

Get ready for a breath of fresh air for a Joomla property website that has been neglected over the past few years! That’s right – the Joomla Resources Directory has been a resource that has gone widely underutilised, and that’s something the current JRD Team is gearing up to turn around!

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How to Choose an Extension? Part 3: Documentation

How to Choose an Extension? Part 3: Documentation

Is it already time? Time flies when you're writing articles, and it's a close call each time again. I guess that's the same for people writing documentation about their extension. Most of us, as users, just look at the demo, the short description, and then we download and install... But let me give you some reasons why we have to add the step of reading the documentation...

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Website Case Study: Polish Joomla! Magazine

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 Joomla.net.pl.

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Rebuilding Our Site Part 1: Wireframes, Design and Our Audience

Rebuilding Our Site Part 1: Wireframes, Design and Our Audience

Every year around spring we do a redesign of our site. This time we went for responsive design and added a few more HTML5 & CSS3 tricks we learned along the way. We also thought more about our content strategy and audience in this build. Checkout Part 1 of our "Rebuilding Our Site" Series!

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Leadership Highlights August 2013

Leadership Highlights August 2013

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.... That would give the impression that we’re slowing down a bit and enjoying some sunshine. The part about enjoying the sunshine might be true but when it comes to slowing down? On the contrary!

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Bio Feedback

Bio Feedback

In an effort to walk the thin line of balance between the for- and not-for-profit dynamics in our project, we recently made a change on the magazine limiting JCM author links in their bios. This debate is something Dianne and I face every day as Co-Lead Editors on the Joomla Community Magazine, and also as members of the board of Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM). What is fair? What is proper? How can we know, and what do you think?

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Harness The Power of Controversy to Gain More Traffic to Your Joomla! Site

Harness The Power of Controversy to Gain More Traffic to Your Joomla! Site

Have you harnessed the power of controversy to gain more traffic to your Joomla site? If not, you're not alone. There are, however, two kinds of controversial writers: those who write controversial articles, and those who write controversial articles and promote the 'fight'. In this post we'll go into which is best for your Joomla site and how to promote healthy controversy that will bring troves and troves of traffic to your Joomla site.

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