2012 June

2012 June

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Where can a young university student or graduate participate in a prestigious summer project, create something original and new, learn from experienced mentorship, while proposing and determining his or her own specific idea? Joomla and the Google Summer of Code,…
Jun 2012
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I call it an opportunity and privilege to work with the Joomla community because I always feel like I’ve been given a chance learn first hand from other people. Working with the Google Summer of Code program this year is…
Jun 2012
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I have found that as designers we are sometimes conflicted by the choice between form or functionality of a websites that we design. To capture or maintain the client’s glossy and shiny look-and-feel of the website, can easily overshadow the…
Jun 2012
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From early Mambo days until today, Joomla! has constantly amended and extended functionality. With Joomla! 1.5, quality and user experience changed to the better, and it did so with version 2.5. Moving to GitHub has made it easier to contribute…
Jun 2012
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In Part 1 of this series we discussed the fundamental differences in the types of information requests we receive. In this article we will discuss the proposal writing process itself and how you can increase your chances of becoming the…
Jun 2012
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My first experience at a J and Beyond conference was extraordinary. It was full of surprises and satisfying beyond expectations. Perhaps you should go to one.
Jun 2012
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I've been playing Doom 2 quite a bit lately. It's an old first person shooter, released in 1994, in which the player navigates through a hellish landscape fighting monsters.
Jun 2012
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Andrea Tarr’s book “PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer” is a great educational tool for anyone who wants to learn how to work with PHP and MySQL. If you believe that programming books are generally dry, convoluted and hard to understand,…
Jun 2012
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A successful marketing plan is critical for any business whether you're building widgets or developing Joomla! extensions. In most businesses, the growth is reliant on having a strong marketing strategy, however, many business owners either do not have a business…
May 2012
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One of the most common support questions we receive is “How do I tweak the……” or “How do I change the color of.....” You can fill in the blanks. I believe this is such a common question because many users…
Jun 2012
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Did you know you can dramatically decrease the size and increase the speed of your website using only .htaccess? Automatic compression of resources, ETags and Expires Headers are frequently overlooked items that can greatly improve your website's performance. This article…
Jun 2012