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Using Joomla: Building Powerful and Efficient Web Sitesby Ron Severdia
Synopses & Reviews
Why use Joomla? Because with Joomla you don't need to have any technical expertise or web design experience to create effective websites and web apps. Whether you're creating your first website or building a multi-function site for a client, this book provides straightforward, hands-on instruction that makes it easy to learn this open source web content management system.
Written by members of the Joomla Leadership Team, Using Joomla helps newcomers quickly learn the basics, while developers with Joomla experience will pick up best practices for building more sophisticated websites. You'll also find more than a dozen ways to extend the functionality of existing Joomla-built websites. Start building with Joomla in minutes!
If you're new to web content management systems, or even new to building websites, this book will help you create powerful web applications and high-quality websites with Joomla. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, Using Joomla provides a complete introduction to this web framework that will get you up and running in no time. It helps to have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS, but even that isn't necessary if you want to get started right away.
Whether you need to build a website quickly, have a client who needs a website with lots of functionality, or want to use a content management system to convert an existing website, this book is for you. Newcomers will find a thorough introduction to the framework, and experienced Joomla developers will learn best practices for building sophisticated websites.
Newcomers to Web content management systems will find a thorough introduction to the framework, and experienced Joomla developers will learn best practices for building sophisticated websites. A complete introduction to this Web framework.
About the Author
Ron Severdia is a Creative Director in the San Francisco Bay Area and has directed interactive branding projects-from web sites and brand identities to interactive campaigns-for clients such as HP, Verizon, Electronic Arts, Yahoo!, Visa, Walmart.com, and Apple. His prior experience includes stints as a Senior Designer and then Creative Director at Young & Rubicam, DDB, Glow, and Landor Associates. Fluent in several languages, he worked for seven years in Europe, where he's won several awards for successful creative work. Ron has been using Joomla since 2006 to build sites for companies, large and small, including a worldwide branding site for Citibank. He joined the Joomla Communications Team in 2008 and recently redesigned the new look of Joomla.org. Ron wishes to thank his lovely wife, Nat lia, without whose support this book and many of his other "adventurous projects" could not have been possible. Milujem ťa. You can reach Ron by email at: email@example.com
Kenneth Crowder is a member of the Joomla Leadership Team and has been involved in the Joomla community since its inception. He has volunteered countless hours to help the open source project. Kenneth holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Northwest Missouri State University. His resume includes Omaha.com, BIGSHOT, Hallmark.com, and Sprint.
Table of Contents
ForewordPrefaceChapter 1: An OverviewChapter 2: Quick StartChapter 3: A Tour of the Administrator PanelChapter 4: Global ConfigurationChapter 5: Preparing Your ContentChapter 6: Creating ContentChapter 7: MenusChapter 8: ComponentsChapter 9: ModulesChapter 10: Plug-insChapter 11: TemplatesChapter 12: User ManagerChapter 13: Media ManagerChapter 14: LanguagesChapter 15: Extension ManagerChapter 16: ToolsChapter 17: Hands-on: Converting a Site to JoomlaChapter 18: Extending Your Site: Recommended SolutionsChapter 19: SEO and SEFChapter 20: SecurityChapter 21: Joomla 1.6 and BeyondChapter 22: Getting InvolvedInstalling and UpgradingChoosing the Right ExtensionsDeveloping for JoomlaTips and TricksColophon
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