Synopses & Reviews
In the relatively short time that Joomla! has been available, it has made a huge impact in the world of Content Management System (CMS) Websites. PICTURE YOURSELF BUILDING A WEBSITE WITH JOOMLA! 1.6: STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION FOR CREATING A HIGH-QUALITY, PROFESSIONAL-LOOKING SITE WITH EASE is written using simple step-by-step instructions and includes full-color pictures so you can follow along easily while creating your own Website. You'll learn how to create and edit a commercial-quality Website with control panels and content managers, integrate advanced components and specialized modules, edit articles with a built-in text editor, upload pictures, add additional templates for customized pages, and more.
"Picture Yourself Building a Website in 20 Minutes with Joomla!" shows readers how to create, customize, and edit a commercial-quality website and put it online in less than 30 minutes. Joomla! is an easy to use, open-source software package for creating and managing websites. Using the four-color, visual format of the Picture Yourself series, readers can customize their new sit with control panels, integrate e-commerce capabilities and video, edit articles with a built-in text editor, upload pictures, change the color scheme, and more!
About the Author
Robin Turner is a professor of accounting and economics at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in North Carolina and has been teaching in her discipline for over 22 years, which includes UNC-Greensboro and within the Virginia Community College System. She has been using web-enhanced teaching methods for a number of years and has authored online courses, and study and testing materials for over 25 college-level textbooks for major book publishers. She was recognized as one of the "2009 ITC Distinguished E-Learning Faculty" for her excellence in using web technology to supplement in-class instruction. She is also a peer-reviewer for multimedia and online teaching resources. She is the principal owner of the 200mph Media Group, a website design and development company and is an expert Joomla! user, along with Moodle and a host of other online extended learning programs. She develops both websites and online course material for clients. Herb Boeckenhaupt is a long-time website designer and developer and currently specializes in the Joomla CMS platform. He has built and deployed websites for clients in the United States and Great Britain for a diverse client base. Having owned a printing and graphics company in the Washington, DC area for over 30 years, he brings a wealth of experience and practical skills to his web development projects. Starting in the early days of desktop publishing, he consulted with Xerox Corporation on the optimal use of their newly acquired Ventura Publisher 2.0 publishing software. From there, he consulted with major trade associations in bringing their desktop publishing to the modern era and parlayed that experience into website development when the Internet began to become popular. In the past several years, he has specialized in building websites on the Joomla! platform. He continues to train and consult on the use and application of Joomla! for various website configurations. He is also an advisory committee member for the web technologies program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Table of Contents
1. JOOMLA 1.6 IN A NUTSHELL 2. THE BASICS - GETTING JOOMLA INSTALLED 3. DEFAULT JOOMLA INSTALLATION 4. PLANNING YOUR JOOMLA WEBSITE CONTENT 5. CONTENT DEVELOPMENT BASICS 6. EXTENSIONS BASICS 7. COMPONENT BASICS 8. MODULE BASICS 9. PLUG-IN BASICS 10. TEMPLATE BASICS 11. IMAGE BASICS 12. FORM BASICS 13. USER MANAGEMENT 14. MULTIMEDIA BASICS 15. THE JOOMLA MENU SYSTEM 16. ADDITIONAL CONTENT TOPICS 17. ADVANCED TOPICS 18. SPECIALTY APPLICATIONS FOR JOOMLA WEBSITES 19. CSS / PHP / HTML BASICS AND NOT-SO-BASIC TOPICS 20. WEB 2.0 CONSIDERATIONS 21. SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION 22. WEBSITE SECURITY and BACKUPS